HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM SCIENCES
CALL FOR PAPERS
HICSS-41 2008 VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES Mini-track
January 7-10, 2008
VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES Mini-track Description
This mini-track calls for papers that address ‘virtual communities’ at and for work, school, home and play. Virtual communities have become a significant factor of the information society and it is important to understand them better.
The range of subjects is diverse and interdisciplinary, and so are the methodologies, for example:
- Social, political and economic impact of Virtual Communities
- Communities as sociological phenomenon in the digital economy
- Creation and maintenance of sense of community in online venues
- Design for online communities
- Online communities of practice
- Community-related business models, services and best practices and lessons learned
- Online communities of inquiry
- E-learning: structures, implementations, and practices
- Management and organizational behavior of communities
- Transaction-oriented Virtual Communities, Customer collaboration
- Peer-to-Peer or mobile services for Virtual Communities
- Personalization and use of customer profiles
- Recommendation systems
- Case studies and topologies of Online Communities
- Design principles for community platforms
- Formal or semi-formal models of communities and their platforms:
Conceptual frameworks, Organizational models, Cognitive models, Multi-agent systems, Formalizations
- Theoretical models and studies of online community
June 15, 2007: Authors submit full papers to the Peer Review System
August 15, 2007: Acceptance/Rejection notices are sent to Authors via the Peer Review System.
September 15, 2007: Authors submit Final Version of papers
This minitrack is part of the Internet and the Digital Economy track.
HICSS conferences are devoted to advances in the information, computer, and system sciences, and encompass developments in both theory and practice. Invited papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial or descriptive in nature. Submissions undergo a double-blind peer referee process and those selected for presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings.
Submissions must not have been previously published.