Social Networks Seminar (WS2012)

Teaching Staff: Margarete Boos, Kerstin Denecke, Xiaoming Fu, Dieter Hogrefe, Jens Grabowski, Karin Kurz, Philip Makedonski, Jan Nagler
Type: 
Seminar

Organization

  • Time, place, etc.: Thursdays, 8-10 a.m. (c.t.), Room 2.101 (updated, see also UniVZ)
  • Organization and coordination meeting: Thursday, 25.10.2012, 8-10 a.m. (c.t), Room 2.101 (updated)
  • Modules: M.Inf.1124.Mp: Seminar Vertiefung Computernetzwerke, M.Inf.1122.Mp: Seminar Vertiefung Telematik, M.Inf.1132.Mp: Seminar Softwaretechnik
  • Workload: 2 SWH, 5 ECTS CP
  • Registration: Registration for the course in Stud.IP is required in order to be able to access course materials and facilitate efficient course organization and coordination
  • Topic assignment: topic details and materials will be uploaded to Stud.IP by 01.11.2012, topic selection via Stud.IP message to Philip Makedonski, assignment on a first-come-first-served basis, deadline 15.11.2012

News

  • 17.01.2013: Reminder: Exam registration - All computer science Master's students that need the ECTS CP awarded for successful participation in the seminar should register for examination in FlexNow by next Thursday, 24.01.2013. If you have problems registering, please let us know as soon as possible so we can sort these out in a timely manner. If you need any other form of certification for successful participation (e.g. PhD students, Master's students from other departments), please let us know by next Thursday as well.
  • 17.01.2013: The talk by Sebastian Albert has been rescheduled to 24.01.2013 due to technical issues
  • 19.12.2012: The talks by Hong Huang and Sebastian Albert, originally scheduled for 10.01.2013, have been rescheduled to 17.01.2013 upon request by the supervisor
  • 29.11.2012: Next Tuesday, 04.12.2012, 4:00 p.m., in Room 0.101, Florian Philipp and Fabian Sudau will be presenting their work on topics related to today's talk by Kerstin Denecke. The topics of the talks are "Dynamic Citation Network for CCSVI" and "Controversy: How CCSVI is discussed in a community of patients?". All participants in the course are invited.
  • 22.11.2012: Florian Unger's talk on Trust and Reputation in (Online) Social Networks has been rescheduled to 31.01.2013 upon request of his supervisor (originally scheduled for 24.01.2013)
  • 15.11.2012: Schedule for students' talks online
  • 15.11.2012: Margarete Boos' introductory talk on Psychological Perspectives on Social Networks: Cognitive Maps will be postponed, new date to be announced shortly
  • 02.11.2012: Details on Christian Stegbauer's invited talk added - the talk will take plance on Wednesday, 14.11.2012, 6-8 p.m., in Room VG 1.108 (Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, see UniVZ for directions)
  • 25.10.2012: Course schedule online. Students' talks will be announced shortly
  • 18.10.2012: Stud.IP registration open!
  • 04.10.2012: Changed time slot and room - the seminar will take place on Thursdays, 8-10 a.m., in room 2.101.

Course description

The purpose of this interdisciplinary seminar is to present different perspectives on social networks from the various fields of research involved in the seminar in order to identify common interests and facilitate future collaborations among the participanting parties. Participating graduate students will be assigned a topic and corresponding materials related to the it and will outline potential topics for further work in the field, in the form of a student's project or a Master's thesis. The topics and materials are based on the supervisor's own work or related work of particular interest that has the potential to establish future collaborations among the participating parties.

Course topics

  • Foundations
    • Introduction to Social Networks and Social Networks Analysis: Sociology, History, Methods (supervised by Karin Kurz)
    • Online Social Networks and Online Social Networks Analysis:Technology, Problems, Challenges, Methods (supervised by Wenzhong Li)
    • Psychological Perspectives on Social Networks: Cognitive Maps (supervised by Margarete Boos)
    • Dynamics and Self-Organization Aspects of Social Networks: The Physics Backbone of Network Science - Networks, Structure, Function, Percolation (supervised by Jan Nagler)
  • Applications
    • Social Interactions in Software Development (supervised by Philip Makedonski / Jens Grabowski)
    • Trust and Reputation in (Online) Social Networks (supervised by Parisa Memarmoshrefi / Dieter Hogrefe)
    • Social Networks and Epidemiology (supervised by Kerstin Denecke / Otto Rienhoff)
    • Laws of Population Distribution and Growth in Online Social Networks (supervised by Wenzhong Li / Xiaoming Fu)
  • Invited talks
    • Cooperation in Wikipedia (Christian Stegbauer)
    • TBC - Ming Li

Schedule (in progress)

  • Introduction
    • 25.10.2012: Organization and Coordination Meeting
  • Foundations
    • 01.11.2012: Wenzhong Li - Online Social Networks and Online Social Networks Analysis:Technology, Problems, Challenges, Methods
    • 08.11.2012: Karin Kurz - Introduction to Social Networks and Social Networks Analysis: Sociology, History, Methods
    • 15.11.2012: Margarete Boos - Psychological Perspectives on Social Networks: Cognitive Maps (cancelled, new date 22.11.2012)
    • 29.11.2012: Kerstin Denecke - Social Networks and Epidemiology
    • 06.12.2012: Jan Nagler - Dynamics and Self-Organization Aspects of Social Networks: The Physics Backbone of Network Science - Networks, Structure, Function, Percolation
  • Students' talks
    • 13.12.2012: Philipp Grete - Social Networks and Social Networks Analysis: Sociology, History, Methods
    • 13.12.2012: Subhash Chandra Pujari - Structure and Pattern of Information Diffusion in Online Social Networks
    • 20.12.2012: Jörg Hartmann - From Factors to Actors - Computational Sociology and Agent-based Modeling of Social Networks
    • 17.01.2013: Hong Huang - Dynamics and self-Organization Aspects of Social Networks: Catastrophic Cascade of Failures in Interdependent Networks
    • 17.01.2013: Sebastian Albert - Dynamics and self-Organization Aspects of Social Networks: Robust Dynamic Classes Revealed by Measuring the Response Function of a Social System (rescheduled, new date 24.01.2013)
    • 24.01.2013: Liang-Hao Dai - TBA
    • 31.01.2013: Bumi Camara - Household Poverty and Vulnerability: A Sociometric Perspective
    • 31.01.2013: Florian Unger - Trust and Reputation in (Online) Social Networks
  • Invited talks
    • 14.11.2012: Christian Stegbauer - Cooperation in Wikipedia (6-8 p.m. (c.t.), Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, Room VG 1.108)

Passing requirements

  • Presentation (30 minutes + discussion)
  • Written report (12-15 pages of content)
  • Active participation in all sessions

Presentation guidelines

  • The talks should be roughly 30 minutes in length and focus on encouraging productive follow-up discussions.
  • In order to ease the transition and guide the ensuing discussion, all talks should conclude with a slide containing
    • potential points for interdisciplinary collaboration,
    • points of particular interest for future work and ideas for projects and theses,
    • open questions.
  • The material should be presented in a manner understandable by participants from all invoved fields of research and not from the presenter's field only.
  • Students must discuss their talks with their supervisors at least two weeks before their scheduled presentation appointment, so that they have the opportunity to get feedback and incorporate any necessary adjustments.

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