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Elsevier Online Social Networks and Media Journal (OSNEM)

Special issue on
OSNEM Network Properties and Dynamics

Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2018
Online Social Networks and Media (OSNEM) are one of the most disruptive 
communication platforms of the last 15 years with high socio-economic value. 
Within this framework, the network properties of OSNEM can be used to capture 
multiple phenomena related to OSNEM, at different logical layers, from a 
technical perspective (e.g., OSNEM data management and information diffusion), 
as well as a societal perspective (e.g., the OSNEM users’ social structures). 
Moreover, the analysis of network dynamics represents one of the biggest 
challenges that emerged in recent years within the network science community.

Therefore, this Special Issue will focus on the analysis of OSNEM from the 
standpoint of its network properties and dynamics at all scales, from macro- to 
meso- (e.g., community) to micro (e.g., ego network) scales. It will be 
particularly interesting to highlight the impact of network properties and 
dynamics on emerging phenomenon, such as diffusion of information, the 
acquisition of the role of influencer, trust among users, polarization of 
opinions, diffusion of fake news, etc.

The Special Issue aims at engaging a multidisciplinary community. It also 
welcomes submissions applying a wide range of (computer- and network-science) 
techniques and tools to OSNEM for investigating the properties and roles of the 
network of (online) social relationships in the various sectors of the society 
(e.g., politics, economics, finance, health, entertainment).

Topics include, but are not limited to:
- OSNEM platforms, protocols and applications;
- Decentralized, mobile and location-based OSNEM;
- Dynamic Analysis of OSNEM
- Trust, reputation, privacy and security in OSNEM;
- Recommendations and advertising in OSNEM;
- Measurement, analysis and modeling of popular OSNEM platforms (Facebook, 
  Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, etc.);
- BigData analysis of OSNEM seen as large- meso- or micro-scale
  complex networked systems;
- Information extraction and search in OSNEM;
- Complex-network analysis of OSNEM;
- Measurement, analysis and modeling of social networked users’ behavior
  through OSNEM data;
- Analysis of the use of OSNEM in the urban context;
- Network challenges of crowdsourcing is OSNEM;
- Network challenges in multidisciplinary applications of OSNEM (economics, 
  medicine, society, politics, homeland security, etc.)
- OSNEM event detection;
- Evolutionary community / cluster discovery;
- Dynamic network generative models;
- Dynamic network embedding;
- Dynamics of trends, information and opinion diffusion in OSNEM

  Manuscript submission deadline: May 15th, 2018
  First notification: July 15, 2018 
  Submission of revised paper: September 9, 2018 
  Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2018

Guest Editors
  Remy Cazabet, Lyon University, France
  Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Italy
  Giulio Rossetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
  Fabrizio Silvestri, Facebook, UK

Instructions for submission

Manuscripts must not have been previously published nor currently under review 
by other journals or conferences. If prior work was published in a conference, 
the submitted manuscript should include a substantial extension of at least 35% 
novel contributions. In this case, authors are also required to submit their 
published conference articles and a summary document explaining the enhancements 
made in the journal version.

The submission website for this journal is located at https://www.evise.com/
profile/#/OSNEM/login. Please select "OSNED 2018" when you reach the "Article 
Type" step in the submission process. Authors should also indicate in the cover 
letter that the manuscript has been submitted for the "OSNED 2018" special issue.

For further information, please contact the guest editors at
osned2018 at iit.cnr.it

Andrea Passarella
Institute for Informatics and Telematics (IIT)
National Research Council (CNR)
Via G. Moruzzi, 1 voice: +39 050 315 3269
56124 Pisa, Italy fax: +39 050 315 2593
@/sip: [log in to unmask] mobile: +39 346 0082 540
Founding Associate EiC
Elsevier Journal on Online Social Networks and Media

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