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Dear Colleagues,

I hope that this will be of your interest.

Best regards

On the behalf of LOC
Giancarlo Ragozini

Apologies for cross-posting


We are pleased to announce the Sixth International Workshop on Social Network Analysis ARS'17 which will take place on May, 15-17 in Naples, Italy.

For invited speakers 
TItle and short abstract                     March 19, 2017

For contributed speakers
Title and short abstract submission     January 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance                  February 19, 2017
Abstract Final Version                        March 19, 2017

ARS'17 is the sixth of a successful series. It aims at presenting the most relevant results and the most recent methodological developments in Social Network Research.

Vladimir Batagelj – University of Ljubljana
Elisa Bellotti – University of Manchester
Ulrich Brandes – University of Konstanz
Patrick Doreian – University of Pittsburgh and University of Ljubljana
Martin Everett – University of Manchester
Katherine Faust – University of California, Irvine
Anuska Ferligoj – University of Ljubljana
Rosa Figueiredo – Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
Johan Koskinen – University of Manchester
Emmanuel Lazega – Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)
Tom Snijders – University of Groningen and University of Oxford
Fabien Tarissan – CNRS France and ISP - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan
Vincent Traag – CWTS, Leiden University
Aleš Žiberna – University of Ljubljana


 The workshop aims:
- to cover more of Social Network Analysis themes including application to different areas;
- to deepen existing scientific cooperation between social network analysts;
- to establish new cooperation between researchers;
- to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for exchange of ideas;
- to provide Ph.D. students and young researchers in the field of social network analysis with a forum for presenting their innovative work.

ARS'17 Scientific Committee  invites anybody with an interest in the themes of the conference or related ones to submit a paper to the workshop.
The papers may include the following topics though not limited to them:

  • Clustering on networks: community detection, blockmodeling
  • Collaboration networks 
  • Complex networks, Multiplex networks, Multilevel networks
  • Cultural networks 
  • Dynamics and evolution patterns of large and complex networks
  • Economic and geographic networks
  • Issues in data collection 
  • Knowledge and innovation networks 
  • Methods for social and media analysis 
  • Models for network data 
  • Network analysis in human and social sciences 
  • Network visualization 
  • Political networks 
  • Social movements and civic organization networks
  • Statistical methods for network analysis  
  • Trade networks

The YoungARS group invites graduate and PhD students to submit a poster according to the paper submission deadlines.
Accepted posters will be included into the "speed poster session", a lightning talk to promote posters during the conference. They will also be enrolled into the competition for the Best Poster Award.

Follow the abstract submission system:



  • Short course
    A short course on "Multilevel longitudinal network analysis" will be offered on May 15. The course will be taught by Tom Snijders, Oxford University. Details are at http://www.ars17.unisa.it/shortcourse
  • Publications
    - a selection of original papers will be published in a volume edited by an international publisher and/or in special issues of international journals

    - extended papers based on the Poster Track organized by the YoungARS group will be encouraged to be submitted to the special issue of the Italian Journal of Applied Statistics:
    "Analysing Social Networks: Methods and Applications" - guest editors: A. Ferligoj, M.P. Vitale, D. De Stefano and L. Kronegger
    More information on the speed poster session and the special issue will be provided to the authors of the accepted submissions.


For a complete list of committees please visit

Website http://www.ars17.unisa.it
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Giancarlo RAGOZINI
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Maria Rosaria D'ESPOSITO
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