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Special Issue of the 12th International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications

Since 2012, the International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications (COMPLEX NETWORKS) brings together researchers from different scientific communities working on areas related to network science in order to cross-fertilize ideas among scientists. The contributions selected for submission to this topical issue reflect the latest challenges, advances, and diversity within the network science community.

Submission Guidelines

This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles. 

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system. Please select the appropriate Collection title “Special Issue of the 12th International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications” under the “Details” tab during the submission stage.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.

All submissions are subject to the standard article processing charges (APC) of Applied Network Science.

Submission deadline: 30 April 2024

Lead Guest Editor
Hocine Cherifi, PhD
University of Burgundy, Dijon, France 

Guest Editors
Roberto Interdonato, PhD
CIRAD Montpellier, France

Hamida Seba, PhD
University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France 

Matteo Zignani, PhD
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy 

For more information please contact the guest editors. 

  1. Network visualization is an important tool for extracting information from the structure and configuration of a network, especially when the network includes weighted edges and nodes with attribute information...

    Authors: Emily Chao-Hui Huang, Frederick Kin Hing Phoa and Yan-Hong Chen
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2024 9:37
  2. Networks provide an understandable and, in the case of small size, visualizable representation of data, which allows us to obtain essential information about the relationships between pairs of nodes, e.g., the...

    Authors: Emanuel Dopater, Eliska Ochodkova and Milos Kudelka
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2024 9:28
  3. We present the first formal network analysis of curricular networks for public institutions, focusing around five midwestern universities. As a first such study of public institutions, our analyses are primari...

    Authors: Bonan Yang, Mahdi Gharebhaygloo, Hannah Rachel Rondi, Efrosini Hortis, Emilia Zeledon Lostalo, Xiaolan Huang and Gunes Ercal
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2024 9:25
  4. When an hypothesized peer effect (also termed social influence or contagion) is believed to act between units (e.g., hospitals) above the level at which data is observed (e.g., patients), a network autocorrela...

    Authors: Guanqing Chen and A. James O’Malley
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2024 9:24
  5. The social networks that interconnect groups of people are often “multi-layered”—comprised of a variety of relationships and interaction types. Although researchers increasingly acknowledge the presence of mul...

    Authors: Aaron Thomas Clark, Jennifer M. Larson and Janet I. Lewis
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2024 9:18