Call for Tutorials

ASONAM has established itself as the world's premier research conference in social network analysis and mining. ASONAM 2012 provides a leading forum for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences. Besides the technical program, the conference will feature workshops, tutorials, panels, demos, etc.

ASONAM 2012 welcomes proposals for short and long tutorials that focus on new research directions and initiatives. The tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program, and are free of charge to the attendees of the conference. Tutorial presenter(s) will receive complimentary registration; up to two free registrations will be provided per tutorial. Though not guaranteed, one presenter per tutorial may receive up to $750 to partially cover travel expenses; this will depend on the final budget of the conference and will be finalized in June/July 2012.

We invite proposals for tutorials from active researchers and experienced tutors. Ideally, a tutorial will cover the state-of-the-art research, development and applications in a specific social network analysis and mining direction, and stimulate and facilitate future work. A tutorial should be general and comprehensive rather than a repetition of presenter(s) own research achievements. High preference will be given to tutorials on interdisciplinary directions, novel and emerging applications. A proposal should cover the following items.

  • Title
  • Abstract (up to 150 words)
  • Rationale of presenting the tutorial at ASONAM 2012 (up to 250 words)
  • Target audience and prerequisites (up to 100 words)
  • A list of forums with their time, locations and estimate of the number of attendees if the tutorial or a similar/highly related tutorial has been presented by the same author(s) before, and highlight the similarity/difference between those and the one proposed for ASONAM 2012 (up to 150 words for each entry)
  • A list of tutorials on the same/similar/highly related topics given by other people, and highlight the difference between yours and theirs (up to 150 words for each entry)
  • A list of other tutorials given by the authors, please list the titles, the presenters, the forums, locations and estimate of the number of attendees only
  • Tutors’ short bio and their expertise related to the tutorial (up to 150 words per tutor)
  • An outline of the tutorial in the form of a bullet list (up to one page)
  • Length of the tutorial: short (1.5-2 hours) or long (3-4 hours). A list of up to 25 most important references that will be covered in the tutorial
  • Any specific audio/video/computer requirements for the tutorial
  • URLs of the slides/notes of the previous tutorials given by the authors

Tutorial Co-Chairs

Please kindly send your proposals to Tutorial Co-Chairs:

  • Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, klamma AT informatik DOT rwth-aachen DOT de
  • Huan Liu, Arizona State University, huan.liu AT asu DOT edu
  • Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, jietang AT tsinghua DOT edu DOT cn

The deadline for submission of tutorial proposals

The deadline for submission of tutorial proposals: April 1, 2012
Selection results to be announce: May 1, 2012


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