Calls for papers


International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering


Special Issue on: "Social Networks and Interdisciplinary Approaches"

Guest Editors:
Qun Jin, Waseda University, Japan
Jason C. Hung, Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan

Social networks have played an important role in various domains for around a decade, and have been particularly involved in a broad range of social activities such as user interactions, establishing friendships and relationships, sharing and recommending resources, suggesting friends, creating groups and communities, commenting on friends’ activities and opinions, and so on.

In recent years, rapid progress has been made in the study of social networks for diverse applications, such as user profiling in Facebook and group recommendations via Flickr. Today, smart handheld devices are very popular; many applications were developed for Google Android platforms and for the iPhone system.

Future research trends will be focussed on combining handheld devices, social networks, web services and sensors applications.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Computational models for social media
  • Graph and matrix methods for computational social science
  • Probabilistic models for computational social science
  • Information acquisition and establishment of social relations
  • Data management in collaborative open applications
  • Collaborative filtering and content ranking using social media
  • Group interaction, collaboration and recommendation
  • Web 2.0 and collaborative tagging
  • RFID and sensor applications
  • Search in social networks and social media
  • Interoperability among social applications and social media
  • Blog search and retrieval
  • User behavior modelling
  • Social media analysis
  • Social commerce
  • Social aspects of blogosphere
  • Web mining algorithms and web communities
  • Semantic web
  • Web of things
  • Contextual advertising
  • Social learning
  • Opinion mining
  • Internet of things
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Application of social web mining
  • Applications of social network analysis

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 20 January, 2012

Acceptance notification: 20 March, 2012

Final paper due: 31 May, 2012