***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear Colleagues, I hope that this will be of your interest. Best regards On the behalf of LOC Giancarlo Ragozini Apologies for cross-posting FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS 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. http://www.ars17.unisa.it/ IMPORTANT DATES 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 ABOUT 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. INVITED SPEAKERS 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/ CALL FOR ABSTRACT AND POSTERS 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. INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS Follow the abstract submission system: http://www.ars17.unisa.it/submission CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS * 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. PROGRAM COMMITTEE For a complete list of committees please visit http://www.unisa.it/centri_e_vari/ars17/committees CONTACT INFORMATION Website http://www.ars17.unisa.it Email: [log in to unmask] Giancarlo RAGOZINI [log in to unmask] Maria Rosaria D'ESPOSITO [log in to unmask] Link: -----  http://www.ars17.unisa.it/young_ars _____________________________________________________________________ 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.