A Special Issue of Computer Networks on “Complex Dynamic Networks: Tools and Methods”

Call for Papers

A Special Issue of Computer Networks on  “Complex Dynamic Networks: Tools and Methods”

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In the last decade, mainly motivated by the increased amount of data available for empirical studies of networked systems, many research efforts have contributed to establishing the concept of a network science to characterize, model, and analyze complex networks. This special issue is dedicated to capturing the state-of-the-art and the recent advances on tools and methods for characterizing, collecting, analyzing, or visualizing complex dynamic networks at different levels.
In this special issue, we will focus on tools and methods for:

  • Gathering data from complex dynamic networks;
  • Characterizing complex dynamic networks;
  • Modelling complex dynamic networks;
  • Analyzing complex dynamic networks;
  • Visualizing complex dynamic networks;
  • Studying multi-layered complex dynamic networks;
  • Analyzing robustness and stability of dynamic networks;
  • Investigating dynamic processes (proliferation, diffusion etc.);
  • Analyzing ubiquitous (cross-modal) social networking.

Submission format

The submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and describe original
research which is not published nor currently under review by other journals or conferences.
Papers must not exceed 25 pages (one-column, at least 11pt fonts) including figures, tables,
and references. Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at

Submission Guideline

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier Editorial
System (EES). The authors must select as “SI: Complex Dynamic Networks” when they reach
the “Article Type” step in the submission process. The EES website is located at:

Guest Editors

  • José Ignacio Alvarez-Hamelin, University of Buenos Aires, AR, ihameli@cnet.fi.uba.ar
  • Éric Fleury, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS-Lyon) / INRIA, FR, eric.fleury@inria.fr
  • Alessandro Vespignani, Indiana University, US, alexv@indiana.edu
  • Artur Ziviani, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), BR, ziviani@lncc.br

Important dates

  • Paper submission: 18-02-2011
  • Acceptance notification: 20-05-2011
  • Final papers: 17-06-2011