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Call for Submissions - Words & Networks Session (NASN)

Friday, December 18, 2020

Event Details

We invite your abstract submissions to the Words and Networks session at the 3rd North American Social Network Conference (NASN) of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA). The NASN conference will be held virtually 25-27 January, 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
Important dates

Submission deadline: December 18, 2020
Acceptance notification: TBD
For more information, please visit the session website.