27 Mayo, 2010


Meeting of the DANL Research Program, “Dynamics of Actors and Networks Across Levels” (6th-8th April 2010)


We now have various activities going on that are the basis for this meeting:

The DANL project as such, which now has ended in most of the participating groups; 

the book project “Social Network Dynamics by Examples”; 

the newly submitted ECRP-VI project “Social Influence in Dynamic Networks” (but two of the groups participating there, from Ljubljana and Turku, were not invited to this meeting because it seemed better to concentrate on the two activities mentioned above).

The past meetings of our research program have increasingly included something of the nature of an “Advanced Siena Users’ Meeting”.

In this meeting we will discuss the proposal to transform our meetings to two coupled meetings: one being about the book project, the other being an Advanced Siena Users’ Meeting. If the ECRP-VI project proposal will be awarded, the meetings of this research program can also be joined to these.

The program is flexible and will be adapted according to our needs during the meeting.


Tuesday 6th of April

15:00-18:30       Work session at the “Sala de Juntes de la Facultat de Lletres”. (Faculty of Humanities & Psychology) at the UAB.

José-Luis Molina: Opening remarks.

Tom Snijders:     Overview of the meeting.

Tom Snijders:     New developments in RSiena; RSiena workshop (each participant should bring her own laptop with Rsiena already installed; it will be important especially that R 2.10 is installed; note that the latest version is 2.10.1)

21:00 (in Barcelona city), informal dinner.

Wednesday 7th

9:30 – 13:30      Work sessions at the “Masia” next to the accomodation facilities and the hotel.

9:30 – 10:15      Emmanuel Lazega and Marie Jourda, “Exploring the empirical combination of multilevel analysis and dynamics of networks: The case of an international trade fair”.

10:15 – 11:00     Miranda J. Lubbers, “An integrated model for personal network dynamics based on stochastic actor-oriented modelling”.

11:00 – 11:30    Break

11:30 -12:00      Paola Tubaro, “Optimising the Dual Goals of Microfinance: a network dynamics approach”.

12:00 – 13:30     Other project reports: Groningen, Konstanz, Lugano, Orebro… The report can be, e.g., a scientific presentation, a progress report, or a combination of the two.

13:30 – 15:00     Lunch (Spanish time).

15:00 – 17:00    Continuation project reports.

17:00 – 18:30    Book Plans:

                            Tom Snijders & Christian Steglich, “Guidelines for model specification”

                            Natalie Indlekofer, “Guidelines for visualization”

21:00 (in Barcelona city), dinner at the Restaurant Marítim.

Thursday 8th

9:30 – 13:30      Work sessions at the Masia.

9:30 – 10:00     John Light, “Rejection, Victimization, and Antisocial Behavior Dynamics in School-based Networks of Early Adolescents: Preliminary Results from the DyNet Project” 

                            Continuation discussion about book plans.

                            Discussion about future meetings; Advanced Siena User’s Meetings.

13:30 – 15:00     Lunch.