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Call for Papers

8th Conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis

Zurich, Switzerland, September 14-16, 2011


Keynotes (September 15-16)

Philippa Pattison, University of Melbourne

Alessandro Lomi, University of Lugano


Software Workshops (September 14)

SIENA by Johan Koskinen, University of Manchester

PNet by Philippa Pattison, University of Melbourne


Preconference Workshops (September 13)

Introduction to SNA by Thomas N. Friemel et al., University of Zurich

Historische Netzwerkforschung, by Wilko Schröter, University of Vienna


Applications of Social Network Analysis

The 8th Conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis (ASNA) has the goal to assess the state of the field and discuss current developments and innovations in social network research. As for the previous years, ASNA 2011 will primarily provide an interdisciplinary venue with focus on applications of social network analysis. However, submissions on theoretical and methodological issues are also welcome. There are no limitations with respect of scientific disciplines and research questions. However, contributors are especially encouraged to submit papers related to one of the special thematic tracks organized at this year’s conference.

Special tracks:


Other topic oriented tracks will be organized based on the submissions or can be suggested to the conference committee.


Submission, Presentation, and Registration

ASNA 2011 accepts two different kinds of submission types. The two formats differ with respect to submission criteria, presentation and discussion time, and consideration for publication. Both types require the submission of an extended abstract (700-1’000 words) by June 1, and receive notice of acceptance by June 13, 2011. If you submit a full paper (15-30 pages, double spaced) you will automatically be assigned to a full paper presentation. You will benefit from a longer presentation time (20 min), a discussion by a respondent (5 min) and an extended time slot for the discussion in the panel (5 min) which totals to 30 minutes. Only full paper presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the journal “Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences” (published by Elsevier).


Standard presentation

Full paper presentation


Extended abstract of 700-1’000 words by June 1

Extended abstract of 700-1’000 words by June 1

Notice of acceptance

June 13, 2011

June 13, 2011

Full paper submission


July 31, 2011

Time slot

15 min

30 min

Consideration for publication




For submitting your abstract, please send your abstract as a word- or pdf-file to the following email address: info [at]

Submission deadline: June 1, 2011

Conference and workshop registration deadline: July 31, 2011


About ASNA

Further information about ASNA 2011 (and previous conferences) can be found on the conference website:


Organizing Committee

Uwe Serdült, U of Zurich, Centre for Democracy Aarau

Thomas N. Friemel, U of Zurich, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research

Christian Hirschi, ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions

Karin Ingold, ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions

Sabrina Ruggieri, University of Bern, Department of Psychology

Fabio Sticca, University of Zurich, Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development


Contact: info [at]



Dr. Thomas N. Friemel 
|  Oberassistent

Universität Zürich     |  IPMZ - Institut für Publizistikwissenschaft und Medienforschung
Andreasstrasse 15     
|  8050 Zürich  |  Tel. +41 (0)44 635 20 61

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