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  • BRAIN: Participative Teaching with Mobile Devices and Social Networks for K-12 ChildrenBRAIN: Participative Teaching with Mobile Devices and Social Networks for K-12 Children
    BRAIN journal exhibits a creative study on the Participative Teaching, utilizing strategies like Mobile Devices and Social Network for K-12 Children. Livia Stefan and Dragos Gheorghiu from Bucharest, Romania have inquired about the participatory pedagogical investigate, …
  • BRAIN: Brain Functors
    BRAIN journal has recently published its latest volume Brain Functors: A mathematical model of intentional perception and action by David Ellerman. Classification hypothesis has foundational significance since it gives applied lenses to describe what is …
  • BRAND: Facilitating Public Audit Understanding At The Community LevelBRAND: Facilitating Public Audit Understanding At The Community Level
    Alexandru Țugui from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania has done a little research in the latest volume of BRAND journal. The issues which European Union is confronted with, as far as open account, decides the …
  • BRAIN: Social Media as Medical Validator
    The electronic word of mouth (eWOM) is a communication form adapted to the digitalized world of today where persons that never met communicate in an impersonal manner. The paper Social Media as Medical Validator written …
  • BRAND: English Shop Signs and Brand NamesBRAND: English Shop Signs and Brand Names
    In the most recent volume of the BRAND journal, the researchers Parvaneh Khosravizadeh and Hemaseh Bagheri Sanjareh have brought another intriguing study that spotlights on the English shop signs and brand names and how they spreaded …
  • BRAIN: Browsing Semantic Data in SlovakiaBRAIN: Browsing Semantic Data in Slovakia
    Ján Mojžiš and Michal Laclavík present an interesting topic in the academic article Browsing Semantic Data in Slovakia in the latest volume of BRAIN journal. Semantic data browsing is an important task for open and governmental data in …
  • LiBRI: Virgil’s Inferno. Memory and Reality in the Sixth Book of AeneidLiBRI: Virgil’s Inferno. Memory and Reality in the Sixth Book of Aeneid
    Roxana Maria Fanuţ from West University of Timisoara has developed a study on Virgil’s Inferno, with an emphasis on the Memory and Reality in the Sixth Book of Aeneid. This paper looks to offer a clearer …
  • Women and Girls in STEMWomen and Girls in STEM
    STEM education has become more and more important, and it is required for an interconnected global economy. The acronym refers to a range of academic disciplines, such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, meant to …
  • Why Are There So Few Women in IT?Why Are There So Few Women in IT?
    The world of technology has always been dominated by men, and it is reported a continuous decrease in women working in this field, despite the numerous campaigns to encourage them to enter the IT field. …
  • LIBRI: The Values of Antiquity in Contemporary Literature and ArtsLIBRI: The Values of Antiquity in Contemporary Literature and Arts
    In the entitled article The Values of Antiquity in Contemporary Literature and Arts, Ph.D. and lecturer, Paula Onofrei is aiming to find the common grounds between the art of the Antiquity and the art of …
  • LiBRI: Questioning Communication Models and ConstructsLiBRI: Questioning Communication Models and Constructs
    LiBRI is an international journal for specialists in linguistics, literature, cultural studies, and related fields. Paul Rastall is contributing with a research in the latest volume of the LiBRI journal: Questioning Communication Models and Constructs …
  • BRAIN: Integrating MOOCs in Embedded Systems Blended Courses
    The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) phenomenon has been growing in popularity and importance in the last decade, receiving valuable recognition from renowned universities from all over the world. MOOC can be simply defined as …


Topics of SMART 2015

Potential topics of SMART 2015 include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Academic applications for podcasting
  • Academic events through social-media (Eventful, The Hotlist,, Upcoming, Eventseer, AllConferences)
  • Analytics for social media
  • Application of engineering, computer science, mathematics, or natural science to politics or public policy
  • Blogging for persuasing the voters
  • Budgeting for social media in academic organizations
  • Case studies
  • Case studies
  • Case studies for successful social media commuting and presenting
  • Case study: Melbourne, Australia, 2011
  • Citizen surveillance on the Internet
  • Civic engagement in the Digital Age
  • Collaborative E-democracy
  • Communication, both internal and external
  • Diagramming and visual collaboration in educational institutions
  • Digital Democracy
  • Digital divide
  • Digital Politics
  • Disability accommodation in technology usage
  • Document Managing and Editing Tools:,, Google Docs, Syncplicity
  • Domain name seizures without due process
  • E-democracy
  • Electronic rulemaking
  • E-participation
  • Equal access to information
  • Executive and employee social media education and training.
