Track 6: Social Media and Collective Intelligence

Social Media has led to radical paradigm shifts in the ways we communicate, collaborate, consume, and create information. Technology allows virtually anyone to disseminate information to a global audience almost instantaneously. Information published by peers in the form of Tweets, blog posts, or Web documents through online social networking services has proliferated on an unprecedented scale, contributing to an exponentially growing data deluge. Digital traces of online and offline behavior, communication, and actions of artificial as well as human actors contribute to ‘datafication’ of our world. An important quality of these new databases is their coverage of real effective behavior (in contrast to stated or postulated behavior). This may open up new frontiers if not a new (‘the 4th’) paradigm of ‘data-intensive science’. A new level of connectedness among peers adds new ways for the usage and consumption of traditional and social media. We are witnessing new forms of collaboration in organizations, markets and society, including the phenomenon of an emergent Collective Intelligence.

This conference track welcomes contributions showing either:

  1. How to make sense of Social Media data, i.e., how to condense, distill, or integrate highly decentralized and dispersed data resulting from human communication, including sensor-collected data and meta data from mobile communications, to a meaningful entity or information service, or

  2. How Social Media contribute to organizational and societal collaboration in innovation, learning, co-creation, customer and partner relations, in teamwork and Collective Intelligence, etc., or

  3. How information systems and (new) functionality may help to foster collaboration in Social Media and Collective Intelligence, especially when we consider very large communities.
We invite papers covering all aspects of Social Media and Collective Intelligence including Social Media in Business (e.g. for Marketing, Innovation, and Collaboration) and Entertainment (e.g. Social News, Social Music Services, Social TV, and Social Network Games).

The list of topics mentioned below is neither exhaustive nor exclusive. Insightful artifacts, new functionalities of information systems, and methods as well as analytical, conceptual, design oriented, empirical, and theoretical approaches using any kind of research method are within the scope.

  • Data/Information/Web mining (e.g. opinion mining, media bias)
  • Social Media Monitoring, Prognosis, and Trend Detection
  • (Dynamic) Social Network Analysis (SNA)
  • Semantic Network Analysis
  • Human Computation, Human Sensing, Citizen Science
  • Mobile Communications related to Collective Intelligence
  • Theories about Digital Collaboration
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Collaborative Innovation Networks, Collaborative Creativity
  • Engineering of Information Systems for very large communities
  • Adoption and Acceptance of Social Media
  • Incentives for Collaborative Behavior, e. g., Game Mechanics
  • Social Business and Enterprise Software
  • Business Models, Business Value, and Consumer Surplus in Social Media
  • Mobile Social and Geo Social Networking and Services
  • Social Media within and for Smart Cities, Smart Traffic, Smart Energy
  • Coping with Semi-Structured and Big Data (e.g., sentiment, Natural Language Processing)
  • Social Search Engines and Aggregators
  • Personalization and Adaptation to User Preference
  • Trust, Reputation, Social Control, Privacy
  • Information Reliability, Web Spam, Content Authenticity
Track Chairs
Prof. Dr. Susanne Robra-Bissantz, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Prof. Dr. Detlef Schoder, University of Cologne, Germany

Program Committee
Prof. Dr. Andrea Back, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Alexander Benlian, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Prof. Dr. Freimut Bodendorf, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Nürnberg-Erlangen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Jana Diesner, iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA
Dr. Carolin Durst, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Nürnberg-Erlangen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Kai Fischbach, University of Bamberg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Peter Gloor, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
Prof. Dr. Jorge Marx Gómez, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Dr. Jörn Grahl, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Dr. habil. Georg Groh, Technische Universität München, Germany
Dr. Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Prof. Dr. Mathias Klier, University of Regensburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Michael Koch, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Prof. Dr. Hanna Krasnova, Universität Bern, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Christoph Lattemann, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Dr. Sven Laumer, University of Bamberg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Lechner, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Prof. PhD Takis Metaxas, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA
Prof. Dr. Volkmar Pipek, University of Siegen, Germany
Dr. Key Pousttchi, University of Augsburg, Germany
Dr. Johannes Putzke, University of Cologne, Germany
Dr. Alexander Richter, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Daniel Schlagwein, Australian School of Business, Australia
Prof. Dr. Mareike Schoop, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Prof. Dr. Guido Schryen, University of Regensburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Prof. Dr. Stefan Stieglitz, University of Münster, Germany
Prof. Dr. Markus Strohmaier, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Prof. Dr. Matthias Trier, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Prof. Dr. Katharina Zweig, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
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