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Dear Socnet,

Emma Spiro and I would like to invite submissions to for a Workshop on
Activity-based Networks the CFP can be found [http://www.activity-networks.
com/paper_submission/] and is also at the end of this email. Please
disperse widely! We believe this will be a very interesting and fruitful
interdisciplinary workshop on an important and emerging area of research.


Zack Almquist, UMN
Emma Spiro, UW

Online And Activity-­based Social Networks: Sampling, Measuring And
Modeling The Effects Of Technology On Health-related Behaviors:

Co-located with SocInfo2016 in Seattle, WA November 14-17:

Communities in the fields of health, social sciences, and computer and
information sciences have recently become interested in online and mobile
applications dedicated to improving health-related behavior. Researchers
studying these topics focus on everything from software and hardware
development to understanding and modeling the social exchange and peer
influence on these new platforms. These activity-based social networks are
important environments for improving the health and well-being of
individuals; they also offer numerous opportunities for use by the broader
medical community.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC), for example, has
identified a series of issues related to improving an individual's
health-related behavior, including “encouragement, support, or
companionship from family and friends” all of which are supported in
popular activity-based networks. Building on the combination of
technological foundations, emergent social dynamics and health
implications, this workshop looks to bring together researchers from across
variety of disciplines to share current findings and help build a community
around this engaging new area of research.

In this workshop, we invite researchers and practitioners from different
disciplines such as sociology, economics, psychology, social computing,
public health, statistics, communications, computer science, engineering
and other related areas to share their ideas and research achievements in
order to better understand online and mobile applications dedicated to
improving health-related behavior.


We solicit original, unpublished and innovative research work on all
aspects around, but not limited to, the following themes:


   Sampling from activity-based networks

   Measuring activity-based networks

   Modeling activity-based networks

   Experiments on activity-based networks

   Influence of activity-based networks

   Designing activity-based networks

   Recruiting participants for activity-based networks

   Building applications to engage activity-based networks

   Measuring the health effects and/or efficacy of activity-based networks

   Policy implications of activity-based networks

Format and Submission

We invite the submission of regular research papers (6-8 pages) as well as
position papers (2-4 pages).

We recommend that applicants follow the formatting of SocInfo2016 general
submissions according to Springer LNCS paper formatting guidelines
<>.  The
submissions will be evaluated by the Organizing Committee on the basis of
quality and fit to the workshop theme. Accepted papers will be presented as
short presentations or lightning talks at the workshop.

Participants who are interested in attending but do not submit a research
paper or a position paper should submit a paragraph explaining why they are
interested in participating, what they would gain from participation, and
how they can contribute to the workshop.

Authors of accepted papers need to register for either the Workshop day or
SocInfo2016 conference ( All
submissions must be submitted in PDF format according to the guidelines
through the Easychair installation:

Important Dates

• Submission: September 20, 2016

• Decisions: October 15, 2016

Submissions will be due Midnight AoE time.


• Zack Almquist, University of Minnesota ([log in to unmask])
• Emma Spiro, University of Washington ([log in to unmask])

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