Welcome to ASNA 2007
ASNA 2007 - 13-15 September 2007, University of Zurich
The 4th conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis (ASNA 2007) was again hosted by the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich. With more than 40 presentations of full papers ASNA 2007 was a unique interdisciplinary venue on applications of social network analysis. The conference included key note speaches by Tom A.B. Snijders and Noshir S. Contractor and a one day workshop on SIENA (prior to the conference)
Applications of Social Network Analysis
In recent years Social Network Analysis (SNA) has increasingly been used as an approach in most scientific disciplines and has gained soaring attention by the public. On one hand this can be seen as a theoretical and methodological shift. On the other hand this rising prominence of SNA in academia, politics, business and our daily lives can be explained due to a change of the objects under investigation. Many entities of our society evolved into networks in which actors are increasingly dependent on their structural embedding. This volume includes selected papers presented at the 3rd conference on “Application of Social Network Analysis” held in October 2006 at the University of Zurich and provides a good overview of the wide spectrum of applications of SNA.
Some of the participants who joined the city tour (click to enlarge). Picture taken at the "Lindenhof" in Zurich.