Role Acquisition and Modeling Using Network Science


In real-world, different people acquire different roles over time. In this workshop, we will discuss how people acquire their roles based on different parameters like their age, gender, race, region, etc. How different roles are required for the stability of the ecosystem and how they converge over time. We also focus on the evolution of the community from the perspective of role modeling, such as how leaders emerge in the community, how they move from one community to another, how they expand their community over time, why only a very small percentage of people become the leader of the community,  and so on.

Apart from this, we also focus on the analysis and modeling of biases in the communities based on gender, race, etc. and the impact of affirmative actions to remove these biases from society. We will be considering the works explaining the modeling of biases, actions to remove them, influence propagation, and the emergence of leaders in such scenarios. One can also study the team or group modeling in the case of bias communities.

Topics include, but not limited to:

  • Role Acquisition in online social networks
  • Role based analysis of online learning platforms
  • Role convergence in a stable system
  • Teamwork and group designing
  • The role of different communities and leaders in network evolution
  • Gender based analysis and models for its improvement.
  • Leaders and their influence propagation in the network
  • Identify leaders in social media
  • Network modeling using influential nodes and influence propagation
  • The impact of affirmative actions on the evolution of underrepresented communities.

Contribution Types

  • Regular papers: 12 pages
  • Short papers: 6-8 pages
  • Extended Abstract  (work in progress) : 2 pages

The workshop will accept original research contribution, review paper, and survey paper. Page limit is including the references and appendices.

If you do not want to publish the extended abstract and only want to present it, please mention it in the extended abstract and if possible, please also email this to the organizers.

Submission Format

  • Papers must be formatted using the LNCS format.
  • Submissions are open on EasyChair.
  • More details are available at CSONET Website.



  • Each accepted paper needs at least one full registration, before the camera-ready manuscript can be included in the proceedings.
  • Registration fee details are available at CSoNet 2019 Website.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: August 24, 2019
  • Acceptance Notification: September 24, 2019
  • Camera Ready & Registration: October 01, 2019
  • Conference Dates: November 18-20, 2019
  • Workshop Date: Nov, 2019



  • Dr. Akrati Saxena
  • Prof. Dr. Ralucca Gera

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