Call for Submissions: #SMSociety July 16-18, 2024

What: 2024 International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety)

Conference Location: London, UK

Conference Dates: July 16-18, 2024

Submission Dates:

  • Papers (Extended Abstracts) Due: January 21, 2024 (Notification of results by Feb 29)
  • Panels Due: February 11, 2024
  • Workshops & Tutorials Due: February 11, 2024
  • Posters Due: March 1, 2024

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 2024 International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety)! For 2024, #SMSociety will return as an in-person event. It will take place in London, UK from July 16th to 18th. It is co-organized by the Social Media Lab at Toronto Metropolitan University and the Digital Cultures and Economies Research Hub at the University of the Arts London. The conference’s three-day program will feature panels and paper presentations, tutorials, networking events and a poster session.

In keeping with the conference’s inter- and transdisciplinary focus, we welcome both quantitative and qualitative scholarly and original submissions that crosses disciplinary boundaries and expands our understanding of current and future trends in social media research across many fields including (but not limited to): Communication, Computer Science, Critical Data Studies, Education, Journalism, Information Science, Law, Management, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Public Administration, Science and Technology, and Sociology.


#SMSociety is a biennial gathering of leading social media researchers from around the world. It is the premier venue for sharing and discovering new peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research on how social media affects society. #SMSociety provides participants with opportunities to exchange ideas, present original research, learn about recent and ongoing studies, and network with peers.

TOPICS OF INTEREST (the list is not exhaustive)

  • AI and Algorithms
  • Cyberbullying, Trolling and Antisocial Behavior
  • Digital and Data Methods
  • Discourse and Public Opinion
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Marketing and Outreach
  • Misinformation and Disinformation
  • Online and Offline Communities
  • Platform Governance and Regulation
  • Emerging and Established Social Technologies, Apps and Platforms
  • Politics and Policy
  • Privacy, Security and Trust
  • Use and Users
  • Social Media Cultures and Everyday Life



  • Publication of Pre-prints and Datasets: To promote your work during and after the conference, authors of accepted papers (extended abstracts) are encouraged to share their work as a pre-print via a public repository of your choice. Preprint will be accessible via the conference online program and other channels. If you have a dataset to share, you can also upload it to one of many data repositories such as Dataverse or figshare. Authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to provide a link to their pre-print and/or dataset for inclusion in the conference program..
  • Journal Publications: We hope that feedback received from other scholars during the review process and the Q&A part of your presentation will help you refine your ideas and develop your work into a full paper after the conference. Once ready, you are encouraged to submit your full paper to a journal of your choice.
  • All #SMSociety conference presenters will also receive an exclusive invitation to submit their work as an expanded full paper in a special journal issue in Social Media + Society published by SAGE (5-yr impact factor: 6).

Organizing Executive Committee:

  • Anatoliy Gruzd (Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan University)
  • Phillip Mai (Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan University)
  • Zoetanya Sujon (London College of Communication, University of the Arts London)
  • Felipe Soares (London College of Communication, University of the Arts London)
  • Jackie Raphael-Luu (London College of Communication, University of the Arts London)
  • Harry Dyer (School of Education & Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia)
  • Mark Wong (School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Glasgow)