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Special Issue of the 6th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications

In order to cross-fertilize ideas among scientists, the International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications brings together researchers from different scientific communities working on areas related to complex networks.  For the sixth edition of this annual event, 346 papers have been received from around the world. The contributions selected for submission to this series are technically beyond the scope of the paper appearing in the conference  proceedings and include significantly new material. They reflect the latest problems, advances, and diversity within the complex network community. 

Lead Guest Editor: Sabrina Gaito
Guest Editors: Marton Karsai and Hamamache Kheddouci


  1. Content type: Research

    Ideas, of them, with their mechanisms, spread over the complex social information, viruses: all tissues described by our interpersonal relations. Usually, to simulate and understand the unfolding of such compl...

    Authors: Letizia Milli, Giulio Rossetti, Dino Pedreschi and Fosca Giannotti

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2018 3:42

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    In corporate networks, firms are connected through links of corporate ownership and shared directors, connecting the control over major economic actors in our economies in meaningful and consequential ways. Most ...

    Authors: Frank W. Takes, Walter A. Kosters, Boyd Witte and Eelke M. Heemskerk

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2018 3:39

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  3. Content type: Research

    Due to the open data policies, nowadays, some countries have their power grid data available online. This may bring a new concern to the power grid operators in terms of malicious threats. In this paper, we as...

    Authors: Hale Cetinay, Karel Devriendt and Piet Van Mieghem

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2018 3:34

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  4. Content type: Research

    Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease that, although curable, still accounts for over 1 million deaths worldwide. Shortening treatment time is an important area of research but is hampered by the lack of mod...

    Authors: Michael J. Pitcher, Ruth Bowness, Simon Dobson and Stephen H. Gillespie

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2018 3:33

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  5. Content type: Research

    A plethora of centrality measures or rankings have been proposed to account for the importance of the nodes of a network. In the seminal study of Boldi and Vigna (2014), the comparative evaluation of centralit...

    Authors: Ferenc Béres, Róbert Pálovics, Anna Oláh and András A. Benczúr

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2018 3:32

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  6. Content type: Research

    Water Distribution Networks (WDN) are complex and highly interconnected systems. To maintain operation under failure conditions, WDNs should have built-in resilience based on topological and energy redundancy....

    Authors: Aly-Joy Ulusoy, Ivan Stoianov and Aurelie Chazerain

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2018 3:31

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  7. Content type: Research

    In this paper we describe the application of a learning classifier system (LCS) variant known as the eXtended classifier system (XCS) to evolve a set of ‘control rules’ for a number of Boolean network instance...

    Authors: Matthew R. Karlsen and Sotiris Moschoyiannis

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2018 3:30

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  8. Content type: Research

    Three fundamental elements to understand human information networks are the individuals (actors) in the network, the information they exchange, that is often observable online as text content (emails, social m...

    Authors: Davide Vega and Matteo Magnani

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2018 3:25

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  9. Content type: Research

    With a steadily growing population and rapid advancements in technology, the global economy is increasing in size and complexity. This growth exacerbates global vulnerabilities and may lead to unforeseen conse...

    Authors: Xiang Niu, Alaa Moussawi, Gyorgy Korniss and Boleslaw K. Szymanski

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2018 3:24

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  10. Content type: Research

    In real physical systems the underlying spatial components might not have crisp boundaries and their interactions might not be instantaneous. To this end, we propose δ-MAPS; a method that identifies spatially con...

    Authors: Ilias Fountalis, Constantine Dovrolis, Annalisa Bracco, Bistra Dilkina and Shella Keilholz

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2018 3:21

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  11. Content type: Research

    Link-prediction is an active research field within network theory, aiming at uncovering missing connections or predicting the emergence of future relationships from the observed network structure. This paper r...

    Authors: Federica Parisi, Guido Caldarelli and Tiziano Squartini

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2018 3:17

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  12. Content type: Research

    The ubiquity of supply chains along with their increasingly interconnected structure has ignited interest in studying supply chain networks through the lens of complex adaptive systems. A particularly importan...

    Authors: Viplove Arora and Mario Ventresca

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2018 3:19

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  13. Content type: Research

    Dividing a geographical region into some subregions with common characteristics is an important research topic, and has been studied in many research fields such as urban planning and transportation planning. ...

    Authors: Takayasu Fushimi, Kazumi Saito, Tetsuo Ikeda and Kazuhiro Kazama

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2018 3:18

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  14. Content type: Research

    In a recent work we introduced a measure of importance for groups of vertices in a complex network. This centrality for groups is always between 0 and 1 and induces the eigenvector centrality over vertices. Fu...

    Authors: Pierre-Louis Giscard and Richard C. Wilson

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2018 3:9

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