Workshop on
Analyzing Networks and Learning with Graphs
NIPS 2009
December 11, 2009 in Whistler, BC, Canada


Analyzing Networks and Learning with Graphs

a workshop in conjunction with
23nd Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2009)
December 11, 2009. Whistler, BC, Canada

Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Notification of Decision: Monday, November 9, 2009


Recent research in machine learning and statistics has seen the proliferation of computational methods for analyzing networks and learning with graphs. These methods support progress in many application areas, including the social sciences, biology, medicine, neuroscience, physics, finance, and economics.

The primary goal of the workshop is to actively promote a concerted effort to address statistical, methodological and computational issues that arise when modeling and analyzing large collection of data that are largely represented as static and/or dynamic graphs. To this end, we aim at bringing together researchers from applied disciplines such as sociology, economics, medicine and biology, together with researchers from more theoretical disciplines such as mathematics and physics, within our community of statisticians and computer scientists. Different communities use diverse ideas and mathematical tools; our goal is to to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations and intellectual exchange.

Presentations will include novel graph models, the application of established models to new domains, theoretical and computational issues, limitations of current graph methods and directions for future research.

Online Submissions

We welcome the following types of papers:

All submissions will be peer-reviewed; exceptional work will be considered for oral presentation. We encourage authors to emphasize the role of learning and its relevance to the application domains at hand. In addition, we hope to identify current successes in the area, and will therefore consider papers that apply previously proposed models to novel domains and data sets.

Submission format

Submissions should be 4-to-8 pages long, and adhere to NIPS format (

Submission procedure

Please email your submissions to:

Important dates

Workshop format

This is a one-day workshop. The program will feature 4-6 invited talks (see the list below), poster spotlights and a poster session, and a panel discussion. All submissions will be peer-reviewed; exceptional work will be considered for oral presentation. More details about the program will be announced soon.

Invited speakers (confirmed)



You can reach the organizers at

Workshop is kindly supported by: