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Featured article: Looking for a better future: modeling migrant mobility

This study focuses on the Venezuelan migration crisis, and aims to analyse the mobility and integration patterns of migrants who moved to Colombia due to the social, economic, and political unrest in Venezuela over the last few years. Two distinct groups of migrants are identified: the Venezuelans who sought refuge in Colombia and the Colombians residing in Venezuela who returned to their homeland. A comparative analysis reveals that the driving factors behind the mobility patterns and the choice of destination of the two groups are very different. While the Venezuelans were more attracted to bigger cities, the Colombians returning home seemed to prefer places with pre-existing social networks. The presence of established social networks is also believed to play a role in the economic integration of the migrant groups. Understanding the dynamics and complexity of such mass migrations can help shape long-term policies to efficiently tackle similar humanitarian crises in the future. 

Special Issue of the 9th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications

Since 2012, the International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications (COMPLEX NETWORKS) brings together researchers from different scientific communities working on areas related to Network Science in order to cross-fertilize ideas among scientists, For the ninth edition of this annual event, 362 submissions have been received from around the world. The contributions selected for submission to this special issue reflect the latest problems, advances, and diversity within the Network Science community. 

Urban Complex Systems

Cities are massive systems whose tremendous complexity requires even greater efforts to be modeled, analyzed, understood and governed. The city is the expression of a multitude of strongly intertwined systems that vary from people sociality to transport systems, from the cultural fabric to urban planning.

This thematic issue, dedicated to selected contributions of the Urban Complex Systems workshop (satellite event of CCS 2020), aims to highlight the recent advances in urban systems from the perspective of complexity science.

Articles

2021

Urban Complex Systems
Guest Editor: S. Gaito, H. Cherifi, R. Interdonato, H. Kheddouci, M. Zignani 

Special Issue of the 9th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications
Guest Editors: C. Cherifi, R. Criado, R. Interdonato, J. Javier Ramasco, M. Sales-Pardo, M. Zignani

2020

Epidemics Dynamics & Control on Networks
Guest editors: Matjaž Perc, B. M. Althouse, H. Cherifi, J. C Miller, C. Poletto,  G. Rosseti, O. Varol

Special Issue of the 8th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications
Guest editors: Chantal Cherifi, Roberto Interdonato, Manuel Marques-Pita, Michael Schaub, Matteo Zignani

2019

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

Global flow of commodity, money, humans, and knowledge
Guest editors: Yuichi Ikeda, Guido Caldarelli, Maximilian Schich, Teruyoshi Kobayashi, Irena Vodenska

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

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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Urban Complex Systems
Guest Editor: S. Gaito, H. Cherifi, R. Interdonato, H. Kheddouci, M. Zignani 

Special Issue of the 9th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications
Guest Editors: C. Cherifi, R. Criado, R. Interdonato, J. Javier Ramasco, M. Sales-Pardo, M. Zignani

Epidemics Dynamics & Control on Networks
Guest editors: Matjaž Perc, B. M. Althouse, H. Cherifi, J. C Miller, C. Poletto,  G. Rosseti, O. Varol

Global flow of commodity, money, humans, and knowledge
Guest editors: Yuichi Ikeda, Guido Caldarelli, Maximilian Schich, Teruyoshi Kobayashi, Irena Vodenska



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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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