Call for Papers: Connections

Connections – An INSNA Journal

Call for papers

Do you have ideas for a network paper that might not fit in traditional journal outlets? Perhaps an early stage idea, a highly focused essay, a discussion of best or novel practices, a review of a statistical package, an opinion about the future of the field, a novel methodology, etc. We encourage you to consider Connections. Some of the most impactful work appearing in Connections has fit this mold. See, for example, Freeman (1996) on the history of network analysis; Batagelj and Mrvar (1998) introducing the Pajek software package; Borgatti, Jones and Everett (1993) on defining social capital; Krebs (2002) analyzing terrorist networks; Carley. Lee and Krackhardt (2002) on destabilizing networks; Park (2003) hyperlink analysis; Kapucu (2005) on emergency response networks; Kleinbaum and Quintane (2011) on the merits of email data; and Healey (2017) on governance.

Guide for authors

Generally, we are interested in conceptual, empirical, methodological, application or teaching-based manuscripts related to social networks. This includes shorter methodological or empirical notes that would benefit the field as well as ideas that are early in their development. 


Please submit your work using the online manuscript management system

On acceptance, Connections articles are made available online directly. Articles are not normally packaged into issues. We are accepting submissions now and until further notice.

About Connections

As an official journal of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, Connections aims to reflect the ever-growing and continually expanding community of scholars using network analytic techniques. The research spans many disciplines and domains including: Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Communication, Economics, Organizational Behavior, Knowledge Management, Marketing, Social Psychology, Mathematics, Public Health, Medicine, Computer Science, and Policy. This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license. Connections is a peer-reviewed journal.

Further information

Please contact Dan Halgin or Steve Borgatti for more information.


Batagelj, V., & Mrvar, A. (1998). Pajek-program for large network analysis. Connections21(2), 47-57.

Borgatti, S. P., Jones, C., & Everett, M. G. (1998). Network measures of social capital. Connections21(2), 27-36.

Carley, K. M., Lee, J. S., & Krackhardt, D. (2002). Destabilizing networks. Connections24(3), 79-92.

Freeman, L. C. (1996). Some antecedents of social network analysis. Connections19(1), 39-42.

Healey, P. (2017). Transforming governance: Challenges of institutional adaptation and a new politics of space. In Connections (pp. 357-374). Routledge.

Kapucu, N. (2005). Interorganizational coordination in dynamic context: Networks in emergency response management. Connections26(2), 33-48.

Krebs, V. E. (2002). Mapping networks of terrorist cells. Connections24(3), 43-52.

Park, H. W. (2003). Hyperlink network analysis: A new method for the study of social structure on the web. Connections25(1), 49-61.


In Memory of Prof Loet Leydesdorff

The WATEF members wish to express their heartfelt condolences to Professor Loet Leydesdorff’s family and friends on his passing. He was key to the establishment of the Asia Triple Helix Society, which transformed into the WATEF. His Korean academic colleagues will never forget the impact he had on our field. We believe he contributed immensely to the scientific field of scientometrics, which is now the foundation for big data analytics.

Here’s a link to his lecture from his trip to Korea.

Professor Han Woo PARK, YeungNam University, Korea

Founder of WATEF (World Association of Triple Helix & Future Strategy Studies)


WATEF Sponsor at ISA2022

WATEF is pleased to support the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention 2022 in Nashville, TN and virtually around the world.

In particular, WATEF is proud to sponsor the following sessions:

ICOMM Distinguished Scholar Panel TD11: Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM on March 31st, 2022 Room: Hermitage D, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center (in-person)  

International Communication Section (ICOMM) Business Meeting and Reception (with awards ceremony): Thursday 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM on March 31st, 2022 Room: Hermitage D, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center (in-person)  

Sponsored By: Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, The George Washington University · Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia · World Association for Triple Helix & Future Strategy Studies (WATEF)


New President of WATEF

Prof In-yong Nam

Congratulations! In-yong Nam, professor at Pukyong National University (Department of Journalism and Broadcasting, photography), was recently inaugurated as the president of the World Association for Triple Helix & Future Strategy Studies (WATEF). The term of office is two years, from June 28th to June 27th, 2023.

WATEF was established in 2009 to contribute to innovation communication through triple helix theory and methodological research on university-business-government relations.

WATEF pursues interdisciplinary cooperation that combines various academic approaches such as journalism, business administration, public administration, computer science, tourism, education, sociology, and futurology. It is co-publishing the open-access English-language journal, which is a SCOPUS-registered journal.


Some Final Words…

Prof. Hanwoo Park

Dear WATEF Members,

I do not want to start this speech with a cliché, to look back on the past years and thank those who helped, but I will live my life cherishing the memories of all of you who have been with me and the association during the past 10 years. Thank you always.

As the small group that started in a small corner of Korea grew into a full-fledged association, the slogan we chanted was: Globally Excellent, Locally Friendly. As the international event DISC expanded to Seoul and overseas, and interdisciplinary seminars continued, our voices spread like echoes.

The WATEF vision and ambitions will not end here today. I hope you will actively participate in the great history that the new president and executive will write in the future.

