Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

UPCOMING: HICSS-50: January 4-7, 2017 | Hilton Waikoloa Village

Social Networking and Community. Back for another year. For further information, contact Karine Nahon  <karineb@uw.edu>
(14 papers submitted)

Learning within Digital and Social Media. New name with renewed focus for minitrack now in its 6th year. For further information, contact Dan Suthers  <suthers@hawaii.edu>.
(11 papers submitted)


HICSS-49, January 5-8, 2016  Grand Hyatt, Kauai, HI

Acceptance rates for minitracks at HICSS 49 were:
Social Networking and Community: 35% (9 papers from 26 submissions)
Social Media and Learning: 44% (4 papers from 9 submissions)

HICSS 48, January 5-8, 2015, Grand Hyatt, Kauai, HI

Acceptance rates for minitracks at HICSS 48 were:
Social Networking and Communities: 31% (8 papers from 26 submissions)
Social Media and Learning minitrack: 41% (5 papers from 12 submissions)

Social Networking and Community, 2017 minitrack chairs Karine Nahon & Caroline Haythornthwaite in the Digital and Social Media Track.

  • Ongoing since 2003, this minitrack has run under various names, and with several additional co-chairs (most recent co-chair Anatoliy Gruzd in 2014, 2015).
  • The minitrack calls for papers that address social networks and communities supported and/or complemented by social media for work, learning, socializing, economic and/or political processes, and/or that address theory, design, practices, use or evaluation of such social media use. We encourage papers that address communities in a broad sense of its use, including communities of practice, epistemic communities, or communities of inquiry; as well as fully virtual communities, and social media use that supports or complements geographically based community. We particularly encourage papers that: advance our understanding of social network growth, formation, structure and outcomes through social media; advance out understanding of the design of social media technologies and practices for effective community development and maintenance; studies of socio- technical aspects of social media use that explore how the technology relates to social outcomes; theoretical studies that explore models and principles of social media design, use and outcomes. For 2017, we aim to give space to more exploratory and theoretical papers than in the past..

Learning within Digital and Social Media, 2017 minitrack chairs Dan Suthers, Maarten de Laat, & Caroline Haythornthwaite, Digital and Social Media Track.

  • Now in its 6th year, this minitrack (formerly called Learning Analytics and Networked Learning, 2012, 2013 with co-chair Shane Dawson; and Social Media & Learning, 2014, 2015, 2016), was renamed for HICSS 50, January 2017.
  • The minitrack calls for papers on how human learning takes place via interactive and social processes enabled or supported by digital and social media. We seek to bridge disciplines and research communities between system and learning sciences, so within this scope a broad range of research questions, learning settings, and theoretical and methodological traditions will be considered. Contributions may include new design approaches, theoretical perspectives, learning analytic techniques, policy implications and/or other research results relating to the relationship between digital and social media and learning. Studies may be situated in formal or informal learning settings, and we particularly encourage studies of learning “in the technological wild”.