Tuesday, November 27, 2012

[DMANET] CfP special issue of Internet Mathematics "Searching and mining the Web and social networks"

Call for papers

Special issue of Internet Mathematics  "Searching and mining the Web and social networks"

The special issue of Internet Mathematics  "Searching and mining the Web and social networks" invites  original research papers on algorithmic and mathematical methods for search and mining in web and social networks.  The rapid growth and evolution in structure and content of the World Wide Web in recent years poses new algorithmic challenges in Web search. In addition, social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) gained enormous popularity in the last few years.  The active use of social networks spreads beyond their initial purposes making them important for political or social events.   Algorithmic analysis of Web and social networks is essential for the practical accessibility and efficient usage of the enormous amount of data available on the Web. Furthermore, mathematical analysis of network algorithms is vital for their justifiable improvement.

The special issue will publish high quality research articles, review papers, and position papers related to  theoretical and empirical analysis for  search and mining  of the (social) Web. The topics include but are not limited to the following:

*         Web mining
*         Graph algorithms, spectral methods
*         Visualization, patterns, communities
*         Personalized search and ranking
*         Ranking and machine learning for ranking
*         Clustering
*         Algorithmic methods for social network analysis and measurement
*         Modelling and monitoring of user activity in social web
*         Social media analysis
*         Citation networks
*         Social reputation, influence, and trust
*         Recommendation systems and voting systems

The papers should be prepared and submitted according to the general guidelines for authors of Internet Mathematics. Please use the option for the special issue submission.

Submission Dead-line (extended): January 15, 2013.
Acceptance decision: April 1, 2013
Special issue publication: early 2014

For any questions please feel free to contact the guest editors:
Sebastiano Vigna, University of Milano
Nelly Litvak, University of Twente
Dr. Nelly Litvak
Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty EEMCS, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500AE, Enschede, The Netherlands
Tel: +31(53)4893388

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