Special Issue "Social Networks and Information Diffusion"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2013)
Dr. Paolo Pin
Dipartimento di Economia Politica e Statistica, Università degli Studi di Siena, Piazza San Francesco 7, 53100 Siena, Italy
Interests: homophily in social networks; game theoretical models of social networks; information in markets
Social networks of real acquaintances and on the internet are at the center of interest in sociology, economics, political science, medicine, applied physics, computer science, and have a clear impact on the everyday life of people. However, at present, when analyzing communication and information flows across a social network, there is still need for an accepted and established theory and for a systematic study on the nature and the causes of the endogenous evolution of the network itself, the detection of communities in the network, and on the propagation of information, news, habits and opinions across the network. Those aspects are related one to the other, in non trivial ways, and theoretical models, eventually combined with the analysis of real data, would be of enormous help in the understanding of many phenomena with analogous features.
Any contribution related to the above questions, shared by scholars from different areas of research, would be of great interest for the interdisciplinary community of researchers who study social networks.
Dr. Paolo Pin
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- social networks
- information diffusion
- endogenous link formation
- self-organization in networks
- community detection
- peer effects
- private communication
Entropy 2013, 15(12), 5419-5438; doi:10.3390/e15125419
Received: 12 September 2013; in revised form: 21 November 2013 / Accepted: 21 November 2013 / Published: 6 December 2013| PDF Full-text (2205 KB)
Entropy 2013, 15(11), 4932-4955; doi:10.3390/e15114932
Received: 24 September 2013; in revised form: 30 October 2013 / Accepted: 31 October 2013 / Published: 13 November 2013| PDF Full-text (705 KB)
Article: From Observable Behaviors to Structures of Interaction in Binary Games of Strategic Complements
Entropy 2013, 15(11), 4648-4667; doi:10.3390/e15114648
Received: 3 July 2013; in revised form: 29 September 2013 / Accepted: 30 September 2013 / Published: 29 October 2013| PDF Full-text (311 KB)
Entropy 2013, 15(11), 4553-4568; doi:10.3390/e15114553
Received: 5 August 2013; in revised form: 10 October 2013 / Accepted: 11 October 2013 / Published: 24 October 2013| PDF Full-text (2464 KB)
Article: Modeling Dynamics of Diffusion Across Heterogeneous Social Networks: News Diffusion in Social Media
Entropy 2013, 15(10), 4215-4242; doi:10.3390/e15104215
Received: 29 August 2013; in revised form: 13 September 2013 / Accepted: 17 September 2013 / Published: 8 October 2013| PDF Full-text (525 KB)
Entropy 2013, 15(8), 3148-3169; doi:10.3390/e15083238
Received: 19 June 2013; in revised form: 17 July 2013 / Accepted: 30 July 2013 / Published: 5 August 2013| PDF Full-text (472 KB)
Article: What Do Leaders Know?
Entropy 2013, 15(8), 3031-3044; doi:10.3390/e15083031
Received: 18 June 2013; in revised form: 19 July 2013 / Accepted: 22 July 2013 / Published: 26 July 2013| PDF Full-text (340 KB)
Article: Exploring the Characteristics of Innovation Adoption in Social Networks: Structure, Homophily, and Strategy
Entropy 2013, 15(7), 2662-2678; doi:10.3390/e15072662
Received: 3 May 2013; in revised form: 29 June 2013 / Accepted: 3 July 2013 / Published: 10 July 2013| Cited by 6 | PDF Full-text (250 KB)
Article: Study on the Stability of an Artificial Stock Option Market Based on Bidirectional Conduction
Entropy 2013, 15(2), 700-720; doi:10.3390/e15020700
Received: 29 November 2012; in revised form: 8 February 2013 / Accepted: 18 February 2013 / Published: 22 February 2013| PDF Full-text (537 KB)
Last update: 8 October 2012