Wednesday, August 21, 2013


The 10th Conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis (ASNA 13) taking place at the University of Zurich, August 29th-30th 2013 (Workshops on August 27th and 28th) is approaching. Registration is still open. Please visit

Even if you are not a paper giver, you may wish to attend the sessions and key notes. The program is online.

Before the conference, we offer two days of SNA training in workshops given by some of the most outstanding specialists in the field. There are still some open spots in several workshops, thus please have a look at the workshop list at the end of this email, or on

Also, we are extremely happy to welcome Prof. James Fowler for a keynote speech. You may attend the key note speech even without being registered to the conference.

We would be very happy if you would join us for the 10 years' celebration!

For the organizing committee


Keynote presentation on August 30th, 2013

James Fowler, Professor of Medical Genetics and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego

Big Data and Big Experiments with Millions of People

James Fowler will discuss several observational and experimental studies we have been doing using Twitter and Facebook data. This work uses new methods to (1) get voters to the polls on a massive scale, (2) predict which pieces of information will go viral, (3) turn "likes" into a measure of political ideology, (4) test a 40 year old theory on the strength of weak ties using employment data, and (5) measure the transmission of emotion online using rainfall.

Workshops on August 27th and 28th, 2013

ñ Introduction to SNA by Thomas Friemel, UZurich
ñ Advanced Applications of SNA by Filip Agneessens, UGroningen
ñ SIENA by Johan Koskinen, UOxford
ñ visone by Ulrik Brandes, UKonstanz
ñ ERGM by Skyler Cranmer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
ñ DNA by Philip Leifeld, EAWAG / UKonstanz

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Manuel Fischer, PhD
Post-doc researcher
Department of Environmental Social Sciences (ESS)
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf

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