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May 2013 Newsletter

ASIS&T SIG SI Newsletter May 2013

The ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Social Informatics
Summary of Winter 2013 activities and upcoming conferences related to Social Informatics

Conferences, symposiums and workshops


Symposium on urban informatics: Exploring smarter cities,” June 11, 2013 at Drexel University, Philadelphia: (Submission is closed).

The 6th International Conference on Trust and Trustworthy Computing (TRUST 2013), London, UK, June 17-19, 2013. (Submissions are closed).

Information: Interactions and Impact (i³), Aberdeen, UK, June 25-28, 2013. (Submission is closed).

6th Intl. Conf. on Communities and Technologies (C&T 2013), Munich, Germany, 29 June – 02 July 2013. (Submission is closed).

The 7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-13), Boston, Massachusetts, July 8-11, 2013. (Submission is closed).

The 7th international AAAI conference on weblogs and social media (ICWSM-13), Boston, USA, July 11, 2013. (Submissions are closed).

Workshop on Social Computing for Workforce 2.0.

The 2013 Joint International Symposium on Open Collaboration (WikiSym + OpenSym 2013), Hong Kong, China, August 5-7, 2013. (Submission is closed).

AMCIS 2013, Chicago, Illinois, August 15-17, 2013. Hyperconnected World: anything, anywhere, anytime (Submission is closed).

AMCIS Mini-track: Social Theory in Information Systems Research (STIR ’13).

AMCIS Mini-track: Global and Cross Cultural Aspects of Crowdsourced Content Production and Knowledge Repositories

International Conference in Information Science and Social Media (ISSOME 2013), Borås, Sweden, September 11-13, 2013. (Submission is closed).

Social Media and Society 2013 International Annual Conference (SM&S 2013). Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Sept 14-15, 2013. (Papers and panels due May 1, posters May 30).

Academic MindTrek Conference 2013, Tampere, Finland, Oct 1-4, 2013. Making Sense of Converging Media. (Papers/posters are due May 10).

2013 World Social Science Forum, Montréal, October 13-15, 2013. Social Transformations and the Digital Age (Submission is closed).

International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies (HCist 2013), in Lisbon, Portugal Oct 23-25. (Submission deadline May 15).

Internet Research 14.0, Denver, USA, 24-27 October 2013. Resistance and Appropriation (Submission is closed).

Nexus, Confluence, and Difference: Community Archives Meets Community Informatics, Prato, Italy, October 28-30, 2013. (Submissions due May 15, 2013).

76th Annual Meeting of The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T 2013), Montreal, Canada, November 1-6, 2013 the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries. (Submissions for Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials: April 30th, 2013. Submissions for Posters, Demos & Videos: July 1st. 2013)

Social Informatics (SocInfo 2013), Kyoto University, Japan, 25-27 November, 2013. (CfP to come).

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2014), Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, Jan. 6-9, 2014. (Papers due June 15, 2013).

“Social Media and Learning” mini-track

“Social Networking and Communities” mini-track.

“Crowdsourcing Content Production and Online Knowledge Repositories” mini-track.

ACM’s conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2014), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, February 15-18, 2014. due May 31, 2013).

Ninth annual iConference, Berlin, Germany, 4-7 March, 2014. (Doctoral Colloquium due August 26, 2013; Papers due August 15, 2013; Workshops and Sessions due September 4, 2013; Notes and Posters due September 18, 2013).


iConference, Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 12-15, 2013. Scholarship in action: data, innovation, wisdom

Workshop Big Data: Rewards and Risks for the Social Sciences, March 21-22, 2013, University of Oxford, UK. Organized by the Oxford Internet Institute.

International Conference on Internet Science, Brussels, Belgium, April 9-11, 2013. Organized by The Network of Excellence in Internet Science.

Twitter and Microblogging: Political, Professional & Personal Practices, Lancaster, UK, April 10-12, 2013.

Symposium COSM 2013 – Collaborative Organizations and Social Media 2013, Brunswick, Maine, April 12, 2013. Organized by the Social Network Innovation Lab.

ACM Web Science 2013, Paris, France, May 2-4, 2013.

Workshop Creativity and attention in the age of the web. May 1, 2013.

Symposium COSM 2013 – Collaborative Organizations and Social Media 2013, Brunswick, Maine, April 12, 2013. Organized by the Social Network Innovation Lab.

Campus events

Florida State University (Past events)

Special Presentation on Social Media Research by Stuart W. Shulman, PhD. College of Communication & Information, January 18, 2013. More information at:

Two talks by Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. The first was Wednesday, February 6th from 3-4pm in the School of Library and Information Studies. The second was the “Anderson-Ashby Lecture” at the School of Communication on Thursday, February 7th at 3:30pm. Summary at:

Northwestern University

The Annual Science of Team Science Conference (SciTS2013), June 24-27, 2013 at Northwestern University.

InfoSocial 2013Bridging Media, Technology, and Social Science. Graduate student conference hosted by the Media, Technology, and Society (MTS) program at Northwestern University. Evanston, IL, USA, October 25-26, 2013.

Stanford University

Workshop Governing Technology: Material Politics and Hybrid Agencies. Stanford’s first annual STS-grad conference. Stanford, USA, May 9-10, 2013.


SIG/SI 8th Annual Research Symposium a Success! by Pnina Fichman and Howard Rosenbaum, SIG/SI co-chairs. ASIS&T Bulletin, February/March 2013.

Call for papers (other than conferences)


“Newcomer Participation in Online Communities”, a special issue of Computers in Human Behavior. (Papers due September 30, 2013).


Special Issue on Measuring Influence in Social MediaAmerican Behavioral Scientist. (Submissions closed).

Academic and professional opportunities


Job postings on

Postdoctoral Position. Social Media Lab @ Northwestern. (Review of applications will continue until the position is filled).

Postdoctoral Fellow in Infrastructure Studies. Joint position at the University of Michigan’s Department of Communication Studies and School of Information. (The position will start September 1, 2013).


The 2013 Digital Societies and Social Technologies (DSST) Summer Institute. A joint effort of the Consortium for Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST) and the Summer Social Webshop. It will be held July 28-August 1, 2013. This year there are opportunities for doctoral students, post-docs, junior researchers and established scholars to participate as either individuals or teams. (Submissions closed).

Digital Methods Summer School 2013 (#dmi13), “On the challenges of studying social media data”, University of Amsterdam, June 24 – July 5, 2013. (Submissions closed).

For more information on Social Informatics and related groups

ASIS&T SIG SI website:

ASIS&T SIG SI on Twitter:

ASIS&T SIG SI on Facebook:

Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems:

Gurstein’s Community Informatics (blog):

Researchers of the socio-technical (Facebook):

Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics:

Social Informatics Blog:

ASIS&T SIG SI is the Special Interest Group for Social Informatics of the Association for Information Science and Technology. SIG SI brings together researchers who are interested in the social aspects of computerization, including the roles of ICT in social and organizational change, the uses of IT in social contexts, and the ways that the social organization of IT is influenced by social forces and social practices.

If you are aware of SI-related activities taking place on your campuses, at conferences that you’re attending, or elsewhere, please share them with us at or Thank you!