Web Based Communities and Social Media in Prague

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline for submissions (2nd call): 1 May 2013 —

IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WEB BASED COMMUNITIES AND SOCIAL MEDIA
2013

Prague, Czech Republic, 24 – 26 July 2013

(http://www.webcommunities-conf.org/)

part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information
Systems

(MCCSIS 2013)

Prague, Czech Republic, 22 – 26 July 2013

(http://www.mccsis.org [1])

KEYNOTE SPEAKER (CONFIRMED):

Valeri Souchkov, ICG Training & Consulting Enschede, The Netherlands

CONFERENCE BACKGROUND AND GOALS

Social Media are growing rapidly and play an increasingly important
role in the development of Online Communities. Web based communities
announce themselves both in your professional and private life through
several new media such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Plaxo, etc. Social media
allow dynamic roles in participation, virtual presence and online
communities. These new ways to communicate via online social media are
having great societal effects and are motivating the creation of best
practices to help individuals, corporations and authorities to make the
best of it. Aware of the growing impact of social media and the
influence of web based communities in today’s users/consumers behaviour,
many organisations spend an increasing share of their budget in online
social marketing strategies.

The mission of this conference is to publish and integrate scientific
results and act catalytically to the fast developing culture of web
communities, while helping to disseminate and understand the latest
developments social media and their impact.

FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations.

The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a
book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS
Digital Library (accessible on-line).

The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI
Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.

BEST PAPERS

Selected authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended
versions of their papers to selected journals (i.e. IADIS International
Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (IJCSIS – ISSN:
1646-3692) including journals from INDERSCIENCE Publishers and the
“International Journal of Web Based Communities” (IJWBC); ISSN: 1477 –
8394 [4 issues per year].

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS

Full papers, Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations,
Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium.

All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

TOPICS RELATED TO WEB BASED COMMUNITIES ARE OF INTEREST. These
include, but are not limited to the following areas and topics:

THE HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE AND FUTURE OF VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES

– From Mobility to Connectivity
– Strategic Investment in Social Networks
– Identity and Augmented Ideologies
– Visionary Web Architectures, Implanted Computers
– Network Revolutions, Post-Colonial and Post-Modern Societies
– Escaping from Reality, Virtual Reality and Multi-User Games
– Towards Alternative Ways of Presence

GROUP PROCESSES AND SELF-ORGANIZATION

– Tele-Democracy, Morality, Netiquette
– Social Networks, Tribal and Open Communities, Peace Education
– Computer Mediated, Hyper and Narrative Communication, Woven Stories
– MUDs, MOOs and Avatars
– Hosting Web-Based Communities
– Nationalities, Ethnicities and Gender Effects

CYBORGS, TELEWORKING, TELEMEDICINE, ART GAMES AND LEARNING COMMUNITIES

– Fading Hierarchies and Epistemic Dictatorship
– Distributed Cognition, the Electronic Cortex and Constructivism
– Community Directories
– Mechanic World, Organic Computer
– Agents and the Virtual Self
– Beyond Metaphors: Imagining and Representation
– Communizing as a Marketing Approach

EXPANDING MARKETS THROUGH VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES

– The WWW as Digital Market Place
– The Enterprise as a Learning Community
– The Learning as a Road Map for Business
– Universities as Online Communities
– Business-to-Business Communication in Profit and non Profit Sectors

VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

– Access to Public Spaces
– Accessibility and Long-Term Disabilities
– Virtual Communities in Health Care

SOCIAL MEDIA

– Monitoring Trends in Social Media
– After Facebook, Myspace and LinkedIn?
– Effects of Web Experience on Consumer Choice
– Profiles of Social Networking Sites
– Adoption of Social Networking
– Connecting Small and Medium Enterprises
– Social Media for B2B Marketing
– Multicultural Organizations
– Social Networking at Work
– Social Media, Trust, Reputation and Public Opinion

IMPORTANT DATES:

– Submission Deadline (2nd call): 1 May 2013

– Notification to Authors (2nd call): 29 May 2013

– Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (2nd call):
until 17 June 2013

– Late Registration (2nd call): after 17 June 2013

– Conference: Prague, Czech Republic, 24 – 26 July 2013

CONFERENCE LOCATION

The conference will be held in Prague, Czech Republic.

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