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Mini Track Call for Papers on Big Social Data Analytics

jari-jussila farid-shirazi
Mini 
track co-chairs:

Dr. Jari Jussila, Novi Research Center , Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
Dr. Farid Shirazi, 
Institute for Innovation and Technology Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Download the Mini Track outline on Big Social Data Analytics

An expanding amount of social media content is generated every day, yet organisations are facing increasing difficulties in both collecting and analysing the content related to their operations. This mini track on Big Social Data Analytics aims to explore the models, methods and tools that help organisations in gaining actionable insight from social media content and turning that to business or other value. The mini track also welcomes papers addressing the Big Social Data Analytics challenges, such as, security, privacy and ethical issues related to social media content. The mini track is an important part of ECSM 2017 dealing with all aspects of social media and big data analytics.

Topics of the mini track include but are not limited to:

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Big Social Data models and methods
  • Big Social Data tools and case studies
  • Big Social Data security, privacy and ethical issues
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data
  • M-commerce cloud

 

Mini Track Call for Papers on Social Media in Education

nicola-osborne stefania-mancaMini track co-chairs:

Nicola Osbourne, Digital Education Manager and Service Manager at EDINA, University of Edinburg
Stefania Manca,
 The Institute of Educational Technology of the National Research Council of Italy

Download the Mini-Track outline on Social Media in Education

An expanding amount of social media content is generated every day, yet organisations are facing increasing difficulties in both collecting and analysing the content related to their operations. This mini track on Big Social Data Analytics aims to explore the models, methods and tools that help organisations in gaining actionable insight from social media content and turning that to business or other value. The mini track also welcomes papers addressing the Big Social Data Analytics challenges, such as, security, privacy and ethical issues related to social media content. The mini track is an important part of ECSM 2017 dealing with all aspects of social media and big data analytics.

Topics of the mini track include but are not limited to:

  • Reflective and conceptual studies of social media for teaching and scholarly purposes in higher education.
  • Innovative experience or research around social media and the future university.
  • Issues of social media identity and engagement in higher education, e.g: digital footprints of staff, students or organisations; professional and scholarly communications; and engagement with academia and wider audiences.
  • Social media as a facilitator of changing relationships between formal and informal learning in higher education.
  • The role of hidden media and backchannels (e.g. SnapChat and YikYak) in teaching, learning.
  • Social media and the student experience.

 

Mini Track Call for Papers on Use of Enterprise Social Media within Enterprises

paul-alparMini track chair:

Paul Alpar, School of Business and Economics at University of Marburg

Download the Mini-Track outline on Enterprise Social Media within Enterprises

Many enterprises have adopted Enterprise Social Media (ECSM) for internal use. However, this does not necessarily mean that employees have done the same. Even if the use of ECSM is mandated (e.g., if managers switch from e-mail to a social network application for internal communication), employees may restrict their use to a minimum. Therefore, companies must plan and organize their use by designing proper incentives and they need to measure their contribution to company goals. Then, they may be able to achieve such high-level goals as preserving knowledge, creating new knowledge, or creating innovation through the use of ECSM. While the promises of ECSM remain big, the ways to realize them require further research. Software vendors mostly spread stories about their success, while the failures remain unpublicized.

Topics of the mini track include but are not limited to:

  • How to design meaningful incentives for employees to contribute knowledge in ECSM
  • How to learn from the use of ECSM without giving the employees the feeling that they are (constantly) monitored
  • How to measure the value from ECSM and design appropriate goals for their use

 

Mini Track Call for Papers on Social Media Innovation

dr-luisa-carvalhoMini track co-chairs:

Dr Luísa Carvalho ,  Department of Management and Social Sciences  at the Open University, Lisbon , Portugal
Dr Irina Purcarea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Download the Mini-Track outline on Social Media Innovation

Social media has become important for people’s daily routine and also for businesses. Nowadays social media is integrated into the communication strategy of organizations and has a fundamental role in building brand awareness, communicating with the customers, diffusion of innovation and in the management of open innovation. Additionally, these networks can support the definition of the target audience, the demographics and assign a better understanding of what the public expect from the organizations.

The mini-track intends to examine the nature of social media innovation and the set of strategies that contribute to achieving company innovation goals, by looking at Social Media application in different industries and ways of measuring the effectiveness of social media application on innovation processes.

Topics of the mini track include but are not limited to:

  • Early adopters and diffusion of innovation
  • Web 2.0: a new wave for innovation
  • Social media and product innovation
  • Business value and adoption of innovation
  • Trends in early stage of adoption
  • Social media and product life cycle
  • Social media innovation strategies
  • The power of social media in open innovation
  • Case studies of social media innovation projects in specific industries
  • Digital entrepreneurship

 

Mini Track Call for Papers on Ethical use of social media data

dragana-calic kathryn-parsonsMini track co-chairs:

Dr Dragana Calic and Kathryn Parsons. Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group, Australia

Mini Track on Ethical use of social media data

Social media data has provided an invaluable and rich dataset that many researchers, businesses and advertising agencies analyse and manipulate.  However, there are important ethical considerations associated with the use of social media data. For example, how and when to obtain informed consent to use it, and should anonymity be guaranteed? The rapidly evolving nature of online technologies has overtaken the many legislative and ethical frameworks. Current guidance on how to appropriately and ethically handle social media data is ad hoc and inconsistent. We propose this mini track as a way for researchers interested in social media and the use of social media data, to present related research and have this important discussion.

Topics of the mini track include but are not limited to:

  • Consent and other ethical issues in using social media data
  • Confidentiality and security of social media data
  • Social media as a research tool

 

  • Ethical implications of trends in technology
  • Anonymity in the internet age