2015 ICA Networks preconf Programme

We are proud to present the program for our 2015 ICA preconference:

BRINGING TOGETHER SOCIAL AND SEMANTIC
NETWORKS IN COMMUNICATION RESEARCH

Sponsored by the Network Institute

Co-Sponsored by ICA Communication & Technology, Political Communication & Mass Communication Divisions

09:00-09:15 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
09:15-10:30 SEMANTICS OF SOCIALLY NETWORKED COMMUNICATION
Chair: Wouter van Atteveldt
A semantic network analysis of twitter reaction to the Ferguson grand jury decision: Implications for framing and deliberation

Yan Huang, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Aristotelian rhetoric and Facebook success in Israel’s 2013 election campaign

Tal Samuel-Azran, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, ISRAEL
Moran Yarchi, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, ISRAEL
Gadi Wolfsfeld, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, ISRAEL

Religious and constitutional justifications of terrorism and counter-terrorism: Towards a comparative analysis of media representations in Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Flanders, the UK and the US

Jan Kleinnijenhuis, VU University Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

10:30-11:00 BREAK
11:00-12:15 SOCIAL NETWORKS AND SEMANTIC CONTENT
Chair: Christian BadenThe (Re) Evolution of Civic Engagement: A Network Analysis of the Facebook Groups of Occupy Chicago

Elaine Yuan, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Miao Feng, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Xiyuan Liu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Sociosemantic approach of influence in workgroup: a theory of similarity thresholds

Johanne Saint-Charles, University of Quebec at Montreal, CANADA
Pierre Mongeau, University of Quebec at Montreal, CANADA

Exploring issues in a networked public sphere. Combining hyperlink network analysis and topic modeling

Daniel Maier, Free University of Berlin, GERMANY
Annie Waldherr, Free University of Berlin, GERMANY
Peter Miltner, Free University of Berlin, GERMANY
Patrick Jaehnichen, University of Leipzig, GERMANY
Barbara Pfetsch, Free University of Berlin, GERMANY

12:15-13:15 LUNCH (OFF SITE, INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FEE)
13:15-14:30 METHODOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SEMANTIC NETWORK ANALYSISChair: Jana DiesnerBuilding Semantic Networks of Moral Content in News

J. Michael Mangus, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Shulong Tan, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Richard Huskey, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Xifeng Yan, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
René Weber, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

Using grammatical clauses for social and semantic network analysis

Wouter van Atteveldt, VU University Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Kasper Welbers, VU University Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

Is my LDA on topic? Using external labels for model selection and validation

Bob van de Velde, VU University Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

Network Construction based on Structured and Unstructured Text Data in ConText

Jana Diesner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

14:30-15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:00-16:15 ROUNDTABLE: BRINGING TOGETHER SOCIAL & SEMANTIC NETWORKS
Participants
Wouter van Atteveldt, VU University Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Christian Baden, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Jana Diesner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA