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Call for Abstracts for the Session “Transnational Networks” at the XXXIII. Sunbelt Conference, May 21 – 26, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany

Transnational networks – Call for Abstracts for a session at the XXXIII. Sunbelt Conference, May 21 – 26, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany

organized by Andreas Herz, Sören Petermann and José Luis Molina

Transnational studies focus on the border-crossing activities of individuals, migrant groups, corporations and social movements. A central innovation of the concept “transnationalism” depends on a perspective which refers to cross-border relationships and networks. E.g. looking at personal networks it can be seen that more and more people have highly transnationally dispersed relationship structures wherein the “social” is only partly routed in the “local”. Especially relational approaches and social network analysis (SNA) allow reconsidering and researching the cross-cutting transfer of ideas, transnational support as well as the formation of opinions and lifestyles beyond different geographical spaces and nation states. We invite presentations to discuss the transnational and geographically dispersed social formations form a network perspective. Possible questions are:

  • What role do cross-border social networks play to migration, mobility, science and entrepreneurship?
  • What is the structure of cross-border formations? What role does transnationality play for the provision of different resources?
  • Which network approaches can be addressed in observing transnational distribution of networks? What measures have potential to express structure of transnationality?
  • How can network analysis help to understand the interrelationship between social space and transnational and/ or geographical space? What is the relation between distance and transnationality?

Submission will be closing on December 31 at 11:59:59 EST. Please limit your abstract to 250 words. Proceed to abstract submission: http://www.abstractserver.com/sunbelt2013/absmgm/

When submitting your abstract, please select “Transnational networks” as session title in the drop down box on the submission site. To be extra sure please put a note in the “additional notes” box on the abstract submission form that states Andreas Herz, Sören Petermann and José Luis Molina as the session organizers.

Andreas Herz, University of Hildesheim Foundation
Sören Petermann, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

José Luis Molina, University Autònoma de Barcelona

CfP: HT2013 Track – Linking people: Social Media


HT2013 Track – Linking people: Social Media
24rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media

May 1-3, 2013

Palais des Congrès, Paris, France

Abstract submission: December 13, 2012

Full and Short Paper Submission: December 18, 2012

Social media has revolutionized how people create and consume information and interact with one another. On sites such as Twitter, Facebook, the various blogs and wikis, people share ideas, opinions, and interests, and respond to those expressed by others. Social media systems have thereby generalized the conventional notion of a hyperlink to imply connections between individuals in particular, via their shared content, media, concepts, and other artifacts. A characteristic property of this new genre of connections is that they promote rich social interactions among individuals involved in the sharing and artifact-building process. At the same time, the growing popularity of these systems presents some challenges: how to motivate new users to participate, how to sustain communities over time, how to manage social media traffic or decipher the large information spaces engendering the interactions.

Making sense of these complex interactions has attracted significant attention in various research communities over the recent years. This track is geared towards developing deeper insights into the mechanisms of information exchange, user and network characterization as well as the discovery, analysis, and modeling of the dynamic social processes in these systems. It provides a key forum for researchers and industry practitioners to exchange information regarding advancements in the current state of art. Addressing several problems in this space necessitates expertise in a variety of domains, spanning Computer and Information Science, Social Sciences, Psychology, Math and Economics. Hence submissions promoting interdisciplinary collaboration are highly encouraged. We invite original, high-quality submissions on all aspects of social media.

Topics of interest:

  • Information diffusion
  • Community evolution
  • Social network and social media analytics
  • Social information seeking and recommender systems
  • Social search and retrieval systems
  • Temporal and spatial analysis of social and information networks
  • Participatory user behavior
  • User modeling
  • Information visualization of social data
  • Language analytics in social media
  • Mobile social media
  • Privacy
  • Spam, misinformation and malicious activity discovery in social systems
  • Social gaming
  • Expertise and trust in online social systems
  • Crowdsourcing and social computing

Important Dates and Submission:

Abstract deadline: December 13, 2012
Full and short paper submission deadline: December 18, 2012
Notification: January 30, 2013
Camera-ready version due: February 17, 2013

Submission details will be made available at http://ht.acm.org/ht2013/
Submissions will be accepted via https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ht2013


Martin Atzmueller, University of Kassel, Germany

Kristina Lerman, University of Southern California, USA

Call for Abstracts to a Special Note Section: “The German-Language Tradition: Approaches to Social Networks”

Sunbelt 2013, Hamburg

Call for Abstracts to a Special Note Section: “The German-Language Tradition: Approaches to Social Networks”

Session of the Section “Sociological Network Research” in the German Sociological Association (GSA)

The current techniques, methods, and theories that make up the body of Social Network Analysis hark back to developments that emanated to a large extent from North America. Its roots, however, can be found to a large part in the German-language tradition of sociology. Georg Simmel is the most prominent figure in this respect. By questioning the status of the individual as the unit of analysis and conceiving sociology as the study of relationships and their diverse forms, Simmel adumbrated many of the cornerstones of today’s network research.

But Simmel was not the only one who imagined a way of doing sociology that starts from relations and networks (or forms) of relations. One of the first who thought in relational categories was Karl Marx. Much later Leopold von Wiese erected his whole system of general sociology on the notions of relation and process. Karl Mannheim’s studies on the sociology of knowledge discussed the impact of social structure on forms of thinking and knowing. Theodor Litt and Alfred Schütz made fundamental contributions to relational lines of thought with their ideas on the reciprocity of perspectives. Helmuth Plessner, Norbert Elias and of course Niklas Luhmann should be added. Their ideas on relational boundaries, configurations, and patterns of related expectations are certainly part of the German-language tradition of relational sociology.

