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  1. Social networks are very important carriers of information. For instance, the political leaning of our friends can serve as a proxy to identify our own political preferences. This explanatory power is leverage...

    Authors: Lisette Espín-Noboa, Fariba Karimi, Bruno Ribeiro, Kristina Lerman and Claudia Wagner

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:78

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  2. Fraud in public funding can have deleterious consequences for societies’ economic, social, and political well-being. Fraudulent activity associated with public procurement contracts accounts for losses of bill...

    Authors: Marcos S. Lyra, António Curado, Bruno Damásio, Fernando Bação and Flávio L. Pinheiro

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:77

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  3. During the last decade, the advent of the Web and online social networks rapidly changed the way we were used to search, gather and discuss information of any kind. These tools have given everyone the chance t...

    Authors: Letizia Milli

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:76

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  4. Research on fractal networks is a dynamically growing field of network science. A central issue is to analyze the fractality with the so-called box-covering method. As this problem is known to be NP-hard, a pl...

    Authors: Péter Tamás Kovács, Marcell Nagy and Roland Molontay

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:73

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  5. Many aspects from real life with bi-relational structure can be modeled as bipartite networks. This modeling allows the use of some standard solutions for prediction and/or recommendation of new relations betw...

    Authors: Maksim Koptelov, Albrecht Zimmermann, Bruno Crémilleux and Lina F. Soualmia

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:72

    Content type: Research

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  6. Government overlap creates problems for the public and private sector across several government systems. Research suggests that overlap burdens the political and economic system by increasing costs in terms of...

    Authors: Jeremy Straughter and Kathleen Carley

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:70

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  7. While the share of services in international trade has been increasing very slowly over the years, oscillating around 20 per cent since the 1990s, their role has constantly gained importance. Trade in services...

    Authors: Lucia Tajoli, Federico Airoldi and Carlo Piccardi

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:68

    Content type: Research

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  8. Understanding where and why political change is happening in a country is a fundamental issue in political geography. While electoral choice is individual, it is influenced by various sociological, cultural, a...

    Authors: Jérôme Michaud, Ilkka H. Mäkinen, Attila Szilva and Emil Frisk

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:67

    Content type: Research

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  9. This article proposes an approach to compare semantic networks using concept-centered sub-networks. A concept-centered sub-network is defined as an induced network whose vertex set consists of the given concept (...

    Authors: Darkhan Medeuov, Camille Roth, Kseniia Puzyreva and Nikita Basov

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:66

    Content type: Research

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  10. Critical services depend on infrastructure networks for their operation and any disruption to these networks can have significant impacts on society, the economy, and quality of life. Such networks can be char...

    Authors: Craig Robson, Stuart Barr, Alistair Ford and Philip James

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:65

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  11. Motifs represent local subgraphs that are overrepresented in networks. Several disciplines document multiple instances in which motifs appear in graphs and provide insight into the structure and processes of t...

    Authors: Diane Felmlee, Cassie McMillan and Roger Whitaker

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:63

    Content type: Research

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  12. The alignment strength of a graph matching is a quantity that gives the practitioner a measure of the correlation of the two graphs, and it can also give the practitioner a sense for whether the graph matching...

    Authors: Donniell E. Fishkind, Felix Parker, Hamilton Sawczuk, Lingyao Meng, Eric Bridgeford, Avanti Athreya, Carey Priebe and Vince Lyzinski

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:62

    Content type: Research

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  13. In designing the city of the future, city managers and urban planners are driven by specific citizens’ behaviors. In fact, economic and financial behaviors, and specifically, which goods and services citizens ...

    Authors: Alessia Galdeman, Cheick T. Ba, Matteo Zignani, Christian Quadri and Sabrina Gaito

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:61

    Content type: Research

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  14. Graph sampling methods have been used to reduce the size and complexity of big complex networks for graph mining and visualization. However, existing graph sampling methods often fail to preserve the connectiv...

    Authors: Jingming Hu, Tuan Tran Chu, Seok-Hee Hong, Jialu Chen, Amyra Meidiana, Marnijati Torkel, Peter Eades and Kwan-Liu Ma

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:60

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  15. Crises in a global setting of interdependencies call for time-critical coordinated responses. However, it is often the case that the mechanisms responsible for these actions do not agree across all their hiera...

    Authors: Jason Bassett, Niccolò Pescetelli, Alex Rutherford and Manuel Cebrian

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:59

    Content type: Research

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  16. Sparsification is the process of decreasing the number of edges in a network while one or more topological properties are preserved. For probabilistic networks, sparsification has only been studied to preserve...

    Authors: Amin Kaveh, Matteo Magnani and Christian Rohner

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:58

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  17. Cities are microcosms representing a diversity of human experience. The complexity of urban systems arises from this diversity, where the services that cities offer to their inhabitants have to be tailored for...

