Analysis of Complex NEtworks

a full-day workshop at ECMLPKDD 2010, Barcelona, Spain

Organised by

Monday, 20th of September (Room: TBA)

Call for Papers

Many real world data collections and information structures are dynamic and rich in information. Represented as complex networks, a mesh of interconnected information entities, allows to get the most out of them. Analysing complex networks regarding non-trivial aspects such as information propagation, evolution, or community discovery and discovering or even creating new connections requires powerful tools for supporting visualisation, interaction and mining of and with the underlying data. While many graph mining tools have been developed there is a lack of techniques able to tackle real-world networks which are typically multi-dimensional, heterogeneous, and/or dynamic. Furthermore, sophisticated tools supporting the interaction with huge networks are virtually non-existent. Besides refined mining and aggregation methods there is a need for modelling and sophisticated visualisation methods which take the limited amount of information into account a user can process.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together pioneering researchers focussing on the analysis of complex networks, and thus intensify the exchange of ideas between different research communities to foster devising tools for creation, analysis, and visualisation of complex networks. The workshop focusses especially on researchers working on methods for mining, learning and analysis of (dynamic) networks, the representation and semantics of complex networks, and visualisation methods as well as user interface design.

Therefore, contributions to the workshop should focus on, but are not limited to:


Out of the submitted papers, we have selected two extended abstracts and eight full papers. Each of these papers deals with some aspects of the analysis of complex networks. You are welcome to download the full proceedings (13MB) of the ACNE workshop.

Key Dates

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts dealing with the topic of the workshop. We welcome papers that present new results, ongoing projects or completed work (even previously published). The instructions for authors and the LaTeX packages can be found at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. There is no limitation on paper length although we recommend the usual page limits of around 12 pages.

Submission System
To submit a paper, please use the submission system located at:


09:00 - 10:30
Opening Session
10:30 - 11:00
The famous Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30
Session 1: Spreading Information
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Session 2: Network Mining and Searching
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break (with other addicts)
16:00 - 17:00
Session 3: Network Generation from Text
17:00 - 17:30
Session 4: Biological Networks

Invited Talk

Debora Donato, Yahoo! Research, Silicon Valley, USA.


Program Committee


As this is a workshop organised in the context of ECML PKDD 2010, participation in the workshop requires registration for the conference. Similar we refer to the main sites regarding Barcelona and the Conference Venue.

Register for ECML PKDD 2010, Barcelona, Spain