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Collective Behaviors and Networks

Edited by: Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Emilio Ferrara, Alessandro Flammini

The goal of this thematic series is to provide a discussion venue about recent advances in the study of networks applied to the dynamics of collective behaviors in social and technical systems. The series include contributions exploring the intersection between data-driven, network-based approaches and agent-based models of collective social behaviors. Particular attention is devoted to topics like group formation, evolution and group behavior analysis; modeling, tracking and forecasting dynamic groups in social and socio-technical systems; social simulation, cultural, opinion, and normative dynamics; and coevolution of network and behavior.


  1. Editorial

    Collective behaviors and networks

    The goal of this thematic series is to provide a discussion venue about recent advances in the study of networks and their applications to the study of collective behavior in socio-technical systems. The serie...

    Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Emilio Ferrara and Alessandro Flammini

    EPJ Data Science 2014 3:37

    Published on: 30 December 2014

  2. Regular article

    The emergence of roles in large-scale networks of communication

    Communication through social media mediates coordination and information diffusion across a range of social settings. However, online networks are large and complex, and their analysis requires new methods to ...

    Sandra González-Bailón, Ning Wang and Javier Borge-Holthoefer

    EPJ Data Science 2014 3:32

    Published on: 7 November 2014

  3. Regular article

    Characterization of online groups along space, time, and social dimensions

    Social groups play a crucial role in online social media because they form the basis for user participation and engagement. Although widely studied in their static and evolutionary aspects, no much attention h...

    David Martin-Borregon, Luca Maria Aiello, Przemyslaw Grabowicz, Alejandro Jaimes and Ricardo Baeza-Yates

    EPJ Data Science 2014 3:8

    Published on: 24 September 2014

  4. Regular article

    Modeling social dynamics in a collaborative environment

    Wikipedia is a prime example of today’s value production in a collaborative environment. Using this example, we model the emergence, persistence and resolution of severe conflicts during collaboration by coupl...

    Gerardo Iñiguez, János Török, Taha Yasseri, Kimmo Kaski and János Kertész

    EPJ Data Science 2014 3:7

    Published on: 24 September 2014

  5. Regular article

    Modeling dynamics of attention in social media with user efficiency

    Evolution of online social networks is driven by the need of their members to shareand consume content, resulting in a complex interplay between individual activity andattention received from others. In a cont...

    Carmen Vaca Ruiz, Luca Maria Aiello and Alejandro Jaimes

    EPJ Data Science 2014 3:5

    Published on: 4 March 2014