Workshop at AfriCHI’16 in-cooperation with ACM SIGCHI, 21-25 November 2016 - Nairobi, Kenya

Workshop date: 21 November 2016, University of Nairobi Chiromo Campus, Nairobi, Kenya


Workshop Submission: Deadline extended: 30 September 2016

The growth of Social Media in Africa fueled by increased mobile Internet usage have enabled new forms of collaboration and interaction among users with both negative and positive influences on users’ practices. Consequently, Social Media becomes integrated into daily norms and cultural practices and might alter such norms with unintended consequences. These altered norms can have ethical consequences for individual users, communities and governments.

 Workshop Aims

We are organising a one-day workshop at AfriCHI to further explore these ethical implications and related issues in Social Media usage. The workshop aims to bring together different researchers in the Social Media space to share their work and methods in order to gain a broader understanding of Social Media issues arising on the continent. Researchers can also share best practices on how governments are reacting to ethical and social moral issues in the different countries. They can further share ethical issues in Social Media research that both researcher and users are encountering. Another aim of the workshop would be to encourage collaboration and cross-cultural Social Media research.


We invite interested researchers and practitioners to submit a 2-page paper indicating your interest in the workshop. Your submission should also indicate your experiences, challenges, opportunities and one burning question of such ethical implications in Social Media usage. Papers can be submitted to snsafrichi2016@gmail.com

Important Dates

Extended Deadline for workshop paper submission: September 30, 2016

Acceptance notifications:  October 5, 2016

Final workshop papers due: November 1, 2016

Contact Send us an email at snsafrichi2016@gmail.com


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