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The NRU HSE International Laboratory for  <> Applied
Network Research is pleased to announce a call for papers for its First
International Conference on Social Network Analysis, on November 20-21,
2014, in Moscow, Russia. The conference is organized in cooperation with the
NRU HSE Faculty of Management, as part of its 7th Annual Conference "
<> Contemporary Problems in Management:
Exploring the Boundaries". Though held as part of the management conference,
the Social Network Analysis section is a stand-alone conference, and we
welcome works from a variety of disciplines, with only the methodology of
network analysis as the uniting common theme.


In editorial to the first issue of "Network Science" Wasserman and
colleagues cite Duncan Watts, who said that "Networks are important because
if we don't understand networks, we can't understand how markets function,
organizations solve problems, or how societies change." (Network Science, 1,
p. 2). There is no question of whether the field of social networks is
important: as several recent demonstrate, social networks are becoming one
of the priority research areas. What makes this field unique is that it is
truly multidisciplinary: many social fields are interconnected and should be
studied in parallel using the same instruments.


The conference is aimed at the international, interdisciplinary community of
scholars interested in network analysis methodology and applying it in a
variety of fields of inquiry. The focus of the conference is developmental,
and we especially encourage students and young researchers to submit their
work for early feedback on their projects (please see "Student Paper
Competition" for details).

Submitted abstracts (please see Registration page) should be no more than
300 words and clearly outline research goals, methodology, and key
findings/implications). Extended abstracts for Student Paper Competition
should be no more than 2000 words in length. All abstracts will be
blind-reviewed with feedback provided regardless of the acceptance decision.


Keynote Speakers

 <> Stanley Wasserman, Indiana
University and HRU HSE

 <> Vladimir Batagelj, University
of Ljubljana, FMF, Department of Mathematics  


Special Session: Analysis And Visualization Of Networks Using Pajek

On November 19, 2014, Vladimir Batagelj will present a one-day workshop on
Pajek. The workshop will focus on introduction to concepts and presentation
of corresponding Pajek's methods, corresponding to Chapters 2 and 3 of the
text "Understanding Large Temporal Networks and Spatial Networks:
Exploration, Pattern Searching, Visualization and Network Evolution" by
Patrick Doreian, Vladimir Batagelj, Anuska Ferligoj, Natasa Kejzar. For
details, please refer to


Student Paper Competition/Travel Award

To involve young scholars in the studies of networks, and especially to
increase the involvement of young scholars from regions of Russia, we are
pleased to announce a Student Paper Competition. To be eligible, the paper
must be written by student of any level (from undergraduate to PhD) as the
first author. To submit paper for a competition, please mark an appropriate
box on the registration form (please see Registration Page), and submit an
extended abstract (no more than 2000 words) with your registration. A winner
and several finalists (should there be more than one paper tied for a second
and third place) will receive travel stipends to offset the cost of travel
to Moscow or a cash award up to 10,000 rubles. The exact amount and the
number of awards will depend on the number of winning/mentioned papers.


Submission Deadline: October 21, 2014  

Acceptance Notification: November 1, 2014

Registration deadline (without submitted paper): November 7, 2014 




Valentina (Valya) Kuskova, PhD

Director, NRU HSE International Laboratory for Applied Network Research

Deputy Dean for International Relations, Faculty of Management 

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Kirpichnaya 33/5, office 803, Moscow, Russia 105187

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