The primary goal of the NetGloW in St. Petersburg conference series is to bring together networks researchers from around the globe, to unite the efforts of various scientific disciplines in response to the key challenges faced by network studies today, and to exchange local research results – thus enabling analysis of global social processes as well as theoretical and methodological advancements.

The first NetGloW conference, subtitled “Structural Transformations in Europe, the US and Russia” brought together researchers, political practitioners and business representatives from all around the world responding to the challenges of societal transformations catalyzed by the growing importance of networks in the present-day world. The 2014 event discussed the key current issues and problems of linking theoretical and methodological developments in network analysis. Which methods in network analysis should be used to test certain theoretical ideas; how should specific metrics be interpreted with regard to theoretical constructs developed in the field; which data should be considered when dealing with particular theoretical concepts? – These were the questions the NetGloW’14 conference set out to answer.

The 2016 NetGloW conference will discuss relations between diverse networks. At the conceptual level it offers a discussion on relations between networks of different kinds – like inter-personal networks, semantic networks, organizational networks, material objects networks. One can pose questions about how those networks influence each other within and across different spheres, and how these processes unfold in time. At a methodological level the approaches, tools and techniques of analysis of relations between networks are to be considered. Those may include both qualitative and quantitative, both static and dynamic ones, both comparing networks separately or as part of multimodal combinations. At the level of applications the conference is to discuss how network structures and their dynamics can be compared across cultures, societies, states, economies, and cities, - with a primary focus on European societies. The participants will be invited to discuss if and how diverse structures can co-exist and co-evolve.

You can find the conference сall for papers here.


You can find the detailed programme of the NetGloW Conference, abstracts and practical information here.


Dr. Nikita Basov, St. Petersburg State University

Prof. Ronald Breiger, University of Arizona

Dr. Dimitris Christopoulos, MODUL University Vienna

Dr. Jana Diesner, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Dr. Iina Hellsten, VU University Amsterdam

Dr. Anisya Khokhlova, St. Petersburg State University

Prof. John Mohr, University of California-Santa Barbara

Dr. Aleksandra Nenko, NRU ITMO

Dr. Peng Wang, Swinburne University of Technology


Submission of full conference papers is most welcome. Full papers will be distributed among the participants of the sessions in order to stimulate the discussion. After the conference, the best full papers will be considered for special issue(s) proposals to top-ranked journals.
Full papers are due till June 10, 2016.

Please use the following guidelines:
• Size of the paper: from 5 000 to 10 000 words (including references, but not annexes).
• Language: English.
• File Type: Microsoft Word (.doc).
• Font: Times New Roman, spacing: 1.5.
• The paper should have a title and be accompanied by an abstract (up to 500 words) and 4 to 5 key words.
• The paper may contain up to 10 (altogether) photographs, diagrams and drawings in .jpeg, .png, .tif or .pdf formats (no larger than 200 KB each).
• Information about the author(s), including the affiliation and email address, should be present on the title page.

Please send full papers to the conference e-mail address: netglow@spbu.ru