Welcome to ASNA 2008
The 5th conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis (ASNA 2008) will take place on the main campus of the University of Zurich again. The conference will start with a key note speech and continue with parallel panel sessions as in previous years.
This year's keynote will be simulcasted via the internet to a parallel event at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Our Japanese colleagues will organize a session of ASNA2008 (codenamed "ASNA2008-Asia"), which will mainly focus on (the existing, emerging, or just possible) technological aspects of applications of social network analysis. ASNA-Asia is thought to become a forum for students and young researchers in Asia, who are or will be involved in the development of various "SNA-based" software systems.For this year it is a pilot and hopefully we will be able to extend the model next year by having one website but several simultaneous conferences around the globe on applications of social network analysis.