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Reminder – abstracts due Friday next week:

Call for Abstracts for 2nd Track on “Words and Networks” at 2011 International Sunbelt Social Network Conference


We are inviting submissions for a special theme track dedicated to interdisciplinary, cutting edge research that brings together text analysis and network analysis at Sunbelt 2011. The conference will be held in St. Pete Beach, Florida, February 8-13, 2011 (http://www.insna.org/sunbelt/current.html).

While text analysis and network analysis have evolved into mature yet still quickly advancing fields, work at their intersection is less prevalent. We are looking for theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions that jointly utilize natural language text data and network data. Presentations of innovative technical solutions that are freely available to researchers are also welcome. The overarching goal with this track is to bring together people who are bridging the gap between text analysis and social network analysis.


How to submit an abstract to this session?

-          Deadline: Regular Sunbelt submission deadline. October 29th, 2010.

-          What to submit: Sunbelt accepts abstracts that are no more than 250 words and 1,400 characters words long. No full papers. The limits do not include the title and citations. Please keep in mind that this is an abstract, not a literature review – i.e. please do not include a list of references.

-          How to submit: Use the general Sunbelt submission page (https://www.insna.org/sunbelt/31_subabs.html). Select “Words and Networks” from the “Session” drop-down menu (the very last item in the list). To be extra sure that the abstracts 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.

-          More information: For details about abstract submission see the “Abstract Submission FAQ” section at http://www.insna.org/PDF/Sunbelt/31_SunbeltFAQPDF.pdf. You can see the abstracts of the accepted submissions for the 1st track on “Words and Networks” at Sunbelt 2010 at http://www.insna.org/PDF/Sunbelt/4_ProgramPDF.pdf.


We are asking people interested in submitting an abstract to this track to briefly email us prior to the submission deadline (see email addresses below) about their interest in the track.


Track organizers:

Jana Diesner, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, email: [log in to unmask]
Kathleen M. Carley, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, email: [log in to unmask]
Peter A. Gloor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Collective Intelligence, email: [log in to unmask]


We are looking forward to your contributions.


Best regards, Jana


Jana Diesner

PhD Candidate

Carnegie Mellon University

School of Computer Science

Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS)

Web: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/jdiesner/


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