June 27, 2021

Prof. Hanwoo Park
Founder and President
World Association of Triple-hElix ​and Future studies (WATEF)


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NodeXL Insight Award 2021

The World Association for Triple Helix & Future Strategy Studies (WATEF) is pleased to announce the inauguration of the annual “NodeXL Network Insight Award” for data-driven studies on social innovation as of September 2018. The WATEF has played an important role in introducing NodeXL, an easy-to-use data collection, social media network analysis and visualization tool, in East Asia in the past five years. A leader in IT infrastructure, as of September 2018, Korea became the third-largest user base country for NodeXL and actually surpassed the U.S. and the U.K. in terms of users per capita.

The WATEF was established to contribute to the development of the Triple Helix in Korean society with data as its foundation. Evolving into a “big-data society” is challenging. Dynamic and consistent cooperation is necessary between the academic community, as the main body of knowledge production, corporations that operate within the marketing economy, and the government in charge of coordination and regulation.

To further advance awareness of the value of social network analysis, promote the purpose of our annual conference, and encourage the aims of the Triple Helix Society, the NodeXL Network Insight Award has been established as a symbol of data research excellence. This award will be presented to a published or unpublished paper that utilizes NodeXL or social media network and content analysis as part of its core methodology and visualization. Other visualization tools may also be used. Unpublished award winners may submit their papers to the Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia after presentation by the WATEF.

We are grateful for the support of individuals and institutions in favor of the intent of this award. For further details, please contact the Committee at

Marc Smith (Social Media Research Foundation, USA)

Leslie Tkach-Kawasaki (Tsukuba University, Japan)

Han Woo Park (Yeungnam University, South Korea)

Important dates

  1. Indication of submission – April 15, 2021
  2. Full paper deadline – May 15, 2021
  3. Presentation and Award – at DISC 2021 ONLINE June 18-19

Related links

WATEF & DISC at glance (#DISC2021 will be announced soon)

JCEA: A Peer-Reviewed Journal on Convergence and Future Studies in Asia

NodeXL (Social Media Research Foundation)


WATEF 2019 Spring Conference: Evaluating Public Diplomacy Programs in Korea and Beyond

Time & Venue

4 April 2019, Thursday 10 AM – 5 PM

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Faculty Office Building Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

Call for Papers

Hosted and Organized by: World Association for Triple Helix and Future Strategy Studies (WATEF), Yeungnam University Cyber Emotions Research Center, HUFS Department of International Development Studies, HUFS Global Security Cooperation Center, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Sponsors: WATEF, Korea Foundation

Deadline to submit abstracts: 5 February 2019

We welcome any topics that deal with public diplomacy, digital diplomacy, people-to-people diplomacy, propaganda, international communication and development communication. The topics that we are particularly interested in include:

  • Inter-Korean People-to-People Diplomacy
  • Social Learning Processes in Inter-Korean Relations
  • Inter-Korean Propaganda
  • Korean Government Scholarship Program as a Public Diplomacy Tool

We are also open to other topics that deal with various aspects of public diplomacy in Korea and beyond.

If you would like to participate in the conference, please send your abstracts (less than 300 words) by 5 February 2019 to editor [at] (Dr. Kadir Jun Ayhan). Abstracts must 1) clearly articulate the authors’ analytical or theoretical framework, 2) specify the research aims and methodology, and 3) highlight the key findings of the paper.

If you have any inquiries about the conference, please contact Dr. Kadir Jun Ayhan: editor [at]

Lunch and dinner will be provided (must RSVP):


Call for proposals



WATEF 2019 Brown Bag Seminar Series #2

Daegu, Feb 18, 2019

세계트리플헬릭스미래전략회 2019년 2월 콜로키움

Media Pluralism and Online News in Asia and Pacific

아시아와 태평양 국가에서의 미디어 다양성과 온라인 뉴스를 주제로 시드니대학의 Tim Dwyer 및 교수를 초청해서 2월 18일 월요일 11시20분에 경북대 사회과학대 교수세미나실에서 개최합니다.


  • Associate Professor Tim Dwyer, Department of Media and Communications, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, Australia
  • Dr. Jonathon Hutchinson, Department of Media and Communications, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, Australia


  • Dr. Soo Hyun Jun, KEIMYUNG UNIVERSITY, Daegu, Korea

Time and Place:

18 February 2019, Monday 11:20AM – 2PM

Kyungpook National University (Daegu Korea), Faculty Seminar Room (#310), Social Science Building

Lunch will be provided at Buffet Restaurant in KNU Global Plaza

Hosted and Organized by:

World Association for Triple Helix and Future Strategy Studies (WATEF), Yeungnam University Cyber Emotions Research Center


WATEF (세계트리플헬릭스미래전략학회), Korean homepage, English website




WATEF 2018 Winter Seminar

Contents of Seminar

Title: Managing disaster and crisis using intelligent information and communication technologies

Date: December 14th, 2018, Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Kyungpook National University Global Plaza (GP) 201

