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ISSM 2019 : International Symposium on Social Media 2019


When Sep 11, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019
Where Nairobi Kenya
Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2019
Notification Due Jul 15, 2019
Final Version Due Aug 30, 2019

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
Despite the increase in popularity of social networking sites and related digital media, there is limited data and studies on consumption patterns of the new media by different global communities. Nevertheless, social media have revolutionized how individuals, communities and organizations create, share and consume information. Similarly, Social Media offers numerous opportunities as well as enormous social and economic ills for individuals, communities and organizations. This has resulted to the emergence of new dimensions on social media research across the world. Social Media include SMS-based Messaging platforms (e.g., WhatsApp, FB Messenger, WeChat), Blogging platforms ( e.g. WordPress, Blogger), Social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing), Microblogs (e.g., Twitter), Visual platforms (e.g. Instagram, Snapchat, Flickr), Video-based platforms (e.g. You Tube, Dailymotion), Wiki-based knowledge sharing sites (e.g., Wikipedia), Social news aggregation sites (e.g. Buzzfeed), Social Bookmarking sites (e.g. Reddit,, Digg) and websites by traditional news organizations comments quora, Forums, mailing lists, newsgroups, Community media sites, Social question and answer sites, Social curation sites (e.g. Pinterest), and Location-based social networks. Therefore, papers are solicited on all aspects of Social Media consumption, including, but not limited to:

• Behavioral Approaches to Social Media research

o Dark side of social media.
o Social media influencers
o Barriers to social media use
o Effects of social media use
o Adoption and diffusion of online social networks
o Social media, Trust, Privacy and Ethics
o Social media and Governance
o Social media versus mainstream media
o Social media and activism
o Social media-facilitated collaborations
o Multidisciplinary applications of Social Media
o Applications of emoji in social media
o Social media addictions
o Innovative social media strategies
o Social media and marketing

• Computational Approaches to Social Media research

o Social network analysis
o Social Media Data Mining
o Analysis of social network content
o Sentiment Analysis
o Event processing using social networks
o Fake news detection and analysis
o Human computer interaction: interfaces, navigation and visualization
o Social Media and Big Data
o Service quality of social networking sites

Paper Submission
This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. All submissions will be subject to the Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa double-blind peer-review process, and be submitted electronically through the conference submission system by 30th June 2019.

• Full Papers – These include mainly accomplished research results and have 8 pages at the maximum (5,000 words).
• Short Papers – These are mostly composed of work in progress reports or fresh developments and have 4 pages at maximum (2,500 words).
• Posters / Demonstrations – These have one page at the maximum (625 words) besides the poster itself (or demonstration) that will be exposed at the conference.
• Invited Talks – These will be made of contributions from well-known scholars and company representatives. An abstract will be included in the conference proceedings.
• Doctoral Consortium – Doctoral Consortium Contributions should have a maximum 2,500 words (4 pages).
• Exhibitions – Companies will have an opportunity to display their latest offerings of services through an exhibition tent. For further details, please contact the publicity chair –

Registration fees
Conference fees is $100 for international delegates, $80 for regional and $50 for locals. Students may attend free of charge. The conference fees cover meals and conference materials.

Important Dates
Submission of Papers: June 30, 2019
Reviews Sent to Authors: July 15, 2019
Revised Articles Due: July 30, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2019
Camera-ready due date: August 30, 2019
Conference dates: September 11-12, 2019

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