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NetGloW’16 ‘Multiple Structures and Dynamics: Applications of Network Analysis to European Societies and Beyond’

The 2016 NetGloW conference subtitled ‘Multiple Structures and Dynamics: Applications of Network Analysis to European Societies and Beyond’ took place on July 1-3 and gathered 150 participants from 30 countries including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States and many others.

NetGloW’16 offered a discussion on relations between networks of different kinds like interpersonal networks, semantic networks, organisational networks, and material object networks. At the conceptual level, it offered a discussion on relations between networks of different kinds, such as interpersonal networks, semantic networks, organisational networks, and material object networks.

The sessions of the conference included:netglow2016 1

  • Network Analysis of Cultural and Social Duality;
  • Words and Networks;
  • Socio-Material Network Analysis: Relating Individuals and Physical Contexts;
  • Statistical Modeling of Multimodal Networks;
  • Qualitative Analysis of Multimodal Networks;
  • Making Sense of Big Network Data: Testing Hypotheses on New Data;
  • Social Media Networks;
  • Urban Networks;
  • Networks in Arts;
  • Networks in Science, Technology, and Innovation;
  • Social Movements and Collective Action as Network Phenomena;
  • Network Analysis of Political and Policy-Making Domains.

Descriptions of all conference sessions and abstracts can be found here.

2016 3Participants attended the following keynote and invited talks:

  • ‘Toward a Greater Diversity of Networks’ by Ronald Breiger, University of Arizona;
  • ‘Defining Cities Using Networks and Flows’ by Michael Batty, University College London;
  • ‘The Duality of Social Selection and Social Influence’ by Peng Wang, Swinburne University of Technology;
  • ‘Social Networks of Meaning and Communication’ by Jan Fuhse, Humboldt University of Berlin;
  • ‘A Semantic Network Analysis of Political News using Syntactic Clauses’ by Wouter van Atteveldt, VU Amsterdam;
  • ‘Multilevel Networks and Performance of R&D Projects’ by Julia Brennecke, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne;
  • ‘Social Media and Climate Change Communication Networks: Theoretical and Methodological Avenues’ and ‘The Transdisciplinarity of Translational Research: Multi­Mode Networks Approach’ by Iina Hellsten, VU University Amsterdam ;
  • ‘Bayesian Approaches to Multilevel Modelling of Longitudinal Networks and Modelling Multilevel Networks’ by Johan Koskinen, University of Manchester ;
  • ‘Making it Work! The Selective Hybridization of Institutional Logics in Elite Modern and Contemporary Art Museums’ and ‘Fast­Paced Networks: How Various Forms of Social Capital Impact the Careers of Fashion Models’ by Frederic Godart, INSEAD, France;
  • ‘Refugee, Migrant, or Asylum Seeker Crisis? Analysis of Debates in the European Union’ by Adina Nerghes, VU Amsterdam.

Find more information about the NetGloW’16 keynotes and invited talks here.

netglow 2The programme also included a seminar on ‘Basic Notions and Measures of Social Network Analysis in Semantic Networks’ moderated by Adina Nerghes, VU University Amsterdam and a set of workshops on software tools for network analysis, including:

  • ‘Introduction to R and Social Network Analysis’ by Ju-Sung Lee, Erasmus University Rotterdam;
  • ‘Network Dependencies in Social Space, Geographical Space, and Temporal Space’ by Johan Koskinen, University of Manchester;
  • ‘Semantic Network Analysis With R’ by Wouter van Atteveldt, VU University Amsterdam;
  • ‘Multilevel ERGM Analysis with MPNet’ by Julia Brennecke and Peng Wang, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne;
  • ‘Semantic Network Analysis with Automap’ by Adina Nerghes, VU University Amsterdam.

To find out more about NetGloW’16, check out the official conference website and the programme.