Swinburne University of Technology hosts the 1st annual Australian Social Network Analysis Conference in Melbourne.

The conference will bring together scholars from key universities and research institutes in Australia, including doctoral students, as well as industrial partners who are working on the theory, method and application of social network analysis. The conference intends to build greater coordination and collaboration among social network researchers and practitioners in Australia, and raise the profile of SNA nationally.

Conference dates: 16th - 17th November 2016

Venue: Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia

Abstract submission deadline: 12 August 2016

Notification of acceptance: 29 August 2016


Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology


  • Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology
  • International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)
“The scope and aims of the 1st Australian Social Network Analysis Conference are endorsed by INSNA (International Network for Social Network Analysis) and we are pleased to offer our support of the conference.  We invite all participants to join INSNA and to participate in our signature Sunbelt Conferences (XXXVII in 30 May 2017 – 4 June 2017 in Beijing, CN).” - Committee, International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) 2016


We encourage submissions on any topic to which the theory, method or application of SNA is applied. The session topics would include, but are not limited to, networks and organisations, health, social media, social enterprise, governance, and network methods.


We invite interested authors to submit your abstracts (of up to 1 page in length) by 29 July 2016. You can submit your paper at the Submission page here. You may either present your paper, or you can select a poster presentation session 5-7pm (which features drinks and nibblies) on Wednesday evening, 17 November 2016.

The ASNAC 2016 Organising Committee for the conference will evaluate the submissions and the results will be emailed by 29 August 2016.


There are 10 x $500 scholarships available to PhD students (for those located outside of Melbourne) to help cover travel costs and accommodation. To apply, students must submit an abstract of no more than 1-page which relates to a poster they will present at the conference. The best poster will receive an award.

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
Full-time PhD students: $90


  • Associate Professor Dean Lusher;
  • Dr Peng Wang; and
  • Professor Garry Robins