About

The International Conference on Social Media & Society is an annual gathering of leading social media researchers from around the world. Now, in its 10th year, the 2019 conference is being held in Toronto, Canada from July 19 to 21, 2019.

From its inception, the conference has focused on the best practices for studying the impact and implications of social media on society. Organized by the Social Media Lab at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, the conference provides participants with opportunities to exchange ideas, present original research, learn about recent and ongoing studies, and network with peers.

The conference’s intensive three-day program will feature full papers, work-in-progress papers, panels, and posters. The wide-ranging topics in social media showcase research from scholars working in many fields including Communication, Computer Science, Education, Journalism, Information Science, Management, Political Science, Sociology.

Organizing Committee

  • Anatoliy Gruzd
    Conference Chair
    Canada Research Chair | Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists | Associate Professor [Schl of Info. Tech. Management] | Director of Research [Social Media Lab, Read More.
  • Priya Kumar
    Conference Chair
    Postdoctoral Fellow [Social Media Lab, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Canada]
  • Philip Mai, M.A., J.D.
    Conference Chair
    Director of Business & Communications [Social Media Lab, Ted Rogers School of Management] | Manager of Academic Communications,  [University Relations, Ryerson University, Canada]
  • Jenna Jacobson
    Full Papers Chair
    Assistant Professor [Retail Management, Ted Rogers School of Management] | Research Fellow [Social Media Lab, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Canada]
  • Raquel Recuero
    Full Papers Chair
    Associate Professor [Communication and Linguistics Department, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil]
  • Jeff Hemsley
    Work-in-Progress(WIP) Papers Chair
    Assistant Professor [iSchool, Syracuse University, USA]
  • K. Hazel Kwon
    Work-in-Progress(WIP) Papers Chair
    Assistant Professor [Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University, USA]
  • Anabel Quan-Haase
    Panel Chair
    Professor of Information and Media Studies and Sociology [Faculty of Information and Media Studies and the Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario, Canada]
  • Luke Sloan
    Panel Chair
    Reader | Deputy Director [Social Data Science Lab, Cardiff University, UK]
  • Jaigris Hodson
    Poster Chair
    Associate Professor [Royal Roads University, Canada] | Canadian Science Policy Fellow [Dept. Environment and Climate Change, Canada]
  • Hanako Smith
    Volunteer Coordinator
    Research Assistant [Ryerson University, Canada]

Advisory Board

  • Caroline Haythornthwaite
    Advisory Board Member
    Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
  • Susan Halford
    Advisory Board Member
    Director, Web Science Institute within Social Sciences at the University of Southampton
  • Zizi Papacharissi
    Advisory Board Member
    Professor and Head, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA; Editor, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media; Editor, Social Media and Society
  • Barry Wellman
    Advisory Board Member
    INSNA Founder, Director – NetLab Network; Distinguished Visiting Scholar – Social Media Lab, Ryerson University, Canada; Distinguished Senior Advisor – University Learning Academy
  • William H. Dutton
    Advisory Board Member
    Professor of Media and Information, Director Quello Center, Michigan State University, USA; Founding Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, UK; Professor Emeritus at the Annenberg School at USC, USA

