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Dear Socnetters,

In continuation of your journey to Utrecht or as a separate trip, consider a nearby visit to St Petersburg, Russia for the NetGloW’18 conference on July 4-6, subtitled “Principles behind Structures. Patterns of complexity in European societies and beyond”.

We now call for Organized Sessions, Workshops and Round Tables, see the details below.

Deadline: November 6th 2017.

For the 4th time, Centre for German and European Studies of St. Petersburg State University and Bielefeld University is pleased to announce Networks in the Global World (NetGloW), the largest regular conference on network analysis in Eastern Europe. 

The goal of the NetGloW biannual conference series is to bring together networks researchers from around the globe, to unite the efforts of various scientific disciplines in response to the key challenges faced by network studies today, and to exchange diverse research results – thus enabling analysis of global social processes as well as theoretical and methodological advancements. The conference is open to discussions on various types of networks studied by social scientists - social, cultural, semantic, material, organizational, economical, political and other.

In 2018, the main conference topic is devoted to the principles and patterns that bring to life network formations.

Confirmed keynotes and invited talks:
Tom Snijders, University of Groningen
John Mohr, University of California at Santa Barbara
Peter Bearman, Columbia University
John Levi-Martin, University of Chicago
Peng Wang, Swinburne University of Technology
Johan Koskinen, University of Manchester
Iina Hellsten, University of Amsterdam
Camille Roth, Sciences Po, Paris
Sophie Mützel, University of Lucerne
Nina Kolleck, Free University of Berlin

The Programme committee invites all interested network analysts to submit proposals to organize sessions, workshops and round tables at the conference. 

If you would like to organize a session, a workshop or a round table, please submit an abstract of up to one page to [log in to unmask] by November 6th 2017.
Notifications will be sent to the applicants not later than November 16th 2017. 

We welcome proposals from any area of network analysis and encourage submissions from various disciplines.

Session organizers are expected to encourage paper submissions to the session, review abstracts submitted to it contentwise and chair the session. Organized sessions will include at least one 1,5-hour time slot accommodating about 4 presentations.

Workshop organizers are to include a short description of the 4-hour workshop, specify the required skills and equipment. Workshops are to provide hands-on experience in applying network analysis techniques using software tools.

Round table are intended to be focused discussions on a certain topic of interest, whether stimulated by short talks on the most crucial aspects of the topic or not. Round table organizers are expected to invite the participants and to moderate the discussion.

As always, we will support junior scholars who submit the most interesting abstracts, as well as session, workshop and round table proposals.

For further information: www.ngw.spbu.ru; [log in to unmask].

See you in St. Petersburg for new conference and cultural experiences (now also featuring the 2018 World Football Cup),

Nikita Basov o/b/o NetGloW’18 PC:
Dimitris Christopoulos, MODUL University Vienna
Jana Diesner, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Iina Hellsten, University of Amsterdam
Anisya Khokhlova, St. Petersburg State University
John Levi-Martin, University of Chicago
John Mohr, University of California-Santa Barbara
Aleksandra Nenko, NRU ITMO
Tom Snijders, University of Groningen
Peng Wang, Swinburne University of Technology
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