Words and Networks session at 3rd North American Social Network Conference (NASN)
of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)
January 25 - 27, 2021
This session is dedicated to innovative research at the nexus of text analysis and network analysis. Text data are ubiquitous: common sources include social media sites, legislative and legal documents, literature, and scholarly articles, to name just a few. The content of text data and meta-data enables us to understand the impact of language use on social networks and vice versa, properties of semantic networks, and the structure and evolution of social ecosystems. Research on “Words and Networks” has led to eminent work on language change, collaborative work, recommender systems, the diffusion and use of (mis)information offline and online, social movements, semantic computing, and relation extraction.
We invite submissions that contribute to the consolidation of text analysis and network analysis. We are interested in basic and applied studies. We encourage the submission of theoretical, empirical, and methodological research. The whole bandwidth of approaches to text analysis (e.g., discourse analysis, content analysis, text mining, or natural language processing) and network analysis (e.g., graph theory, social network analysis) will be considered.
This session is jointly organized by:
- Jana Diesner, Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Brandon Sepulvado, Data Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago, USA
- Ly Dinh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Miao Feng, NORC at the University of Chicago, USA
- Oliver Posegga, University of Bamberg, Germany
- Michael Lee Wood, Brigham Young University, USA
- Submission deadline: December 18, 2020.
- Acceptance notification: TBD
- See the Paper and Poster submission guidelines at https://www.insna.org/abstract-submissions
- Limit your abstract to about 2000 characters (roughly 300 words), not including the title (please do not include references). When submitting your abstract, please select the appropriate organized session name (Words and Networks) from the list of "Topics" in the submission form.
- Submit your abstract at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nasn2021
- We invite abstract submissions for oral presentations (20 minute lecture) and posters (one-hour poster seminar). When submitting your abstract, select from the following Presentation Formats
- 20-minute Lecture: Oral presentations are limited to 20 minutes, with 15 minutes for talking and 5 minutes for Q&A. This 20-minute talk will be part of a larger themed session with 4 or 5 other talks. For your 20 minute talk, you will have two options. You may prerecord your talk and send to organizers ahead of time to be played or you may deliver it live. Organizers and session chairs will contact you with details once decisions have been made. Regardless of your presentation mode (live or prerecorded), we will need a copy of your presentation slides submitted 24 hours before your talk. Please check the conference submission guidelines for more deatils.
- Poster Seminar: Posters presentations will be virtual as well, and you will have considerable latitude to make your presentation unique. You will need to be present in a virtual room for about one hour during the poster session. You will want to have a few slides or materials prepared to share with people who come into your room, and we will encourage you to make a short video introduction to post as the conference begins to encourage people to engage with your work. Please check the conference submission guidelines for more deatils.
- Presenting authors of accepted submissions must register for and present their work at the meeting. This stipulation applies to both oral and poster presentations. You may present only one paper or poster at the conference, regardless of how many you submit. In jointly-authored papers, it is expected that the paper will be presented by the senior author. You may appear multiple times as a co-author on accepted papers, but you may only present once.
- Paper and poster presentations will begin on Monday (January 25, 2021) and end on Wednesday (January 27, 2021).