***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Call for Papers Social network and social media analysis: Methods, models and applications workshop in conjunction with: 26th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2012) December 7 or 8 (TBD), 2012 Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA http://snap.stanford.edu/social2012/ Deadline for submissions: Sunday, September 16, 2012 Notification of decision: Sunday, October 7, 2012 ======================================================== Motivation and Goals: -------------------------------- The primary goal of the workshop is to become an inflection point in the maturation of social network and social media analysis, promoting greater technical sophistication and practical relevance. To accomplish this, this workshop seeks to bring together researchers from applied disciplines such as sociology, economics, medicine and biology, together with researchers from more theoretical disciplines such as mathematics and physics, within our community of statisticians and computer scientists. The technical focus of the workshop is the statistical, methodological and computational issues that arise when modeling and analyzing large collections of data that are largely represented as static and dynamic graphs. As the different communities use diverse ideas and mathematical tools, we seek to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations and intellectual exchange. The communities identified above all have a long-standing interest in modeling networks, and while they approach the problem from different directions, their ultimate goals are very similar. Format: ------------ This is a one-day workshop. The program will feature 6 invited talks, poster spotlights and a poster session. All submissions will be peer-reviewed; exceptional work will be considered for oral presentation. For up-to-date information on the workshop please check http://snap.stanford.edu/social2012/ Online Submissions: ------------------------------ We welcome the following types of papers: 1. Research papers that introduce new models or methodology, or apply established models/methods to novel domains and data sets, or 2. Research papers that explore theoretical and computational issues Submissions should be 4-to-8 pages long, and adhere to NIPS format (http://nips.cc/PaperInformation/StyleFiles). Please make the author information visible as in the final draft. Submissions will be accepted through the following website: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=social2012 Deadline for Submissions: Sunday, September 16, 2012 Notification of Decision: Sunday, October 7, 2012 Organizers: ----------------- Edo Airoldi, Harvard University, [log in to unmask] Jure Leskovec, Stanford University, [log in to unmask] Khalid El-Arini, Carnegie Mellon University, [log in to unmask] David Choi, Carnegie Mellon University, [log in to unmask] We look forward to receiving your submissions! Thank you, Edo, Jure, Khalid, and David _____________________________________________________________________ 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.