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Special Issue of the 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and Their Applications

Lead Guest Editor: Chantal Cherifi
Guest Editor: Antonio Scala

The International Workshop on Complex Networks & their Applications is an annual forum bringing together researchers from a wide variety of fields ranging from Computational Social Science, to Economic Complexity, up to Bioinformatics. Fuelled by the skills and expertise of participants from these diverse research fields, this workshop allows for cross-fertilization between fundamental and applied research. It offers a unique opportunity to review current scientific work, unanswered but critical questions and formulate new directions in network science.

Rather than simply providing a collection of papers presented at the workshop, our intention here is to provide a perspective on the state-of-the-art in this dynamic field while covering a variety of topics capturing the atmosphere in the network science community.

  1. Research

    Steering opinion dynamics via containment control

    In this paper, we model the problem of influencing the opinions of groups of individuals as a containment control problem, as in many practical scenarios, the control goal is not full consensus among all the i...

    Pietro DeLellis, Anna DiMeglio, Franco Garofalo and Francesco Lo Iudice

    Computational Social Networks 2017 4:12

    Published on: 27 November 2017

  2. Research

    Stance and influence of Twitter users regarding the Brexit referendum

    Social media are an important source of information about the political issues, reflecting, as well as influencing, public mood. We present an analysis of Twitter data, collected over 6 weeks before the Brexit...

    Miha Grčar, Darko Cherepnalkoski, Igor Mozetič and Petra Kralj Novak

    Computational Social Networks 2017 4:6

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  3. Research

    Using attractiveness model for actors ranking in social media networks

    Influential actors detection in social media such as Twitter or Facebook can play a major role in gathering opinions on particular topics, improving the marketing efficiency, predicting the trends, etc.

    Ziyaad Qasem, Marc Jansen, Tobias Hecking and H. Ulrich Hoppe

    Computational Social Networks 2017 4:3

    Published on: 26 June 2017