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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