Special Issue "Social Networks and Information Diffusion II"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Theory, Probability and Statistics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Paolo Pin
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Guest Editor
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Social networks of real acquaintances and on the internet have been at the center of interest, in the last twenty years, in sociology, economics, political science, medicine, applied physics, computer science - scholars and common wisdom agree on the fact that they have a clear impact on the everyday life of people. However, when analyzing communication and information flows across a social network, there is still no agreement on an accepted and established theory for, and on how to systematically study, the nature and the causes of the endogenous evolution of the network itself, the detection of communities in the network, and 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, are of enormous help in the understanding of many phenomena with analogous features.

The journal Entropy focuses on information theory, complex system analysis and innovative computational methods, which are in turn fundamental in combining all the contributions that allow us to understand social networks.

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.

This issue is to continue with the first issue of Social Networks and Information Diffusion.

Prof. Paolo Pin
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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