***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Apologies for cross-postings Call for Papers Workshop: Negative Ties and Social Networks 19-20 April, 2012 Budapest, Hungary http://negativeties.szisz.hu Deadline for abstract submissions: 31 January, 2012 Keynote speakers (confirmed): Joe Labianca (Gatton College, University of Kentucky, US) (negative ties in organizations) http://gatton.uky.edu/Content.asp?PageName=FRIndProfile&ID=541 Patrick Doreian (University of Pittsburgh, US and University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) (structural balance) http://www.patrickdoreian.com Robert Faris (University of California, Davis, US) (negative ties in adolescent networks) http://sociology.ucdavis.edu/people/rwfaris Aim of the workshop: Social networks play a very important role in a wide range of social problems: in promoting high performance, reducing conflicts and enhancing integration. Ties and networks, however, are usually considered in positive terms. Although negative ties are less frequent than positive ones, their occurrence may be more influential: they can ruin performance, induce conflict, and hamper cohesion of the collective much more than the extent to which positive relations help. It is therefore high time to discover the true nature and mechanisms of negative networks and develop new methods to analyze their dynamics. The workshop is intended to bring together scholars who are interested in the theory and empirical analysis of negative ties, could it be in the context of social networks in organizations, schools, or other fields. Potential topics include: - negative ties in organizations - bullying and relational aggression - gossiping in networks - dynamics of dislike and hate in networks - structural balance - relational aggression and status dynamics - the function of negative ties for group cohesion or for organizational performance - negative ties and intergroup relations - rejection and heterophobia in networks Submissions: If you are interested in presenting, please send a title and an abstract of no more than 250 words to the conference organizers at [log in to unmask] before the deadline of 31 January, 2012. Important dates: - Abstract submission deadline: 31 January, 2012 - Acceptance decisions by 17 February, 2012 - Finalization of the program: 29 February, 2012 - Registration deadline 18 March, 2012 - Workshop date: 19-20 April, 2012 A covering fee of participation is ¤130, payable by bank transfer before 18 March, 2012. The fee covers 1 lunch and 1 dinner, coffee and tea served at the breaks, name badge, conference program, and in addition, the gala dinner that is combined with a Danube river trip on boat (Friday evening). Hotel suggestions and other information can be found on the workshop website: http://negativeties.szisz.hu Location: Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB), Hungary Organized by: Research Center for Educational and Network Studies (RECENS), CUB Doctoral School of Sociology, CUB Széchenyi István College for Advanced Studies, CUB Supported by: TÁMOP-4.2.2/B-10/1-2010-002 project (European Social Fund) Enquiries about the workshop may be sent to [log in to unmask] Scientific Organization Committee: Károly Takács (chair), Corvinus University of Budapest, RECENS Peter Abell, London School of Economics Davide Barrera, University of Torino Anu¨ka Ferligoj, University of Ljubljana Andreas Flache, University of Groningen Yuval Kalish, University of Tel-Aviv Emmanuel Lazega, University of Paris - Dauphine György Lengyel, Corvinus University of Budapest Michael Mäs, ETH Zürich Zuzana Sasovova, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Tom Snijders, University of Oxford/University of Groningen Zoltán Szántó, Corvinus University of Budapest, RECENS Martin van der Gaag, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Balázs Vedres, Central European University René Veenstra, University of Groningen Rafael Wittek, University of Groningen -- Karoly Takacs Assistant Professor Corvinus University of Budapest Institute of Sociology and Social Policy Research Center for Educational and Network Studies (RECENS) Kozraktar u. 4-6. H-1093 Budapest, Hungary Phone: +36-1-4827302 Fax: +36-1-4827348 http://web.uni-corvinus.hu/~tkaroly _____________________________________________________________________ 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.