Ackland, R. and J. Shorish (2009), "Network Formation in the Political Blogosphere: An Application of Agent Based Simulation and e-Research Tools," Computational Economics, 34(4), 383-398. (download earlier version of paper)
Ackland, R. (2009), "Social Network Services as Data Sources and Platforms for e-Researching Social Networks," Social Science Computer Review Special Issue on e-Social Science, 27(4), 481-492. (download pre-print)
Australian Research Council Linkage Grant LP0990974 "The role of online social networks in successful ageing: benefitting from 'who you know' at older ages" (H. Booth, R. Ackland and T. Windsor; $270,000; 2009-2012)
R. Ackland - "Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks," Presentation (via Skype) to Politics and Web 2.0 Research Methods Workshop, jointly hosted by Infoscape and the National Centre for e-Social Science, Manchester, 20 February 2009.
R. Ackland - "An Agent-Based Network Formation Model of the Political Blogosphere," Presentation at School of Economics seminar, The Australian National University, 30 April 2009.
Lin Chen - "A Drupal social network service as a data source for researching social networks," COMP8790 - Software Engineering Project, The Australian National University, semester 1 2009.
XianTong Chen - "Optimizing the VOSON e-Research tool," COMP8790 - Software Engineering Project, The Australian National University, semester 1 2009.