Call for Papers

Due date for abstract submissions extended to 20 August!

The Australian National University invites you to the Third Annual Australian Social Network Analysis Conference 2018 (ASNAC 2018)!

Conference registration will be open soon.

Conference dates: 27-28 November 2018

Venue: Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 1, Australian National University, Canberra

Abstract submission deadline: *20 August 2018*

Notification of acceptance: 31 August 2018


Keynote speaker

We are pleased to welcome as the keynote speaker for ASNAC 2018 Professor Mark Tranmer from the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow.

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).


    We encourage submissions on any topic to which the theory, method or application of SNA is applied. The session topics 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.


    Please submit your abstract of no more than 300 words by 20August 2018 via the form at the bottom of this page. There are three types of presentation:

    • Poster (evening of 27th Nov)
    • Slides (plenary session, both days)
    • Tool demonstration (during lunch break on both days)

    The poster and slides are for presentations of applied or methods-related research, while the tool demonstration will allow creators or expert users of SNA tools to provide live demonstrations. Please complete all required details below and indicate your presentation preference (poster/slide/tool demonstration). The Program Committee will make the final allocation of presentations between the three formats. If you have any problem submitting your paper or have any questions, please email the organisers on

    The ASNAC 2018 Program Committee for the conference will evaluate the submissions and the decision will be emailed by 31 August 2018.


    We will be offering 5 travel scholarships for PhD students located outside of Canberra who are presenting at the conference. The scholarships will cover costs of travel and accommodation, up to a maximum of $500.

    To apply for one of these PhD scholarships, please submit your abstract via the standard submission page but make sure you select the “Apply for PhD scholarship” option when submitting.


    Standard: $150 (GST inclusive)
    Full-time PhD students: $90 (GST inclusive)


    Abstract Submission Form

    Name *
    Please insert your abstract of up to 300 words.
    Please insert up to 5 keywords.
    Presentation format *
    Please indicate your prefer format of presentation. The final decision will be made by the selection committee.
    Applying for PhD travel scholarship? *