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SNAC Agenda

Thursday, November 3
Social network analysis researchers learn what it takes to develop and deploy cyberinfrastructure and what benefits are gained. Cyberinfrastructure researchers learn what social network analysis has to offer.
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Registration
Pick up nametags, workshop materials, and helpful information
Box lunches will be provided

NCSA lobby

1:00 pm Opening remarks
Thom Dunning, NCSA Director

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Room 1040

1:30 pm Introduction of participants

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Room 1040

3:30 pm Cyberinfrastructure: The State of the Art and Challenges
Discussion led by Jim Myers, head of NCSA's Collaborative Technologies Division

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Room 1040

4:30 pm Break - coffee and light refreshments
5:00 pm Social Network Analysis: State of the Art and Challenges
Discussion led by Noshir Contractor, NCSA, and Katy Börner, Indiana University

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Room 1040

6:00 pm Reactions and Contributions to Challenges and Opportunities in Cyberinfrastructure and Social Network Analysis

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Room 1040

7:00 pm Buffet dinner

NCSA Building

8:00 pm Keynote Lecture: Social Networks, CI, and Meta-CI
Dan Atkins, University of Michigan

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Room 1030

Friday, November 4
Identify challenges and opportunities for using social network analysis for enabling cyberinfrastructure and creating cyberinfrastructure for social network analysis.
7:30 am - 8:45 am Shuttle service from Holiday Inn to NCSA Building
8:00 am Breakfast

NCSA Building

9:00 am Introduction of major cyberinfrastructure challenges and opportunities that might be enabled by social network analysis

Room 1040

9:30 am Parallel brainstorming sessions
Small breakout groups of six to seven participants will be given focused questions and asked to develop concrete answers
Breakout Session 1
Cultural challenges (.PPT)
Tom Finholt, University of Michigan
 
What challenges do CI researchers and practitioners face when defining the scope and functionality of a CI for a specific community? And, how can SNA help the community address these challenges? (.PPT)
William Michener, Long Term Ecological Research Network
 
Breakout Session 2
Mobilization and Development of a Cyberinfrastructure (.PPT)
Mark Gahegan, The Pennsylvania State University
 
What are the challenges that CI researchers and practitioners face when they aim to mobilize resources for the development of a CI for a specific community? (.PPT)
Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University
 
Breakout Session 3
Wider Adoption, Deployment, Utilization of a Cyberinfrastructure (.PPT)
David De Roure, University of Southampton
 
CI Challenges in adoption, deployment, utilization of a Cyberinfrastructure (.PPT)
Raquell M. Holmes, Boston University
 
Breakout Session 4
Scaling, Security and Sustainability of a CI (.PPT)
Randy Butler, NCSA
 
Scaling, Security, and Sustainability of a Cyberinfrastructure (.PPT)
Jonathon N. Cummings, Duke University
 

Various rooms on the first floor

10:30 am Break - coffee and light refreshments
11:00 am Reports from breakout groups; discussion

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Room 1040

12:30 pm Group photo

NCSA lobby

12:45 pm Buffet lunch

NCSA Building

1:30 pm Tour of immersive environments
For more information, see Excursions; please sign up for the tour at the registration desk
3:00 pm Introduction of major social network analysis challenges and opportunities that might be enabled by cyberinfrastructure

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Room 1040

3:30 pm Parallel brainstorming sessions
Small breakout groups will be given focused questions and asked to develop concrete answers
Breakout Session 1
Algorithms and Computer Resources (.PPT)
Vladimir Batagelj, Ljubljana University
 
Algorithms and computing resources (.PPT)
Tom Snijders, University of Groningen
 
Breakout Session 2
DATA (.PPT)
David Knoke, University of Minnesota
 
SNAC on Data (.PPT)
Lada Adamic, University of Michigan
 
Breakout Session 3
Can CI help do better SN research? User Interfaces & Collaboration Services (.PPT)
Catherine Plaisant, University of Maryland
 
CI for SN: User Interface & Collaboration Services (.PPT)
Munindar P. Singh, North Carolina State University
 
Breakout Session 4
Grand Challenges: Killer Apps/Moon shot (.PPT)
David Lazer, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
 
Grand Scientific & Societal Challenges (.PPT)
Michael Macy, Cornell University
 
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Various rooms on the first floor

4:30 pm Break - coffee and light refreshments
5:00 pm Reports from breakout groups; discussion

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Room 1040

6:00 pm Tour of immersive environments
For more information, see Excursions; please sign up for the tour at the registration desk
7:00 pm Buffet dinner

NCSA Building

8:00 pm Keynote Lecture: Supporting Visual Analysis: Perceptual, Cognitive, and Semantic Techniques
W. Bradford Paley, Digital Image Design Incorporated / Columbia University

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Room 1030

Saturday, November 5
Summarize results and plan next steps
7:30 am - 8:45 am Shuttle service from Holiday Inn to NCSA Building
8:00 am Breakfast

NCSA Building

9:00 am Summary and discussion of social network analysis for cyberinfrastructure
Led by working group that will prepare the report on social network analysis to support cyberinfrastructure

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Room 1040

10:00 am Break - coffee and light refreshments
10:30 am Summary and discussion of cyberinfrastructure for social network analysis
Led by working group

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Room 1040

11:30 am Working lunch (box lunches provided)

Discussion of next steps
Led by working group

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Room 1040

1:00 pm Workshop concludes

 

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