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SOCNET  November 2006

SOCNET November 2006

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International Workshop on Social Space and Geographic Space (SGS'07)

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First Announcement and Call for Papers

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International Workshop on Social Space and Geographic Space
(SGS'07)
in conjunction with the
Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT'07)
(http://www.cosit.info/)
19 September 2007, Melbourne, Australia
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AIMS AND SCOPE
==============
Social agents are embedded in both social structures and in 
geographical space. The combination of social and geographic space 
has often been neglected. With few exceptions, social network theory 
ignores geographic space, and artificial intelligence studies often 
assume local societies without sophisticated conceptualisations of 
social networks. Yet the multiple embeddedness of actors in both 
physical and social space has important implications for 
understanding social behaviour.  In many related research areas, 
there is a growing recognition that associations between social 
structure and geographical nearness may affect social systems and 
social behaviours.

Research on the associations between social and geographic space 
occurs in disconnected scientific communities, including human 
geography, social network theory, and geographic agent-based 
simulation. The Workshop on Social Space and Geographic Space aims to 
bring the social and the spatial disciplines together, to discover 
joint foundations in social and geographical theory, and to integrate 
approaches for modelling spatial context and social behaviour.

The workshop is organized as an ARCNSISS activity, but open to all 
researchers. Participation in the following Conference on Spatial 
Information Theory is optional and facilitated.

TOPICS
======
Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts that demonstrate 
current research in areas that relate to associations between social 
networks/social structure and geographic space. The workshop solicits 
novel papers on a broad range of topics that relate to these 
associations, including but not limited to:

* mobile gaming
* models for networks in physical space
* modelling recreation behaviour
* social cohesiveness within spatially distributed communities
* modelling behaviour of wildlife populations
* market systems embedded socially and physically (e.g. labour markets)
* modelling migration or gentrification in urban systems
* models for segregation and desegregation across large scale communities
* ad-hoc ride sharing in urban transportation

PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
================================
Authors should submit electronically a full paper of maximal 12 pages 
in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science format to the 
workshop via the COSIT'07 paper submission system. The papers will be 
carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical 
soundness, and clarity of expression. Accepted papers must be 
presented at the workshop by one of the authors to be published in 
the conference proceedings. Selected best papers, after extension, 
will be published in an international journal as a special issue.

IMPORTANT DATES
===============
* 30 April 2007:  Full paper due
* 15 June 2007:   Notification
* 15 August 2007: Camera-ready paper due

DETAILS
=======
COSIT'07: http://www.cosit.info/
SGS'07:   http://www.cosit.info/content/blogcategory/45/82/

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
=================
* Pragya Agarwal, University College London, UK
* Carter Butts, University of California Irvine, USA
* Christophe Claramunt, Naval Academy Research Institite, F
* Matt Duckham, University of Melbourne, AU
* Bruce Edmonds, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
* Joachim Gudmundsson, NICTA, AU
* Patrick Laube, University of Auckland, NZ
* Pip Pattison, University of Melbourne, AU
* David O'Sullivan, University of Auckland, NZ
* Paul Torrens, Arizona State University, USA

KEYNOTES
========
* Carter Butts, University of California Irvine, USA
* David O'Sullivan, University of Auckland, NZ

ORGANIZERS
===========
Stephan Winter
Dept. of Geomatics, The University of Melbourne, Australia
email: [log in to unmask]
phone: +61 3 83447875
url:   http://www.geom.unimelb.edu.au/winter/

Garry Robins
Dept. of Psychology, The University of Melbourne, Australia
email: [log in to unmask]
phone: +61 3 83444454
url:   http://www.psych.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff/RobinsG.html

SPONSORSHIP
===========
The workshop is sponsored by the Australian Research Council Research 
Network on Spatially Integrated Social Science (ARCRNSISS), but open 
to all researchers.


Dr Garry Robins
Department of Psychology
School of Behavioural Science
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010
Australia

Tel: 61 3 8344 4454
Fax: 61 3 9347 6618
Web: www.psych.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff/RobinsG.html  

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