2013 – About

Building on the success of the 2012 Symposium on “Measuring Influence on Social Media, the objective of this 2-day conference is to bring together experts in social media and online social networks from the academic, business and public sectors, to share ideas on the best practices around how to study the impact of social media on our society. The conference will provide researchers in this area an opportunity to present and debate their ideas, and provide attendees with the opportunity to build academic and professional contacts, present their research, and learn about latest research in this area from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Topics of interest include (but not limited to)

BIG Data/Social Media Data

  • Scalability Issues and Social Media Data
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Social Media Data Mining
  • Social Media Mobile Applications
  • Visualization of Social Media Data

Online Communities/Social Networks

  • Case Studies of Online and Offline Communities/Social Networks Formed on Social Media
  • Influential User Detection
  • Online Community Detection
  • Online Identity
  • Trust and Credibility in Social Media

Social Media Impact on Society

  • Political Mobilization & Engagement on Social Media
  • Social Media and Public Administration
  • Social Media and Academia (Alternative Metrics. Learning Analytics, etc.)
  • Social Media and Business (Marketing, PR, HR, Risk Management, etc.)
  • Social Media and Journalism
  • Social Media and Health
  • Virality of Information in Social Media

Theories and Methods

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
  • Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Theoretical Models for Studying, Analyzing and Understanding Social Media

Conference Co-Chairs

Anatoliy Gruzd
Associate Professor, School of Information Management
Director, Social Media Lab
Dalhousie University, Canada

Caroline Haythornthwaite
Director and Professor, School of Library, Archival & Information Studies, The iSchool at UBC
University of British Columbia, Canada

Karine Nahon
Associate Professor, The Information School
University of Washington, USA

Stan Matwin
Professor, Faculty of Computer Science
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Visual Text Analytics
Dalhousie University, Canada

Conference Organizing Committee

Anatoliy Gruzd (Associate Professor, School of Information Management; Director, Social Media Lab, Dalhousie University, Canada)
Email: gruzd@dal.ca Twitter: @dalprof

Philip Mai (Research and communications Manager, Social Media Lab, Dalhousie University, Canada)
Email: philip.mai@dal.ca Twitter: @phmai

Samantha Fritz (Research Assistant, Social Media Lab, Dalhousie University, Canada)

Elizabeth Dubois (PhD Student, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK)

Brittany White (Research Assistant, Social Media Lab, Dalhousie University, Canada)

Conference Volunteers

Sarah Visintini (Research Assistant, Social Media Lab, Dalhousie University, Canada)

Tomasz Niewiarowski (Research Assistant, Social Media Lab, Dalhousie University, Canada)

Madeline Driscoll (Research Assistant, Social Media Lab, Dalhousie University, Canada)

Nathan LaPierre (CS tudentResearch Assistant, Social Media Lab, Dalhousie University, Canada)

Lama Khoshaim (PhD Student/Research Assistant, Social Media Lab, Dalhousie University, Canada)

 

 

 

 

 

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