What's new in the 2nd edition of the STCSN E-Letter?
I hope you did enjoy reading the overview of the Special Technical Community on Social Networking which we've provided in the first issue of the E-Letter. From now on we will enter the regular production phase of the E-Letter comprising (original) content, featured articles, conference reports, call for papers, etc. which is related to the STCSN. Original content submitted to the STCSN E-Letter may be individual papers or special issues proposed by community members (or those who want to become part of the community). Each submission will be peer-reviewed (by the E-Letter Board coordinated by the chair Rene Kaiser), archived, and indexed via http://stcsn.ieee.net/e-letter. In order to cite the entire issue or individual articles, please adopt the following the guidelines:
How to cite an entire issue?
Rene Kaiser (ed.), "<name of issue>", IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Social Networking E-Letter, vol. <x>, no. <y>, <month> <year>.
[e.g., Rene Kaiser, Thomas Gottron (ed.), "Managing Business Communities - Taking a Closer Look at the ROBUST Project", IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Social Networking E-Letter, vol. 1, no. 2, May 2013.]
How to cite an article within an issue?
<authors>, "<name of article>", IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Social Networking E-Letter, vol. <x>, no. <y>, <month> <year>.
[e.g., T. Gottron, "The ROBUST Project - Managing Online Business Communities", IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Social Networking E-Letter, vol. 1, no. 2, May 2013.]
Interested parties are invited to submit individual original manuscripts or special issue proposals related to the STCSN (a list of topics can be found here ) to the chair of the E-Letter Board, Rene.Kaiser@joanneum.at.
New Positions: Call for Volunteers
The IEEE CS Special Technical Community on Social Networking (STCSN) (http://stcsn.ieee.net/) invites enthusiastic volunteers for the following new positions:
Interact with board on financial regulations, particularly for sponsorship and for setting up agreements with external organizations.
Identify existing conferences of relevance. Contact the organizers of these conferences to publicize the STCSN at their event in form of poster display and brochures, in return for publicizing their conferences to the STCSN members. Contact general chairs of several relevant conferences to discuss collaboration with STCSN (e.g., technical co-sponsorship). In the absence of relevant existing conferences, work with STCSN chair and relevant board(s) in Computer Society to establish a conference.
Membership officers (2 positions)
Help invite new members and produce reports on memberships. Help members find openings in our volunteer positions. Engage members to add to our content.
Social Media Evangelists (2 positions)
Help solicit, review, select, and post items on the Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+ accounts, which the STCSN uses.
Draft short, simple, consistent layout for bulletin. Identify media to publish online bulletin and establish circulation to members in cooperation with Webmaster. Solicit short contributions to the bulletin and coordinate information officers. Aim at short bulletins with frequent issues (e.g., monthly).
Support all officers in publishing their latest news and successes online. Announce each issue of bulletin to members
If you are interested in any of these positions, please send an e-mail with brief information about you to Christian Timmer (STCSN chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
 C. Timmerer, "Special Technical Community on Social Networking - Who are we and where we're going to!", IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Social Networking E-Letter, vol. 1, no. 1, February 2013.