Special Issue "Advances in Social Media Analysis"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Giuseppe Fenza

Dipartimento di Scienze Aziendali - Management & Innovation Systems, Università degli Studi di Salerno, 132 - 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Website | E-Mail
Interests: semantic web; fuzzy logic; knowledge extraction; decision making; social media analytics
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Xu An Wang

Key Laboratory for Network and Information Security, Engineering University of Chinese Armed Police Force, Xi’an, China
Website | E-Mail
Interests: Cloud computation; information security; cryptography; social network and media; blockchain, Internet of Things

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the era of social media, users have changed the way they communicate, overcoming geographical distances. The shared content is a valuable, dynamic, and continually updated source of information that may be applied to different objectives for addressing marketing strategies, ad targeting, event detection and tracking, and so forth. Nevertheless, the nature of social media contents require Big and Fast Data enabled solutions, and the data value may be carried out only if we are able to filter out dirty and noisy data by also measuring the quality of information.

Over the years, much of the literature about social media analysis has focused on information extraction in order to guide recommender systems in different areas. However, social media contents often convey news, share information during critical events, support a political campaign, and so on. Further, it is sometimes difficult for users to recognize true information or evaluate the trustworthiness of its authors. Thus, it is also crucial to move attention towards these problems and evaluate the impact and new methods against the EU’s 2018 general data protection regulation (GDPR), recent events around information theft, and the role of social media in crime organization activities.

This Special Issue on "Advances in Social Media analysis" aims to collect recent advances in social media data stream analysis. In particular, we would like to collect works aiming to extract knowledge embedded in shared media (text, images, and video) for qualitative filtering, correlating, aggregating, summarizing, and turning data into usable understandable and actionable knowledge.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Quality of information on social media;
  • Information retrieval on social media;
  • Information ranking on social media;
  • Recommender systems;
  • Misinformation and fake news;
  • Social media marketing;
  • Topic detection and tracking;
  • Information summarization;
  • Security and privacy for social network and media;
  • Cloud-based data analysis for social network and media;
  • Social media analysis challenges and applications.

Prof. Giuseppe Fenza
Prof. Xu An Wang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Information EISSN 2078-2489 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top