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Featured article: An information-theoretic, all-scales approach to comparing networks

As network research becomes more sophisticated, it is more common than ever for researchers to find themselves not studying a single network but needing to analyze sets of networks.  An important task when working with sets of networks is network comparison, developing a similarity or distance measure between networks so that meaningful comparisons can be drawn. The authors present a new measure to compare networks, the Network Portrait Divergence, that is mathematically principled, incorporates the topological characteristics of networks at all structural scales, and is general-purpose and applicable to all types of networks. 

Call for papers: Global flow of commodity, money, people, and knowledge

This upcoming collection focuses on understanding the effects of globalization from a network science perspective, hoping to bring together works at the edge of natural and social sciences, to provide a landscape of research progresses and potentials in evidence-based policy making.

Expression of interest and abstract submission: October 7, 2019
Paper submission deadline: January 13, 2020

Call for papers: Structure and dynamics of crime

Network science has been reshaping the way we think and approach the criminal phenomenon from basic to applied analysis. In this new special issue, we aim to collect innovative research on the networked structure and dynamics of crime, paving the way to a clearer data-driven understanding of criminality with potential applications to crime fighting.

Expression of interest and abstract submission: August 23, 2019
Paper submission deadline: October 18, 2019

Call for papers: Blockchain and cryptocurrencies

We welcome submissions to a new article collection dedicated to innovative works in the emergent and growing field of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, at the edge of natural and social sciences and engineering, to provide a landscape of research progresses and application potentials in related areas.

Paper submission deadline: September 04, 2019

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2019

Call for papers: Structure and dynamics of crime
Guest editors: Bruno Requião da Cunha, Gisela Bichler, Luiz G. A. Alves, Marcos Oliveira, Toby Davies

Call for papers: Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
Guest editors: Bruno Goncalves, Marco Alberto Javarone, Claudio J. Tessone

Complexity and the City
Guest editors: Luca Maria Aiello, Amin Anjomshoaa, Elsa Arcaute, Alessandro Rizzo, Neal Zachary

Modeling, analyzing and mining feature-rich networks
Guest editors: Roberto Interdonato, Martin Atzmueller, Sabrina Gaito, Rushed Kanawati, Christine Largeron, Alessandra Sala

Community structure in networks
Guest editors: Gergely Palla, Hocine Cherifi, Boleslaw K. Szymanski

Machine learning with graphs
Guest editors: Austin Benson, Ciro Cattuto, Shobeir Fakhraei, Danai Koutra, Vagelis Papalexakis, Jiliang Tang


2018

Network medicine in the era of big data in science and healthcare
Guest editors: Amitabh Sharma, Marc Santolini and Emre Guney

Special issue on the 6th International Workshop on Complex Networks and Their Applications
Guest editors: Sabrina Gaito, Marton Karsai and Hamamache Kheddouci


2017

Special issue on the 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and Their Applications
Guest editors: Sabrina Gaito, Walter Quattrociocchi and Alessandra Sala


2016

Modeling, computation and prediction in complex networks
Guest editor: Adam Wierzbicki

Special issue of the 4th International Workshop on Complex Networks and Their Applications
Guest editors: Chantal Cherifi and Hocine Cherifi

Special issue on the 7th International Workshop on Complex Networks
Guest editors: Bruno Gonçalves and Roberta Sinatra

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Machine learning with graphs
Guest editors: Austin Benson, Ciro Cattuto, Shobeir Fakhraei, Danai Koutra, Vagelis Papalexakis, Jiliang Tang

Special Issue of the 6th International Workshop on Complex Networks and Their Applications
Guest editors: Sabrina Gaito, Marton Karsai and Hamamache Kheddouci

Modeling, analyzing and mining feature-rich networks
Guest editors: Roberto Interdonato, Martin Atzmueller, Sabrina Gaito, Rushed Kanawati, Christine Largeron, Alessandra Sala

Community structure in networks
Guest editors: Gergely Palla, Hocine Cherifi, Boleslaw K. Szymanski

Complexity and the City
Guest editors: Luca Maria Aiello, Amin Anjomshoaa, Elsa Arcaute, Alessandro Rizzo, Neal Zachary

All current and past article collections can be found here.

Aims and scope

Applied Network Science (ANS) is an open-access and strictly peer-reviewed journal giving researchers and practitioners in the field the ability to reach a larger audience. ANS encompasses all established and emerging fields that have been or can be shown to benefit from quantitative network-based modeling. Contributions from all fields of science, technology, medicine and humanities will be considered, in particular from newly emerging research areas formed and developing at the interfaces of presently established sub-disciplines.

The focus of the journal is based on novel or anticipated applications of network sciences, on related techniques that may be used in applications of complex network methodologies, and on innovative modeling approaches that will enhance specific applications and lead to more widespread use of network science concepts. Overall, articles that have a direct application to real world problems form the core publications of this journal.

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