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Friday, September 28th
7:30-8:30 am                             Breakfast and Opening Remarks (KMC 5-50)
8:30-10:00am                             Plenary Session A (KMC 5-50)

Session Chair: Foster Provost

Why Do Liberals Drink Lattes? Michael Macy (Cornell University).

Learning to Connect people from just their profiles. Tony Jebara (Columbia University).

Cliques and Crime: Strategic Substitutes and Complements in Networks. Rachel Kranton (Duke University).

10:00am - 10:45am                    Coffee Break
10:45am - 12:15pm
Parallel Session B (KMC 3-110)   Parallel Session C (KMC 3-120)

Session Chair: Rachel Kranton

Improving Spatial Models of Political Ideology by Incorporating Social Network Data. John Myles White (Princeton Univ. and Microsoft Research) , Scott Counts (Microsoft Research).

Pathways of Political Influence and the Moderating Role of Salience. Brian Rubineau (Cornell Univ.) , David Lazer (Northeastern Univ.), Michael Neblo (Ohio State Univ.).

Vocal Minority versus Silent Majority in the Twittershpere. Eni Mustafaraj (Wellesley College) , Panagiotis T. Metaxas (Wellesley College).

Salience vs. Commitment Dynamics of Political Hashtags in Russian Twitter. Vladimir Barash (Morningside Analytics), John Kelly (Morningside Analytics).


Session Chair: Jennifer Neville

Semantic Transforms Using Collaborative Knowledge Bases. Yegin Genc (Stevens Institute of Technology) , Winter Mason (Stevens Institute of Technology), Jeffrey V. Nickerson (Stevens Institute of Technology).

Information-Theoretic Measures of Influence Based on Content Dynamics. Greg Ver Steeg (USC Information Sciences Institute) and Aram Galstyan (USC Information Sciences Institute).

Topic- Specific Communication Patterns in Email Data. Peter Krafft (Univ. of Mass, Amherst), Juston Moore (Univ. of Mass, Amherst), Hanna Wallach (Univ. of Mass, Amherst), Bruce Desmarais (Univ. of Mass, Amherst) , James ben-Aaron (Univ. of Mass, Amherst).

Social TV: Linking TV Programming to Social Media Buzz and Sales. Adrian Benton (Univ. of Pennsylvania), Shawndra Hill (Univ. of Pennsylvania) .

12:15 - 2:15 pm                             Lunch and Poster Slam I (KMC 5-50) (Arun)
2:15 - 3:45pm
Parallel Session D (KMC 3-110)   Parallel Session E (KMC 3-120)

Session Chair: Lise Getoor

A Scalable Approach to Size-Independent Network Similarity. Michele Berlingerio (IBM Research Dublin), Danai Koutra (Carnegie Mellon Univ.) , Tina Eliassi-Rad (Rutgers), Christos Faloutsos (Carnegie Mellon Univ. )

Diagnosing Non-Intended Traffic In Real Time Bidding Advertising Exchanges Using Co-Visitation Networks. Ori Stitelman (media6degrees) Claudia Perlich (media6degrees), Rod Hook (media6degrees), Brian Dalessandro (media6degrees) and Foster Provost (NYU Stern)

Personalized Retweet Prediction in Twitter. Liangjie Hong (Lehigh Univ.) , Aziz Doumith (Lehigh Univ.), Brian D. Davison (Lehigh Univ.).

Estimated Audience Interest Distribution for Web Sites. Xiaohan Zhang (NYU Stern) , Foster Provost (NYU Stern), Kiril Tsemekhman (AdsafeMedia, LLC).


Session Chair: Duncan Watts

Bias Reduction in Observational Studies of Social Contagion. Dean Eckles (Facebook) , Eytan Bakshy (Facebook).

Peer Influence on Individual Opinions in Information Networks. Frank Nagle (Harvard University), Christoph Riedl (Harvard University ).

A Meme is not a Virus: How Attention Contrains Information Diffusion in Online Social Networks. Kristina Lerman (USC Information Sciences Institute) , Nathan Hodas (USC Information Sciences Institute).

Three Dimensions of Propagation in Networks: Cascading Confusion of Contagion and Diffusion. Wouter Vermeer (RSM Erasmus University) , Otto Koppius (RSM Erasmus University).

3:45pm - 4:30pm                Coffee Break
4:30 - 6:00pm                             Plenary Session F (KMC 5-50)

Session Chair: Sinan Aral

Cooperation and Assortativity with Dynamic Partner Updating. Duncan Watts (Microsoft Research).

Entity Resolution in Network Data. Lise Getoor (University of Maryland).

Beth Simone Noveck (New York Law School) .

