Special Issue "Advances in Social Network Analysis – Spatio-Temporal and Semantic Methods"

Special Issue Editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hartwig H. Hochmair
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Guest Editor
University of Florida, United States
Interests: crowdsourced geographic information; alternative transportation; location-based services; data quality
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Dr. Levente Juhász
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Co-Guest Editor
GIS Center, Florida International University, United States
Interests: GIScience; user-generated geodata; spatial analysis; geocomputation; citizen science; volunteered geographic information; geospatial web
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bernd Resch
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Co-Guest Editor
1. Department of Geoinformatics, Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria;
2. Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University, USA
Interests: people as sensors and collective sensing; volunteered geographic information - VGI; urban sensing; emotion sensing; participatory planning; standardised sensor networks; smart cities
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Data from geospatial applications, such as social media, location-based service (LBS) and volunteered geographic information (VGI) platforms, has become a prominent source for modeling human behavior and for better understanding complex social dynamics in geographic spaces. The massive amount of multi-dimensional data (spatial, temporal, semantic) from these sources is typically unstructured and thus calls for an advance in data representation, modeling, analysis, and visualization for the successful transition from data to information. This Special Issue is inviting contributions that demonstrate integrated analysis of spatial, temporal, and semantic data from social networks, including their content, linkage, and structure, towards a better understanding of social behavior, human interaction patterns and the dynamic characteristics of real-world phenomena and events. This involves novel use of machine learning approaches, analysis frameworks, data mining, and (geo-)statistical methods to exploit unstructured content of social network data. This Special Issue also encourages the demonstration of new analytical tools, discussion of current data privacy and licensing issues, the exploration of data from lesser known social media, LBS, and VGI platforms, and the application of fusion methods of data across multiple platforms.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hartwig H. Hochmair
Dr. Levente Juhász
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bernd Resch
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Location-based social networks
  • Real time data exploration
  • Data mining
  • Data fusion
  • Scalable frameworks
  • Unstructured data
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Spatio-temporal analytics
  • Semantic analysis
  • User behavior analysis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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