2007

Refereed conference papers

Ackland, R. and J. Antony (2007), "Developing e-Research Tools for the Analysis of Large-Scale Web Crawl Data," refereed paper presented (by R. Ackland) at the Third International Conference on e-Social Science, 8-9 October 2007, University of Michigan. Download PDF (278K)

Ackland, R., Fry, J. and R. Schroeder (2007), "Scoping the Online Visibility of e-Research by Means of e-Research Tools," refereed paper presented (by J. Fry) at the Third International Conference on e-Social Science, 8-9 October 2007, University of Michigan. Download PDF (217K)

Ackland, R. and J. Shorish (2007), "Network Formation in the Political Blogosphere: An Application of Agent Based Simulation and e-Research Tools," refereed paper presented (by J. Shorish) at the Third International Conference on e-Social Science, 8-9 October 2007, University of Michigan. Download PDF (122K)

Ackland, R., Spink, A. and P. Bailey (2007), "Characteristics of .au Websites: An Analysis of Large-Scale Web Crawl Data from 2005," refereed paper presented (by P. Bailey) at the 13th Australasian World Wide Web conference, 30 June – 4 July 2007, Brisbane. Download PDF (165K)

Non-refereed conference papers/presentations

Ackland, R., Gibson, R.K., Lusoli, W., and S. Ward (2007), "Mapping small things on the Web: Assessing the online presence of the nanotechnology industry," paper presented (by R. Gibson and W. Lusoli) at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, May 24-28, 2007. Download PDF (600K)

Seminar/workshop presentations

R. Ackland - "New Methods for Researching Online Environmental Activist Networks," Presentation at the ESRC e-Society Programme Colloquium, London, 28 March 2007.

R. Ackland - "e-Researching the Information Society," presentation at Chinese Government Seminar on The Information Society, 28 April 2007, Beijing. Download PDF (343K)

R. Ackland - "Adaptive Sampling of Hyperlink Networks: An Application to Researching Social Inclusion in Australia," Presentation to ESRC "Radical Data" workshop, London, 9 May 2007.

R. Ackland - "Adaptive Sampling of Hyperlink Networks: An Application to Researching Social Inclusion in Australia," Presentation to International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Corfu Island, Greece, 1-6 May 2007.

R. Ackland - "Using large-scale web crawl data to investigate social inclusion in Australia," Presentation to Oxford Internet Institute seminar, 16 May 2007.

R. Ackland - "Superstar Scientists," Presentation at World Wide Science: The Promises, Threats and Realities of e-Research workshop, Oxford Internet Institute, 1 June 2007.

R. Ackland - "A New Approach for Characterising the Online Networks of U.S. Political Bloggers," Presentation at Department of Media and Communication seminar, University of Leicester, 11 July 2007.

R. Ackland - "A New Approach for Characterising the Online Networks of U.S. Political Bloggers," Presentation at Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group, University of Wolverhampton, 19 July 2007.

R. Ackland - "VOSON: Developing a web service for social science network research," presentation to ANU Supercomputer Facility forum e-Research: Research in the Era of Google - Are you Ready?, 31 October 2007. Download PDF (1.5M)

N. Contractor - Professor Noshir Contractor (Northwestern University) gave an ADSRI seminar presentation on "Enabling knowledge networks to enhance innovation", 30 November 2007.

Visitors

Professor Noshir Contractor is the Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences in the School of Engineering, School of Communication and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, USA. He directs the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Research Group at Northwestern University and is a Research Affiliate of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ADSRI visiting fellow (November 2007).

Grants

R. Ackland - UK National Centre for e-Social Science Visiting Fellowship, Oxford University James Martin Visiting Fellowship (6 months visit to Oxford Internet Institute).

 

2006

 

Refereed conference papers

Ackland, R., O'Neil M., Standish, R. and M. Buchhorn (2006), "VOSON: A Web Services Approach for Facilitating Research into Online Networks," refereed paper presented (by R. Ackland) at the Second International Conference on e-Social Science, 28-30 June 2006, University of Manchester. Download PDF (628KB)

Non-refereed conference papers/presentations

Ackland, R. (2006), "Towards a Model of the Link Economy," paper presented to Econophysics Colloquium, 14-18 November 2005, Canberra. Download PDF (148K). Note: this is a revised version.

Ackland, R., O'Neil M., Bimber B., Gibson, R. and S. Ward (2006), "New Methods for Studying Online Environmental-Activist Networks," paper presented (by R. Ackland) to 26th International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, 24-30 April, Vancouver. Download paper PDF (1.3M) Download presentation PDF (1.4M)

O'Neil M. and R. Ackland (2006), "The Structural Role of Nanotechnology-Opposition in Online Environmental-Activist Networks," paper presented (by M. O'Neil) to 26th International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, 24-30 April, Vancouver. Download paper PDF (1.6M) Download presentation PDF (570K)

O'Neil, M. and R. Ackland (2006), "Social Capital Accumulation Strategies in Anti-Nanotech Online Networks," presentation (by M. O'Neil) to Association of Internet Researchers conference, 27-30 September 2006, Brisbane. Download PDF (428K)

Seminar/workshop presentations

Ackland, R. - "Introduction to VOSON," Presentation on VOSON to Cornell Cybertools Project seminar, 4 May 2006.