2019 Program Committee

NameOrganizationCountry
Wasim AhmedNorthumbria UniversityUnited Kingdom
Paul AlparPhilipps-Universität MarburgGermany
Ahmed Al-RawiSimon Fraser UniversityCanada
Fred AmblardIRIT - University Toulouse 1 CapitoleFrance
Ana AzurmendiUniversity of NavarraSpain
Marco BastosCity, University of LondonUnited Kingdom
Anja BechmannAarhus Institute of Advanced StudiesDenmark
Michael BeierSwiss Institute for EntrepreneurshipSwitzerland
Valerie Belair-GagnonUniversity of MinnesotaUnited States
Rahime Belen SağlamComputer Engineering Department, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit UniversityTurkey
Anat Ben-DavidOpen University of IsraelIsrael
Chris BirchallUniversity of LeedsUnited Kingdom
Balázs BodóIVIR/University of AmsterdamNetherlands
Mark BoonsRotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityNetherlands
Leanne BowlerUniversity of PittsburghUnited States
Esther BraininRuppin Academic Center IsraelIsrael
Axel BrunsQueensland University of TechnologyAustralia
Jacquie BurkellUniversity of Western OntarioCanada
Mark CarriganUniversity of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
Mary CavanaghUniversity of OttawaCanada
Michael ChanThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong
Hsuan-Ting ChenThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong
Yimin ChenUniversity of Western OntarioCanada
Ataharul ChowdhuryUniversity of GuelphCanada
Alton ChuaNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
James CookUniversity of Maine at AugustaUnited States
Tl CowanUniversity of TorontoCanada
Maral DadvarStuttgart Media UniversityGermany
Huw DaviesUniversity of OxfordUnited Kingdom
Vanessa DennenFlorida State UniversityUnited States
Liz DowthwaiteUniversity of NottinghamUnited Kingdom
Stefanie DuguayConcordia UniversityCanada
Harry DyerUEAUnited Kingdom
Marc EsteveUniversity of GroningenCanada
Sarah FloriniArizona State UniversityUnited States
Deena FottouhSocial Media Lab Ryerson UniversityCanada
Robert GehlThe University of UtahUnited States
Sarah GilbertThe University of British ColumbiaCanada
Lina GomezUniversitat Jaume I de CastellóUnited States
Jacob GroshekBoston UniversityUnited States
Anatoliy GruzdRyerson UniversityCanada
Rosanna GuadagnoStanford UniversityUnited States
Barbara GuidiDepartment of Computer Science, University of PisaItaly
Sharath Chandra GuntukuUniversity of PennsylvaniaSingapore
Margeret HallSchool of Interdisciplinary Informatics, University of Nebraska OmahaUnited States
Martin HandQueen's UniversityCanada
Halvdan HaugsbakkenNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorway
Zack HayatInterdisciplinary Center (IDC)Israel
Libby HemphillUniversity of MichiganUnited States
Jeff HemsleySyracuse UniversityUnited States
Ana-Maria HermanRyerson UniversityCanada
Andrew HermanWilfrid Laurier UniversityCanada
Ángel Hernández-GarcíaUniversidad Politécnica de MadridSpain
Jaigris HodsonRoya lRoads UniversityCanada
Jill HopkeDePaul UniversityUnited States
Jeremy Hunsingerwilfrid laurier universityCanada
Andrea HunterConcordia UniversityCanada
Sam JacksonSyracuse UniversityUnited States
Jenna JacobsonRyerson UniversityCanada
Kokil JaidkaUniversity of PennsylvaniaUnited States
Jakob Linaa JensenDanish School of Media and JournalismDenmark
Katy JordanThe Open UniversityUnited Kingdom
Brigitte JuanalsAix-Marseille Université, EJCAMFrance
Heidi JulienUniversity at BuffaloUnited States
Igor KanovskyMax Stern Academic College of Emek YezreelIsrael
Herminder KaurMiddlesex UniversityUnited Kingdom
Kazuhiro KazamaWakayama UniversityJapan
Irena KnezevicCarleton UniversityCanada
Kevin KoidlTrinity College DublinIreland
Dewashree KoiralaCopenhagen Business SchoolDenmark
Ammina KothariRochester Institute of TechnologyUnited States
Leni KrsovaCharles UniversityCzechia
Priya KumarRyerson UniversityCanada
Hazel KwonArizona State UniversityUnited States
Salla-Maaria LaaksonenUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
Anders Olof LarssonWesterdals Oslo ACTNorway
