The 1st International Workshop on Analytics on Evolving Networks will take place in Den Hague, the Netherlands on August 29th, 2016. It is organized in conjunction with the 22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2016).
Analytics over massive networks is pervasive across science and engineering, e.g., social networks, communication networks, biological networks, knowledge graphs, and so forth. Very often these networks are dynamic, evolving over time as connections are made and broken and as nodes appear and disappear. While a deep foundation has been developed in the past two decades on analytics on real-world complex networks, relatively little progress has been made on scalable analytics as these networks evolve. There is a growing community of researchers, dispersed across Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Data Management, Complex Systems, and other research disciplines which are turning their attention to the many open challenges in the context of evolving networks.
The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers from different disciplines in this emerging area, providing a forum for discussion of recent advances in analytics on evolving networks, and to offer an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to identify and discuss recent advances and new promising research directions.
Besides regular sessions consisting of presentations of selected peer-reviewed papers, the programme will feature an invited talk, a poster session around/during the lunch break, and a panel discussion in the closing session. We will lead an open discussion, in a workshop spirit, aimed to foresee the future of Evolving Network Analytics research and to identify immediate opportunities for collaboration.
AEN 2016 is the 1st workshop focusing on evolving networks. Recently two Shonan seminars took place, Analytics on Complex Networks: Scalable Solutions for Empirical Questions and Dynamic Networks Visual Analytics. We intend that AEN 2016 will be in the same collaborative spirit as these seminars.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
In this workshop, we aim to attract researchers with an interest in temporal dynamics in complex networks, diffusion processes like epidemics and evolving structural properties.
Submissions are invited in several categories, including but not limited to:
All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee based on technical quality, relevance, originality, significance, and clarity. All papers should be submitted through the EasyChair Submission Site. During the submission process, please indicate the intended type of the manuscript to assist the program committee with their assessment (e.g., an extended abstract of a system demonstration; a report on work in progress; a vision paper).
All accepted workshop papers will be published in an informal proceedings (or Arxiv). Our intention is to organize a special issue on Evolving Networks Analytics (e.g., with ACM SIGKDD Explorations), which would feature reviews of the current state-of-the-art, position papers and regular contributions.