i2 Citation Award
The award is $1,000 with an additional $1,500 to be given to the authors attending the Sunbelt conference as a contribution towards their costs. The amount will be equally distributed between all co-authors unless they agree otherwise. The award will be made annually starting with an announcement of the first award honoree at the Sunbelt conference in 2010. Once a paper has received an award it will not be eligible for future awards. In determining which paper receives the award attention will be paid to Scopus, Google Scholar and Web of Science. The selection of the winning paper will be the responsibility of INSNA in collaboration with i2. Beginning with the 2010 Sunbelt conference and for the next five year the award will be sponsored by i2.
i2 is the leading provider of intelligence and investigation management software for law enforcement, defence, national security and private sector organisations. For almost 20 years more than 4,500 organisations in over 150 countries have relied on i2's proven technology to investigate, predict, prevent and defeat crime and terrorism by uncovering hidden connections faster, enabling collaboration and delivering critical information to the point of need.
i2 does not seek to replace human intelligence. It simply seeks to enhance, enrich and empower human intelligence by improving the technology that can drive it. Our two product lines - COPLINK and Analysis were developed by practitioners for practitioners. Over the past two decades, i2 products have become part of the fabric of crime-fighting and counter terrorism and an indispensable weapon for every-one from local police officers to special forces personnel to office-based analysts and investigators. Amid a community notoriously - and justifiably - sceptical of new tools in favour of relying on experience and instinct, i2's Intelligence-Led Operations Platform has earned the trust to become a core component of operational activity and proficiency.
Today i2's customers face a new kind of enemy - the asymmetric threat - that requires new approaches. When it is hard to understand where a threat may be coming from or in what form it will appear, analysts must take a much more proactive approach toward the information they collect, augmenting existing traditional qualitative-based link analysis methodologies with alternative, more quantitative analysis methods. To this end, i2 are interested in understanding the applicability of the latest techniques arising from the social network analysis research community.
The 2010 winner of the INSNA citation award sponsored by i2 is A Measure of Betweenness Centrality Based on Random Walks, by Mark E.J. Newman (University of Michigan) appearing in Social Networks 27(1): 39-54, 2005.
INSNA is the professional association for researchers interested in social network analysis. The association is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Delaware and founded in 1977.
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