Special Issue "Complex Networks from Information Measures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Interests: time series analysis; information measures; complex networks; complex systems; machine learning; stochastic simulation
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In the study of complex systems, such as brain dynamics and financial market dynamics, a main objective is the estimation of the connectivity structure of the observed variables (or subsystems). Having selected a connectivity measure to estimate the inter-dependence among the observed variables, the complex network is then formed, where the nodes are the observed variables and the connections are the estimated inter-dependences. A main stream of methods for connectivity estimation are based on information theory, focusing on the primary property of connectivity, the information processing and transfer. Information measures have been used to estimate both symmetrical (correlation) and directed (causality) inter-dependences in the observed variables. For independent observations, information measures are attractive alternatives to classical correlation measures, whereas in time series, information measures are found to generalize the Granger causality beyond linear models.
The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight the research topic of complex networks from information measures and collect original contributions on this topic. Researchers are encouraged to present recent developments on the methodology and applications of information-based complex networks, as well as comparative studies of information and other connectivity measures.
Prof. Dr. Dimitris Kugiumtzis
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- information theory
- complex systems
- complex networks
- time series
- correlation networks
- information transfer
- nonlinear dynamics.