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4th Belgian Network Research Meeting

The 4th edition of the Belgian Network Research Meeting (BENet) will be held at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) on October 3rd, 2014. See the Program, and the accepted abstracts.

The purpose of this yearly gathering is to foster communication among Belgian researchers employing the network paradigm of their work, regardless of their discipline: sociology, economics, communication, history, biology, physics, medicine, informatics, etc.  Previous editions were held in Leuven (IIS/KUL 2013), Antwerpen (UA 2012) and Brussels (VUB 2011).

Registration is now open to participants: please register by September 29, following instructions on the Info page. Attendance is limited: participant registration will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Call for abstracts

We welcome the submission of short research abstracts. Authors of selected contributions will be invited to present and discuss their work during the meeting. In choosing the topic, please take into account the interdisciplinary nature of this event: tutorial presentations will be favored over detailed reports.

Large or small, simple or complex, bring your networks to BENet 2014!

Abstract submission

Please submit your abstract (text only, 3000-5000 characters) via EasyChair.

Important dates

  • June 27th July 4th, 2014: Extended abstract submission deadline
  • July 18th August 1st, 2014: Notification of acceptance
  • August 1st August 14th, 2014: Speaker registration deadline
  • September 29th, 2014: Participant registration deadline
  • October 3rd, 2014: Conference


An exemplificative list of topics may include:

  • Social & organizational theory
  • Economics & Finance
  • Social media & online activities
  • Human communication & mobility
  • Information diffusion & opinion dynamics
  • Political networks & collective action
  • Ecology, ethology, food webs
  • Biology & bioinformatics
  • Epidemiology

Invited Speaker: 

Mark TRANMER  (University of Manchester, UK) will give a keynote presentation on Multilevel Network Analysis.


This event is organized with the logistic support of the Institute of Sociology, and in cooperation with the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Université libre de Bruxelles.

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