[AISWorld] CFP AMCIS 2013: The Dark Side of Social Networking -- Social and Ethical Issues

Cheung Christy M K ccheung at hkbu.edu.hk
Thu Dec 13 20:21:08 EST 2012

19th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2013)

Chicago Illinois, USA

15-17 August 2013

Mini-track: The Dark Side of Social Networking -- Social and Ethical Issues
Track: Social-Technical Issues and Social Inclusion

Recent years have witnessed a proliferation of online social networking sites that “allow individuals to (1) construct public or semi-public profiles within a bounded system, (2) articulate a list of other users within whom they share a connection, and (3) view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within their system” (Boyd and Ellison, 2008). By facilitating the establishment and maintenance of social relations as well as the sharing of interests and activities within individual networks, social networking sites (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, YouTube, and more recently Google+) have become increasing integrated in our modern culture, changing the way we work, study, play and socialize, and how we spend time and money.
Notwithstanding the many personal, educational, and work benefits offered by online social networks, their use raises a variety of social and ethical concerns (e.g., privacy and security threats, cyber-bullying, addiction, deception, censorship and surveillance). The objective of this mini-track is to develop theoretical insight and understanding on topics and issues that address the troubling or dark side of online social networks. We welcome conceptual, theoretical, and empirical papers that enrich our understanding of the social and ethical issues of online social networks. All methodological approaches are welcome.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
•	Addiction and compulsive use 
•	Cyber bullying, stalking, and harassment
•	Security vulnerabilities
•	Risk to privacy and confidentiality 
•	Fraud and deception on social networking sites
•	Information overload on social networking sites
•	Violations of intellectual property right
•	Cybersmearing
•	Cyberslacking and cyberloafing
•	Negative impact of social networking on relationships (e.g., social isolation and distraction from quality relationships)
•	Negative health consequences (e.g., personality and brain disorder) associated with the use of social networking sites
•	Social network surveillance and censorship
•	Ethical issues in social network analysis and mining

Mini-track Chairs:
Bo Sophia Xiao
Computing & Information Systems
Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong Baptist University
Email: boxiao at comp.hkbu.edu.hk

Christy M.K. Cheung
Department of Finance and Decision Sciences
School of Business
Hong Kong Baptist University
Email: ccheung at hkbu.edu.hk

Matthew K.O. Lee
College of Business
City University of Hong Kong
Email: ismatlee at cityu.edu.hk

Important Dates:
January 4, 2013: Paper submissions open on Bepress
February 22, 2013: Deadline for paper submissions at 11:59 p.m. CST
April 17, 2013: Notification of paper acceptance
May 9, 2013: Camera-ready copy due
Instructions for authors can be found at AMCIS website:



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