6:00pm - 7:30pm                             Poster Session and Reception (Cantor Boardroom 11-185)

What Information is in a Spatial Network?. Kerstin Sailer (University College London).

Social contagion: Seeding Strategies Under Incomplete Information. Jorn Grahl (Johannes Gutenberg Univ.) , Franz Rothlauf (Johannes Gutenberg Univ.) .

A Model of Online Social Networks. Bassel Tarbush (Univ. of Oxford), Alexander Teytelboym (Univ. of Oxford).

How the Urban Taxi Drivers Collect Decision Knowledge. Siyuan Liu (Carnegie Melon) , Ramayya Krishnan (Carnegie Melon), Emma Brunskill (Carnegie Melon).

Analyzing how Differently Startups and Mature Organizations Interact with Twitter for Sharing Information. E rik Choi (Rutgers Univ.), Jacob Sanchez (Rutgers Univ.) .

Diffusion of Information in Social Networks: Is the Local Influence the Dominant Force? Ceren Budak (Univ. of California Santa Barbara), Divakant Agrawal (Univ. of California Santa Barbara), Amr El Abbadi (Univ. of California Santa Barbara).

Assortativity and Latent Attribute Inference: Inferring Latent Attributes of Twitter Users from Neighbors. Faiyaz Al Zamal (McGill Univ.), Wndy Liu (McGill Univ.), Derek Ruths (McGill Univ.) .

Stars Need Benefits: An Experiment on Network Formation. Boris van Leeuwen (Univ. of Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute) , Theo Offerman (Univ. of Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute), Arthur Schram (Univ. of Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute).

Phase Transitions for Information Spreading in Random Clustered Networks with Arbitrary Contact Rates. Sungsu Lim (KAIST) , Namju Kwak (KAIST), Kyomin Jung (KAIST).

Investigating the Role of Twitter Services in the Egyptian Social Movement. Srikanth Venkatesan (Univ. of Buffalo) , Niam Yaraghi (Univ. of Buffalo), H.R. Rao (Univ. of Buffalo).

Mining and Visualizing Connection Information Networks Pathways in Large. Leman Akoglu (Stony Brook Univ.) , Jilles Vreeken (Univ. of Antwerp), Hanghang Tong (IBM Research), Duen Horng Chau (Georgia Tech Univ.), Christos Faloutsos (Carnegie Mellon Univ.).

Estimating Deception Cues in Social Media. D. Scott Appling (Georgia Institute of Technology) , Erica J. Briscoe (Georgia Institute of Technology), C.J. Hutto (Georgia Institute of Technology).

Local Search and the Emergence of Superhubs in Networks. Otto R. Koppius (RSM Erasmus Univ.) , Hiroki Sayama (RSM Erasmus Univ.), Christiaan de Leeuw (RSM Erasmus Univ.), Daniel M. Miedema (RSM Erasmus Univ.), Marleen Kooiman (RSM Erasmus Univ.).

Real-Time Social Media Response to Superbowl TV Advertising. Shawndra Hill (Univ. of Pennsylvania) , Adrian Benton (Univ. of Pennsylvania), Aman Nalavade (Citadel Investment).

Networks & Knowledge: Succeeding at Work in the Socially Enabled Multinational Organizations. Matthew Weber (Rutgers Univ.).

The Evolution of Judges' Scores in Ballroom Dancing. Tuan Phan (National University of Singapore) , Zsolt Katona (National University of Singapore).

Optimization with Cooperation Dynamics. Karyn Benson (Univ. of San Diego) , Manuel Cebrian (National ICT Australia).

Networks of Innovation in 3D Printing. Harris Kyriakou (Stevens Institute of Technology) , Steven Englehardt (Stevens Institute of Technology), Jeffrey V. Nickerson (Stevens Institute of Technology).

Who Benefits from Social Media: Network-biased Technical Change. Lynn Wu (Univ. of Pennsylvania) and Chingyung Lin (IBM Research).

Social Influence Bias. Lev Muchnik (NYU Stern), Sinan Aral (NYU Stern), and Sean Taylor (NYU Stern).

Learning to Predict the Presence of Nodes in Anonymized Graphs. Priya Govindan (Rutgers Univ.) , Tina Eliassi-Rad (Rutgers Univ.), Senjuti Basu Roy (Univ. Wash Tacoma).

Network Entrepreneurs—Lifecycle- and Portfolio-driven Dynamics of Brokerage. Chris Coleridge (Univ. College London) .

Three Lenses at the Nexus of Social Networks and the Dynamics of Social Interaction: Self-Reported Relationships, Wearable Sensors, and Exchange Event Logs. James Kitts (Columbia Univ.).

