***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** 4th Workshop on Link Analysis, Counterterrorism and Security 2006 - Call for Papers Held in conjunction with the SIAM - SDM 06 on 20th April 2006. http://www.cs.rit.edu/~amt/linkanalysis06/ With the increasing amount of data available electronically the need for tools and techniques to extract, analyze, and make sense of massive social data sets, many of which have strong temporal and geographic features, has escalated. This has led to dramatic increase in research in areas such as link analysis, social network analysis, dynamic network analysis, text analysis, data mining and machine learning. Research in areas such as link analysis, social network analysis, dynamic network analysis, and text analysis has a long history. It is important to understand how information flows in organizations, how people form relationships and connections, and how these processes affect decision-making. Results of this research have been applied to understand pathologies in organizations: how collusion and fraud reveal themselves in the links within and among organizations. This year we will encourage both the practical and theoretical perspectives to solving problems related to mining large-scale dynamic social network datasets including the Enron e-mail dataset, instant messaging logs and online blog sources. In addition to the objectives of previous years we specifically wish to bring together social network statisticians with computer science data miners. The workshop attracts a mixture of academics, and security and counterterrorism practitioners. It provides a venue in which to present early work in relevant areas. Online proceedings will be created, and hardcopy proceedings will be available to conference attendees (and through SIAM afterwards). However, authors may retain copyright. Industrial organizations with products suitable for analyzing large datasets related to the theme of the workshop may also wish to participate, either directly in the workshop or in an industrial track in the main conference. Topics of Interest Include: Link analysis, Graph mining, Relational data mining, Social Network Analysis, Dynamic network analysis, Web mining applied to security and counterterrorism, Text mining applied to security and counterterrorism, Scalability of algorithms, Visualization of link structures, Performance evaluation measures, Innovative applications related to link analysis, Privacy issues, Novel Applications. Important Dates - Submissions Due - 14th January 2006. Acceptance Notification - 1st February 2006. Camera Ready Papers Due - 13th February 2006. List of accepted papers and Preliminary Workshop Schedule - 20th February 2006. Workshop Day - 20th April 2006. Organization - Co-Chairs: Kathleen Carley Institute for Software Research International School of Computer Science Carnegie-Mellon University Kathleen.carley AT cmu DOT edu Ankur M. Teredesai Laboratory for Discovery Informatics Department of Computer Science Rochester Institute of Technology amt AT cs DOT rit DOT edu Program Committee - Daniel Barbara, Geoge Mason University Michael Berry, University of Tennessee Deepayan Chakrabarti, Yahoo Inc. Hsinchun Chen, University of Arizona Terrill Frantz, CMU Lise Getoor, University of Maryland Jeffrey Johnson, East Carolina University Ju-Sung Lee, CMU Ying Li, Microsoft Castellanos Malu G, Hewlett-Packard William Pottenger, Lehigh University Edna Reid, University of Arizona Lisa Singh, Georgetown University David Skillicorn, Queens University Bulent Yener, Rensellear Polytechnic Institute Kindly e-mail questions and comments to amt AT cs DOT rit DOT edu or [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.