Sunbelt XXXV Call for Abstracts

Deadline: 31 March 2015

The Sunbelt XXXV organising committee is soliciting abstracts for paper presentations at the upcoming 2015 conference 23 – 28 June in Brighton, UK. Submission opens on 28 Nov 2014 and closes on 31 March 2015 at 17:00 GMT.

We invite abstract submissions for posters (90 minute poster session) and oral 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 500 words. If an abstract is being submitted as part of an organised session, please select the appropriate organised session name in the session field submission form.

Paper and poster presentations will begin on Wednesday (24 June) and end on Sunday (28 June). Presenting authors of accepted submissions must be INSNA members and register for and present their work at the meeting. This stipulation applies to both oral and poster presentations. Each person may present only one paper at the conference.

To submit an abstract, visit the conference website at

Elisa Bellotti, Bruce Cronin, Martin Everett
Sunbelt XXXV Organising Committee


Invitation to Participate in the 58th Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences late July- early August 2014

The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
July 27 – August 1, 2014

Theme: Learning Across Boundaries: Exploring the Variety of
Systemic Theory and Practice

The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) was founded in 1956 as a section of the AAAS, to “encourage the development of theoretical systems which are applicable to more than one of the traditional departments of knowledge”. There are now many thousands of systems thinkers, complexity scientists and cyberneticians worldwide. As more and more new application areas, practices, systems methodologies, theories and philosophies are developed, the number of research communities continues to increase. Fragmentation is the inevitable result of the proliferation of new systems ideas in response to new issues and contexts. While this might, at first, appear to be a negative consequence of our success, it brings with it an enormous opportunity: mutual learning from each other to enhance systems, cybernetic and complexity theories and practices in all our diverse domains. It is this opportunity that provides the focus for our 2014 conference.
This conference will reach out to all the diverse systems communities and provide a forum for mutual learning across their boundaries.
This year we will innovate in three ways:

* Not centrally determining all the conference streams. While the ISSS ‘special integration groups’ (SIGs) will each have their own stream (as in previous years), we also encourage anyone with an interest not already represented by the SIGs to put forward their own ideas for streams.

* Inviting thought leaders from as many research communities as possible.

* Designing hour-long boundary-spanning workshops where a single theory or practice, developed in a given research community, will be presented.
This conference represents a tremendously exciting learning opportunity, and we warmly welcome your participation, whether you are a long-standing member of the ISSS or have never heard of us before. We particularly welcome systems, cybernetics and complexity researchers who have knowledge of a particular domain of theory, methodology or practice, and want to expand their understanding of what else might be available. We invite abstracts and papers in all areas of systemic thinking and practice, and details of possible SIG streams and Exploratory groups are listed on the ISSS website.
This year, the American Society for Cybernetics (ASC) meeting “Living in Cybernetics” will also be held at GWU in the week following the ISSS meeting (3-9th August). There will be a discount for those attending both conferences, and details are on each society’s conference web pages.
Note that the conference fee includes free membership of the ISSS for a year, including electronic access to our journal, Systems Research and Behavioral Science.
Important dates:
May 31, 2014 End of Early Discount Rate on ISSS conference
May 31, 2014 Deadline for Workshop Proposals
June 30, 2014 Last date for Abstracts to be included in the Conference Programme. Full Papers may be submitted at any point, but people must first submit an abstract for review. See website for further details on publications, and all conference information is available at or by emailing:<

Arts Humanities and Complex Networks final call for papers March 28, 2014

Invitations for submissions for

Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks
— 5th Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2014

taking place in Berkeley at the Clark Kerr Campus of the University of California,
on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

Deadline for submission: March 28, 2014.




Bertalanffy Center- European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research 2014, 22-25 April- Vienna


The Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science proudly presents the upcoming European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research 2014, 22-25 April 2014 in Vienna. It is the second time they are responsible for the co-production of the most distinguished systems organizations and communities in the world, in addition connecting member organizations of the International Federation for Systems Research. The EMCSR create a hub for showcasing the advancement of systems approaches that contribute solutions to the complex challenges of today, the focus is on “Civilisation at the Crossroads: Response and Responsibility of the Systems Sciences.” 

The call for papers and participation is still open until 28th of February. If you want to join and contribute to the vibrant community we were able to connect already, do not miss this opportunity to submit your extended abstract and get published in the EMCSR book of abstracts 2014.


2014 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction- Washington DC April 1-4, 2014

Registration is now open for SBP14, the 2014 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction.

SBP14 will be held at the UCDC Center, downtown Washington DC, USA April 1 – 4, 2014.

Link to the main conference pages,

*** Please note that early registration deadline is March 8, 2014. ***

Link directly to registration page,


SBP 2014 CHALLENGE – see:

The SBP Challenge aims to demonstrate the real-world and interdisciplinary impact of social computing. The challenge will engage the social computing research community in solving a relevant, interesting, and challenging research problem that will advance the theory, methodology, and/or application of social computing.