  • Facebook and Twitter for mobilizing people for social revolutions/riots
  • Facebook, Twitter for winning elections
  • Free speech in the information age
  • Freedom from computer crime and abuse
  • Freedom of expression in the information age
  • Freedom of religion on the Internet
  • Freedom to connect/organize on the Internet
  • Future research directions
  • Future research directions in Social Media
  • Global access to information
  • Government Political Processes in the Information Age
  • Government restriction on access to Web sites
  • Guerilla politics (cyberbullying, satire)
  • Hacking into government computers
  • How do universities deal with social media obstacles/shortcomings
  • Impact of social media on the quality of the didactic process
  • Information freedom
  • Integrating social media and traditional media within the academic environment
  • Interactive public docket
  • Internet abuse and data misuse
  • Internet access in prisons
  • Internet censorship
  • Internet Freedom
  • Lawsuits against whistleblowers
  • Livecasting for education
  • Location-based social networks (Facebook places, Foursquare, Geoloqi, Google Latitude, Gowalla, The Hotlist)
  • Mobile social media and mobile teaching/learning
  • Net neutrality
  • Netizen rights
  • Online campaigning using social networking/multimedia tools
  • Online harassment of decision makers
  • Online piracy
  • Online political videos
  • Online political videos and campaigns
  • Open government
  • Open politics
  • Open-source governance
  • Other Political Expression in the Information Age
  • Parliamentary informatics
  • Personal Learning Environments
  • Photography and art sharing (deviantArt, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa, SmugMug, Zooomr) and the new education
  • Political activism on the Internet
  • Political blogs
  • Political Campaigns in the Information Age
  • Political debates on the Internet
  • Political vlogs
  • Politics on social networks sites
  • Privacy issues in the information age
  • Research in Social Media: journals, books, conferences, events
  • Right to privacy on the Internet
  • Social bookmarking (or social tagging): CiteULike, Delicious, Diigo, Google Reader, StumbleUpon, folkd
  • Social Media and Voting
  • Social media in local electoral campaigns
  • Social media in parlamentary elections
  • Social media in presidential elections
  • Social media tools for schools and universities
  • Social networking used in the new academic environment (ASmallWorld, Bebo, Cyworld, Diaspora, Facebook, Google+, Hi5, Hyves, IRC, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Orkut, Plaxo, Tagged, Tuenti, XING, Yammer)
  • Social news: Digg, Mixx, Social i my2i, Newsvine, NowPublic, Reddit
  • Super-injunctions
  • Teaching through presentation sharing (Prezi, scribd, SlideShare)
  • The advertising of universities using social media
  • The Arab Spring and Social Media
  • The role of web 2.0 in Occupy movement
  • The Spanish Indignados movement and social networks
  • The use of Content Management Systems for education (Drupal, Joomla, Plone, Siteforum, WordPress)
  • Transparency in Social Media
  • Twitter Revolutions in Moldova (2009), Iran (2009-2010), Tunisia (2010-2011) and Egypt (2011)
  • Use of social media by politicians in electoral marketing
  • Uses of graph theory for analyzing social networks
  • Using blogs (Blogger, Drupal, LiveJournal, Open Diary, WordPress, Xanga) for educational purposes
  • Using microblogging (Google Buzz,, Twitter) for communicating academic events
  • Using social media in electoral marketing
  • Using video sharing for education (Dailymotion, Metacafe, Nico Nico Douga, Openfilm, sevenload, Viddler, Vimeo, YouTube)
  • Using wikis (PBworks, Wetpaint, Wikia, Wikimedia, Wikispaces) in Science Classes
  • Video sharing services (Flickr, Picasa Web Album, Pinterest, Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe etc.) used for manipulating or altering the perception of people from one geopolitical zone about the regime in other country
  • Video-sharing websites and alterity problems
  • Virtual town hall
  • Virtual war room
  • Warrantless wiretapping
  • Web 2.0 role in !Democracia Real YA!
  • Whistleblower protection/ prosecution/ persecution
  • Whistleblower Web sites
  • Whistleblowing in the Information Age
  • Wikileaks