    Authors: Renita Murimi

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:57

    Content type: Research

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  18. Network centrality measures assign importance to influential or key nodes in a network based on the topological structure of the underlying adjacency matrix. In this work, we define the importance of a node in...

    Authors: Matthew D. Nemesure, Thomas M. Schwedhelm, Sofia Sacerdote, A. James O’Malley, Luke R. Rozema and Erika L. Moen

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:56

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  19. A system of hospitals in large cities can be considered a large and diverse but interconnected system. Widely applied in hospitals, electronic health records (EHR) are crucially different from each other becau...

    Authors: Anastasia A. Funkner, Michil P. Egorov, Sergey A. Fokin, Gennady M. Orlov and Sergey V. Kovalchuk

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:53

    Content type: Research

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  20. In this work, we analyze in detail the topology of the written language network using co-occurrence of words to recognize authorship. The Latin texts object of this study are excerpts from Historia Augusta, a col...

    Authors: Armando Martins, Clara Grácio, Cláudia Teixeira, Irene Pimenta Rodrigues, Juan Luís Garcia Zapata and Lígia Ferreira

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:50

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  21. Space Syntax and the theory of natural movement demonstrated that spatial morphology is a primary factor influencing movement. This paper investigates to what extent spatial morphology at different scales (nod...

    Authors: Helena Freire de Almeida, Rui J. Lopes, João M. Carrilho and Sara Eloy

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:49

    Content type: Research

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  22. A common issue in trade network analysis is missing data, as some countries do not report trade flows. This paper explores what constitutes suitable data, how to deal with missing data, and demonstrates the re...

    Authors: Najmeh Sajedianfard, Ebrahim Hadian, Ali Hussain Samadi, Zahra Dehghan Shabani, Somwrita Sarkar and P. A. Robinson

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:46

    Content type: Research

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  23. We present an urban science framework to characterize phone users’ exposure to different street context types based on network science, geographical information systems (GIS), daily individual trajectories, an...

    Authors: Ariel Salgado, Weixin Li, Fahad Alhasoun, Inés Caridi and Marta Gonzalez

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:43

    Content type: Research

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  24. The quantitative study of traffic dynamics is crucial to ensure the efficiency of urban transportation networks. The current work investigates the spatial properties of congestion, that is, we aim to character...

    Authors: Aniello Lampo, Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Sergio Gómez and Albert Solé-Ribalta

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:41

    Content type: Research

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  25. The use of networks for modelling and analysing relations among data is currently growing. Recently, the use of a single networks for capturing all the aspects of some complex scenarios has shown some limitati...

    Authors: Riccardo Dondi, Mohammad Mehdi Hosseinzadeh and Pietro H. Guzzi

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:40

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  26. This paper introduces the notions of chained and semi-chained graphs. The chain of a graph, when existent, refines the notion of bipartivity and conveys important structural information. Also the notion of a c...

    Authors: Anna Concas, Lothar Reichel, Giuseppe Rodriguez and Yunzi Zhang

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:39

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  27. It is well-established that the process of learning and capability building is core to economic development and structural transformation. Since knowledge is ‘sticky’, a key component of this process is learni...

    Authors: John Fitzgerald, Sanna Ojanperä and Neave O’Clery

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:38

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  28. We use the United Nations COMTRADE database for analysis of the multiproduct world trade network. With this data, considered for years 2012–2018, we determined the world trade impact of the Kernel of EU 9 coun...

    Authors: Justin Loye, Leonardo Ermann and Dima L. Shepelyansky

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:37

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  29. What do football passes and financial transactions have in common? Both are networked walk processes that we can observe, where records take the form of timestamped events that move something tangible from one...

    Authors: Carolina E. S. Mattsson and Frank W. Takes

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:35

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  30. Hospitals constitute highly interconnected systems that bring into contact an abundance of infectious pathogens and susceptible individuals, thus making infection outbreaks both common and challenging. In rece...

    Authors: Ashleigh C. Myall, Robert L. Peach, Andrea Y. Weiße, Siddharth Mookerjee, Frances Davies, Alison Holmes and Mauricio Barahona

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:34

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  31. Over the last decades, severe haze pollution constitutes a major source of far-reaching environmental and human health problems. The formation, accumulation and diffusion of pollution particles occurs under co...

    Authors: Dimitrios M. Vlachogiannis, Yanyan Xu, Ling Jin and Marta C. González

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:32

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  32. Thanks to the widespread availability of large-scale datasets on scholarly outputs, science itself has come under the microscope with the aim of capturing a quantitative understanding of its workings. In this ...

    Authors: Pavlos Paraskevopoulos, Chiara Boldrini, Andrea Passarella and Marco Conti

    Citation: Applied Network Science 2021 6:31

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