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

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Link: http://www.ars17.unisa.it
 
When May 15, 2017 - May 17, 2017
Where Naples
Abstract Registration Due Mar 26, 2017
Submission Deadline Jan 25, 2017
Notification Due Feb 19, 2017
Final Version Due Mar 19, 2017
Categories    social network   network analysis   statistics
 

Call For Papers

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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