Virtual Brown Bag on “Emotional Connectedness”

We happily invite you to our monthly virtual brown bag which takes place each first Wednesday of the month. This virtual gathering is an informal continuation of the successful annual COINs conference series. Our COINs conferences have been taking place since 2009 but this year's conference was canceled due to the global pandemic.

We invite researchers and practitioners in all areas of social network analysis, emotion prediction, and natural language processing, who study communication networks among humans, but also communication with other species such as dogs and horses, or plants, to join the brown bag.

Agenda of the 3rd Virtual Brown Bag, Sept 2, 9-10 AM EDT/3-4 PM WET

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Contact us via E-Mail if you would like to get a Zoom invite.

Past Brown Bags

2nd virtual brownbag , Wednesday, August 5, at 9-10 AM EDT/3-4 PM WET,

Zoom recording


1st virtual brownbag , Wednesday, July 1, at 9-10 AM EDT/3-4 PM WET,

Zoom recording


What is Our Brown Bag?

The Brown Bag is an informal hour-long virtual meeting focused on a specific theme or topic, usually on the first Wednesday of the month which is conducted on Zoom. There will be three to four short presentations of researchers, graduate students, and practitioners presenting novel and even far-out research ideas mostly in the pre-publication stage, followed by a discussion.

About COINs Conferences

Collaborative innovation networks, or COINs, are cyber teams of self-motivated people with a collective vision, to innovatively collaborate by sharing ideas, information, and work enabled by technology. COINs are powered by swarm creativity, wherein people work together in a structure that enables a fluid creation and exchange of ideas. Patterns of collaborative innovation frequently follow an identical path, from creator to COIN to collaborative learning network (CLN) to collaborative interest network (CIN).

Our conferences have been taking place since 2009 but this year's 2020 conference has been canceled due to the global pandemic.

Past COINs Conferences

  • COINs16 – 6th International Conference on Collaborative Innovation Networks, June 8 - 10, 2016, Rome, Italy
  • Theme: Designing Networks for Innovation and Improvisation
  • Keynotes:
    • Agostino La Bella (Vice Rector, University of Rome Tor Vergata): Leadership, communication and charisma
    • Jana Diesner (Ass. Prof, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign): Words and Networks: Using Natural Language Processing to Enhance Graphs and Test Network Theories
    • Peter Gloor (Research Scientist, MIT): Building Collective Consciousness – Homo Collaborensis
  • Proceedings: Springer Proceedings in Complexity
  • Conference Website

Steering Committee Members

Andrea Fronzetti Colladon, University of Perugia, Italy
Cristobal Garcia, Imperial College and TU Delft
Peter Gloor, MIT, USA
Julia Gluesing, Wayne State University, USA
Francesca Grippa, Northeastern University, USA
Takashi Iba, Keio University, Japan
Casper Lassenius, Aalto University, Finland
Christine Miller, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Maria Paasivaara, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Ken Riopelle, Wayne State University, USA
Yang Song, Jilin University, China
Matthäus P. Zylka, University of Bamberg, Germany

Program Committee Members

Jana Diesner, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Kai Fischbach, University of Bamberg, Germany
Dariusz Jemielniak, Kozminski University, Poland
Yoshiaki Matsuzawa, Shizuoka University, Japan
Takis Metaxas, Wellesley & Harvard, USA
Keiichi Nemoto, Fuji Xerox, Japan
Detlef Schoder, University of Cologne, Germany
Tsvi Vinig, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands