***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear All, Please find below a call for papers for the special issue of the Social Networks journal entitled "Advances in 2-mode social network analysis". If you are interested in submitting a paper for this special issue, please submit an extended abstract by February 10th, 2010. Best regards, Filip Agneessens (VU University Amsterdam) and Martin Everett (University of Manchester) ___________________ CALL FOR PAPERS - SOCIAL NETWORKS ================================= SPECIAL ISSUE - "Advances in 2-mode social network analysis" Special Issue Editors ===================== Filip Agneessens (VU University Amsterdam) Martin Everett (University of Manchester) Focus of the Special Issue ========================== In recent years there has been an increasing attention to 2-mode (and multi-mode) social network analysis; i.e. social networks, where links are only formed between two distinct groups (i.e. modes) of nodes. A variety of 2-mode social network data have been studied including but not limited to: interlocking directors sitting on multiple boards of companies, participants attending several events, Senators cosponsoring each other's bills, scientists or companies collaborating on projects, or people being members of multiple groups. In this Special Issue of Social Networks we wish to focus on state-of-the-art papers on two-mode networks. Building on the increasing interest in two-mode social network data as clearly apparent in recent INSNA Sunbelt conferences and the 2009 Workshop and Conference on 2-mode Social Network Analysis in Amsterdam, we aim to bring together some groundbreaking papers that use 2-mode social network analysis into a single issue of Social Networks. Call for papers =============== The papers considered should contribute to the 2-mode social network literature by offering considerable substantive and/or methodological innovations. Methodological papers should either extend existing methods or develop interesting new models and/or measures for the analysis of two-mode social networks. Methodological innovations could include (but is not restricted to): - New measures, or the extension of existing measures, which capture important structural characteristics of two-mode network data (e.g. measures of centrality, clustering, ...) including measures that include attributes (e.g. heterogeneity, ...) - Visualization techniques for 2-mode data - Methods to measure influence processes and resourceful positions in 2-mode social networks (e.g. social capital) - Methods to distinguish groups (e.g. cohesive subgroups) and/or to define structural similarity between actors (positional analysis techniques and blockmodels) - Statistical methods to model local and/or global characteristics of these networks (e.g. ERG (p*) models and other random baseline models, ...) - Models to statistically test changes in 2-mode networks over time - Ways to deal with sampling and boundary definitions in 2-mode networks Substantive papers should focus on applying social network methods to 2-mode social network data in order to provide answers to interesting new research questions and/or in order to generate new perspectives on existing questions. They should focus on increasing the understanding about the emergence of local and/or global structures in 2-mode social networks and/or on the effects that structure has on either or both modes. In principle, questions can involve any 2-mode social network data, including (among others): - interlocking directorates, - cosponsorship-behavior among Senators, - membership of formal and informal groups, - participation to events and loyalty to institutions, - the spread of diseases through (sexual) contacts modeled in 2-modes, - shared collaboration on projects by organizations, - scientific co-authorship of articles Submission requirements ======================= We encourage authors to submit extended abstracts of 2 to 3 pages by February 10th 2010. This should incorporate a clear description of the objective of the paper, the specific questions that the author(s) want to answer, how they plan to answer these questions, and should also include relevant references to existing literature. Please submit this to the special issue editors directly. Authors invited to submit full papers will be notified by March 10th. Complete papers should be submitted by the end of June. Final acceptance of papers will be based on review by one of the Special Issue editors and 2 peer reviewers. Revised papers are due by December 2010. The format of the paper is equivalent to regular papers in Social Networks. Visit the website for more information : http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505596/desc ription#description. Important Dates: =============== February 10, 2010 - Extended Abstract Due March 10, 2010 - Invitation for Full Paper Submission July 1, 2010 - Full Paper Due September 2010 - Initial Review Decision December 2010 - Revised Papers Due Contact information =================== For more information and submitting an extended abstract, please contact one of the special issue editors (Filip Agneessens, [log in to unmask] or Martin Everett, [log in to unmask] ) Link: http://home.fsw.vu.nl/f.agneessens/2mode.htm. Pdf: http://home.fsw.vu.nl/f.agneessens/2mode.pdf. _____________________________________________________________________ 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.