***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** not me. seems like that want us to do their work for them. very short sighted, of course, because respondents can promote their own stuff given the lure of 'funding' lurking in the background. with best wishes pat --On Friday, January 07, 2005 10:53 AM -0500 Valdis <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > If anyone is interested... > >> Dear Colleague, >> >> We are writing to ask for your help on a U.S. National Research Council >> (NRC) study on "Network Science" that we re serving on. The goal of >> the >> study is to describe the current state of the art in network science >> and >> make recommendations that can be used to guide decisions about future >> directions in this area within the federal government. The study has a >> broad charter, including understanding the connections between >> engineering, biological, social, financial and other network phenomena. >> The initial funding for this study comes from the Department of >> Defense, >> but the National Research Council (as part of the independent National >> Academies of Science) believes that our report will have a significant >> impact on the entire field, so we are especially interested in >> obtaining a >> wide range of views. >> >> To help us get a mapping of the current activities in the field, we >> have >> put together a short web-based survey that we are asking researchers in >> the field to fill out. The survey should only take a short while >> (10-15 >> minutes) to complete and would be a great help in making sure that we >> understand the current work that is going on and some of the important >> research directions that should be pursued. >> >> The survey is available at >> >> http://www8.nationalacademies.org/survey/deps/networksci2.htm >> >> I hope that you can help out on this study by taking the survey soon, >> as >> we are beginning some initial analysis this month. >> >> We also invite you to forward this invitation to other network science >> and >> related researchers. >> >> With appreciation, >> >> Will E. Leland, Chief Scientist >> Network Systems Research Lab, Telcordia [log in to unmask] >> >> Richard M. Murray, Professor >> Control and Dynamical Systems, Caltech >> [log in to unmask] > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. patrick doreian professor and chair department of sociology 2406 WWPH university of pittsburgh Phone: (412) 648-7584 Fax: (412) 648-2799 email: [log in to unmask] [log in to unmask] (for the journal of mathematical sociology) _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.