Social Networking and Communities Minitrack at HICSS
Welcome to the official page of the minitrack of social networking and communities at HICSS
In this page you can find all the papers from past years and also the Call for Papers of the current year.
This minitrack has been part of HICSS since 2003, and over the years has gained a lot of visibility and esteem from the academic and professional community. At HICSS 45 in January, 2011, this minitrack was the biggest one of the conference, spanning a day and a half (6 total sessions), with a full audience throughout. The minitrack focuses on social networks and their interrelations with communities, both online and offline, in the context work, learning, social and/or personal life, and will be of interest to researchers in fields such as information science, management, sociology, communications and more.
This minitrack attracts papers that address issues of online communities of practice, inquiry and interest created in the interest of political, educational, business, social and/or gaming pursuits, and with attention to how online community building and management contribute to success in the digital economy and society. At present, there is tremendous research interest in these topics, driven by the fact that these sociological phenomena are changing the way people work, play and socialize, and how they spend their time and money. Accordingly, billions of dollars are being spent by businesses and consumers on these technologies, and the rate of adoption has been phenomenal, while empirical and theoretical work on social and technical design, and economic and social outcomes lag behind. We call for empirical and theoretical papers that add to our understanding of the social, political, and economic landscape of communities and social networks at work, school, home, play and in society.
Each mini-track is invited to nominate a Best Paper that then becomes an entry for a Best Paper in Track competition. Each of these Best Papers is also judged again at the HICSS level for best overall papers.
In both 2009 and 2010 the paper nominated for this mini-track went on to received the award of Best Paper in the Internet and Digital Economy Track. This is a great achievement which shows the maturity of scholarship and in-depth discussions conducted in this mini-track. We look forward to seeing one of our mini-track papers making it to Best Paper at HICSS someday soon.
Papers from Past Years
Mini-Track Chairs: Caroline Haythornthwaite and Karine Nahon
- A Social Capital Perspective of Participant Contribution in Open Source Communities: The Case of Linux, By Ray M. Chang, Sung-Byung Yang, Jae Yun Moon, Wonseok Oh and Alain Pinsonneault.
- Bridging the Knowledge Gap: Using Social Network Methodology for Detecting, Connecting and Facilitating Informal Networked Learning in Organizations, By Maarten de Laat.
- Developing an Online Community for Women in Computer and Information Sciences: A Design Rationale Analysis, By Mary Beth Rosson, Elizabeth Thiry, Dejin Zhao and John M. Carroll.
- Establishing New Friendships-from Face-to-Face to Facebook: A Case Study of College Students, By Bau-Min Tu, Hsiao-Chi Wu, Chingcha Hsieh and Pin-Hung Chen.
- Ethics in Social Networking: A Framework for Evaluating Online Information Disclosure, By Ludwig Christian Schaupp, Lemuria D. Carter and Dietrich L. Schaupp.
- EventGraphs: Charting Collections of Conference Connections, By Derek Hansen, Marc A. Smith and Ben Shneiderman.
- Is Happiness Contagious Online? A Case of Twitter and the 2010 Winter Olympics, By Anatoliy Gruzd, Sophie Doiron and Philip Mai.
- Making an Entrance 2.0: The Linguistics of Introductory Success in Virtual Communities, By James A. Dove, Dawn L. Eubanks, Niki Panteli, Leon A. Watts and Adam N. Joinson.
- Online Health Social Networks and Patient Health Decision Behavior: A Research Agenda, By Cory Allen Heidelberger, Omar El-Gayar and Surendra Sarnikar.
- Online Identity Construction and Expectation of Future Interaction, By Caitlin McLaughlin, Jessica Vitak and Julia Crouse.
- Online Social Network Dependency: Theoretical Development and Testing of Competing Models, By Dimple R. Thadani and Christy M. K. Cheung.
- Predicting Intentions to Apply for Jobs Using Social Networking Sites: An Exploratory Study, By Maria Plummer, Starr Hiltz and Linda Plotnick.
- Social Networking Information Disclosure and Continuance Intention: A Disconnect, By D. Harrison McKnight, Nancy Lankton and John Tripp.
- The "S" in Social Network Games: Initiating, Maintaining, and Enhancing Relationships, By Donghee Yvette Wohn, Cliff Lampe, Rick Wash and Nicole Ellison and Jessica Vitak.
- The Ties That Bond: Re-Examining the Relationship between Facebook Use and Bonding Social Capital, Jessica Vitak, Nicole B. Ellison and Chrles Steinfield.
- Travel Information Search - The Presence of Social Media, By Pirkko Walden, Christer Carlsson and Alexandros Papageorgiou.
- Unfriending on Facebook: Friend Request and Online/Offline Behavior Analysis, By Christopher Sibona and Steven Walczak.