In addition to these theoretical approaches one should take into account that this tradition also comprises scholars who emigrated to the US, such as Jakob Moreno and Paul Lazarsfeld. Both of them are well-known for their substantial empirical developments. Digging a little bit deeper yet reveals that the empirical roots even date back to the 19th century. For example, in a recently rediscovered article from 1900 matrix algebra is used to trace a German schoolboy’s friends network.

All these works (many others could be added) are very instructive when viewed in the light of modern network research. They broaden the foundations for any current or forthcoming approaches that aim at a theory of social networks and the development of consequent methods. This might trigger a reconsideration of nagging questions and open issues concerning the role of meaning and stories in networks, the multiplexity of ties, the dynamics of networks, the formation of identities, and the setting, crossing, or erasing of boundaries.

In this special note section we would like to concentrate these diverse and dispersed works of the German-language tradition by using networks as a common focus. Many of the named scholars and theories have been discussed extensively in different fields. But they have never been pooled or combined under the rubric of network research so far.

Therefore we invite abstracts for 20 minute oral presentations that address scholars of this tradition and that work out how the pertinent theoretical ideas and notions reset, shift, or reframe critical issues of network research. The discussion of the contributions should revolve around possible combinations and benefits for network theory and analysis.

Submission will be closing on December 31. Abstracts up to a maximum of 250 words should be submitted to the Sunbelt abstract server: http://www.abstractserver.com/sunbelt2013/absmgm/

When submitting your abstract, please select “German-Language Tradition” as session title in the drop down box on the submission site.

Session Organizers:
Christian Stegbauer, Goethe University Frankfurt
Roger Häußling, RWTH Aachen University
Athanasios Karafillidis, RWTH Aachen University (all Germany)

XXXIII. Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of INSNA, May 21 – 26, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany

XXXIII. Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), May 21 – 26, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany

Call for Abstracts

Deadline: December 31, 2012

The Sunbelt XXXIII. program committee is soliciting abstracts for paper and poster presentations at the upcoming 2013 conference in Hamburg, Germany.

Submission closes on December 31 at 11:59:59 EST. We invite abstract submissions for posters (120 minute poster session) and paper presentations (20 minute talk) on topics relevant to social network analysis, including theory, methods, and applications of social network analysis. Please limit your abstracts to 250 words. If a series of papers are being submitted as a single panel or session, please indicate this in the “special note section” of the abstract submission website (see FAQ’s). Paper and poster presentations will begin on Wed May 22 and conclude on Sun May 26. Presenting authors of accepted submissions must be members of INSNA and must register for and present their work at the meeting. This stipulation applies to both oral and poster presentations. Each member may present only one paper at the conference.

Abstract submissions are due by 31 December 2012. No abstracts can be accepted after this date.

If you want to submit an abstract, you will be asked to provide the following information (for further information see FAQ’s):

  • Name/s of author/s with affiliation and email
  • Title of the presentation
  • Abstract (limit: 250 words)
  • select “(oral) paper presentation”, “poster presentation” or “no preference”
  • select a session title (list provided)
  • select up to five key words (list provided)

Proceed to Abstract submission:

Find out more about the venue and conference registration http://hamburg-sunbelt2013.org/

Proceed to more information about INSNA and Sunbelt Conferences http://www.insna.org/sunbelt.html

Email address for local organizers of the Sunbelt 2013 conference is: sunbelt2013@uni-hamburg.de

See you in Hamburg, the organizing committee:

Betina Hollstein
Sonja Drobnic
Michael Schnegg

Call for Abstracts: Symposium “Karriereverläufe in Forschung und Entwicklung – Bedingungen und Perspektiven im Spannungsfeld von Organisation und Individuum”

Das Symposium “Karriereverläufe in Forschung und Entwicklung – Bedingungen und Perspektiven im Spannungsfeld von Organisation und Individuum” finde vom 14.-15. März 2013 an der Hochschule Furtwangen University / Campus Schwenningen statt.

Es besteht – neben der Teilnahme ohne eigenen Beitrag – die Möglichkeit, ein Arbeitspapier durch einen Vortrag (15 Minuten) oder/und ein Poster zu präsentieren. Besonders erwünscht sind Beiträge zu folgenden Themengebieten und Fragestellungen:

1. Welche individuellen und strukturellen Faktoren sind für Berufsverläufe und Karriereentwicklung von Ingenieur/innen und Naturwissenschaftler/innen in Unternehmen entscheidend?

2. Sind Ingenieur/innen und Naturwissenschaftler/innen hinsichtlich Fach, Position und Niveau der Arbeitsaufgaben adäquat beschäftigt?

3. Wie können Maßnahmen im Bereich Personal und Organisation zur Chancengleichheit, insbesondere von Frauen, beitragen?

4. Wie kann ein Innovationsmanagement in Teams und Organisationen diversity-gerecht gestaltet werden?

5. Wo finden sich Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede hinsichtlich Karrierebedingungen für Forscher/innen an Hochschulen einerseits und in der industriellen Forschung und Entwicklung andererseits?

Abstracts (max. 750 Wörter im .doc-Format) können unter Zuordnung zu einem der oben genannten Themengebiete bis 15.10.2012 bei Frau Petra Isak (projektstaff-symposium@hs-furtwangen.de; Betreff: Abstract) eingereicht werden; über die Annahme wird im November 2012 entschieden.

Das Symposium findet im Rahmen des Projekts STAFF (Aufstieg und Aufenthaltsdauer von qualifizierten Forscher/innen in Forschung & Entwicklung), das vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung und aus dem Europäischen Sozialfonds der Europäischen Union gefördert wird, statt.

Der ausführliche Call for Abstracts als PDF ist, ebenso wie weitere Informationen zum Projekt STAFF und zum Symposium, auch unter www.staff-projekt-hfu.de zu finden.

Call for Abstracts