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hello everyone,
                          vlado batagelj and i are organizing a session 
on citation networks for sunbelt: the description follows: if you are 
interested in submitting an abstract, please sent it to:

Citation Networks

Citation networks occur in many realms where documents cite other 
documents. Examples include academic articles citing other articles in 
many fields, citations between patents, and citations from Supreme Court 
decisions to earlier decisions. These networks are inherently temporal 
and can be genuinely acyclic or not. The latter can be transformed 
meaningfully to an acyclic form in several ways. Most often, citation 
networks are large. This session is designed to focus on studying 
citation networks, substance, presenting analyses of these networks, and 
exploring the methodological issues involved in analyzing them. Emphasis 
will be placed on newly developed methods for studying citation networks 
and how these methods lead to novel substantive insights. Given the 
temporal nature of citation networks, there are opportunities for 
studying change over time with attention on historical contexts as a 
substantive concern.

Submission will close on December 31 at 11:59:59 EST.

if you are interested in submitting an abstract, please sent it to:
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with best wishes
patrick and vlado

patrick doreian
professor emeritus
department of sociology
2602 WWPH
university of pittsburgh
pittsburgh, PA 15260
phone: 412 648 7537
fax: 412 648 2799
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