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Dear all
We would like to let you know that we are still accepting abstracts for this special session. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for this session please contact us by the Sunbelt submission deadline (January 15th).   

Call for Abstracts for Special Session on “Words and Networks” at the 2010 International Sunbelt Social Network Conference

We are organizing a special session dedicated to interdisciplinary, cutting edge research that brings together text analysis and social network analysis for the 2010 Sunbelt Conference. The conference takes place at Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy, from June 29 to July 4, 2010. While text analysis as well as network analysis have evolved into mature yet still quickly advancing fields, work at their intersection is still less prevalent. We are looking for theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions that jointly utilize un- or semi-structured, natural language text data and relational data that denote interactions between social entities. Presentations of innovative implementations of technical solutions that are freely available to researchers are also welcome. The overarching goal with this session is to bring together people who are actively working on bridging the gap between text analysis and social network analysis.

How to submit an abstract to this session?

Abstract submission deadline is January 15th, 2010.  Sunbelt only accepts abstracts that are no more than 250 words long, no full papers. This is to guarantee that the presented work is most recent. You can bring a full paper to the conference if you wish. We are asking people interested in submitting an abstract to this special session to contact us by the Sunbelt submission deadline. You can do this by simply replying to this email or by using the email addresses below.

For submitting your abstract to this special session, please use the general Sunbelt Submission page (https://www.insna.org/sunbelt/4_subabs.html). Select “Words and Networks” from the “Session” drop-down list when you submit your abstract. To be extra sure that the papers for this session will go together, put the name of the session and the session organizers in the "additional notes" box on the abstract submission form.

Abstracts submitted to this special session will be reviewed by the INSNA organizers, not by the session organizers. The INSNA organizers may also decide on the format of the paper presentation (20 minute presentations or 60 minute posters). For any further questions on abstract submission please see FAQ on paper submission:  http://www.insna.org/PDF/Sunbelt/4_SunbeltFAQPDF.pdf. Additional information on the 2010 Sunbelt Conference is provided under http://insna.org/sunbelt/.

Session organizers:
Jana Diesner, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA,
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Kathleen M. Carley, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA,
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Peter A. Gloor, Center for Collective Intelligence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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We are looking forward to your contributions.


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