CFP: #Influence12 – Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on Social Media
Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012/06/04
A two-day symposium and workshop organized and hosted by the Social Media Lab at the School of Information Management, Dalhousie University and supported by MITACS, SSHRC, NCE GRAND and Dalhousie’s Faculty of Computer Science and Faculty of Management.
Call for Position Papers and Research-In-Progress Posters
About the event: It is no secret that social media has become mainstream in recent years, and its adoption has skyrocketed. As a result of its growing popularity, users’ online contributions and membership in online social networks have exploded. With a multitude of voices all talking at once on social media, finding interesting and influential voices among the masses can be difficult. The objective of this 2-day workshop is to bring together experts in social media and online social networks from both the academic and business worlds, to share ideas on the best practices around how to study the impact of social media on our society, and specifically how to measure influence on social media. The workshop will provide researchers in this area an opportunity to present and debate their ideas, and provide graduate students with the opportunity to build academic and professional contacts, present their research, and learn about latest research in this area from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Schedule: During the first day, the participants will present and conduct discussions based on their work in this area. Over the second day, the participants will be tasked to brainstorm and develop new metrics for studying and measuring influence and engagement on social media.
For more information, please visit: http://socialmedialab.ca/?page_id=6111