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  • BRAIN: Novel Detection Features for SSVEP Based BCI: Coefficient of Variation and Variation Speed
    In neurology and neuroscience research, Steady-State Visually Evoked Potential (SSVEP) are brain signals which occur in response to visual stimulation. The paper Novel Detection Features for SSVEP Based BCI: Coefficient of Variation and Variation Speed – written …
  • BRAND: Research on Corruption – A Major Global ProblemBRAND: Research on Corruption – A Major Global Problem
    In the latest volume of the BRAND journal, Elena Cristina Pană and Ileana Nișulescu from Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania give some additional understanding about corruption, from a worldwide perspective. Corruption in the public sector …
  • BRAIN: Conscience in Language TeachingBRAIN: Conscience in Language Teaching
    Conscience in Language Teaching and its Relationship with Language Proficiency and Emotional Intelligence of EFL Teachers by Sedighe Jalili Kalangestani was published here. Several factors contribute to the efficacy of an English language teacher, among which, …
  • BRAIN: Novel Ontologies-Based OCR – Error Correction Cooperating with Graph Component ExtractionBRAIN: Novel Ontologies-Based OCR – Error Correction Cooperating with Graph Component Extraction
    The article written by Sarunya Kanjanawattana and Masaomi Kimura is a study about Optical Character Recognition (OCR), which represents a a typical tool used to transform image-based characters to computer editable characters. The two illustrate …
  • LiBRI: The Dynamism of Free Combinations Concerning a Part of Speech: The Adjective in French
    This paper is related to peculiar aspects of French grammar, namely the adjectival behaviour along its evolution from free combinations. The analysis starts from the status of the adjective as modifier of a noun to …
  • BRAIN: Brain and AIBRAIN: Brain and AI
    As years pass, the importance of Artificial Intelligence grows at a fast pace. The evolution of this concept is being presented to the readers in Ángel Garrido’s upcoming paper, titled Brain and AI. Starting with …
  • BRAND: A New Perspective on Corporate Social ResponsabilityBRAND: A New Perspective on Corporate Social Responsability
    This is the new BRAND: Broad Research in Accounting, Negotiation, and Distribution. The aim of the journal is to make an agora of different experts in economics, social and political sciences. We look for articles …
  • 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: Aspects of Spanish ParemiologyLiBRI: Aspects of Spanish Paremiology
    In the latest volume of LiBRI journal, Alin Titi Calin from “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi contributes with a research on the Aspects of Spanish Paremiology. Every people group has its own particular paremiological treasure. …
  • 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: Intelligent System for Diagnosis of a Three-Phase Separator
    Wise frameworks for analysis have been utilized as a part of an assortment of spaces: budgetary assessment, credit scoring issue, distinguishing proof of programming and equipment issues of mechanical and electronic hardware, therapeutic determination, shortcoming …
  • BRAIN: Automatic Anthropometric System Development Using Machine Learning
    In the latest volume of the BRAIN journal, Long The Nguyen and Huong Thu Nguyen from Irkutsk National Technical University in Lermontov, Russia have developed a research paper on the Automatic Anthropometric System Development using …


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