Sunbelt 2017


Welcome to the XXXVII Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), May 30th – June 4th, 2017 Beijing, China.

The International Sunbelt Social Network Conference is the official annual conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA). INSNA currently has over 1,000 members and more people than ever are interested in attending and presenting their work at Sunbelt conferences.

The Sunbelt conference provides an interdisciplinary venue for social scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, ethnologists, epidemiologists, organizational theorists, public health experts, and others to present current work in the area of social networks.

Workshops, paper sessions, and a poster symposium allow individuals interested in theory, methods, or applications of social network analysis to share ideas and explore common interests.

The conference will be held at the Beijing Intercontinental Convention Center (BICC). Workshops begin on Tuesday May 30th, presentations begin on Wednesday May 31st, and the keynote address by Professor Ronald Burt is on Thursday June 1st

We look forward to seeing you in Beijing!

The Sunbelt 2017 Conference Organizers:
Yanjie Bian, Raymay Hsung, Jar-Der Luo, Danching Ruan, and Frank Zhang



Sunbelt XXXVII has received sponsorship from INSNA , the Chinese Network for Social Network Studies, the Tsinghua Center for Social Network Research of Tsinghua University, and the Institute for Empirical Social Science Research of Xi’an Jiaotong University.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the organizers: