***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** 4th UK Social Networks Conference Friday 18th ? Sunday 20th July 2008 University of Greenwich, London The UK Social Network Conference offers an interdisciplinary venue for social and behavioral scientists, sociologists, educationalists, political scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, practitioners and others to present their work in the area of social networks. The primary objective of the Conference is to facilitate interactions between the many different disciplines interested in network analysis. The Conference provides a unique opportunity for the dissemination and debate of recent advances in theoretical and experimental network research. Keynote Speakers: Ron Burt (University of Chicago) Martin Everett (University of East London) Tom Snijders (University of Oxford, University of Groningen) Call for Papers: We invite submissions of extended abstracts on theories, methods, or applications of social network analysis. Submission of full papers is not required. Extended abstracts should be of no more than three pages and clearly indicate either the research purpose, methodology, and findings, or the discussion area and implications for the field. Topics include, but are not limited to: Policy, political and governance networks Business and organisational networks Knowledge, innovation and communication networks Interlocking directors and elite networks Economic and entrepreneurial networks Citations and scientific networks Social capital, brokerage and structural holes Models of network analysis Theory of relational sociology Cross-sectional and longitudinal network datasets Computational models and agent-based simulations of networks Information diffusion and innovation through social networks Online communities and social networking Methods for interrupting clandestine and terrorist networks Epidemiological networks Professional practice in network analysis Location: This conference, hosted by the University of Greenwich Business School, is being held in the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS. Accommodation Discounted rates for conference participants are available at the following hotels, both a short walk from the campus: Hotel Ibis, £72 per night. Novotel, Greenwich: £108 for single occupancy and £128 for double occupancy, including full English breakfast. Simply quote University of Greenwich when booking. Other nearby accommodation venues are Devonport House and Holiday Inn Express, Greenwich. Sponsored by: The University of Bristol The University of the West of England The University of Greenwich Academic Committee: Dimitris Christopoulos (University of West of England and University of Bristol) Bruce Cronin (University of Greenwich) Pietro Panzarasa (Queen Mary College, University of London) Nicky Shaw (University of Leeds) Federico Varese (University of Oxford) Important dates: April 7: Abstract submission deadline April 30: Provisional programme available May 30: Registration deadline Authors will be notified of acceptance by late-April. All accepted extended abstracts will be made available to delegates prior to the Conference. All delegates will be provided with copies of the proceedings upon arrival. Speakers may wish to bring paper copies of their articles for distribution during the Conference. For more information, booking details and paper submissions: Tel: 020 8331 9835 Fax: 020 8331 9583 E-mail: [log in to unmask] http://www.gre.ac.uk/schools/business/conferences-events/sna_conference ------------------------------------------------------------- Dr Bruce Cronin MA MSc PhD Head of Department Department of International Business & Economics University of Greenwich Business School Park Row, London SE10 9LS Ph: +44(0)20-8331-9786 Fax: +44(0)20-8331-9005 ------------------------------------------------------------- Business Network Research Group: www.gre.ac.uk/schools/business/consulting/business_network_research_group University of Greenwich, a charity and company limited by guarantee, registered in England (reg no. 986729). Registered Office: Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich SE10 9LS. _____________________________________________________________________ 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.