Mini-Track Chairs: Karine Barzilai-Nahon, Caroline Haythornthwaite, Ian MacInnes and Paul Benjamin Lowry
- Digital Entrepreneurship and Its Sociomaterial Enactment By Elizabeth Davidson and Emmanuelle Vaast [* Received Best Paper of the track]
- A Comparative Analysis of Professional Forums in the United States Army and Hybrid Communities of Practice in the Civilian Sector By Jon Brickey and Steven Walczak
- Climate Conscious Relations in a Digital Urban Setting By Anne Ellerup Nielsen and Sophie Esmann Andersen
- Developing Reliable Measures of Privacy Management within Social Networking Sites By Catherine Dwyer, Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Marshall Scott Poole, Julia Gussner, Felicitas Hennig, Sebastian Osswald, Sandra Schliesslberger and Birgit Warth
- Do Online Reviews Reflect a Product's True Perceived Quality? - An Investigation of Online Movie Reviews Across Cultures By Noi Sian Koh, Nan Hu and Eric K. Clemons
- How to Establish an Online Innovation Community? the Role of Users and Their Innovative Content By Julia Hautz, Katja Hutter, Johann Fuller, Kurt Matzler and Markus Rieger
- Investigating the Drivers of the Continuous Use of Social Virtual Worlds By Matti Mantymaki and Jani Merikivi
- Online and Offline Social Networks: Investigating Culturally-Specific Behavior and Satisfaction By Devan Rosen, Michael A. Stefanone and Derek Lackaff
- Online Social Shopping: The Functions and Symbols of Design Artifacts By Camille Grange and Izak Benbasat
- Privacy Calculus on Social Networking Sites: Explorative Evidence from Germany and USA By Hanna Krasnova and Natasha F. Veltri
- The Continuance of Online Social Networks: How to Keep People Using Facebook? By Na Shi, Matthew K. O. Lee, Christy M. K. Cheung and Huaping Chen
- Towards an Understanding of Social Software: The Case of Arinia By Stuart J. Barnes, Martin Bohringer, Christian Kurze and Jacqueline Stietzel
Mini-Track Chairs: Caroline Haythornthwaite, Karine Barzilai-Nahon, Ian MacInnes and Paul Benjamin Lowry
- A Life Cycle Model of Virtual Communities By Elham Mousavidin and Lakshmi Goel
- When Online Communities Become Self-Aware By Rich Gazan
- Virtual Communities: A Bibliometric Analysis By Mikko O. J. Laine
- Users' Influence on the Success of Online Communities By Jakob Assmann, Philipp Sandner and Sophie Ahrens
- The Impact of Social Support of Guild Members and Psychological Factors on Flow and Game Loyalty in MMORPG By Juseon Kang, Ilsang Ko and Yunjung Ko
- Online Gaming to Apply for Jobs - The Impact of Self- and E-Assessment on Staff Recruitment By Sven Laumer, Alexander von Stetten, Andreas Eckhardt and Tim Weitzel
- Explaining the Continuous Use of Social Virtual Worlds: An Applied Theory of Planned Behavior Approach By Jani Merikivi and Matti Mantymaki
- Cyber Migration: An Empirical Investigation on Factors that Affect Users' Switch Intentions in Social Networking Sites By Zengyan Cheng, Yinping Yang and John Lim [* Received Best Paper of the track]
- Exploring 3D Virtual World Strategies in the Chinese Environment: An Institutional-Based View By Xi Zhang, Doug Vogel, Zhenjiao Chen and Chuanjie Guo
Mini-Track Chairs: Karine Barzilai-Nahon and Caroline Haythornthwaite
- Leveraging a Wiki to EnhanceVirtual Collaboration in the Emergency Domain By Connie White, Linda Plotnick, Ronja Addams-Moring, Murray Turoff and Starr Roxanne Hiltz
- Social Network Structure as a Critical Success Condition for Virtual Communities By David Hinds and Ronald M. Lee
- Virtual Teams and Development: A Language Games Perspective By Sajda Qureshi and Anne-Laure Fayard
- Influence of Sense of Presence on Intention to Participate in a Virtual Community By Yoonhyuk Jung
Mini-Track Chair: Karine Barzilai-Nahon
- A System Dynamics Approach to Study Virtual Communities By Yan Mao, University of Saskatchewan,Julita Vassileva and Winfried Grassmann
- False Information in Internet Auction Communities By Oliver Hinz
- An Empirical Study of Web-Based Knowledge Community Success By Hui Lin, Weiguo Fan, Linda Wallace and Zhongju Zhang
- Connected Giving: Ordinary People Coordinating Disaster Relief on the Internet
By Cristen Torrey, Moira Burke, Matthew Lee, Anind Dey, Susan Fussell, and Sara Kiesler
- An Online Community as a New Tribalism: The World of Warcraft By Thomas W. Brignall, III and Thomas L. Van Valey
- The Effect of Individual Needs, Trust and Identification in Explaining Participation Intentions in Virtual Communities By Juan Juan Han, Raymond Jun Zheng and Yunjie Xu
- The Future of Work: What Does Online Community Have to Do with It? By Dejin Zhao, Mary Beth Rosson and Sandeep Purao
- It's All News to Me: The Effect of Instruments on Ratings Provision By Cliff Lampe, R. and Kelly Garrett
Mini-Track Chair: Karine Barzilai-Nahon, Mark Ginsburg and Blair Nonnecke
- Towards an Ecological Perspective on the Evolution of Online Communities of Practice By Sheng-cheng Lin and Fu-ren Lin
- A Bridge Home: The Use of the Internet by Transnational Communities of Immigrants By Celene Navarrete and Esperanza Huerta
- Developing an Online Business Community: A Travel Industry Case Study By Rosemary Stockdale and Michael Borovicka
- Examining the Cognitive Style Effects on the Acceptance of Online Community Weblog Systems By Will Wai-kit Ma, Pu Li and Theodore H. K. Clark
- The Impact of Social Types within Information Communities: Findings from Technical Newsgroups By Tammara Combs Turner and Karen E. Fisher
- Gatekeeping in Virtual Communities: On Politics of Power in Cyberspace By Karine Barzilai-Nahon