The VOSON Lab and the ANU School of Sociology hosted ASNAC 2018: The third national meeting in Australia for social network analysis (SNA) researchers and practitioners. The ASNAC conference brought together scholars from key universities and research institutes in Australia and neighbouring countries.
On day one, Professor Mark Tranmer (University of Glasgow) gave a keynote talk about the use of multilevel models in social network analysis (watch opening session and keynote talk HERE). The sessions covered diverse applications of SNA including theory and methods; policy, politics and advocacy networks; innovation and business networks; labour market and education networks; online networks, crime networks; and health and wellbeing networks.
For the first time, in this year's conference a Tool demonstration session was held, providing a space for academics and industry representatives to display software tools designed and developed for network analysis. In this occasion, the VOSON Lab launched VOSON Dashboard, a recently developed R/Shiny application for collecting and analysing online networks and associated text data.
ASNAC2018 was held at the Australian National University on 27-28 November 2018. Find ASNAC2018 full program HERE.