• Circuits of Profit: Business Network Research Conference 15/1/2010

    Albert-László Barabási and Harald Katzmair are invited speakers at the Circuits of Profit: Business Network Research Conference. Organized by CEU – Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

    Circuits of Profit: Business Network Research Conference

    Network science, as a maturing field, offers a unique perspective to tackle complex problems, impenetrable to our conventional, linear-proportional thinking. Witnessing a decade of explosive growth, researchers in this field unveiled principles of networked behavior in a wide range of fields, from the evolution of the Internet, to networks of friendship, disease transmission, ecological interactions and economic transactions. The economy is a vast and complex system of links, where network approaches can become powerful tools for competitive advantage. The aim of this international conference is to bring together applied network researchers and practitioners to discuss experiences in applying network science to problems in organizational restructuring, political lobbying and corruption, marketing, and finance.

    Registration: Participation is free for all, but subject to registration.

    Please register by sending an e-mail to the following address:

    Date: 28 Jan 2010 – 8:30am – 4:30pm

    Building: CEU – Central European University, Budapest, Nador u. 9, Monument Building, Room: Gellner Room



    P R O G R A M


    8:30 Registration


    9:00 Welcome
    John Shattuck President and Rector, CEU


    9:05 Keynote lecture

    Albert-László Barabási: Network Science – From the Web to Economics


    9:40 Organizational development

    • Roberto Dandi: Social Network Analysis: A New Perspective for the Post-Fordist Organization
    • Zsuzsa Szvetelszky and Zoltán Brandt – Developing Corporate Organizations by Darwin’s Memetic Network Research
    • István Görgényi: Threat or Treasure: Informal Leaders of Social Networks by the Hunting Territory Model


    10:50 Coffee break


    11:10 Social media

    • Brunó Bitter: Facebook Connect, Media and Social Networks
    • Balázs Bodó: The Pirates of the Pirates of the Caribbean: File-sharing Networks as Distributed Archives and Context Creating Networks
    • Katalin Orosz: Social media networks: Online community mapping


    12:30 Lunch break


    13:30 Politics & Business

    • Zoltán Szántó and István János Tóth: Self Government Corruption in Hungary
    • Miklós Fekete: Economic Crime in a Downturn; Hungarian Report
    • Harald Katzmair: Influencer Mapping: A New Technology and Framework in Lobbying, Public Affairs and Campaigning


    14:40 Coffee break


    15:00 Finance

    • Bálint Diószegi: Productivity of Bank Branches – A Social Network Approach
    • Peter Ruppert: Integrating Network Analysis with Business Intelligence
    • Gyula Kovács, Miklós Krész, and András Pluhár – The Spread of Infection in Real Networks


    16:10 Closure

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