[Sigpub-l] ASIS&T Announces - Social Computing Summit

Richard Hill rhill at asis.org
Wed Feb 6 16:00:03 EST 2008

ASIST Social Computing Summit
April 10-11, 2008, Hyatt Regency, Miami, Fl

About the Summit  http://www.asis.org/Conferences/SCS08/SCS08.html

[Parior to the IA Summit.  Separate registration required.}

The First Annual ASIST Social Computing Summit will bring together researchers and practitioners of social computing for two days of discussion and exploration in Miami, Florida.  The event will directly precede the 2008 Information Architecture Summit, providing attendees a complimentary opportunity to learn about and discuss emergent areas of social computing and software.  The Social Computing Summit will feature keynote addresses from Dr. Nancy Baym, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas, and Thomas Vander Wal, principal consultant at InfoCloud Solutions.

Social software and computing drives Web 2.0 technology, enabling global connections and providing rich social experiences.  Social networking services challenge established notions of privacy, identity and relationship management.  Beyond the browser, mobile devices promise new forms of ubiquitous connectivity and presence, offering unprecedented research and business opportunities.  To understand the successful applications of tomorrow, we come together today to share research and insight.  This summit aims to bring together thought leaders, developers, and scholars working in this rapidly changing area, facilitating the conversations required for tomorrow’s innovations.

Complementing the keynote addresses will be panels exploring the following topical areas: Social networking services, data portability/open social networks, mobile services, social computing and politics, global voices, social computing and the enterprise, and youth social computing.  The summit will feature interactive sessions, as well as a poster session for sharing information about services and recent research.  In bringing together a blend of experts from different disciplines, as well as enabling conversation, the ASIST Social Computing Summit offers something for everyone interested in this fascinating, fast-changing space.

Preliminary Speaker Lineup
   Nancy Baym, University of Kansas
   Thomas Vander Wal, InfoCloud Solutions
   Nicole Ellison, Michigan State University
   Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Blue State Digital
   Alex Hunsucker, Eventful.com
   Jevon MacDonald, SocialWrite.com
   Mary Madden, Pew Internet and American Life Project
   Robin Miller, Slashdot
   Brian Oberkirch
   Terrell Russell, UNC-Chapel Hill
   Micah Sifry, Personal Democracy Forum
   Ramesh Srinivansan, UCLA
   Fred Stutzman, UNC-Chapel Hill
   Sarita Yardi, Georgia Tech

Many more speakers to be announced as they confirm!

Call For Posters

The program committee invites submission of posters to be showcased at the 2008 ASIST Social Computing Summit.  To be considered, authors should submit a 500-800 word poster abstract by Monday, February 25, 2008.  Notification will be made on a rolling basis, with final notifications by Monday, March 11, 2008.  Send submissions in PDF, DOC or TXT format to socialcomputing2008 at gmail.com.

Preliminary Schedule

Day 1, Thu April 10

8:30-9:30 Opening Keynote
9:30-10 Break
10-11:15 Panel 1 – Social networking services
11:15-12:30 Panel 2 – Youth
12:30-2 Lunch
2-3:15 Panel 3 - Mobile
3:15-4:00 Break and interactive session, posters
4-5:15 Panel 4 – Portable Social Networks

Day 2, Fri April 11

8:30-9:30 Opening Keynote
9:30-10 Break
10-11:15 Panel 5 - Enterprise
11:15-12:30 Panel 6 - Politics
12:30-2 Lunch
2-3:15 Panel 7 – Global voices
3:15-4:00 Closing interactive session 

Registration information
                     Before 2/29/08 	   After 2/29/08   
ASIS&T Members:        $300                   $350 
Student Members:       $195                   $245
Nonmembers:            $450                   $500
Nonmember Students:    $245                   $295

Hyatt Regency
400 South East Second Avenue,
Miami, Florida, USA 33131-2197 
Tel: +1 305 358 1234
Rates:  $179 single or double (conference rate: Group code G-ASIS)

Dick Hill


Executive Director
American Society for Information Science and Technology
1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510
Silver Spring, MD  20910
FAX: (301) 495-0810
(301) 495-0900

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