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SNAM SI 2015 : SNAM Special Issue on Diffusion of Information and Influence in Social Networks


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Submission Deadline Jul 31, 2015
Categories    social networks   information diffusion   social influence   diffusion processes

Call For Papers

Call for papers: “Diffusion of Information and Influence in Social Networks”

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit your work to the Special Issue
of Social Network Analysis and Mining journal (SNAM), entitled
“Diffusion of Information and Influence in Social Networks”.
For the details please read below.

Best regards,
Radosław Michalski
Paulo Shakarian
Ingo Scholtes
Jarosław Jankowski


The digital era creates new possibilities for observing humans’ behavior,
especially the one expressed on the Internet, but we also leave traces during
everyday activity by making phone calls, using GPS devices or using any kind
of transportation. People who meet together or communicate over the Internet
or other channels constantly exchange information, rumors, spread opinions
and attitudes. Sometimes it is just an information that is being passed from
one to another, but it may also become the beginning of a huge change,
either of an individual or even of the whole society – but in both cases
it starts with becoming influenced or influencing others. Social influence
is the process of a complex nature which involves our location in social
network, the network structure and dynamics, time and psychological
and sociological factors. At the level of an individual it is rather
a psychological process but at the network scale it is strongly dependent
on the network structure and its dynamics. Hence, studying social influence
is a challenging interdisciplinary task, which, if succeeded, leads to better
understanding of the surrounding world.

This Special Issue aims to gather researchers studying the phenomenon
of social influence in networks and it is indented to be a cross-domain
knowledge exchange. That is why we are willing to present the state of the art
and current research in this area from different perspectives: computer
science, physics, sociology, as well as mathematics or psychology, making this
issue interdisciplinary. We believe that only by taking the advantage of all
the above mentioned fields it is possible to move forward in understanding how
this complex works and how the society may benefit from understanding it better.


The scope of this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to the following:
- diffusion of information and innovations
- social influence
- influence maximization
- graphical voter models
- evolutionary graph theory
- epidemic models on graphs
- data-driven approaches
- temporal networks
- seeding strategies
- optimization of dynamic processes in networks


Submission deadline: 9 August 2015
First round decision: end of November 2015 (previously: 30 September 2015)
Expected publication: 2016

Articles reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining
to the above topics are solicited. Submitted articles will follow an academic
review process. Manuscripts must be prepared according to the instruction
for authors available at the journal webpage and submitted through
publisher’s online submission system. Please note: when submitting,
please choose correct special issue, i.e. “S.I.: Diffusion
and Influence in Social Networks”.

Journal website:

Submission system website:

This CFP online as a PDF/txt file:


Radosław Michalski, Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław, Poland,

Paulo Shakarian, Arizona State University, Arizona, United States,

Ingo Scholtes, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland,

Jarosław Jankowski, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland,

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