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During the European Social Networks Conference in Barcelona (July 1-4), two prices will be awarded, one for the best paper of an early career scholar, and one for outstanding visualization.
We now invite you to submit (self)-nominations for these awards. The deadlines for submission are May 1 for the best paper award, and June 1 for the outstanding visualization award. Please check our website www.eusn.org for eligibility criteria, submission guidelines and further details, or see below. If you have any questions regarding the awards, please do not hesitate to contact us at [log in to unmask].
Regards, also on behalf of the members of the award committees,
Committee for the award for best paper of an early scholar:
Markus Gamper, Sandra González-Bailón, Tom Snijders, and Károly Takács
Committee for the award for outstanding visualization:
Bernie Hogan, Jürgen Lerner, and Jürgen Pfeffer
The Award for Best Paper of an Early Scholar. The award is given to an early career scholar in recognition of research on social networks. To be eligible, scholars must be registered in the conference at the moment of submitting the paper, and they must either be PhD students or have completed their PhD studies within the past 5 years. To participate, scholars should submit a paper (pdf file written in English) by May 1, 2014 to [log in to unmask]. The scholar must be the first (or sole) author of the submitted paper. The paper may be published or unpublished, but must have been completed in or after 2013. A letter of support should be submitted as well to the same address. Papers are evaluated by a committee based on the level of originality in the ideas and techniques, the possible applications and their treatment, and potential impact. Markus Gamper, Sandra González-Bailón, Károly Takács, and Tom Snijders have kindly agreed to serve on this committee. The committee may arrive at the conclusion that none of the submitted papers merits the award. The monetary prize for the best paper is €500.
The Outstanding Visualization Award. This award is given to a scholar (or team of scholars) who present(s) an outstanding social network visualization - static or dynamic. This award is independent of career stage. To be eligible, scholars (or in case of a team, at least one of the scholars) must be registered in the conference by the time they submit the visualization. The participant(s) must be the author of the visualization and the visualization should either be unpublished, or published in or after 2013. To participate, scholars should submit the visualization and a short accompanying explanation in English (max. 500 words) by June 1, 2014 to [log in to unmask]. Visualizations can be submitted in jpg, png, mp4, mpg, gif, avi and mov format; the description should be submitted as a pdf file. Dynamic visualizations can also be web-accessible, either as a movie or as an interactive application. The visualizations are evaluated by a committee based on their design, level of information and visual appeal. Bernie Hogan, Jürgen Lerner, and Jürgen Pfeffer have kindly agreed to serve on this committee. The monetary prize for the outstanding visualization is €250. Some of the submissions may be displayed during the conference.