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Network Science Center : 2011 IEEE 1st International Workshop

2011 IEEE 1st International Workshop on Network Science (NSW 2011)

The Workshop: 22-24 June 2011
The workshop was held at the Thayer Hotel at West Point.
Registration in the lobby was followed by dinner with keynote speaker Dr. Scott Fish, US Army Chief Scientist.
On Thursday the workshop began with breakfast and welcomes by: COL Graham, Director of the Network Science Center
Jack Cole, Chair of IEEE Task Force on Network Science
and Cherry Tom, Manager of IEEE Standards, Emerging Technologies Initiatives.
The morning continued with a keynote address by Dr. Edward Lee from UC Berkley
The rest of the morning was an information block broken into 3 topical areas:
Information Delivery: Data-Driven Diffusion Modeling to Examine Deterrence, Modeling and Calibrating Real World Interpersonal Networks, Analyzing Interaction Communication Networks in Enterprises and Identifying Hierarchies

Social Computational: Noisy Naming Games, Partial Synchronization and Coarse-Graining in Social Networks, The Impact of Social Groups on the Capacity of Wireless Networks, Using Network Analysis to Understand the Relation between Cuisine and Culture

Networks & Infrastructure: A Nested Set Approach for Building Recursive XML Tree Structures from Relational Databases, Network Latency and Packet Delay Variation in Cyber-Physical Systems, A Framework for Near Real-Time Event Characterization Within the Internet
Dr Alexander Kott, US Army Network Science Collaborative Alliance Manager gave the keynote talk at lunch.
The afternoon began with a panel discussion on ‘Network Science Education and Professional Certification’ where the group discussed Network Science curriculum, at what educational level a Network Science degree would be appropriate and the distinction between network science and network analysis.
The afternoon information block followed.
Information Delivery: Resource-Constrained Signal Propagation Modeling for Tactical Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Visualizing Graphs with Krylov Subspaces, Modeling Network Technology Deployment Rates with Different Network Models
Social Computational: Towards Supply Chain Excellence using Network Analysis, Time Spring Layout for Visualization of Dynamic Social Networks, Statistical Modeling of Relational Event Networks
Networks & Infrastructure: On the Matter of Classifying Node Connections, Towards a Theory of Semantic Communication, Online Estimating the k Central Nodes of a Network
The workshop participants had a chance to discuss the day’s topics informally at a social gathering at Patton’s Tavern and then dinner at the West Point Club.
Dr Kathleen Carley from Carnegie Mellon University opened the final day of the workshop as Friday morning’s keynote speaker.
The last information block for the workshop followed.
Information Delivery: Flowing Valued Information Based on a Need to Share, Prognostics and Network Health Management for Image Transmission Over Wireless Telemedicine Systems, Effectiveness of Information Retraction, Need to Share: Flowing Valued Information and Secure Networking
Security and Trust: Threat Analysis Model of an Agent-Based Vulnerability Mitigation Mechanism Using Bayesian Belief Networks, Using Meta-Networks to Identify Key Intervention Points in Nuclear WMD Development, A Pattern Recognition Framework for the Prediction of Network Vulnerabilities, Semantic Network Analysis for Evidence Evaluation: The Threat Anticipation Initiative
Networks & Infrastructure: Generating Scale-Free Networks with Adjustable Clustering Coefficient via Random Walks, Detecting Communities in Time- Evolving Proximity Networks, An Implicit Optimization Approach for Survivable Network Design, Community Detection Using a Neighborhood Strength Driven Label Propagation Algorithm
A second panel discussed ‘Relevance of Network Science to Various Fields’. The experts talked about Network Science research in academic institutions, business and military and where they see the applications for the future.
For those able to stay there was a boat ride on the Hudson River following lunch at the end of the workshop. A total of 67 people from 7 countries attended the workshop. The feedback from the attendees was very positive. In particular they liked the variety of topics included and the chance to participate in the panel discussions. Overall I think the workshop was successful in bringing together experts in the Network Science community, giving a forum for current topics and starting productive conversation about where experts see Network Science in the future, pushing forward research in many fields.