Connecting the Dots: Harvard Symposium on Network Visualization

A shameless plug for a symposium I’m helping to organize this October:

We are pleased to announce the first ever CONNECTING THE DOTS symposium on network visualization, at Harvard University on Friday, October 22, 2010. The symposium will feature two exciting keynote speakers:

Alessandro Vespignani, Professor of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington
Ben Fry, co-developer of Processing and data visualization expert

In addition to the keynotes, we are soliciting proposals for guest speakers to give short 20-minute presentations. We are interested in any presentation that includes the visual depiction and/or visual analysis of network data as a central theme. Potential topics include but are not limited to network visualization algorithms, network visualization software, network communities and visualization, other network theory or analysis, and artistic projects centering on network visualization. Given the cross-disciplinary nature of network science, we welcome applications from researchers in any scientific discipline.

To register for this free symposium, please RSVP here. Due to space limitations, we are only able to accept registration for the first 80 participants, so be sure to register early to guarantee a spot! Lunch will be provided. To apply to give a talk, please submit an abstract of your presentation in 250 words or less in addition to your personal information, available on the second page of the registration form.

The symposium is organized by Michael Barnett, Jukka-Pekka Onnela, and Samuel Arbesman of the Christakis Lab at Harvard.