Powering the Innovation Macroscope: Data-Driven Analysis and Visualization of the Mobile Innovation Ecosystem. Rahul C. Basole (Georgia Institute of Technology), Martha G. Russell (Stanford Univ.), Jukka Huhtamäki (Tampere Univ. of Technology), and Neil Rubens (Univ. of Electro-Communications).

Information Network Design via Optimal Graph Spectra. Ben Lubin (Boston University) , Jesse Shore (Boston University), and Vatche Ishakian (Boston University).

Information Reuse Networks: Detection & Credit Attribution.Peyman Shojaei (Univ. of Amsterdam), Marshall Van Alstyne (Boston Univ. and MIT), and Dawei Shen (MIT).

Saturday, September 29th
8:00am - 9:00am                             Breakfast (KMC 5-50)
9:00am-10:30am                                       Plenary Session G (KMC 5-50)

Session Chair: Arun Sundararajan

Network volatility and advantage. Ron Burt (University of Chicago) .

Dynamical Processes in Time-varying networks. Alessandro Vespignani (Indiana University).

Prediction in complex networks: The impact of structure on learning and inference. Jennifer Neville (Purdue University).

10:30am - 11:00am                    Coffee Break
11:00am - 12:30pm
Parallel Session H (KMC 3-110)   Parallel Session I (KMC 3-120)

Session Chair: Tony Jebara

The Power of Local Information in Social Networks. Christian Borgs (Microsoft Research), Michael Brautbar (Univ. of Pennsylvania) , Jennifer Chayes (Microsoft), Sanjeev Khanna (Univ. of Pennsylvania), Brendan Lucier (Microsoft Research).

Tractable and Consistent Exponential Random Graph Models. Arun G. Chandrasekhar (Stanford University), Matthew O. Jackson (Stanford University).

Viral Efficiency. Sean J. Taylor (NYU Stern) , Eytan Bakshy (Facebook), Sinan Aral (NYU Stern), and Cameron Marlow (Facebook).

Purchase Differentiation on a Social Shopping Network. Lauren Rhue (NYU Stern).

Session Chair: Ron Burt

The Anatomy & Dynamics of Vision Advantages. Sinan Aral (NYU Stern), Vincent David (NYU Stern) .

Sitting Pretty: Attractiveness, Social Capital, and Success. Kathleen O'Connor (Cornell Univ.), Eric Gladstone (Cornell Univ.) .

How Social Information Networks Reflect Major Life Events: Case of Childbirth. Munmun De Choudhury (Microsoft Research) , Scott Counts (Microsoft Research), Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research).

A Quantitative Theory of Social Cohesion. Adrien Friggeri (Inria/ ENS de Lyon) , Eric Fleury (Inria/ ENS de Lyon).

12:30pm - 2:30pm                             Lunch and Poster Slam II (KMC 5-50) (Foster)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Parallel Session J (KMC 3-110)   Parallel Session K (KMC 3-120)

Session Chair: Michael Macy

As Good as the Networks They Keep?: Expanding Social Networks via Information Exchange in Rural Uganda. Kathryn Vasilaky (University of Maryland) , Kenneth Leonard (University of Maryland).

Social Influence via Social Cues. Eytan Bakshy (Facebook) , Dean Eckles (Facebook).

Do Your Online Friends Make You Pay? A Randomized Field Experiment. Ravi Bapna (Univ. of Minnesota), Akhmed Umyarov (Univ. of Minnesota).

The Impact of Strength of Tie and Social Embeddedness on Influence in Social Networks: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment. Sinan Aral (NYU Stern), Dylan Walker (Boston University).

Session Chair: Sanjeev Goyal

Design of Currency, Markets, and Economy for Knowledge. Dawei Shen (MIT Media Lab) , Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland (MIT Media Lab), Andrew Lippman (MIT Media Lab), Marshall Van Alstyne (Center Digital Business, MIT)

Ideation in Social Networks. Peter Pal Zubcsek (University of Florida) , Andrew Stephen (University of Pittsburgh), Jacob Goldenberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

Experimental Study of Informal Rewards in Peer Production. Michael Restivo (Stony Brook Univ.) , Arnout van de Rijt (Stony Brook Univ.).

Social Learning and Network Uncertainty. Ilan Lobel (NYU Stern), Evan Sadler (NYU Stern).

4:00pm - 4:45pm                    Coffee Break
4:45pm - 5:45pm                                       Plenary Session L (KMC 5-50)

Session Chair: Sinan Aral

Trading and Intermediation In Networks. Sanjeev Goyal (University of Cambridge) .