Katie LebelRyerson UniversityCanada
Chei Sian LeeNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
Ju-Sung LeeErasmus University RotterdamNetherlands
Koen LeursUtrecht UniversityNetherlands
M.E. LukaUniversity of TorontoCanada
Christoph LutzBI Norwegian Business SchoolNorway
Philip MaiRyerson UniversityCanada
P. David MarshallDeakin UniversityAustralia
Lourdes MartinezSan Diego State UniversityUnited States
Michael MäsETH ZurichNetherlands
Adrienne MassanariUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoUnited States
Paweł MatuszewskiCardinal Stefan Wyszynski UniversityPoland
Zachary McDowellUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoUnited States
Bree McewanDePaul UniversityUnited States
Joanne McneishTed Rogers School of BusinessCanada
Bozena MierzejewskaFordham UniversityUnited States
Jean-Luc MinelMoDyCo, UMR 7114, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La DéfenseFrance
Milan MiricUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUnited States
Nicole MuscanellThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUnited States
Karine NahonUniversity of Washington and the Interdisciplinary Center at HerzliyaUnited States
Matti NelimarkkaAalto & Uni. HelsinkiFinland
Adina NerghesDigital Humanities Group, KNAW Humanities ClusterNetherlands
Jonathan ObarYork UniversityCanada
Mathieu O'NeilUniversity of CanberraAustralia
Michael OpgenhaffenKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenBelgium
Suay OzkulaThe University of SheffieldUnited Kingdom
Xinru PageBentley UniversityUnited States
Ann PegoraroLaurentian UniversityCanada
Jean-Christophe PlantinLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUnited Kingdom
Fabrizio PoltronieriDe Montfort UniversityUnited Kingdom
Pablo Porten-CheéWeizenbaum-Institut für die vernetzte Gesellschaft / Freie Universität BerlinGermany
Hemant PurohitGeorge Mason UniversityUnited States
Anabel Quan-HaaseWestern UniversityCameroon
Diane Rasmussen PenningtonUniversity of StrathclydeUnited Kingdom
Chamil RathnayakeUniversity of StrathclydeUnited Kingdom
Raquel RecueroUniversidade Federal de PelotasBrazil
Luca RossiIT University of CopenhagenDenmark
Sonya SachdevaUSDA Forest ServiceUnited States
Ruby Q. SaineUniversity of South FloridaUnited States
Susana SalgadoUniversity of LisbonPortugal
Bilal SalihCurtin UniversityAustralia
Rose Marie SantiniFederal University of Rio de JaneiroBrazil
Saiph SavageWest Virginia UniversityUnited States
Marta Severo Université Paris NanterreFrance
Francesco SinatoraThe George Washington UniversityUnited States
Luke SloanCardiff UniversityUnited Kingdom
Kevin SmetsVrije Universiteit Brussel / Universiteit AntwerpenBelgium
Donna SmithRyerson UniversityCanada
Hanako SmithRyerson UniversityCanada
Marc SmithConnected Action Consulting GroupUnited States
Michael A. StefanoneUniversity at BuffaloUnited States
Lisa SugiuraUniversity of PortsmouthUnited Kingdom
Zoetanya SujonUniversity of the Arts LondonUnited Kingdom
Lukasz SzulcThe University of SheffieldUnited Kingdom
Jacqui TaylorBournemouth UniversityUnited Kingdom
Ella Taylor-SmithEdinburgh Napier UniversityUnited Kingdom
Ksenia TsyganovaSPbGURussia
Cristian VaccariLoughborough UniversityUnited Kingdom
Ravi VatrapuCopenhagen Business School & Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and TechnologyDenmark
Xinran WangUniversity of MissouriUnited States
Alexandra WeilenmannUnivesity of GothenburgSweden
Katrin WellerGESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social SciencesGermany
John WihbeyNortheastern UniversityUnited States
Adam WorrallUniversity of AlbertaCanada
Lu XiaoUniversity  of  Western  OntarioCanada
Tien Ee Dominic YeoHong Kong Baptist UniversityHong Kong
Xenia ZeilerUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
Nick Yin ZhangDepartment of Journalism, Hong Kong Baptist UniversityHong Kong
Arkaitz ZubiagaThe University of WarwickUnited Kingdom

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