I’m excited to leave Boston for a bit to participate in ARS’11: The Third International Workshop on Social Network Analysis, Collaboration Networks and Knowledge diffusion: Theory, Data and Methods. It takes place in Naples, Italy this week, and the speaker line-up looks exciting (despite the fact that they invited me) .
Here’s a bit of text from the official description:
ARS’11 International Workshop is a follow up to two very successful previous editions ( ARS’07 and ARS’09) and will be held on June 23-25, 2011 in Naples (Italy).
Collaboration networks attract a lot of attention in many fields and are considered a key element in the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in scientific as well as in socio-economic domains. The workshop has the objective of presenting the most relevant results and recent developments in the areas of Collaboration Networks, Innovation Networks and Knowledge Diffusion.
The workshop also aims to deepen existing scientific cooperation between Social network analysts, to establish new cooperation between researchers, and to provide a forum for exchange of ideas among them.
The workshop topics include:
- Collaboration theory
- Analysis of innovation networks in economics environments
- Sources of collaboration data
- Social Network Analysis methods for collaboration data
 I stole the idea for this elegant, faux self deprecating plug from Aaron Clauset’s blog.