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Call for papers for Special Section in Network Science on

“Networks in space and in time: Methods
and applications”

 Submission of full paper for the special section: (EXTENDED DEADLINE) January 31, 2014


Social network research is rapidly evolving toward the inclusion of geography and time into the social space, accounting for their effect on network structure and on network dynamics.

The special section of Network Science will publish a range of high quality research papers about the analysis of spatial-temporal network data and its substantive applications. The main goal is to present the most relevant results and the most recent methodological developments in  social network research, when data are collected across space and time.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to: 


The special section will be guest-edited by Luca De Benedictis (University of Macerata, Italy), Maria Prosperina Vitale (University of Salerno, Italy), and Stanley Wasserman (Indiana University, USA).


Submission details

Researchers and practitioners are requested to submit any relevant and innovative papers for publication in this Special Section. Submitted papers can be based on presentations made at ARS 13 – Fourth International Workshop on Social Network Analysis in June 2013, Rome (Italy); however, submissions not based on presentations at this conference will also be considered.

Submitted papers must contain original unpublished work that has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts submitted to the special section will undergo  double-blind review which is used for submission to Network Science.

Papers should be submitted following the instructions given at the journal homepage http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nws.

After paper’s submission, the authors need to send an email to the guest editors ([log in to unmask], [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask]) with their manuscript reference number making it clear that it is for the Special Section on “Networks in space and in time: methods
and applications”.

Important dates

• Submission of full paper for the special section: (EXTENDED DEADLINE) January 31, 2014 at the latest (earlier submission is encouraged)

• Notification to authors: June 15, 2014 (tentative)

• Final paper for the special section: October 15, 2014 (tentative)


 For details, visit the website http://www.ars13.unisa.it

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