The 9th edition of the Belgian Network Research Meeting (BENet) will be organised by the Complex Systems Institute at Ghent University (UGent). Due to SARS-CoV-2, the event will be shorter and held online (via Zoom) on November 12, 2020.

The purpose of this annual gathering is to foster communication among Belgian researchers employing network science on their work, regardless of their discipline: sociology, economics, communication, history, biology, physics, medicine, informatics, etc.

Contact Prof Luis Rocha for more information.


Registration is free. If you want to attend, register by sending an email to Dr Roma Siugzdaite by November 2, 2020.

Call for Abstracts

We welcome the submission of short research abstracts. Authors of selected contributions will be invited to present and discuss their work during the meeting.
Please take into account the interdisciplinary nature of this event: tutorial presentations will be favored over detailed reports. If you prefer a shorter (5 min) or longer (15 min) talk, specify your choice during the submission. We will try to accommodate all wishes.

Submit your title and abstract (text only, 150-200 words) to Dr Roma Siugzdaite by October 17, 2020.

The scope of the meeting includes but is not restricted to:
Social & organisational theory
Economics & Finance
Social media & online activities
Human communication & mobility
Information diffusion & opinion dynamics
Political networks & collective action
Ecology, ethology, food webs
Biology & bioinformatics
Physics, Mathematics & Statistics
Modelling & Data Analysis
Statistical networks & Bayesian networks
Social network analysis

The book of abstracts with list of participants is available here.

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Previous Editions

UHasselt 2019 - Hasselt
UGent 2017 - Ghent
UCLouvain 2016 - Louvain-la-Neuve
UNamur 2015 - Namur
ULB 2014 - Brussels
IIS/KUL 2013 - Leuven
UAntwerpen 2012 - Antwerpen
VUB 2011 - Brussels

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