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Dear colleagues,


We are hosting a session on “Communication Networks” at the 4th European Conference on Social Networks EUSN 2019, September 9-12 in Zurich, Switzerland. Abstracts for our session can be submitted until April 12 on the conference website www.eusn.org/2019 or on https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eusn2019


Please feel free to contact us if you have any question regarding this session and distribute this call to any persons that might be interested in this topic.


Best regards,

Thomas Friemel & Tobias Frey



Call for abstracts

Session on Communication Networks


Since the subject of communication is relational by definition, SNA is gaining increasing importance to study the structure of communication infrastructure, content, actors, and processes. The session on communication networks welcomes both theoretical and empirical contributions describing the overall structure of the networks (e.g., polarization), discussing specific roles (e.g., opinion leaders) or analysing dynamic processes (e.g., selection or diffusion of information). The subject of analysis may include networks of individuals using different media technologies or content, organizations that are producing, distributing or regulating media, infrastructure through which communication is transmitted, and the structure between distinct entities of communication (websites, articles, tweets etc.).


Abstracts are limited to 500 words, not including the title, and should not contain references. You will be asked to indicate “Communication Networks” as your preferred session and to designate a speaker.  Contributors are restricted to one presentation but may be co-authors of multiple submissions. Presentations are allocated 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion.


Mit besten Grüssen

Thomas Friemel

Prof. Dr. Thomas N. Friemel

University of Zurich
Department of Media and Communication Research (IKMZ)
Chair of Media Use & Effects

Andreasstrasse 15    |  8050 Zürich
www.mediennutzung.ch |  www.friemel.com


Recent publications:

Friemel & Frey (2018): Evidenzbasierte Kommunikationskampagnen. In: Stehr, Heinemeier & Rossmann (Eds.): Evidenzbasierte | evidenzinformierte Gesundheitskommunikation. Nomos, pp. 87-98. Open Acces PDF

Hepp, Breiter & Friemel (2018): Digital Traces in Context. In: International Journal of Communication 12, pp. 1-11. http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/download/8650/2247

Friemel & Bixler (2018): Networked Media Collectivities. In: Hepp/Breiter/Hasebrink (ed.) Communicative Figurations. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 173-202. Open Access PDF

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