Detecting invisible networks of coordination of communication. David Lazer (Northeastern University).

6:00-7:30pm                                       Poster Session and Reception (Cantor Boardroom 11-185)

How Humans Derive Information from Network Visualizations. Ben Deverett (McGill Univ.), Derek Ruths (McGill Univ.).

The Academic Dashboard: Assessing and Improving Metrics for Ranking Scholars. Chaithanya Bandi (MIT), Dimitris J. Bertsimas (MIT), Erik Brynjolfsson (MIT), Shachar Reichman (MIT) , John M. Silberholz (MIT).

An Invonvenient Truth: Where you Live Decides how you are Treated Online. Jaehyuk Park (KAIST) , Minki Kim (KAIST), Meeyound Cha (KAIST).

Innovation Ecosystem Visualization and Analysis: A Study of the Emerging Publish-on-Demand Industry. Martha Russell (Stanford) , Neil Rubens (Univ. of Electro-Communications), Rahul Basole (Georgia Institute of Technology), Jukka Huhtamaki (Tampere Univ. of Technology), et. Al.

IRIE: Scalable and Robust Influence Maximization in Social Networks. Kyomin Jung (KAIST) , Wooram Heo (KAIST), Wei Chen (Microsoft Research).

Analysis of Information Diffusion on Threshold Models in Arbitrary Networks. Kyomin Jung (KAIST), Seulki Lee (KAIST), Sungsu Lim (KAIST) .

Multi-aspect Trust in Information Sharing Scenarios. Kevin S. Chan (US Army Research Laboratory) , Jin-Hee Cho (US Army Laboratory), and Sibel Adalı (Rensselear Polytechnic Institute).

Understanding Social Applications' Data Practices and Privacy Authorization Dialogues on Online Social Networks. Jens Grossklags (Penn State Univ.) , Heng Xu (Penn State Univ.) and Na Wang (Penn State Univ.).

Detection and Identification of Directional Influences Using Information Dynamic Spectrum. Kang-Yu Ni (HRL Laboratories) and Tsai-Ching Lu (HRL Laboratories).

On the Co-Evolutionary Nature of Social Networks. Demetris Antoniades (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Constantine Dovrolis (Georgia Institute of Technology).

Analyzing the Usage of Social Media During the 2011 Spanish Presidential Electoral Campaign. J. Borondo (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), A. J. Morales (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), J. C. Losada (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), and R. M. Benito (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

Exploring the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary Using Twitter. Charles File (Rutgers Univ.) and Mor Naaman (Rutgers Univ.).

A Network Modelling Approach to Ranking Collaboration in Large Scale Online Environments. Ahmed Medhat Mohamed (Oxford Internet Institute).

Early Warning Signals for Turing Instabilities in Network-Organized Systems. Russell Howes (HRL Laboratories) and Tsai-Ching Lu (HRL Laboratories).

Connectivity & Collective Action in Social Networks. Navid Hassanpour (Yale Univ.), Ji Liu (Yale Univ.) and Sekhar Tatikonda (Yale Univ.).

Latent Point Process Models for Spatial-Temporal Networks. Yoon-Sik Cho (USC Information Sciences Institute), Aram Galstyan (USC Information Sciences Institute), Jeff Brantingham (UCLA), George Tita (UCI Irvine).

Structural Holes and Interpersonal Woes: The Effect of Brokering on Perceptions of Trustworthiness. Eric Gladstone (Cornell Univ.) and Kathleen O’Connor (Cornell Univ.).

Friends Don’t Lie - Inferring Personality Traits from Social Network Structure. Jacopo Staiano (DISI-Univ. of Trento), Bruno Lepri (MIT Media Lab) , Nadav Aharony (MIT Media Lab), Fabio Pianesi (FBK), Nicu Sebe (DISI-Univ. of Trento) and Alex Pentland (MIT Media Lab).

Editorial Incentives & Early-Stage Determinants of Submission Impact. Ayeh Bandeh-Ahmadi (Univ. of Maryland).

The Emergence of Team Proactiveness. Evgenia Dolgova (RSM Erasmus Univ.) , Shiko Ben-Menahem (RSM Erasmus Univ.) and Pepijn van Neerijnen (RSM Erasmus Univ.).

8:00pm            Workshop Dinner and Social @ Barolo
Key Dates
Workshop Dates:
September 28th-29th, 2012
Abstract Submission Deadline:
August 20th, 2012.
Notification to Authors:
August 31st, 2012
Final Abstract Submission for Publication in Workshop Notes:
September 12th, 2012
Early Registration Deadline:
September 10th, 2012
Onsite Registration(Space Permitting):
September 28th, 2012.
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