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Networks in the Global World 2020

July 7-9, 2020

St Petersburg, Russia 

Last week, on July 7-9, took place the Fifth International Conference ‘Networks in the Global World’ subtitled ‘Structures in Contexts. Understanding Relations in European Societies and beyond’.

For the first time in its history, NetGloW was held completely virtually, with videos of the presentations available online and discussions via video conferencing system. 

The Conference attracted over 230 submissions from 29 countries, including Germany, USA, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Russia, France, Turkey, and Brazil.  

Nearly a hundred of participants submitted their video presentations and joined online discussions of the keynote talks and parallel Q&A of the following sessions:

  • ‘Statistical Network Modelling’ chaired by Peng Wang 
  • ‘Qualitative Network Analysis’ chaired by Elisa Bellotti
  • ‘Networked City: The Multiplicity of Urban Links and Nodes’ chaired by Aleksandra Nenko
  • ‘Social Movements and Collective Action as Network Phenomena’ chaired by Oxana Mikhaylova 
  • ‘Networks and Culture’ chaired by Frederic Godart
  • ‘Social Media Networks’ chaired by Svetlana Bodrunova
  • ‘Network Analysis of Political and Policy-Making Domains’ chaired by Artem Antonyuk
  • ‘Literary Creation as a Product of Intellectual and Scientific Networks: Permeable Frontiers and Variable Nodes in European 19th Century’ chaired by Larissa Polubojarinova and Charlotte Krauss 
  • ‘Semantic and Socio-Semantic Networks’ chaired by Iina Hellsten
  • ‘Networks in Education’ chaired by Mohammed Saqr and Rawad Hammad
  • ‘Scientific Networks: Understanding Various Research Fields’ chaired by Daria Maltseva and Dmitry Zaytsev
  • ‘A Critical Look on Globa-Net-Lization of Economic, Social and Political Context chaired’ by Martin Koch and Alexander Kuteynikov

Video presentations of the conference can be found on the NetGloW Youtube channel.

This year,  keynote talks were given by David Krackhardt, Carnegie Mellon University and Nick Crossley, University of Manchester. Watch video presentations ‘'The Importance of Social Context surrounding Network Connections: Philos vs Simmelian Ties in Social Systems' by David Krackhardt and ‘Networks in Context: Meanings, Methods and Purposes' by Nick Crossley as well as the recordings of the discussions on their talks here

A selection of conference papers will be published as a ‘NetGloW 2020’ volume of the Springer’s ‘Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems’ in late 2020. 

To find out more about NetGloW’20, check out the official conference website and the full programme with abstracts.