The Third Annual Australian Social Network Analysis Conference 2018

Welcome to the website for ASNAC 2018. The conference will be held 27-28 November 2018, at The Australian National University in Canberra. This conference marks the third national meeting in Australia for social network analysis (SNA) researchers and practitioners. 

***The final program (pdf format) can be found here***

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The Australian National University is hosting the 3rd Australian Social Network Analysis Conference at Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 1. The conference will bring together scholars from key universities and research institutes in Australia and neighbouring countries, but also other global institutes.

The participants will include academics, doctoral students and researchers in industry 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.

Keynote Speaker


We are pleased to welcome as the keynote speaker for ASNAC 2018 - PROFESSOR MARK TRANMER, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow.

Mark Tranmer is a Professor of Quantitative Social Science, at the School of Social & Political Science, University of Glasgow. He leads the Glasgow Quantitative Methods Group (GQMG), which promotes the interdisciplinary use of quantitative methods in research & teaching.

His methodological research focus began in multilevel modelling, including the development of an approach to combine individual and aggregate data to assess individual and area variations in social, political and health variables. Recently, he has been interested in developing multilevel approaches for assessing the way in which the attributes of a network node (e.g. educational, health, and well-being measures for a person) co-vary with the attributes of other nodes to which they are connected (e.g. through friendship). He has further extended these approaches to assess changes over time in these variations.

Another of his recent research interests is the application of the Relational Event Model (REM) to assess persistence and reciprocity of social interactions over time, as well as the use of the REM for model-based approaches to the analysis of sequences, such as the life course, and its association with the health and well-being of people in later life.


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.

Organisers, Partners and Sponsors

Organising Committee

Program Committee

  • A/Prof Robert Ackland

  • Dr Timothy Graham (Australian National University)

  • A/Prof Mathieu O'Neil (University of Canberra)

  • Dr Mahin Raissi (Australian National University and University of Canberra)

ASNAC 2018 Partners and Sponsors

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 (the next one is 26 June to 1 July, 2018 in Utrecht, NL).

Venue and Accommodation

The 3rd Annual Australian Social Network Analysis Conference will be held at The Australian National University, Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 1 and Atrium.

Getting There

***Please note that there is a high demand for parking on campus and it is suggested you either car pool, use public transport or a taxi to come to campus. Contact us ASAP if you have special accessibility requirements; we can arrange a parking permit close to the venue.

The Australian National University is in a central location. The City Bus interchange is a 10-minute walk. If you are planning to use public transport, you can purchase a My Way card or pay cash on the bus.

Find out more about:
Cycling in Canberra

Action Bus network

ANU car parking permits

Other parking options close to campus are:
Citywest carpark

Secure parking

If coming from interstate, you can catch the Bus 11 or 11A which will take around 40 minutes and cost approx $4.90. Payment can be made on bus, at time of travel. See timetable here and Live bus information is available on NXTBus. A taxi from the airport will be approx. $25.



Serviced apartments

Food and Drink

Lunch and morning/afternoon tea will be provided for all conference participants. Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements.

Restaurants around the area

Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant

65 London Cct

1 km

Cuisines: Asian, Thai

Golden Drum Chinese Restaurant

Shop 1 14 Childers St Located on University Avenue Side

0.7 km

Cuisines: Chinese, Asian

Monster Kitchen and Bar

Nishi Apartments 25 Edinburgh Ave

0.4 km

Cuisines: Australian


Off 1 15 Edinburgh Ave

0.5 km

Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Taj Mahal

39 Northbourne Ave

1.1 km

Cuisines: Indian

Street Theatre cafe: As You Like It

15 Childers St

0.8 km

Cuisines: Cafe, Australian