Call for Papers [Special Topic]
Balancing Systematic and Flexible Exploration of Social Networks The special topic calls for papers on Balancing Systematic and Flexible Exploration of Social Networks and such papers will appear in the journal Studies in Sociology of Science as a special column. 1 Affiliated research area: Social Networks, Interactive Graph Visualization, Attribute Ranking, Coordinated Views, Exploratory Data Analysis
Description Social network analysis (SNA) has emerged as a powerful method for understanding the importance of relationships in networks. However, interactive exploration of networks is currently challenging because: (1) it is difficult to find patterns and comprehend the structure of networks with many nodes and links, and (2) current systems are often a medley of statistical methods and overwhelming visual output which leaves many analysts uncertain about how to explore in an orderly manner. This results in exploration that is largely opportunistic. Our contributions are techniques to help structural analysts understand social networks more effectively. We present SocialAction, a system that uses attribute ranking and coordinated views to help users systematically examine numerous SNA measures. Users can (1) flexibly iterate through visualizations of measures to gain an overview, filter nodes, and find outliers, (2) aggregate networks using link structure, find cohesive subgroups, and focus on communities of interest, and (3) untangle networks by viewing different link types separately, or find patterns across different link types using a matrix overview. For each operation, a stable node layout is maintained in the network visualization so users can make comparisons. SocialAction offers analysts a strategy beyond opportunism, as it provides systematic, yet flexible, techniques for exploring social networks .
Requirements In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Balancing Systematic and Flexible Exploration of Social Networks for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors. To submit papers to the â€œBalancing Systematic and Flexible Exploration of Social Networksâ€? Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Balancing Systematic and Flexible Exploration of Social Networks.
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About The Journal Studies in Sociology of Science (ISSN 1923-0176 [Print]; ISSN 1923-0184 [Online]) is a quarterly journal founded in 2010 by the Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures. The release dates of SSS are 2 the first days of March, June, September and December. Studies in Sociology of Science is indexed by DOAJ of Sweden, indexed by CNKI of China, indexed by Journal TOCs of England, indexed by Open J-gate of India. It is filed by Library and Archives Canada, Gale, EBSCO Publishing, Ulrich's of America, and collected by the database AMICUS of Canada, indexed by ProQuest LIC We sincerely welcome you to submit an article to this special column of our journal. For more information about requirements and instructions upon paper submission, please visit our websites. If you rightly have a manuscript in this field, please don’t hesitate to write us an email with the subject of “Submission for SSS Special Topic Balancing Systematic and Flexible Exploration of Social Networks (http://cscanada.net/users/index.php/index/login)”. We look forward to your submission at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com! More detailed information about the special topic, pertinent conferences, related journals (special issue) and relevant articles can be discovered from our websites: http://www.cscanada.net or http://cscanada.net/index.php/sss/announcement/view/55
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