Scientific Programming

IOS Press Journal

(IF=1.036, 2012)


Call for Papers for the Special Issue on


“Computational Aspects
of Social Network Analysis”


Special Issue webpage:


Guest Editors

Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada

Przemyslaw Kazienko, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, corresponding editor

Jaideep Srivastava, University of Minnesota, USA


Scope of the issue

General Statement

The interdisciplinary research field commonly called Social Network Analysis (SNA) has attracted many scientists from various disciplines from physics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, management and also computer science. Various methodologies used in different disciplines are complementary to computational methods used to process data about human activities, profiles or even direct social relationships.

Users of IT systems leave their traces in most of these systems and the Internet is the largest source of data about human behavior, mutual interactions and collaboration. It refers especially social media like Twitter or Facebook as well as many other Web 2.0 services. This data is widely utilized to study social phenomenon and if they also respect social relationships, then we can say that SNA method are applied there. One of them are various techniques for graph processing.

Large data collections require specialized computing methods including efficient preprocessing, parallel computing, approximate reasoning and pattern extraction.


All computational problems, techniques and methods related with social network analysis  are covered by this special issue. The following list of topics of interest include some of them but the authors are not limited only to them.



·         Classic and relational classification for social networks

·         Cloud computing for SNA

·         Clustering in social networks

·         Computing and measuring of social network dynamics

·         Data integration for SNA

·         Data transformation for SNA

·         Data gathering

·         Data mining for social networks and social media

·         Data preprocessing for SNA

·         Efficient social media analysis

·         Experimental computing frameworks for SNA

·         Hybrid computational methods for SNA

·         Information Retrieval for SNA

·         Multiple network processing and mining

·         Network structural measure computing

·         Parallel processing of large social networks (graphs)

·         Pattern recognition in SNA

·         Reasoning from social networks

·         Social community detection, processing and analysis

·         Social link prediction

·         Social media monitoring

·         Programming for experimental studies for SNA

·         Validation and testing for SNA


Important dates

Submission deadline: January 31, 2014 February 28, 2014 (extended due to many requests related to Christmas-New Year break)

First author notification: May 15, 2014 (moved due to submission deadline extension) Decision on some papers has already been undertaken, however, we still wait for the reviews for some other papers. We will inform the authors after they are available.

Revised version: June, 2014

Final notification: July, 2014

Publication: Fall, 2014


Submission Instructions

Papers will be evaluated based on their originality, presentation as well as relevance and contribution to the field of social network analysis methods, suitability to the special issue, and overall quality. All papers will be rigorously refereed by 3 peer reviewers. Submission of a manuscript to this special issue implies that no similar paper is already accepted or will be submitted to any other conference or journal. Authors should consult the "Submission of Manuscripts", which is available online for information about preparation of their manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted via the Journal’s Editorial Management System . Please choose “Other” when specifying the article type and type reference to “Computational Aspects of Social Network Analysis” in the “Cover Letter” field.


Guest Editors

Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada

Przemyslaw Kazienko, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, corresponding editor,

Jaideep Srivastava, University of Minnesota, USA