The Third International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo’11)

W’ere reviewing papers now for the Third International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo’11).

The organizers, Singapore Management University, host on 6 – 8 October, 2011.

The Third International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo’11) 6 – 8 October, 2011, Singapore

Social Informatics is an emerging area of informatics that studies how information systems can realize social goals, apply social concepts, and become sources of information relevant for social sciences and for analysis of social phenomena.

The third international Social Informatics conference will attempt to create an interdisciplinary community of researchers interested in the interactions between the information system and society. Information scientists working on ways to analyze and improve information systems from the point of view of realizing social goals are invited to participate.

Background

The International Conference on Social Informatics was first held in Warsaw, Poland in 2009, followed by Laxenburg Austria in 2010. SocInfo2011 will be held in Singapore, a major hub in the Asia Pacific region well known for its multi-racial and multi-cultural society. Both SocInfo2009 and SocInfo2010 were small meetings that covered mainly the computing perspective of social informatics. This will change at SocInfo2011, which aims to broaden the scope of social informatics while reaching out to diverse researchers worldwide.

The mission of SocInfo2011 is to make the conference a premier venue for both social and computer scientists to exchange the latest research ideas that better intergrate scholars from the two disciplines. The conference program will reflect this in the keynote talks, tutorials, workshops and paper sessions addressing emerging topics which attract interdisciplinary research attention.

For the first time, the conference has a strong representation of social science researchers. Both the organizing committee and program committee have diverse discoplinary representation. The committees are actively seeking papers covering a wide spread of topics and approaches. SocInfo2011 is supported by the International Communication Association (ICA) and Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF). SocInfo2011 also welcomes industry particpation by giving demos and poster presentations.

Other than serious research exchanges, SocInfo2011 will offer a social program for participants to know one another better, to visit some places of interest and to appreciate the local delicacies. With a good combination of work and fun, SocInfo2011 hopes to foster collaboration among the social informatics researchers as well as to demonstrate the relevance of their research to a wider community.

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About Nicholas

Associate Professor of Sociology, Environmental Studies, and Science and Technology Studies at Penn State, Nicholas mainly writes about understanding the scientific study of states and, thus, it is namely about state theory. Given his training in sociology and STS, he takes a decidedly STS-oriented approach to state theory and issues of governance.

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