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Collaboration Via Social Media 2018 : Collaboration Via Social Media @ HICSS-52


When Jan 8, 2019 - Jan 11, 2019
Where Maui, Hawaii
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2018
Notification Due Aug 17, 2018
Final Version Due Sep 22, 2018
Categories    social media   collaboration   social technologies   group decisions

Call For Papers

HICSS-52 Call for papers for the mini-track on:
Part of the Collaboration Systems and Technology Track
of the Fifty-Second Annual
Hawai'i International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS)
Maui, HI - January 8-11, 2019

Papers are invited for the mini-track on “COLLABORATION VIA SOCIAL MEDIA” as part of the Collaboration Systems and Technology Track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).
Successful collaboration is often difficult and yet interactions on social media are accessible, pervasive, varied, and impactful. The role of social media as a collaboration technology and its impact of the effectiveness and overall success of collaboration must be studied. Collaboration technologies are a critical aspect of institutional and organizational processes that already face many pitfalls such distance between teams, dominance, lack of efficiency, lack of focus, overwhelming information, differing motivations, and groupthink. These aspects are only heightened when artificial elements like bots or other intelligent technologies are considered.
The challenge for researchers and practitioners alike is understanding the impact of social media’s unstructured and time-differentiated content delivery on collaborative processes, groups, and teams. This is a multi-dimensional challenge spanning technical, behavioral, social, emotional, economic, and political boundaries. This mini-track invites papers that addresses theoretical and practical challenges in assessing, staging, and deploying social media for collaboration within and between organizations, groups, teams, and machines.
This mini-track provides one of the key international platforms on which the following issues can be discussed:
1. The impact of the unstructured, non-time-constrained nature of social media interactions on collaborative efforts.
2. Theoretical aspects of social media-facilitated collaboration.
3. User studies concentrating on collaborative social media platforms such as Tumblr, Slack, Trello, wikis, and others.
4. Theoretical approaches and designs of social media enabled collaboration processes, tools, and the frontiers of current knowledge and practice.
5. Processes, interventions, and techniques that focus social media technologies on collaborative problem solving.
6. Empirical studies or case studies that examine the use of social media as collaboration technology.
7. Social media's influence on decision making and collaboration.
8. Evaluation methods and metrics for assessing performance in social media-facilitated collaborative efforts.
9. Fostering collaboration via Social Media through incentive engineering.
There are no preferred methodological stances for this mini-track: this mini-track is open to both qualitative and quantitative research, to research from a positivist, interpretivist, or critical perspective, to studies from the lab, from the field, or developmental in nature.
Themes and topics of relevance to this mini-track include, but are not limited to (related topics not listed are welcome):

Serious collaboration via social media
• Theoretical foundations and design methodologies for using social media for productive collaboration
• Studies examining how social media improves or degrades shared understanding and group decision-making
• Best practices and patterns for social media based collaboration including: development, field experiences, laboratory evaluation of interventions that produce a predictable pattern of collaboration, etc.
• The impact of social media on dispersed group processes
• Incentives for collaboration, e.g. monetary, non-monetary incentives, in particular also gamification, feedback mechanisms or other techniques, systems and processes
• Case studies for effective collaboration via social media

Design approaches for social media-facilitated collaboration
• Theories, guidelines and strategies for designing social media-facilitated collaboration processes, technologies and systems
• Modeling techniques and frameworks to capture asynchronous collaborative interactions, facilitation, and information exchange in groups
• Impact assessments of asynchronous communication on collaborative outcomes
• Theoretical foundations of productivity, creativity, satisfaction, and other constructs relating to mission-critical tasks for which collaboration processes and systems must be designed
• Proof of concept – examples of collaborative processes on social media like Facebook, Tumblr, Slack, Trello, wikis, or boutique collaboration platforms.

Social media tool evaluation
• Studies that examine specific social media technologies and their impact on team productivity and/or group decision
• Theories or practices to conduct change management via social media collaboration
• Using social media to mitigate resistance to change in collaborative contexts
• Success factors for using social media for collaboration
• Studies on the efficacy of interventions intended to leverage social media tools in an organization
• Incentives for use/disuse of social media in dispersed collaborative scenarios

Margeret Hall (primary contact)
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Douglas C. Derrick
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Athanasios Mazarakis
Kiel University

The purpose of HICSS is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas, research results, development activities, and applications among academicians and practitioners in computer-based systems sciences. The conference consists of tutorials, advanced seminars, presentations of accepted papers, open forum, tasks forces, and plenary and distinguished guest lectures. There is a high degree of interaction and discussion among the conference participants because the conference is conducted in a workshop-like setting.

Instructions for submitting papers:
1. Submit an electronic copy of the full paper, 10 pages including title page, abstract, references and diagrams using the review system available at the HICSS site, make sure that the authors’ names and affiliation information has been removed to ensure an anonymous review.
2. Do not submit the paper to more than one mini-track. The paper should contain original material and not be previously published or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere.
3. Provide the required information to the review system such as title, full name of all authors, and their complete addresses including affiliation(s), telephone number(s) and e-mail address(es).
4. The first page of the paper should include the title and a (max) 300-word abstract.

• Any time: Optional abstracts may be submitted to the Mini-track Chairs for guidance, indication of appropriate content and to receive instructions on submitting a full paper.
• June 15: Full papers uploaded in the directory of the appropriate mini-track.
• August 17: Notification of accepted papers mailed to authors.
• September 15: Accepted manuscripts, camera-ready, uploaded; author(s) must register by this time.

Send all correspondence related to this mini-track to:
Margeret Hall (primary contact)
University of Nebraska at Omaha
College of Information Science and Technology

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