ARS17 2017 : ARS\’17 International Workshop: Challenges in Social Network Research

Posted on December 23, 2016 in Conferences
Submission Deadline Wednesday 25 Jan 2017  ( Deadline extended ? Click here to edit )
Conference & Submission Link http://www.ars17.unisa.it
Conference Dates May 15, 2017 - May 17, 2017
Conference Address Naples, Italy
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ARS\’17 is the sixth of a successful series. It aims at presenting the most relevant results and the most recent methodological developments in Social Network Research.

The workshop aims:

– to cover more of Social Network Analysis themes including application to different areas;

– to deepen existing scientific cooperation between social network analysts;

– to establish new cooperation between researchers;

– to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for exchange of ideas;

– to provide Ph.D. students and young researchers in the field of social network analysis with a forum for presenting their innovative work.

ARS\’17 will host plenary, special and contributed sessions. Contributed sessions include papers, posters and speed presentations.

PLENARY SESSIONS – INVITED SPEAKERS

Multilevel networks

Tom Snijders – University of Groningen and University of Oxford

Johan Koskinen – University of Manchester

Aleš Žiberna – University of Ljubljana

Signed networks

Patrick Doreian – University of Pittsburgh

Rosa Figueiredo – Université d\’Avignon

Vincent Traag – CWTS, Leiden University

Two-mode networks

Martin Everett – University of Manchester

Vladimir Batagelj – University of Ljubljana

Fabien Tarissan – CNRS France and ISP – Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan

Round table \”Challenges in social network research\”

Moderator: Anuska Ferligoj – University of Ljubljana

Elisa Bellotti – University of Manchester

Ulrik Brandes – University of Konstanz

Patrick Doreian – University of Pittsburgh

Martin Everett – University of Manchester

Katherine Faust – University of California, Irvine

Emmanuel Lazega – Institut d\’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)

Tom A. B. Snijders – University of Groningen and Oxford University

SPECIAL SESSIONS

ANALYSING SOCIAL NETWORKS. METHODS AND APPLICATIONS

Organizers: Young ARS Committee: Maria Prosperina Vitale, University of Salerno; Viviana Amati, University of Konstanz; Domenico De Stefano, University of Trieste; Luka Kronneger, University of Ljubljana.

BAYESIAN APPROACH IN SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS

Organizer: Susanna Zaccarin, University of Trieste

CAUSALITY, IMPACT EVALUATION AND NETWORK ANALYSIS

Organizer: Bruno Arpino, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Luca De Benedictis, University of Macerata; Alessandra Mattei, University of Florence

CULTURAL NETWORKS

Organizers: Emma Zavarrone, IULM University; Mario Maggioni, Catholic University of Milan

FOUNDATIONS AND APPLICATIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYSIS (FASOMA 2017) see Call for Papers

Organizers: Tansel Ozyer, TOBB University; Keivan Kianmehr, Oracle Inc.; Mehmet Kaya, Firat University; Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary.

HISTORICAL NETWORKS

Organizers: Luca De Benedictis, University of Macerata; Martin Stark, University of Trier

INNOVATION NETWORKS: THE COMPLEX RELATIONS OF ACTORS, ORGANIZATIONS AND INDUSTRIES

Organizers: Maria Rosaria D’Esposito, University of Salerno; Mario Maggioni, Catholic University of Milan

NETWORKS AND ART: STRUCTURES AND MEANINGS IN COLLECTIVE CREATIVITY

Organizers: Aleksandra Nenko, ITMO University; Marco Serino, University of Naples Federico II

SCIENTOMETRICS OF RUSSIAN NETWORK ANALYSIS COMMUNITY

Organizer: Valentina Kuskova NRU-HSE International laboratory for Applied Network Research

SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: RESULTS AND PROSPECTS IN RUSSIA

Organizer: Victor Tishchenko, Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control” of Russian Academy of Science

CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS

CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS

ARS\’17 Scientific Committee invites anybody with an interest in the themes of the conference or related ones to submit an abstract for oral presentation or poster session. The abstracts may include the following topics though not limited to them:

Clustering on networks: community detection, blockmodeling

Collaboration networks

Complex networks, Multiplex networks, Multilevel networks

Cultural networks

Dynamics and evolution patterns of large and complex networks

Economic and geographic networks

Issues in data collection

Knowledge and innovation networks

Methods for social and media analysis

Models for network data

Network analysis in human and social sciences

Network visualization

Political networks

Social movements and civic organization networks

Statistical methods for network analysis

Trade networks

YOUNG ARS GROUP CALL FOR POSTER

The YoungARS group invites graduate and PhD students to submit a poster according to the contributed sessions themes. All details about the format of poster will be available on the ARS’17 website.

Accepted posters will be included into the \”speed poster session\”, a lightning talk to promote posters during the conference. They will also be enrolled into the competition for the Best Poster Award.

IMPORT DATES

For papers in contributed sessions (oral presentation or poster)

Title and short abstract submission January 25, 2017

Notification of acceptance February 19, 2017

Abstract Final Version March 19, 2017

For invited speakers

Title and short abstract March 19, 2017

For FASOMA2017

Submission deadline: February 17, 2017 11:59 PM (UTC-07)

Notification of acceptance: March 24, 2017

A revised version: May 2, 2017 (this version of the abstract is to be shared with participants)

For Young ARS Group

Title and short abstract submission January 25, 2017

Notification of acceptance February 19, 2017

Poster exhibition May 15-17, 2017

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Authors have to submit a presentation abstract on-line before January 25th and the ARS Scientific Committee will include it in a session.

To submit an abstract go to http://www.ars17.unisa.it/submission

All submissions should include a title, author information and abstract text (not exceeding 500 characters). Please, note that registration and payment of workshop registration fee are compulsory for at least one author of each paper or poster before March 19, 2017.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Short course

A short course on \”Multilevel longitudinal network analysis\” will be offered on May 15. The course will be taught by Tom Snijders, Oxford University. Details are at http://www.ars17.unisa.it/shortcourse

Publications

a selection of original papers will be published as post symposium publication in Springer “Lecture Notes in Social Networks”.

Papers accepted to the conference can be submitted for publication to the Italian Economic Journal (ItEJ)

extended papers based on the Poster Track organized by the YoungARS group will be encouraged to be submitted to the special issue of the Italian Journal of Applied Statistics: \”Analysing Social Networks: Methods and Applications\” – guest editors: A. Ferligoj, M.P. Vitale, D. De Stefano and L. Kronegger.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

For a complete list of committees please visit

http://www.unisa.it/centri_e_vari/ars17/committees

CONTACT INFORMATION

Website http://www.ars17.unisa.it

Email: ars17@unisa.it

Giancarlo RAGOZINI giancarlo.ragozini@unina.it

Maria Rosaria D\’ESPOSITO mdesposito@unisa.it

The ARS’17 Committee would like to wish you that in the new year your friendship network will become larger, your degree centrality will increase, your co-authorship network will become stronger and happiness will spread in your personal network.

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