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Please consider submitting an abstract for the Paris Sunbelt 2020 session on
Multimode networks and projections: Methods and applications.
Deadline: 7 February 2020
Organizers: Zachary Neal (Michigan State University; contact organizer), François Briatte (Paris Institute of Political Studies), Rachel Domagalski (Michigan State University), Giuseppe Giordano (Università
degli Studi di Salerno), Marion Maisonobe (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), Giancarlo Ragozini (Università degli Studi di Salerno), Bruce Sagan (Michigan State University), and Maria Prosperina Vitale (Università degli Studi di Salerno)
Multimode networks are composed of more than one type of node, with edges linking only nodes of different types. The most common are two-mode or bipartite networks, which are composed of two types of nodes, however
three-mode tripartite and higher-order multimode networks are also possible. Bipartite networks can encode many common types of relations, including event attendance (people-by-event), paper authorship (author-by-paper), and organizational membership (member-by-organization).
Often such bipartite networks are projected into one-mode unipartite networks that preserve only one type of node, which are connected by co-occurrence relations: event co-attendence, paper co-authorship, or organization co-membership. Bipartite projections
can be useful in some circumstances, but can also be challenging to analyze because the edges may not be substantively meaningful, or because the network may include structural artifacts like excessive clustering. This session welcomes both substantive and
methodological papers dealing with all aspects of multimode networks and their projections.
We hope to see you in Paris!
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