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The 2024 International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety) invites scholarly and original submissions related to the broad theme of Social Media & Society. We welcome quantitative and qualitative work that crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and expands our understanding of current and future trends in social media research.

Conference Venue

For 2024, the #SMSociety conference will return as an in-person event. It will be in London, UK, from July 16th to 18th. The Digital Cultures and Economies Research Hub will host the conference at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

SUBMISSION TYPES

Poster (Extended Abstract) 

The research poster session provides an interactive forum for authors to discuss their research one on one with their peers.

  • Due: March 1 11, 2024 @ midnight (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)
  • Review Results: March 22, 2024
  • Submission Format: To streamline the submission/review process, you will need to submit your extended abstract (~1000-1500 words) using our online form. The form will require you to provide the following information: Introduction/Background, Objective(s)/Research Question(s), Method, Results (Preliminary or Final), and Future Work. You can use this Submission Template to prepare your answers and then copy & paste them into the conference submission system.
  • How to submit: For 2024, #SMSociety uses Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) to manage your Paper and Poster submissions. The CMT system will serve as the central hub to check your submission status, review submissions from your peers and contact Conference Chairs. Here are detailed instructions on How to Submit Your Poster (Extended Abstract) to #SMSociety 2024.
  • Review process: Poster submissions are reviewed (not blind) by the Organizing Committee
  • Presentation Format: If selected, the author(s) will have the opportunity to present their poster as part of a dedicated poster session. Poster boards will be provided, but the authors are responsible for printing their posters.
  • Poster Template: You can use and customize this #SMsociety Poster Template to prepare your poster or use your own.

Workshop or Tutorial 

Workshops or hands-on tutorials will examine a particular research area, a method or a tool for the analysis of social media data.

  • Due: February 11, 2024 @ midnight (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)
  • Review Results: March 1, 2024
  • How to submit: Use this online form to submit your proposal.
  • Review process: Workshop and tutorial submissions are reviewed (not blind) by the Organizing Committee
  • Presentation Format: a half-day (~3h) or full-day (~6h) interactive session (in-person)
  • Each accepted workshop/tutorial will receive one complimentary conference registration per submission.

Panel

Panel presentations provide 3-5 scholars the option of organizing related talks together in a thematic session.

  • Due: February 11, 2024 @ midnight (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)
  • Review Results: March 1, 2024
  • How to submit: Use this online form to submit your proposal.
  • Review process: Panel submissions are reviewed (not blind) by the Organizing Committee
  • Presentation Format: 55-min in-person session

Paper (Extended Abstract) 

Papers provide authors the opportunity to present their original work (either on a completed or ongoing project) related to the broad theme of social media and society. NOTE: For published work, we suggest you prepare a panel proposal with 2-3 colleagues in your research area.

  • Due: Monday, January 21 22, 2024 @ midnight (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)
  • Review Results: March 1, 2024
  • Submission Format: To streamline the submission/review process, you will need to submit your extended abstract (~1000-1500 words) using our online form. The form will require you to provide the following information: Introduction/Background, Objective(s)/Research Question(s), Method, Results (Preliminary or Final), and Future Work. You can use this Submission Template to prepare your answers and then copy & paste them into the conference submission system.
  • How to submit: For 2024, #SMSociety uses Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) to manage your Paper and Poster submissions. The CMT system will serve as the central hub to check your submission status, review submissions from your peers and contact Conference Chairs. Here are detailed instructions on How to Submit Your Paper (Extended Abstract) to #SMSociety 2024.
  • Peer-Review Process: Extended abstracts are peer-reviewed (double-blind) by other authors who submitted them to the conference, and the Organizing Committee adjudicates final decisions.
  • Allowed number of submissions: You may submit up to 2, but only 1 submission as a single or lead author.
  • Presentation Format: In-Person
  • Peer-Review Requirement: For a submission to be considered, the lead author from each submission is required to peer review (double-blind) three other conference submissions (=extended abstracts). The expected review period is three weeks (around Jan 26 – Feb 16, 2024). If you are the lead author, please ensure you can conduct peer reviews during this period.
  • 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. Preprint will be accessible via the conference online program and other channels. If you have a dataset to share, you can upload it to one of many data repositories, such as Dataverse or Figshare. Authors of accepted papers can provide a link to their pre-print and/or dataset for inclusion in the conference program.
  • Journal Publications: We hope that feedback 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 welcome 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).