We are delighted to announce the publication of the 2017 #SMSociety Conference Proceedings that features 24 full papers (34% acceptance rate, double-blind peer reviewed) and 34 work-in-progress (WIP) papers (47% acceptance rate, double-blind peer reviewed).
The Proceedings explore the questions related to the conference theme “Whether and How Social Media is used for Good and Evil,” among many other questions related to the societal implications of social media:
- What does it actually mean to use social media for social good?
- How can social media be further leveraged for social justice? What are the threats to meaningful participation and how can we overcome these threats?
- What do we know about the 4 W’s of who, what, why, where (and how) do people engage in anti-social behaviour online?
- What theoretical and methodological tools can we use to study anti-social behaviour? Can we detect such behaviour automatically?
- What are the ethics of algorithms (inclusion, accessibility, data discrimination, bots)?
- What are the legal, policy, privacy, and ethical implications of using social big data?
- Considering the proliferation of bots online, can we still trust social media data?
- And more broadly, what are the major effects of using social media on political, economic, individual, and social aspects of our society?