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One of the great advantages of networks as research tools comes from their abstract nature. However, there are many cases where the context of the network (not just the nodes and the interactions inherent in edges) gives additional information that can inform analysis. This context could be further information about the physical location of the nodes, additional layers of inter-connections highlighting other links between nodes, a clustering of the nodes into related groups, or simply meta-data. Contrastingly, there are cases where a network representation of a dataset can provide context to the data itself, by revealing structures and relationships within it. Whatever form it takes, considering networks in conjunction with entities they describe, and the world from which the entities are drawn, enables the researcher to consider the situation of the network explicitly.

In this satellite session we will investigate examples, particularly in the digital humanities and social sciences, where exploring and visualising the context of a network improves the analysis that is facilitated by the network. We will also seek data scientists who are interested in identifying analysis tools that can enable this type of data to be treated in a unified way, so that the contextual information isn’t lost in a sea of metrics.

The session aims to:

  • To connect researchers in the digital humanities using networks with data scientists.
  • To encourage participants to think about the context of their data, and thus of the networks that they identify from it.
  • To drive research that builds new analysis tools to benefit digital humanities.
  • To encourage digital humanities and social science researchers to revisit their network-based analyses in the light of contextual data.

The session will be concluded with a discussion panel on how the addition of contextual information provides benefits and challenges from both the viewpoint of digital humanities and network science.



Please register here to either present at or just attend the satellite session. If you wish to present, please have a title and abstract (up to 200 words) ready to include with your registration.


It is free to participate in the satellite session, however in order to do so, you must be registered to attend the NetSci Conference, due to conference and security regulations in place. People who are not registered will be denied access.

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