*****  To join INSNA, visit  *****

Final Call for Papers:
International Workshop on Social Space and Geographic Space

*** Sorry for cross-posting ***

International Workshop on Social Space and Geographic Space SGS'07
19 September 2007, Melbourne, Australia
in conjunction with the 
Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT'07) 

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. 

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
* ad-hoc ride sharing in urban transportation

Authors should submit electronically a full paper of maximal 12 pages in
the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science format to
[log in to unmask] The papers will be carefully evaluated by the
international program committee 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 a special issue of the International Journal in
Geographical Information Science, one of the leading journals in
geographic information science.

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


* 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

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

Stephan Winter
Dept. of Geomatics, The University of Melbourne, Australia
email: [log in to unmask]
phone: +61 3 83447875

Garry Robins
Dept. of Psychology, The University of Melbourne, Australia
email: [log in to unmask]
phone: +61 3 83444454

The workshop is sponsored by the Australian Research Council Research
Network on Spatially Integrated Social Science (ARCRNSISS). Members of
the ARCNSISS may go to to register directly for
one of the fully funded places. All other participants will register

SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social
network researchers ( To unsubscribe, send
an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line
UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.