Morning and afternoon tutorials are offered on Tuesday, April 1 (included with registration fee):

Morning Session

(1) Modeling a Mobile World


Wendy J. Nilsen, PhD, Health Scientist Administrator, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research/NIH

Stephen Intille, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Computer and Information Science & Dept. of Health Sciences, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

Donna Spruijt-Metz, MFA, Ph.D, Director, Mobile and Connected Health Program, Center for Economic and Social Research, Associate Professor, Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, University of Southern California

Misha Pavel, PhD, College of Computer and Information Science, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

(2) Introduction to social data analysis combining R and Python

Presenter: Dr. Jose Manuel MAGALLANES, Center for Social Complexity, George Mason University, and Departamento de Ciencias Sociales, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Afternoon Session

(1) Multiscale Strategic Interaction with vmStrat Models

Presenter: Dr. David Sallach, Associate Director, Center for Complex Adaptive Agent Systems Simulation (CAS), Argonne National Laboratory;  Senior Fellow, Computation Institute, The University of Chicago

(2) Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL


Dr. Marc A. Smith, Chief Social Scientist, Connected Action Consulting Group

For a full description of tutorials, see:

Summerschool on Health Law and Ethics 2014, July 1-11, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Summerschool on Health Law and Ethics 2014,July 1-11, Rotterdam, The Netherlands



The Erasmus Observatory on Health Law / Institute of Health Policy & Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam) announces the annual Summer school programme on Health law, providing health professionals and practitioners, with an opportunity for intensive training in various aspects of health law and ethics over a two-weeks period, while absorbing the sights, sounds and culture unique to Rotterdam and the Netherlands. The Summer school offers a custom-developed course taught by leading academics in their field.

Questions? Mail to or


Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks — 5th Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2014

Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks

— 5th Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2014

taking place in Berkeley at the Clark Kerr Campus of the University of California,
on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

For submission instructions please go to:

Deadline for submission: March 28, 2014.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by April 7, 2014.

For the fifth time, it is our pleasure to bring together pioneer work in the overlap of arts, humanities, network research, data science, and information design. The 2014 symposium will follow our established recipe, leveraging interaction between those areas by means of keynotes, a number of contributions, and a high-profile panel discussion. In our call, we are looking for a diversity of research contributions revolving around networks in culture, networks in art, networks in the humanities, art about networks, and research in network visualization. Focusing on these five pillars that have crystallized out of our previous meetings, the 2014 symposium again strives to make further impact in the arts, humanities, and natural sciences. Running parallel to the NetSci2014 conference, the symposium provides a unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers in complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations. As in previous years, selected papers will be published in print, both in a Special Section of Leonardo Journal and in a dedicated Leonardo eBook MIT-Press:

Confirmed Keynote:
Lada Adamic, Associate Professor, University of Michigan & Data Scientist, Facebook, USA

As in previous years, we will feature three high-profile keynote speakers from the areas of cultural data science, network visualization, and network art.

Best regards,
The AHCN2014 organizers,
Maximilian Schich*, Roger Malina**, Isabel Meirelles***, and Meredith Tromble****

*    Associate Professor, ATEC, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
**   Executive Editor at Leonardo Publications, France/USA
***  Associate Professor, Dept. of Art + Design, Northeastern University, USA
**** School of Interdisciplinary Studies, San Francisco Art Institute, USA

Complex Systems, Health Disparities & Population Health: Building Bridges February 24-25, 2014 National Institutes of Health

[The University of Michigan Network on Inequality, Complexity, & Health presents Complex Systems, Health Disparities & Population Health: Building Bridges. February 24-25, 2014. Natcher Conference Center. NIH Campus, Bethesda, Maryland.]

The University of Michigan Network on Inequality, Complexity, & Health presents

Complex Systems, Health Disparities &
Population Health: Building Bridges
February 24-25, 2014
Natcher Conference Center
Bethesda, Maryland
Deadline to register: February 14, 2014
Deadline to submit a poster (through the registration form): January 15, 2014
Register at:
Visit Conference Website at:
Improving population health and eliminating health disparities is a critical task, yet our efforts are stymied by the complexity of the task, involving as it does causes of poor health that range from public policy to the nature of our neighborhoods to how we behave to biology.
On February 24-25, 2014, at the National Institutes of Health Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland, join scholars and practitioners from the United States and abroad to learn about and see examples of how complex systems science can help guide our research and policy efforts to eliminate health disparities and improve the health of our population.
You’ll learn about the methods and tools of complex systems and how they can be used to address critical determinants of health and health disparities over the life course, including those that involve the health care system, socioeconomic status and mobility, institutions, neighborhoods, behavior, cognitive processes, and neurosciences.
This ground-breaking conference, organized by the University of Michigan Network on Inequality, Complexity & Health with sponsorship from the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, will be of interest to those from public and health sciences, social sciences, computer and engineering sciences, complex systems, health and social policy, government agencies, and funding agencies who are interested in eliminating health disparities and improving population health.


2014 Public Health Law Conference October 2014- Atlanta

Intersection of Law, Policy and Prevention

October 16 & 17 | Atlanta, GA

The 2014 Public Health Law Conference will gather public health and legal experts from across the country to examine and discuss today’s critical challenges in public health law. Leaders in the field will present on a range of emerging issues from a variety of perspectives. Attendees will return home inspired and equipped to improve public health with legal solutions.

There is a pre-conference session on Big Data and Epidemiology on October 15….

The 1st European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN)- July 2014

The 1st European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN, will be held at the Faculty of Arts, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) on July 1-4, 2014.

The 1st European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN, will be held at the Faculty of Arts, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) on July 1-4, 2014. This European conference replaces the annual ASNA and UKSNA conference in 2014, having received a regional conference endorsement by INSNA.

In this occasion the EUSN will pay special attention to Latin American researchers on social networks in order to foster the creation of a regional conference also in Latin America.

The EUSN is organized by the research group egolab-GRAFO (Social and Cultural Anthropology Department), with the support of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, the Algorithmics Group from the University of Konstanz, the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS), the Department of Educational and Cultural Sociology from the University of Cologne, and the Laboratory of Personal Networks and Communities (LRPC), University of Sevilla. Other Departments and Institutes from the UAB that support the Conference are the Centre for Sociological Studies of Daily Life and Work (QUIT-IEE) of the Department of Sociology, and the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), among others.