Recent Advances in Social Networks and Social Media

A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 184

Special Issue Editor

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Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
Interests: combinatorics of networks; algorithmic graph theory; parallel and distributed algorithms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Studies of social networks have been conducted for a century in a variety of disciplines such as sociology, psychology, economics, and anthropology. The recent advances in Internet, the social web, and other large-scale social and technological infrastructure have triggered a growing interest and significant methodological advancements in social network analysis and mining. Inspired by these research problems, new methods from graph theory, machine learning and data mining, statistics, and statistical mechanics have been developed, which in turn opens up further possibilities for more interesting applications. These have led to a rising prominence of analysis of social networks and social media using different methods and tools from academia, business, and politics.

We are excited to announce a Special Issue of the journal Computers on the topic of "Recent Advances in Social Networks and Social Media". This Special Issue aims to bring together the latest research on recent developments in social networks and social media. We welcome novel research articles, comprehensive reviews, and survey articles. Extended conference papers are also welcome. They should contain at least 50% of new material, e.g., in the form of technical extensions, more in-depth evaluations, or additional use cases.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • network formation;
  • social networks;
  • network experiments;
  • local interaction games;
  • non-cooperative games;
  • real-world complex networks analysis;
  • pattern analysis in social networks;
  • temporal networks;
  • information diffusion models;
  • reputation and trust in social media;
  • social influence, recommendation, and media.

Prof. Dr. Hovhannes Harutyunyan
Guest Editor

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  • network formation
  • social networks
  • network experiments
  • local interaction games
  • non-cooperative games
  • real-world complex networks analysis
  • pattern analysis in social networks
  • temporal networks
  • information diffusion models
  • reputation and trust in social media
  • social influence, recommendation, and media

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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