Welcome to the second Australian Social Network Analysis Conference (ASNAC 2017) to be held on the 28-29 November 2017 at the University of Sydney. 

This conference marks the second national meeting in Australia for researchers and practitioners who are working with social network analysis (SNA). 

University of Sydney is hosting the 2nd Australian Social Network Analysis Conference at Charles Perkins Centre. The conference will bring together scholars mainly from key universities and research institutes in Australia and neighbouring countries, but also other global institutes.

The participants  include doctoral students, as well as industrial partners who are working on the theory, method and application of social network analysis. The conference intends to build greater coordination and collaboration among social network researchers and practitioners in Australia and overseas, and raise the profile of Australian social network research nationally and internationally.

We are pleased to welcome as the keynote speaker for ASNAC 2017 Professor Philippa Pattison.


A quantitative psychologist by background, Professor Pattison began her academic career at the University of Melbourne. The primary focus of her research is the development and application of mathematical and statistical models for social networks and network processes.

Her work has broad application and has most recently focussed on the transmission of infectious diseases and the recovery of communities following the 2009 Victorian bushfires.

She was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 1995, and in 2002 she received the International Network for Social Network Analysis Simmel Award.

Professor Pattison was named on the Queen’s Birthday 2015 Honours List as an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to higher education, particularly through contributions to the study of social network modelling, analysis and theory, and to university leadership.


The session topics will include, but are not limited to, networks and organisations, health, networked innovation, social media, social enterprise, communities and networks, networks and teams, network governance, network visualisation and network methods.


The 2nd Annual Australian Social Network Analysis Conference will be held at

The University of Sydney, Charles Perkins Lecture Theatre, 

Camperdown NSW 2006



The University of Sydney is close to buses and trains. Redfern train station is a 25-minute walk via Abercrombie Street and Central station is a 35-minute walk along City Road and George Street to the Charles Perkins Centre; buses to and from Central are frequent and easy to catch from Parramatta Road or City Road. You will need to purchase an Opal card for travel.

There are two main entrances to the University campus: one is just past Victoria Park where Broadway becomes Parramatta Road; the other is on City Road at the corner of Butlin Avenue. The Charles Perkins Lecture Theatre is a 10 minutes walk through the campus.  

If coming from interstate, you can catch the T2 Airport Line from the Sydney Domestic and Sydney International trains stations to Central Station which will take 8 minutes and cost approx $17. A taxi from the airport will be approx. $60



The closest accommodation to the Charles Perkins Lecture Theatre is Rydges Camperdown. There are a number of serviced apartments around the Camperdown area.

Local serviced apartments you may want to consider are:  The Urban Newtown or Quality Apartments Camperdown



Lunch and morning/afternoon tea will be provided for all conference participants. Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements. On Tuesday night, 28th November 2017, we will host the poster session between 5:00pm – 7:00pm, which will be accompanied by drinks and finger food.



Dr. Petr Matous (University of Sydney)


Project Management/Complex Systems Research Group (University of Sydney)


  • Project Management Program, Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Sydney
  • International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)

This conference is fully endorsed by INSNA (International Network for Social Network Analysis). We invite all participants to join INSNA and to participate in our signature Sunbelt Conferences (next one is 26 June to 1 July, 2018 in Utrecht, NL).