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Dear all,

We are happy to announce a special issue on the “Statistical Analysis of Networks” to be published by Statistical Methods and Applications (SMAP), the flagship journal of the Italian Statistical Society.

SMAP has established itself as a well-known international journal promoting research in all areas of statistical theory, methodology, and applications. The aim of this special issue is to collect innovative papers on theory, methodology, and applications of models and methods for the analysis of networks. We encourage submissions presenting original works on statistical, computational, and mathematical approaches with an emphasis on empirical and substantive aspects, regardless of whether the networks are observed or unobserved and learnt from data. Innovative applications and case studies in any scientific fields are welcome, especially related to novel methodological challenges in the treatment of big data and large networks.

This special issue will bring together contributions from practitioners and researchers working on different aspects of network analysis, with methodological interests encompassing graphical models, random graphs, advanced methods in the treatment of network data, development of computational and visualization tools, and innovative applications of network analysis in specific domains.

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Guest editors: Michael Schweinberger, Francesco C. Stingo, Maria Prosperina Vitale

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