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The University of Texas at Dallas

OCAD University

Leonardo - The International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology


We are pleased to invite you to

Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks
— 6th Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2015

taking place at the World Trade Center Zaragoza (WTCZ) in Spain,
on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

Abstract: ^
For the sixth time, it is our pleasure to bring together pioneer work in the overlap of arts, humanities, network research, data science, and information design. The 2015 symposium will again follow our established recipe, leveraging interaction between those areas by means of keynotes, a number of contributions, and a high-profile panel discussion.

In our call, we are looking for a diversity of research contributions revolving around networks in culture, networks in art, networks in the humanities, art about networks, and research in network visualization. Focussing on these five pillars that have crystallized out of our previous meetings, the 2015 symposium again strives to make further impact in the arts, humanities, and natural sciences.

Running parallel to the NetSci2015 conference, the symposium provides a unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers in complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.

As in previous years, selected papers will be published in print, both in a Special Section of Leonardo Journal MIT-Press and in a dedicated Leonardo eBook MIT-Press (see below).

Keynote: ^
Martin Krzywinski, Scientist, Genome Sciences Center, Vancouver, Canada
Make sure to check out his websites: http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/ & http://circos.ca/

As in previous years, our high-profile keynote exemplifies the areas of cultural data science, network visualization, and/or network art.

Organizing committee: ^

Maximilian Schich, Associate Professor, ATEC, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Roger Malina, Executive Editor at Leonardo Publications, France/USA
Isabel Meirelles, Professor, Faculty of Design, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

Panelists: ^

Tina Eilassi-Rad, Associate Professor, Rutgers University, USA & Co-chair, UCLA IPAM 2016 Workshop on Culture Analytics
Martin Krzywinski, Scientist, Genome Sciences Center, Vancouver, Canada
Josep Perelló, Associate Professor and OpenSystems Group Leader, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Fermin Serrano Sanz, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Program Schedule: ^

9:00 – 9:10 Roger Malina
Opening Remarks

9:10 – 9:30 Maximilian Schich

9:30 – 10:30 Martin Krzywinski
Keynote: Seeing Networks Change

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30 Sven Sellmer and Frederik Elwert
Modelling Structure and Content – Socio-Semantic Network Analysis of the Mahābhārata.

11:30 – 12:00 Koenraad Brosens, Jan Aerts, Klara Alen, Astrid Slegten, and Fred Truyen
Visualizing complex and dynamic networks of Brussels and Antwerp tapestry entrepreneurs (1640-1720).

12:00 – 12:30 Daniel Burckhardt and Victoria Hf Scott: Comparing Disciplinary Patterns: Gender and Social Network Analysis Using Academic Listservs.

12:30 – 13:00 Giles Greenway, Tobias Blanke, Mark Cote and Jennifer Pybus: Research on Online Digital Cultures — Community Extraction from Twitter Networks by Markov Clustering.

13:00 – 13:30 Nicole Beckage, Jessica Andrews-Hanna, Choong-Wan Woo, Hedwig Eisenbarth, Elizabeth Losin and Tor Wager: Semantic Network Measures Predict Depressive Symptoms and Trait Rumination.

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 – 15:30 Jeremi Ochab: Fake Authorships and Stylometric Networks.

15:30 – 16:00 Sergi Valverde: Visualizing the Evolution of Programming Languages.

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30 Tina Eilassi-Rad, Martin Krzywinski, Josep Perelló, Fermin Serrano Sanz (panelists), and Maximilian Schich (moderator):
Panel discussion: Art-Science, Cultural analysis, and Complex Networks?

17:30 End

Important dates: ^
Deadline for submission: March 29, 2015.
Notifications of acceptance were sent out by April 6, 2015.
Date of symposium: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Zaragoza, Spain.

Attendance: ^
Important note: The main NetSci2015 conference requires satellite attendees to pay at least a one day registration fee, in addition to registering to our symposium via EventBrite.

To attend our symposium,
1. please get a free EventBrite ticket at
2. pay at least a one-day registration fee at http://www.netsci2015.net.

If you do not get an Eventbrite-ticket (but you paid the NetSci2015 fee), there is still a chance to attend, as some ticket holders may not be able to show up. We will fill these spaces in Zaragoza, again on a first come, first serve basis. Priority will be given to those on our Eventbrite wait list and those registered for the main NetSci conference.

Submissions: ^
Our submissions are now closed. We invited submissions of 300 word abstracts including one descriptive figure by March 29, 2015 via EasyChair.

Note: Our acceptance rate was 33%. Contributors were selected using a peer review process with three to four independent reviews per paper. Successful submissions included an abstract not exceeding 300 words (plain text in the EasyChair submission form, no paper attachment), a striking figure (.jpg attachment, optimized to about 2000 x 1200 pixel in landscape aspect ratio), as well as an URL, all of which expressed the relevance to our call. Current and previously selected paper topics cover a large territory, including networks in archaeology, art, film, history, music, literature, network visualization, and the culture of art-science. For previous examples see our companion website at ahcncompanion.info.

About NetSci: ^
NetSci is the flagship conference on Complex Networks promoted by the NetSci Society. It brings under one umbrella a wide variety of leading researchers, practitioners and stakeholders with direct interest in Network Science, from Physics to Computer Science, Biology, Social Sciences, Economics, Technological and Communication Networks, Big Data and so on.

Links: ^
eBook on Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks [Kindle Edition]:
Companion website: http://ahcncompanion.info/
For purchase (US $ 7.99): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007S0UA9Q

Special Section in Leonardo Journal:
Leonardo Journal 43:3, June 2010, pp. 212, URL:
Leonardo Journal 44:3, June 2011, pp. 239-267, URL:

Leonardo Journal 45:1, February 2012, pp. 77-89, URL:

Leonardo Journal 45:3, June 2012, pp. 275-286, URL:

Leonardo Journal 46:3, June 2013, pp. 267-279, URL:

Leonardo Journal 47:3, June 2014, pp. 265-278, URL:

Previous Symposia websites:

2010: http://artshumanities.netsci2010.net
2011: http://artshumanities.netsci2011.net
2012: http://artshumanities.netsci2012.net
2013: http://artshumanities.netsci2013.net
2014: http://artshumanities.netsci2014.net

Other relevant sites:
ATEC, The University of Texas at Dallas: http://www.utdallas.edu/atec/
BarabásiLab, Northeastern University, Boston: http://www.barabasilab.com
Faculty of Design, OCAD University, Toronto: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/faculty-of-design.htm
Leonardo/ISAST: http://www.leonardo.info
NetSci2015: http://www.netsci2015.net

Contact: ^
If you would like to be added to the list of interested people, please drop us an e-mail with the subject Please add me to the Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks list at artshumanities.netsci@gmail.com. Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter.


February 22, 2015 version