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SECOND 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/ 

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.
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 will host plenary, special and contributed sessions. Contributed sessions include papers, posters and speed presentations. 


PLENARY SESSIONS - INVITED SPEAKERS
 
Multilevel networks

  • Tom Snijders - University of Groningen and University of Oxford
  • Johan Koskinen - University of Manchester
  • Aleš Žiberna - University of Ljubljana
Signed networks
  • Patrick Doreian - University of Pittsburgh
  • Rosa Figueiredo - Université d'Avignon
  • Vincent Traag - CWTS, Leiden University
Two-mode networks
  • Martin Everett - University of Manchester
  • Vladimir Batagelj - University of Ljubljana
  • Fabien Tarissan - CNRS France and ISP - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan
Round table "Challenges in social network research"
Moderator: Anuska Ferligoj - University of Ljubljana
  • Elisa Bellotti - University of Manchester
  • Ulrik Brandes - University of Konstanz
  • Patrick Doreian - University of Pittsburgh
  • Martin Everett - University of Manchester
  • Katherine Faust - University of California, Irvine
  • Emmanuel Lazega - Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)
  • Tom A. B. Snijders - University of Groningen and Oxford University


SPECIAL SESSIONS

ANALYSING SOCIAL NETWORKS. METHODS AND APPLICATIONS
Organizers: Young ARS Committee: Maria Prosperina Vitale, University of Salerno; Viviana Amati, University of Konstanz; Domenico De Stefano, University of Trieste; Luka Kronneger, University of Ljubljana.
 
BAYESIAN APPROACH IN SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS
Organizer
: Susanna Zaccarin, University of Trieste
 
CAUSALITY, IMPACT EVALUATION  AND NETWORK ANALYSIS
Organizer:
Bruno Arpino, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Luca De Benedictis, University of Macerata; Alessandra Mattei, University of Florence

CULTURAL NETWORKS
Organizers: Emma Zavarrone, IULM University; Mario Maggioni, Catholic University of Milan

FOUNDATIONS AND APPLICATIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYSIS (FASOMA 2017) see Call for Papers
Organizers: Tansel Ozyer, TOBB University; Keivan Kianmehr, Oracle Inc.; Mehmet Kaya, Firat University; Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary.
 
HISTORICAL  NETWORKS
Organizers: Luca De Benedictis, University of Macerata; Martin Stark, University of Trier
 
INNOVATION NETWORKS: THE COMPLEX RELATIONS OF ACTORS, ORGANIZATIONS AND INDUSTRIES
Organizers
: Maria Rosaria D’Esposito, University of Salerno; Mario Maggioni, Catholic University of Milan
 
NETWORKS AND ART: STRUCTURES AND MEANINGS IN COLLECTIVE CREATIVITY
Organizers
: Aleksandra Nenko, ITMO University; Marco Serino, University of Naples Federico II

SCIENTOMETRICS OF RUSSIAN NETWORK ANALYSIS COMMUNITY
Organizer: Valentina Kuskova NRU-HSE International laboratory for Applied Network Research
 
SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: RESULTS AND PROSPECTS IN RUSSIA
Organizer: Victor Tishchenko, Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control” of Russian Academy of Science

CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS
CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS


ARS'17 Scientific Committee invites anybody with an interest in the themes of the conference or related ones to submit an abstract for oral presentation or poster session. The abstracts 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



YOUNG ARS GROUP CALL FOR POSTER

The YoungARS group invites graduate and PhD students to submit a poster according to the contributed sessions themes. All details about the format of poster will be available on the ARS’17 website.

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.

 
IMPORT DATES

For papers in contributed sessions (oral presentation or poster)
 
Title and short abstract submission     January 25, 2017
Notification of acceptance                   February 19, 2017
Abstract Final Version                         March 19, 2017
 
For invited speakers 
Title and short abstract                        March 19, 2017
 
For FASOMA2017
Submission deadline:             February 17, 2017 11:59 PM (UTC-07)
Notification of acceptance:      March 24, 2017
A revised version:                  May 2, 2017 (this version of the abstract is to be shared with participants)
 
For Young ARS Group
Title and short abstract submission     January 25, 2017
Notification of acceptance                   February 19, 2017
Poster exhibition                                May 15-17, 2017


INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Authors have to submit a presentation abstract on-line before January 25th and the ARS Scientific Committee will include it in a session.
To submit an abstract go to http://www.ars17.unisa.it/submission
All submissions should include a title, author information and abstract text (not exceeding 500 characters). Please, note that registration and payment of workshop registration fee are compulsory for at least one author of each paper or poster before March 19, 2017.
 

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 as post symposium publication in Springer “Lecture Notes in Social Networks”.
  • Papers accepted to the conference can be submitted for publication to the Italian Economic Journal (ItEJ)
  • 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.

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
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Giancarlo RAGOZINI                [log in to unmask]
Maria Rosaria D'ESPOSITO       [log in to unmask]
The ARS’17 Committee would like to wish you that in the new year your friendship network will become larger, your degree centrality will increase, your co-authorship network will become stronger and happiness will spread in your personal network.




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