Special Issue "Mathematical Sociology"

A special issue of Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Matjaz Perc
grade E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
Interests: cooperation; networks; evolution; game theory; public goods; data analysis; dynamics; self-organization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Applied mathematics, as well as methods of statistical physics and network science, have come a long way in improving our understanding of social systems. From cooperation to crime, understanding our societal fabric better through rigorous research is of vital importance to ensure socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable societies. If we want to address the most pressing issues of our time successfully, we need collaboration between different scientific disciplines, and this Special Issue is dedicated to facilitating bridges between mathematics and sociology, as well as between other branches of science that relevantly contribute to this line of research, including physics, network science, computer science, and data science. Mathematical Sociology therefore welcomes original research, short reviews, as well as perspective, covering research on climate change, cultural dynamics, crime, epidemics, vaccination, cooperation, language dynamics, opinion formation, pedestrian dynamics, self-organization, smart cities, traffic and transportation, as well as voting behavior.

Prof. Dr. Matjaz Perc
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Climate change
  • Epidemics
  • Vaccination
  • Cooperation
  • Language dynamics
  • Crime
  • Smart cities
  • Traffic
  • Social network
  • Information cascades

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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