• IEEE Communications Magazine Call for Papers - Special Issue on Social-

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    IEEE Communications Magazine Call for Papers Special Issue on Social-
    aware Communication Networks and Systems and Innovative Social Network Applications and Services

    Call for Papers Social network analysis has been an active area of
    research for several decades. Ιt has recently though gained a big
    momentum with the booming popularity of social media, the proliferation
    of mobile devices and advancement of their capabilities and the
    semantically enriched user interactions that have exponentially grown, especially during the long-lasting COVID-19 pandemic. In general, social entities with close relationships (family, friends), sharing similar
    interests or belonging within the same community, tend to interact more
    often, more regularly and for longer periods than others, carrying with
    them an inherent concept of trust. Representing social interactions
    using directed or undirected graphs with nodes and edges carrying weight
    and different types of information, researchers have been able to
    identify users within certain circles of trust / distrust (friends,
    friends of friends, distrusted entities, friends of distrusted entities,
    etc.), communities of users sharing similar interests, the most
    influential users and information / influence flows, and to develop
    recommender system for users and content. The social dimension, however,
    cannot be separated from the spatial one: physical proximity affects
    relations between users, making social ties establishment more likely to succeed. Thus, online social networks and offline social interactions
    (mostly following users’ mobility patterns) in the physical world can
    play a crucial role in a multitude of areas.

    As a result of the aforementioned considerations, social networks have attracted interest from researchers across multiple disciplines and for
    a wide range of challenges. Without being exhaustive: developing social-
    aware networking algorithms for improving various networking operations
    (most notably routing and information forwarding, resource allocation,
    content placement/caching/sharing etc.), identifying graph topology
    structure as well as its evolution, along with information / influence
    paths for maximizing the impact of information dissemination (with advertisements for new products and services in marketing being a direct application area) and exploring decision making process in a social
    psychology context (with the Internet of Behaviors forming a new concept
    to be explored), designing incentive mechanisms for promoting
    cooperation and establishing trust in order to address security concerns (mostly concerning open, uncertain, highly dynamic and potentially
    competitive environments, such as Internet of Things). These challenges
    have often been addressed with the help of emerging informatics and communication technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big
    data analysis, and blockchain.

    The aim of this Feature Topic (FT) is to attract original works
    discussing the state-of-the-art and setting future directions in the
    area of social-aware networks and advanced applications in the following topical areas.

    Prospective authors are invited to submit articles on topics including,
    but not limited to: Graph modeling, learning/prediction, social network evolution with application in social-aware networks / systems and
    advanced applications; simulations, experiments Recommender systems,
    community detection with application in social-aware networks / systems
    and advanced applications Influence, trust, information propagation &
    evolution with application in social-aware networks / systems and
    advanced applications Detection and mitigation of echo chambers,
    polarization, radicalization and other societal challenges exacerbated
    by social media platforms with application in social-aware networks /
    systems and advanced applications Platforms, algorithms, systems and
    techniques integrating AI/blockchain/big data with social networking Social- aware traffic management Social-aware network infrastructure Social-by- engineering design in 6G Social-aware networking algorithms, techniques
    and social-aware communication systems Internet of Things (IoT), Social-
    IoT, Internet of Behavior (IoB), Social Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet
    of People Social sensing Location-based social networks, user activity
    modeling and exploitation, mobility and behavior data mining Advanced Innovative social network related applications and services
    Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research on social networks for social-aware networking and advanced applications Submission Guidelines Manuscripts should conform to the standard format as indicated in the Information for Authors section of the Manuscript Submission Guidelines. Please, check these guidelines carefully before submitting since
    submissions not complying with them will be administratively rejected
    without review.

    All manuscripts to be considered for publication must be submitted by
    the deadline through Author Portal. Select the “FT-2227 / Social-aware communication networks and systems” topic from the drop-down menu of Topic/Series titles. Please observe the dates specified here below
    noting that there will be no extension of submission deadline.

    Important Dates Manuscript Submission Deadline: 30 April 2023 Decision Notification: 30 July 2023 Final Manuscript: 30 September 2023
    Publication: Fourth Quarter 2023

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