This year’s CITASA awards have been announced! CITASA is the Communications and Information Technology section of the American Sociological Association. It gathers together more than 300 sociologists interested in the ways groups of people make use of computation and networks.…
A shout out to SMRF collaborators Eric Gleave, Howard (“Ted”) Welser, and Tom Lento – our paper “A conceptual and operational definition of “Social Role” in Online Community” got the best paper award at HICSS-42! The Hawaii International Conference of System Sciences has featured a great series of mini tracks over the years. The Persistent Conversations mini track has featured great work on threaded conversations, blogs, chats, wikis, and social media for more than a decade. This year our paper appeared in the Digital Media: Content and Communication Track.
With a very nice letter that puts the award in some context:
Ten papers out of 515 at the conference were selected for Best Paper Awards. Many thanks to track organizers Karrie Karahalios and Fernanda Viegas.
A previous paper in 2006 also got best paper: You Are Who You Talk To: Detecting Roles in Usenet Newsgroups, by Danyel Fisher, Marc Smith, and Howard T. Welser
Two years before that in 2004 Fernanda Viegas and I also published a paper at HICSS that got best paper: Newsgroup Crowds and AuthorLines: Visualizing the Activity of Individuals in Conversational Cyberspaces,
by Ferndanda B. Viégas and Marc Smith.
Tom Erickson maintains a great listing of many years of HICSS papers.
Here is Tom Lento receiving the award at the conference in Hawaii earlier this month:
More Best Papers from this year…