Journal articles

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; $390,000; 2009-2012). Funding amount includes $120,000 contribution by industry partner (National Seniors Australia). 

Seminar/workshop presentations

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.

Dr H. Wai-Yip (City University of Hong Kong) "Mapping Emerging Chinese Muslim Online Networks: Preliminary Findings and Implications for Society, State and Economy" ADSRI Seminar series, 18 August 2009.  


Dr Ho Wai-Yip is the Endeavour Research Fellow (2009-2010), currently the Visiting Fellow in Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University. He taught at Hong Kong Institute of Education and will be the Assistant Professor of Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong.  

Student theses/projects

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.