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                          2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

                  Analyzing Graphs: Theory and Methods

                     a workshop in conjunction with

    22nd Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems
                             (NIPS 2008)

                  December 12, 2008  Whistler, BC, Canada

                http://research.yahoo.com/workshops/nipsgraphs2008/

           Deadline for Submissions: Friday, October 31, 2008
           Notification of Decision: Friday, November 10, 2008

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Overview:

Recent research in machine learning and statistics has seen the
proliferation of computational methods for analyzing graphs and
networks.  These methods support progress in many application areas,
including the social sciences, biology, medicine, neuroscience,
physics, finance, and economics.

This workshop will address statistical, methodological and
computational issues that arise when modeling and analyzing graphs.
The workshop aims to bring together researchers from applied
disciplines such as sociology, economics, medicine and biology with
researchers from mathematics, physics, statistics and computer
science.  Different communities use diverse ideas and mathematical
tools; our goal is to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations and
intellectual exchange.

Presentations will include novel graph models, the application of
established models to new domains, theoretical and computational
issues, limitations of current graph methods and directions for future
research.


Online Submissions:
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We welcome the following types of papers:

1. Research papers that introduce new models or apply
established models to novel domains,

2. Research papers that explore theoretical and computational
issues, or

3. Position papers that discuss shortcomings and desiderata of
current approaches, or propose new directions for future research.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed; exceptional work
will be considered for oral presentation. We encourage authors to
emphasize the role of learning and its relevance to the application
domains at hand. In addition, we hope to identify current successes in
the area, and will therefore consider papers that apply previously
proposed models to novel domains and data sets.

Submissions should be 4-to-8 pages long, and adhere to NIPS format
(http://nips.cc/PaperInformation/StyleFiles). Please email your
submissions to: [log in to unmask]

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, October 31 2008
Notification of Decision: Friday, November 10 2008


Format

This is a one-day workshop. The program will feature invited talks,
poster sessions, poster spotlights, and a panel discussion.  All
submissions will be peer-reviewed; exceptional work will be considered
for oral presentation.

Publication:

Accepted papers will be distributed on a CD and made available for
download.  We are negotiating the publication of the accepted papers
in print form.


Organizers:
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Edo Airoldi, Princeton University, [log in to unmask]
David Blei, Princeton University, [log in to unmask]
Jake Hofman, Yahoo! Research, [log in to unmask]
Tony Jebara, Columbia University, [log in to unmask]
Eric Xing, Carnegie Mellon University, [log in to unmask]


Program Committee
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David Banks (Duke University)
Peter Bearman (Columbia University)
Joseph Blitzstein (Harvard University)
Kathleen Carley (Carnegie Mellon University)
Aaron Clauset (Santa Fe Institute)
William Cohen (Carnegie Mellon University)
Stephen Fienberg (Carnegie Mellon University)
Lise Getoor (University of Maryland)
Peter Hoff (University of Washington)
Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research)
Alan Karr (National Institute of Statistical Sciences)
Jure Leskovec (Carnegie Mellon University)
Kevin Murphy (University of British Columbia)
Eugene Stanley (Boston University)
Lyle Ungar (Universitoy of Pennsylvania)
Chris Wiggins (Columbia University)

Thank you, we look forward to receiving your submissions!

Edo Airoldi, David Blei, Jake Hofman, Tony Jebara & Eric Xing

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