ASIS&T Social Computing Summit

ASIS&T Social Computing Summit
April 10-11, 2008, Hyatt Regency, Miami, Fl

About the Summit

(Prior to the IA Summit. Separate registration required. Registration deadline is Feb. 29, 2008)

The First Annual ASIS&T 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 List
  • Nancy Baym, University of Kansas
  • Thomas Vander Wal, InfoCloud Solutions
  • Nicole Ellison, Michigan State University
  • Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Blue State Digital
  • Alex Hunsucker,
  • Jevon MacDonald,
  • 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 ASIS&T Social Computing Summit. To be considered, authors should submit a 500-800 word poster abstract by Friday, February 29, 2008. Notification will be made on a rolling basis, with final notifications by Monday, March 10, 2008. Send submissions in PDF, DOC or TXT format to

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 - Portable Social Networks
3:15-4:00 Break
4-5:15 Posers and Interactive Session

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

prices are for Before 2/29/08 and for After 2/29/08
ASIS&T Members: $300 $350
Student Members: $195 $245
Non-members: $450 $500
Non-member Students: $245 $295

Hotel: 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)

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