***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Call for Papers for the First Workshop on Paradigms for Control in Social Systems 1-3 June 2015 - Reykjavik, Iceland Held in conjunction with ICCS 2015 <http://www.iccs-meeting.org/iccs2015/> == DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 1st == Co-chairs: Derek Ruths (McGill University) Justin Ruths (Singapore University of Technology and Design) While the control of complex networks has recently emerged as an active area of research, the notion of control remains relatively undefined for social and economic systems. For example, what does it mean to control a co-purchase network, a web of trust, or an interbanking loan system? In this workshop, we invite researchers to explore what control means in such inherently social systems and how these notions of control can either be quantitatively modeled using existing techniques or necessitate the development of new modeling approaches. We seek original submissions aimed at exploring challenges in the control of social systems, including: - Case studies of control in social systems - Formalizing objectives in social systems as control problems - Models of dynamics and control in social systems - Relationships between control mechanisms from different social systems Some travel awards will be available. Submission deadline: February 1, 2015 For details on the workshop, visit http://networkdynamics.org/events/iccs2015_control _____________________________________________________________________ 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.