***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear Socnetters, please consider the call for papers for a Volume in the Lecture Notes in Social Networks (LNSN - Series of Springer) on "CHALLENGES IN SOCIAL NETWORK RESEARCH". Kind regards, The Guest Editors Luca De Benedictis - University of Macerata (Italy) Giancarlo Ragozini - University of Naples Federico II (Italy) Maria Prosperina Vitale - University of Salerno (Italy) *************************** CALL FOR PAPERS VOLUME IN THE LECTURE NOTES IN SOCIAL NETWORKS (LNSN - SERIES OF SPRINGER) "CHALLENGES IN SOCIAL NETWORK RESEARCH" The AIM of the volume is to provide state of the art knowledge in the field of social network and social media research by collecting contribution from experts worldwide focused on research challenges in network analysis. Methodological papers, as well as innovative applications, are welcome. TOPICS of interest include, but not limited to: * METHODS: methodological problems faced by the analysis of one-mode, two-mode, signed, multilevel and multiplex networks; statistical and computational methods for network data collection, visualization and analysis; recent advancements in clustering network data and blockmodeling, and communities detection methods; models and methods for static and dynamic networks; inference from social network data; the econometrics of networks; causal models with network interference; techniques for big data analysis in network research; methods for social and media analysis. * APPLICATIONS: knowledge and innovation networks; cultural and communication networks; social and political networks; scientific and collaboration networks; networks in healthcare; economic and organizational networks; international affairs; network analysis of crime and security issues; online and social media networks. The authors of applied issues should guarantee the availability of scripts and data that would facilitate the replicability of the content of the chapter. INSTRUCTION FOR AUTHORS The submission process will follow two-steps: * submission of title and a short abstract (250 words) to [log in to unmask] In the e-mail subject please indicate "Submission to LNSN18". This abstract will allow the editors to ensure that the topic of the paper aligns with the aims of the book; * upon acceptance of their abstract, authors will be invited to submit the full paper again to the guest editors. Below is the calendar for submission deadlines. IMPORTANT DATES ABSTRACT: May 20th, 2018 FULL PAPER: July 20th 2018 TENTATIVE ISSUE DATE: February 2019 Each contribution should be about 12 pages, including tables, illustrations and references. Anyway, longer contributions will be accepted (max 18 pages), and should be edited in Latex or Word according to the Journal guidelines that can be found at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.springer.com_series_8768&d=DwICAg&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=fMxoBQO4AIFlJeGmuIurFaRGTTsBfyhXQKqfXl7zFaI&s=4O4QjDKkbjVy_hTjH1U5tb7B2PN3jtyhE1qkrItcbG0&e=. Please send two PDF files with and without details on the author(s) for the blind review process. At this stage, no source files are needed. GUEST EDITORS Luca De Benedictis, University of Macerata Giancarlo Ragozini, University of Naples Federico II Maria Prosperina Vitale, University of Salerno For further information, please contact: Maria Prosperina Vitale: [log in to unmask] ********************************** _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.