Call for participation: Critical and Ethical Studies of Digital and Social Media at HICSS-54

The Critical and Ethical Studies of Digital and Social Media Minitrack at the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS-54) is currently accepting paper proposals for the 2021 conference. The Critical and Ethical Studies of Digital and Social Media minitrack seeks both empirical studies and theory-building papers. Theoretical papers should engage with or trouble foundational ideas, paradigms, and methods from realms such as technology studies and media studies. Empirical papers should draw on original studies of digital and social media that illustrate critical or ethical dimensions. Full paper submissions are due on June 15, 2020 by midnight HST (revised final manuscripts will be due September 22, 2020).

Please see the official minitrack CFP for more information, and feel free to contact the minitrack co-chairs Tonia Sutherland (, T.L. Cowan (, Jas Rault (, and Kishonna Gray ( with any general questions, ideas, concerns, questions about alternate submission parameters, and/or problems with submitting your paper by the June 15th deadline.

Please know that the organizers are very sensitive to the realities of Covid-19 and are working with reviewers and conference organizers to allow for the most generous approach to our minitrack possible. They are also sensitive to the concerns of the local community in Hawaiʻi and are actively engaging conversations about how to best proceed with our minitrack while minimizing potential harm to island residents.

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