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Modeling, analyzing and mining feature-rich networks

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Expression of interest *extended*: October 8, 2018
Full paper submission *extended*: November 5, 2018

The growing availability of multirelational data gives rise to an opportunity for novel characterization of complex real-world relations. The design of innovative complex approaches is the key to enable a deeper understanding of feature-rich networks, i.e., network models exposing specific features able to enhance their expressive power. Some examples of feature-rich networks are Multilayer Networks, Temporal and Heterogeneous Networks, Knowledge Graphs, Probabilistic Networks and generic Attributed Graphs. In this scenario, the need to expose and process domain-specific features when facing critical real-world tasks can prompt researchers to exploit the full potential of mining complex network structures. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide an insight into innovative methods to model, analyze and mine feature-rich networks inspired from different fields, incentivizing domain-driven approaches that can drive the design of novel network models.       

You are invited to submit a contribution (regular manuscripts or review article). Topics of interest for this special issue include (but are not limited to):

  • Centrality and Ranking in Feature-rich Networks
  • Community Detection in Feature-rich Networks
  • Cross domain problems in Feature-rich Networks
  • Link Prediction in Feature-rich Networks
  • Probabilistic and Uncertain Feature-rich Networks
  • Pattern mining in Feature-rich Networks
  • Personalization and Recommendation in Feature-rich Networks
  • Representation Learning in Feature-rich Networks
  • Reputation and Trust in Feature-rich Networks
  • Sampling/Pruning/Simplification of Feature-rich Networks
  • Social Influence and Information Diffusion in Feature-rich Networks
  • Time-evolving Feature-rich Networks
  • User Behavior Modeling in Feature-rich Networks
  • Visualization of Feature-rich Networks

Guest editors:
Martin Atzmueller, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Sabrina Gaito, University of Milano, Italy

Roberto Interdonato, CIRAD, France

Rushed Kanawati, Paris 13 University, France

Christine Largeron, University of Lyon, France

Alessandra Sala, Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland         

Submission timeline

Expression of interest: October 8, 2018

We invite authors to submit a brief expression of interest and a short outline or extended abstract (approx. 1000 words). The proposal should include:

  • The topic
  • Key concepts
  • Methods (if the paper is based on empirical research)
  • Expected results and conclusions

Feedback on outline / extended abstract: October 15, 2018

Full paper submission deadline: November 5, 2018

Target publication date: March 8, 2019

Papers will be subject to a fast track review procedure that will start as soon as they are submitted. They will be published as soon as they are accepted.

For more information, please direct your questions to the Lead Guest Editor:
Roberto Interdonato

Annual Journal Metrics

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    67 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    67 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    141 days from submission to acceptance
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