Social Networks Workshop - Agenda

**Schedule is subject to change.

Monday, August 9th

8:45am - 9:00am

Opening remarks
Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University

9:00am - 10:30am A Short Course on Complex Networks (short course)
Antony Bonato, Ryerson University
Presentation Slides [PDF, 7.8MB]
10:30am - 11:00am Coffee Break
11:00am - 12.30pm A Short Course on Complex Networks (short course)
Antony Bonato, Ryerson University
Presentation Slides [PDF, 7.8MB]

 

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch break
1:30pm - 2:30pm Online Social Networks: Research Challenges and Some Results (Plenary talk)
Peter Marbach, University of Toronto
2:30pm - 3:00pm Coffee break
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Social Context as Machine-Processable Knowledge
A. Troussov, IBM
Presentation Slides [PDF, 2.8MB]

Clustering of Extremist Web Pages
C. Q. Zhang, West Virginia University

Evolution of the Open Source Software Development Networks
Nilesh Saraf, Simon Fraser University
Presentation Slides [PDF, 200 kB]

Tuesday, August 10th

9:00am - 11:00am Automated Discovery and Analysis of Online Social Networks (short course)
Anatoliy Gruzd, Dalhousie University
Presentation Slides [PDF, 1.9MB]
11:00am – 11:30am Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:30pm Automated Discovery and Analysis of Online Social Networks (short course)
Anatoliy Gruzd, Dalhousie University
Presentation Slides [PDF, 1.9MB]
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch break
1:30pm - 2:30pm Epidemiology Networks related to HIV  (Plenary talk)
Sandy Ruterford, Simon Fraser University
Presetation Slides [PDF, 1.3MB]
2:30pm - 3:00pm Coffee break
3:00pm - 3:30pm Framework for Personal Health Management using Social Networks
Noreen Kamal, University of British Columbia
Presentation Slides [PDF, 6.8MB]
3:30pm - 5:00pm Open Problem Session I

Wednesday, August 11th

9:00am - 11:00am

Sampling on Networks (short course)
Steve Thompson, Simon Fraser University

11:00am - 11:30am Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:30pm

Sampling on Networks (short course)
Steve Thompson, Simon Fraser University

12:30pm - 1:30pm

 Networking Lunch (Kindly sponsored by GRAND NCE)

1:30pm-2:30pm Behind The Paradigm Shift Towards a Networked Society (Plenary talk)
Barry Wellman, University of Toronto

2:30pm - 2:35pm

GRAND NCE - Kellogg Booth, GRAND's Scientific Director

2:35pm - 4:05pm

 

Panel discussion – Social Networks in Gaming

  • Jason Bailey - Super Rewards
  • Bruce Gooch - University of Victoria
  • J. Joly - OverInteractive Inc.               
Panellists:
Gord Larose - Irdeto
Ken Anderson - Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Nikolajs Volkovs - Prata Technologies & University of Toronto

Thursday, August 12th

9:00am - 11:00am Can Network Theory Help Terrorists?How Insurgents Can Use Graph- or Lattice-Theoretic Ideas to Evade or Defeat Coalition Forces (short course)
Jonathan Farley, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
11:00am – 11:30am Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:30pm Can Network Theory Help Terrorists?How Insurgents Can Use Graph- or Lattice-Theoretic Ideas to Evade or Defeat Coalition Forces (short course)
Jonathan Farley, Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz 
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch break
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Compressibility of Behavioral Graphs (Plenary talk)
Ravi Kumar, Yahoo Inc.
Presentations slides [PDF, 800kB]

2:30pm - 3:00pm Coffee break
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Neighbour Query Friendly Compression of Social Networks
Hossein Maserrat, Simon Fraser University
Presentation Slides [PDF, 500kB]

Vectorised Spreading Activation Algorithm for Centrality Measurement
Alexander Troussov, IBM
Presentation Slides [PDF, 5.17MB]

4:00pm - 5:00pm Open Problem Session II

Friday, August 13th

9:00am - 11:00am Computational Criminology (short course)
U. Glaesser, Richard Frank & S. Rutherford, Simon Fraser University
Part 1 [PDF, 4.3MB]
11:00am - 11:30am Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:30pm

Computational Criminology (short course)
U. Glaesser, Richard Frank & S. Rutherford, Simon Fraser University
Part 1 [PDF, 4.3MB]

12:30pm - 1:30pm Networking Lunch
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Public Health Issues in the Adult Film Industry: Report on an HIV Outbreak and the Current Status of STDs among Performers (Plenary talk)
Peter R. Kerndt, Los Angeles - Department of Public Health
Presentation Slides [PDF, 1.2MB]

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Coffee Break

3:00pm - 4:00pm

SociQL: A Query Language for the SocialWeb
Diego Serrano, University of Alberta

Mathematical modeling to evaluate measures and control the spread of illicit drug use
Afsaneh Bakhtiari, Simon Fraser University
Presentation Slides [PDF, 1.5MB]


 

* Unfortunately, Jure Leskovec from Standford University had to withdraw due to health reasons.