Ackland, R. - "New Research into Online Environmental Activist Networks: A VOSON-enabled Project," presentation to "Age of Networks" seminar series, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 10 May 2006. Download PDF (1.5M)

Ackland, R. - "Social Science Research into Online Networks: The VOSON Project and System," Presentation to Network Theory Working Group III, CSIRO, 13 June 2006.

Ackland, R. - "Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON)," Presentation to "Researching the Web of Knowledge" workshop, Oxford Internet Institute, 26 June 2006.

Ackland, R. - "Approaches to Modelling the Link Economy," Presentation to Institute for Advanced Studies seminar, Vienna, 5 July 2006.

Ackland, R. - "Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON)," Presentation to Statistical Machine Learning seminar, National ICT Australia (NICTA), 19 December 2006.

Conferences/workshops organised

The Social Impact of Nanotechnology Symposium was held at the ANU on August 3rd, 2006. Organised by R. Ackland and M. O'Neil.

Other

Ackland, R. and M. O'Neil (2006), "Social Movements in Response to Nanotechnologies," VOSON-ANU briefing note for Center for Nanotechnology in Society (UC-Santa Barbara) submission to National Nanotechnology Coordinating Office Workshop on Public Participation and Nanotechnology, May 30-31, Arlington, Va. Download PDF (393K)

 

2005

Refereed journal articles

Ackland, R. and E. Gray (2005), "What Can Potential Migrants Find Out About Australia from the WWW?," published in People and Place, vol. 13, no. 4, 2005, pp. 12-22. Download PDF (399K)

Refereed conference papers

Ackland, R. (2005), "The Role of Digital Networks in Promoting Collaboration and Innovation," refereed paper presented (by R. Ackland) to the Africa-Asia-Australasia Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, 28-30 August 2005, Perth. Download PDF (63K)

Ackland, R. (2005), "Mapping the U.S. Political Blogosphere: Are Conservative Bloggers More Prominent?," refereed paper presented (by R. Ackland) to BlogTalk Downunder 2005, 19-22 May, Sydney. Download PDF (482K)

Ackland, R. (2005), "Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON) - Progress and Plans," refereed paper presented (by R. Ackland) at the First International Conference on e-Social Science, 22-24 June 2005, University of Manchester. Download PDF (199KB)

Non-refereed conference papers/presentations

Ackland, R. (2005), "Estimating the Size of Political Web Graphs," paper presented (by R. Ackland) to ISA Research Committee on Logic and Methodology (RC33) Conference, 17-20 May 2004, Amsterdam Download PDF (156K). Note: this is a revised version.

Ackland, R., Gibson R. and M. O'Neil (2005), "Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON)," poster presentation at the First International Conference on e-Social Science, 22-24 June 2005, University of Manchester. Download A4 PDF (281K) Download A1 PDF (282K)

Ackland, R. and A. Evans (2005), "The Visibility of Abortion-Related Information on the World Wide Web," conference presentation by Ann Evans at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Annual Conference, 6 December 2005, University of Tasmania. Download PDF (293K)

Grants

Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative (e-Research Support) Grant SR0567298 "Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON)" (Ackland, Gibson, O'Neil, Buchhorn, Bimber, Ward; $98,586; 2005)

R. Ackland - travel grant to attend NSF-funded Social Networks and Cyberinfrastructure (SNAC) workshop held at National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Nov 3-5, 2005.

Seminar/workshop presentations

R. Ackland - "Data for Studying the Blogosphere," Presentation at Centre for New Media Arts seminar, The Australian National University, 16 May 2005.

R. Gibson and M. O'Neil - presentation of VOSON Poster (by R. Ackland, R. Gibson and M. O'Neil) to ARC-DEST Joint Workshop of Funded Projects in e-Research Support and Australian Research Information Infrastructure Committee Schemes, Monash University, 2-3 November 2005, Monash University, Australia. Download A4 PDF (312K) Download A1 PDF (313K)

R. Ackland presentation on VOSON at NSF-funded Social Networks and Cyberinfrastructure (SNAC) workshop held at National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 3-5 November 2005.

 

2004

 

Refereed conference papers

Ackland, R. and R. Gibson (2004), "Mapping Political Party Networks on the WWW," refereed paper presented (by R. Ackland) at the Australian Electronic Governance Conference, 14-15 April 2004, University of Melbourne. Download PDF (1.3M)

Grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Grant DP0452051 "New Methods for Researching the Existence and Impact of Political Networks on the WWW" (Ackland and Gibson; $150,000; 2004-2006)

Events organised

The e-Social Science: Enabling Technologies & New Research Symposium was held at the ANU on November 12th, 2004. Organised by R. Ackland and R. Gibson.

Seminar/workshop presentations

R. Ackland - "Mapping Organisational Networks on the WWW," Presentation at School of Art seminar, The Australian National University, 10 August 2004.

R. Ackland - "Approaches for Measuring Relational Capital on the WWW," Presentation to School of Economics seminar, University of Queensland, 8 October 2004.

R. Ackland - "Approaches for Measuring Relational Capital on the WWW," Presentation to Economics Program seminar, Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University, 22 October 2004.

R. Ackland - "Approaches for Measuring Relational Capital on the WWW," Presentation to Department of Computer Science seminar, The Australian National University, 3 November 2004.

Student theses/projects

J. M. McDonald - "Application of Finite Element Analysis to Web Community Identification," Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for Honours in Systems Engineering, The Australian National University.

 

2003

 

Other

R. Ackland - Submission to National Research Infrastructure Taskforce, 29 August 2003. Download PDF (127K)