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International Journal of Web Based Communities
International Journal of Web Based Communities


Special issue on: "Community Structure in Complex Networks"

Guest Editors:
Hocine Cherifi, Université de Bourgogne, France
Rushed Kanawati, Université Paris 13, France

Network science is a powerful paradigm to better understand the complex systems encountered in many different disciplines such as physics, sociology, biology and computer science. One of the most relevant features of networked systems is community structure. Despite the tremendous efforts of a large interdisciplinary community of scientists working on this subject over the past few years to characterise, model and analyse communities in complex network, it is still a very hard problem that needs further investigation.

Therefore, the primary goal of this special issue is to showcase the cutting edge research advances in community structures in complex networks, in order to provide a landscape of research progress and application potential in related areas. Papers, of a broad nature, on various aspects of community structure with strong algorithmic innovations, and also application-oriented works, are solicited.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Community models in networks
  • Community structure evolution
  • Community structure properties
  • Community structure discovery
  • Community and epidemics
  • Community in economic networks
  • Community and rumour spreading
  • Community and visual representation
  • Community in financial networks
  • Community in technology networks
  • Community in biological systems
  • Community in social networks

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: 18 April, 2012

Acceptance notification: 30 May, 2012

Final manuscript due: 30 June, 2012