Special Issue "Multi-Agent Systems for Social Media Analysis"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Techno-Social Smart Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Agostino Poggi

Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, I-43124 Parma, Italy
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Interests: distributed systems, software engineering, multi-agent systems, agent-based simulation
Guest Editor
Dr. Michele Tomaiuolo

Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, I-43124 Parma, Italy
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Interests: social media analysis and peer-to-peer social networking, with attention to security and trust management, multi-agent systems, semantic web, rule-based systems, peer-to-peer networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Social media analysis is rapidly becoming a widespread tool for various applications. The motivations for this interest range from commercial marketing to the monitoring of social trends and political opinions. Often an analysis can require data coming from several sources and different analyses can require different data coming from the same sources. Usually, the execution of analyses requires the use of several tools and each analysis may use different tools, different configurations and executions. Multi-agent systems should provide suitable support to simplify and automatize the execution of complex and heterogeneous social media analysis.

This Special Issue invites original research papers on multi-agent techniques and architecture for social media analysis. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Multi-agent architectures for social media analysis
  • Multi-agent algorithms and techniques for social media analysis
  • Multi-agent tools for social media analysis
  • Multi-agent social media analysis applications
  • Multi-agent tools for network and social media analysis
  • Multi-agent network and social media analysis applications

Prof. Agostino Poggi
Dr. Michele Tomaiuolo
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Multi-agent architecture
  • Multi-agent tools
  • Coordination techniques
  • Social media analysis tools
  • Agent-based intelligent systems

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Open AccessArticle Influence Maximization in Social Network Considering Memory Effect and Social Reinforcement Effect
Future Internet 2019, 11(4), 95; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi11040095
Received: 13 February 2019 / Revised: 31 March 2019 / Accepted: 8 April 2019 / Published: 11 April 2019
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Social networks have attracted a lot of attention as novel information or advertisement diffusion media for viral marketing. Influence maximization describes the problem of finding a small subset of seed nodes in a social network that could maximize the spread of influence. A [...] Read more.
Social networks have attracted a lot of attention as novel information or advertisement diffusion media for viral marketing. Influence maximization describes the problem of finding a small subset of seed nodes in a social network that could maximize the spread of influence. A lot of algorithms have been proposed to solve this problem. Recently, in order to achieve more realistic viral marketing scenarios, some constrained versions of influence maximization, which consider time constraints, budget constraints and so on, have been proposed. However, none of them considers the memory effect and the social reinforcement effect, which are ubiquitous properties of social networks. In this paper, we define a new constrained version of the influence maximization problem that captures the social reinforcement and memory effects. We first propose a novel propagation model to capture the dynamics of the memory and social reinforcement effects. Then, we modify two baseline algorithms and design a new algorithm to solve the problem under the model. Experiments show that our algorithm achieves the best performance with relatively low time complexity. We also demonstrate that the new version captures some important properties of viral marketing in social networks, such as such as social reinforcements, and could explain some phenomena that cannot be explained by existing influence maximization problem definitions. Full article
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