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The Interdisciplinary Networks Research Center, INTERACT, invites researchers, practitioners, and students to participate in the 1st INTERACT Interdisciplinary Symposium on Social Network Analysis. The event will be co-organized by Universidad de los Andes and CESA (Colegio de Estudios Superiores en Administración) and will be held during June 18th-19th, 2018 (Bogotá, Colombia), at Universidad de Los Andes facilities. The symposium program includes five networks-related workshops, a data camp, keynote presentations and research contributions.

This symposium has two objectives: first, to provide participants that have an interest in social network analysis with methodological training through series of hands-on workshops. Workshops will range from a general introduction to social network analysis to more advanced methods, such as ERGMs, SIENA, and Agent-based Models. Second, to encourage exchanges between Colombian, Latin American and international network scholars through presentations and discussions in themed research-paper sessions. All conference presenters will have the opportunity to further prepare a manuscript for an issue in INSNA journal Connections.

The symposium is hosted by the Interdisciplinary Networks Research Center (INTERACT).  This interdisciplinary research center focus on the application of network science to social systems. As an interdisciplinary group we are interested in different approaches and applications of social network methods and theories. This vibrant and welcoming community nurtures developing researchers through collaboration and sound methodological approaches in networks theories, both in terms of scientific relevance as well as real interventions to improve the performance of social systems. Please note that participation in the symposium is not contingent upon submission of an abstract or acceptance as presenter.

Presenters: submit your abstract HERE. Download the call for abstracts.

Attendees and presenters: Register HERE

Instructions to presenters

Please submit an extended abstract (1200 words or less; may contain tables and pictures) no later than April 1   Extended April 11th HERE.

We welcome (and look forward to) submissions from all academic areas that apply social network analysis. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Networks in organizations, markets, and supply chain management
  • Networks in politics, public policy, and public health
  • Computational and mathematical approaches to networks
  • Processes of network dynamics
  • Multilevel networks

This is a bilingual symposium (English/Spanish). We encourage submissions and presentations in English but submissions and presentations in Spanish are welcome. You will be notified by April 15 whether your work has been accepted for presentation. If desired, submissions can be considered for publication in “Connections”.

Remembers, participation in the symposium is not contingent upon submission of an abstract or acceptance as presenter.

Call for abstracts.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 1 Extended April 11th, 2018

Notification of acceptance: April 15th, 2018

Registration opens: April 15th, 2018

Symposium dates: June 18th – 19th, 2018


We are pleased to announce that the registration is now open. To register, please pay the symposium fee in the payments button.

The registration includes access to the workshops, light lunch daily, coffee breaks, and all symposium materials. Please check the payment instructions HERE.

Participants are encouraged to register as early as possible to benefit from lower registration fees:

Fee (by May 20, 2018): COP 165.000

Fee (by June 15, 2018): COP 200.000


Organizing Committee

César García Díaz – Department of Industrial Engineering Santiago Gómez – School of Economics
Andres Molano – School of Education Javier Mejía – School of Economics
Felipe Montes – Department of Industrial Engineering Guillermo Ruiz – School of Management
Eric Quintane – School of Management Camila Umaña-Ruiz – Department of Psychology
Sebastian Schorch – School of Management Andrés Felipe Useche – Department of Industrial Engineering
Sebastián Villa – School of Management Francisco Cardozo – Department of Psychology
Andrés Acero – Department of Industrial Engineering Ana María Jaramillo – Department of Industrial Engineering
Claudia Estévez-Mujica – Department of Psychology


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