Call for papers – Leonardo Symposium at NETSCI: Arts Humanities and Complex Networks due March 29 2015

Call for papers – Arts Humanities and Complex Networks due March 29 2015
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: ^
As in previous years, we will feature a high-profile keynote from 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

Submissions: ^
We invite you to submit a 300 word abstract including one descriptive figure by March 29, 2015 using our EasyChair submission link:

Note: Our previous calls had an acceptance rate of 14 to 25%. Contributors were selected using a peer review process with three to four independent reviews per paper. Succesful submissions usually include 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 should express the relevance to our call. 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

Important dates: ^
Deadline for submission: March 29, 2015.
Notifications of acceptance will be 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

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.

Program Schedule: ^

9:00 Roger Malina
Opening Remarks

9:10 Maximilian Schich

9:30 Keynote talk

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00 Contributed talks

13:00 Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Contributed talks

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Panel discussion

17:30 End

About NetSci: ^
The International Conference on Network Science 2015, NetSci2015, in Zaragoza, Spain, from June 1 to 5, 2015 focuses on interdisciplinary research on networks from various disciplines such as economy, biology, medicine, or sociology, and aims to bring new network analytic methods from physics, computer science, math, or statistics to the attention of a large and diverse audience.

Links: ^
eBook on Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks [Kindle Edition]:
Companion website:
For purchase (US $ 7.99):

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:


Other relevant sites:
ATEC, The University of Texas at Dallas:
BarabásiLab, Northeastern University, Boston:
Faculty of Design, OCAD University, Toronto:

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 Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter.

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