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Special Issue of the 10th International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications

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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. The contributions selected for submission to this special issue reflect the latest problems, advances, and diversity within the network science community.


The submission article must be original, unpublished and not currently reviewed by other journals. Authors must mention in their cover letter for each SI manuscript that the particular manuscript is for the theme and name of Guest Editors of SI consideration so that the Guest Editors can be notified separately. Please visit 

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Lead Guest Editor

Sabrina Gaito – Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Guest Editors

Roberto Interdonato, CIRAD, France

Matteo Zignani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Chantal Cherifi, University of Lyon, France

Marta Sales-Pardo, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

For more information please contact the editors. 


  1. In this paper, we address the problem of earthquake declustering, and propose a k-nearest neighbors approach based on the selection of multiple-parent nodes with respect to each of the given earthquakes, which ca...

    Authors: Yuki Yamagishi, Kazumi Saito, Kazuro Hirahara and Naonori Ueda
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2023 8:14
  2. We investigate automatic methods to assess COVID vaccination views in Twitter content. Vaccine skepticism has been a controversial topic of long history that has become more important than ever with the COVID-...

    Authors: Ferenc Béres, Tamás Vilmos Michaletzky, Rita Csoma and András A. Benczúr
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2023 8:11
  3. In this paper, we propose a general framework for the reconstruction of the underlying cross-regional transmission network contributing to the spread of an infectious disease. We employ an autoregressive model...

    Authors: Sara Najem, Stefano Monni, Rola Hatoum, Hawraa Sweidan, Ghaleb Faour, Chadi Abdallah, Nada Ghosn, Hamad Hassan and Jihad Touma
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2022 7:85
  4. Fraud, corruption, and collusion are the most common types of crime in public procurement processes; they produce significant monetary losses, inefficiency, and misuse of the public treasury. However, empirica...

    Authors: Marcos S. Lyra, Bruno Damásio, Flávio L. Pinheiro and Fernando Bacao
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2022 7:83
  5. Social networks have been shown to enhance player experience in online games and to be important for the players, who often build complex communities. In online and mobile games, the behavior of players is bur...

    Authors: María Óskarsdóttir, Kristín Eva Gísladóttir, Ragnar Stefánsson, Damian Aleman and Carlos Sarraute
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2022 7:82
  6. Modelling complex biological systems is necessary for their study and understanding. Biomodels is a repository of peer-reviewed models represented in the Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML). Most of these m...

    Authors: Athénaïs Vaginay, Taha Boukhobza and Malika Smaïl-Tabbone
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2022 7:73
  7. In complex networks, the role of a node is based on the aggregation of structural features and functions. However, in real networks, it has been observed that a single node can have multiple roles. Here, the r...

    Authors: Shu Liu, Fujio Toriumi, Mao Nishiguchi and Shohei Usui
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2022 7:67
  8. Spreading processes are important drivers of change in social systems. To understand the mechanisms of spreading it is fundamental to have information about the underlying contact network and the dynamical par...

    Authors: Margarita Kostré, Vikram Sunkara, Christof Schütte and Nataša Djurdjevac Conrad
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2022 7:53
  9. The geographic distribution of the population on a region is a significant ingredient in shaping the spatial and temporal evolution of an epidemic outbreak. Heterogeneity in the population density directly imp...

    Authors: Alessandro Celestini, Francesca Colaiori, Stefano Guarino, Enrico Mastrostefano and Lena Rebecca Zastrow
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2022 7:39
  10. Gene annotation addresses the problem of predicting unknown associations between gene and functions (e.g., biological processes) of a specific organism. Despite recent advances, the cost and time demanded by a...

    Authors: Miguel Romero, Oscar Ramírez, Jorge Finke and Camilo Rocha
    Citation: Applied Network Science 2022 7:28

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