4th edition of the Belgian Network Research Meeting

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The 4th edition of the Belgian Network Research Meeting (BENet) will be held at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) on October 3rd, 2014. See the Program, and the accepted abstracts.

The purpose of this yearly gathering is to foster communication among Belgian researchers employing the network paradigm of their work, regardless of their discipline: sociology, economics, communication, history, biology, physics, medicine, informatics, etc.  Previous editions were held in Leuven (IIS/KUL 2013), Antwerpen (UA 2012) and Brussels (VUB 2011).

Invited Speaker: 

Mark TRANMER  (University of Manchester, UK) will give a keynote presentation on Multilevel Network Analysis.

Benet 2014 program

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and registration
9:00 - 9:10 Introduction
9:10 - 10:30 Session I - Chair: Glenn Magerman (KUL)
9:10 - 9:30 Samuel Standaert, Benjamin Vandermarliere and Stijn Ronsse (UGent). Mapping historical integration
9:30 - 9:50 Gautier Krings, Jean-François Carpantier and Jean-Charles Delvenne (UCL). Trade Integration and Trade Imbalances in the European Union: A Network Perspective
9:50 - 10:10 Sophie Béreau, Jean-Yves Gnabo and Donald Zountcheme (UCL/UNamur). Risk sharing vs. risk contagion in financial systems: An empirical investigation
10:10 - 10:30 Nicolas K. Scholtes (UNamur). Dynamic interbank trust networks
10:30 - 11:00 Coffe break
11:00 - 12:20 Session II - Chair: Dirk Jacobs (ULB)
11:00 - 11:20 Jef Vlegels and John Lievens (UGent). Music classification, genres, and taste patterns: a ground-up network analysis on the clustering of artist preferences
11:20 - 11:40 Chloé Meredith, Charlotte Struyve and Sarah Gielen (KUL). 'Fitting in’: Does it make a difference for teachers’ job satisfaction?
11:40 - 12:00 Nina Eggert and Katia Pilati (UAntwerpen). Organizational networks in the field of immigration
12:00 - 12:20 Matteo Gagliolo (ULB). The structure of ethnic social capital: two-mode analysis of interlocks among immigrant organizations
12:20 - 12:50 Lunch break
12:50 - 13:50 Poster session
13:50 - 14:50 Keynote: Mark Tranmer (Univ. Manchester). Multilevel Networks, and the Multilevel Analysis of Networks
14:50 - 15:20 Coffe break
15:20 - 16:40 Session III - Chair: Matteo Gagliolo (ULB)
15:20 - 15:40 Manuel Förster (USL). Strategic Communication in Social Networks
15:40 - 16:00 Luis Rocha (UNamur/Karolinska Inst.). Epidemics and diffusion in temporal networks
16:00 - 16:20 Jean-Jacques Herings, Ana Mauleon and Vincent Vannetelbosch (UMaastricht/USL/UCL). Stability of Networks under Limited Farsightedness
16:20 - 16:40 Martin Gueuning, Renaud Lambiotte and Jean-Charles Delvenne (UNamur/UCL). Burstiness, efficiency and transmissibility of infectious contacts in temporal networks
16:40 - 17:00 Final discussion
17:00 - 18:00 Reception

This event is organized with the logistic support of the Institute of Sociology, and in cooperation with the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Université libre de Bruxelles.