Hosted by 主催: World Association for Triple Helix and Future Strategy Studies (WATEF), Korea Information & Communication Contractors Association (Daegu/Gyeongbukdo Office), Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Kyungpook National University

Organized by 主管: WATEF (World Association for Triple Helix and Future Strategy Studies), Cyber Emotions Research Center of Yeungnam University

Sponsors: Gyeongbuk Techno Park, Daegu TechnoPark, Daegu Haany University, Korea Communications Agency (KCA) Gyeongbuk Office, National Information Society Agency (NIA)

Attendance: WATEF members, the member of Daegu/Gyeongbuk office of Korea Information & Communication Contractors Association, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Kyungpook National University, the officials of Daegu-shi/Gyeongsangbuk-do, employees of related organizations, employees of related corporations, students and researchers, and others. Approximately 100 attendees

(Summary) 人工知能が人間の知能を超える技術的特異点(technological singularity)を控え、多様な自然災害に関連した原始データと非構造化データを収集・分析し、不確実性の時代に近づく国家的危機を早期に検出して対応する必要がある。本セミナーでは、ビッグデータの時代とIoTを包む知能情報通信に基づいた科学的な災害安全と危機管理の方法を模索する。 In the face of the technological singularity that artificial intelligence goes beyond human intelligence, it is necessary to detect and respond at an early stage to national crises as soon as they during times of uncertainty. Doing so requires collecting and analyzing unstructured and source data related to various natural disasters. In this seminar, we will explore the scientific management of disasters and crises based on intelligence information communication systems that are comprised of big data and IoT.

(Purpose) 本セミナーが追求する自然災害の危険診断や予測モデルの開発及び土台に関する議論は、関わっている分野で進めているソリューションやシステムの開発に効果的で論理的な判断根拠を提示することができる。本セミナーを通じて。多量の知能情報データやアルゴリズムに基づいて、国家的な災害危機を予測して管理する時代の組織になろうとする。 Discussion on the development and foundations of a natural disaster risk assessment and prediction model, which this seminar pursues, provides an effective and logical basis to development of solutions and systems that relevant area is advancing. This seminar aims to become a cornerstone of the era when national disaster risks are predicted and managed based on a large amount of intelligent information data and its algorithms.


  1. General meeting (定期総会)

o Date and Time: December 14th, 2018, Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (meeting) (The meeting will start after lunch (1F) at 12:30 p.m.)

o Agenda: Formation of WATEF presidency and boards, and planning of future management policy WATEFの会長団・執行部の構成及び、今後の運営方針に関する件

  1. Seminar

o MOU: WATEF, Daegu/Gyeongbuk office of Korea Information & Communication Contractors Association, and Korea Communications Agency (KCA) Gyeongbuk office at 3:00 p.m.

o Seminar: From 3:10 p.m. Master of Ceremonies: Chung, Chung Joo (KNU) 3:10 p.m. ~ 3:20 p.m. (10 min.) Opening Address and Guest Introduction: President Han Woo PARK (WATEF) Congratulatory Address: President Yong Woo SHIN (Daegu/Gyeongbukdo Office of Korea Information & Communication Contractors Association)

Moderator: Professor In Yong NAM (Pukyong National University)

3:20 p.m. ~ 4:20 p.m. (1 hr.)

Topic: Data-Driven Safety Management on Natural Disaster – Focusing on Public Data データ基盤の災難安全 – 公共データを中心に

▷ Presentation: President Hak Lae KIM (Korean Association of Data Science)

▷ Discussion: Team Manager Byoung Ju CHUNG (Department of ICT Convergence of National Information Society Agency)

▷ Discussion: Professor Kyujin JUNG (Sungkyunkwan University)

4:20 p.m. ~ 4:30 p.m. (10 mins.) Coffee Break

4:30 p.m. ~ 5:30 p.m. (1 hr.)

Topic : The case of Construction and Application of IoT-based Hazardous Chemical Substance Management System IoTベース有害化学物質管理システムの構築と活用事例

▷ Presentation: 김대욱 박사 (이지스랩)

▷ Discussion: 김효실 실장 (한국정보통신산업연구원 표준융합실)

▷ Discussion: 은덕수 선임 (경북테크노파크)

5:30 p.m. ~ 6:10 p.m. (40 min.)

Round Table: Managing Disaster and Crisis Using Intelligent Information and Communication Technologies 知能情報通信を活用した災害安全と危機管理

▷ Discussion: President Hak Lae KIM (Korean Association of Data Science)

▷ Discussion: Dr. Dae Wook KIM (EGIS Labs)

▷ Discussion: CEO Do Hun KIM (Ars Praxia)

▷ Discussion: Vice President Mi Kyung LEE (WATEF)

▷ Discussion: CEO Chae Nam JUN (The IMC)

▷ Discussion: Professor Yon Soo LIM (Hongik University)

Closing Address: President Han Woo PARK (WATEF)

  1. Dinner

o Time: After the seminar, from 6:20 pm

o Venue: Renaissance Restaurant, Kyungpook National University Global Plaza 17F

o Appreciation awards: Representatives of companies that contributed to the development of WATEF 感謝状授与:学会の発展に寄与した企業の代表

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