Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society

Dynamical Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Information Diffusion over Social Networks


Publishing date
01 Jan 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
14 Aug 2020

Lead Editor

1Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing, China

2Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

3Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

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Dynamical Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Information Diffusion over Social Networks

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More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Information diffusion is a complex and dynamic process that involves the topological factor of social networks, and the geographical and psychological factors of individuals, etc. It has a wide range of applications, including online marketing, recommendation systems, and prevention of malware and rumours propagation. As dynamical models are in forms of difference, differential, partial differential, or stochastic differential equations, the corresponding mathematical tools, such as stability and bifurcation analysis, matrix analysis, perturbation theory, and fuzzy rules, can help us to understand the complex behaviours of the diffusion process.

Although lots of dynamical models describing the behaviours of information diffusion have been proposed, it is still a challenging interdisciplinary task to explain and predict the dynamics of the diffusion process in complex networks. Meanwhile, since there is an increasing interest in the study of how to control the diffusion of positive information, negative information, misinformation, and rumour, it is essential to study control models for information diffusion using hybrid control methods.

This Special Issue aims to provide both theoreticians and practitioners with a platform to disseminate their research on the modelling, analysis, and optimization of information diffusion over social networks. We encourage original related research papers from different disciplines ranging from computer science, physics, mathematics, to sociology. Furthermore, high-quality review articles describing the current state of the art are also invited.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Recent developments in the area of information diffusion
  • Deterministic/ stochastic model of information diffusion
  • Data-centric model for information diffusion
  • Numerical modeling approaches for information diffusion
  • Optimization of dynamic process in networks
  • Diffusion source identification and locating
  • Methods to enhance/suppress information diffusion
  • Dynamical analysis and control of rumour dissemination
  • Dynamical analysis and control of malware spread
  • Deep learning and its applications for information diffusion
  • New methods and models of massive information data processing and transmitting

Articles

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  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 4506012
  • - Research Article

Information Spreading on Activity-Driven Temporal Networks with Two-Step Memory

Linfeng Zhong | Xiaoyu Xue | ... | Weijun Pan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1306084
  • - Research Article

Research on Wireless Sensor Network Security Location Based on Received Signal Strength Indicator Sybil Attack

Hongbin Wang | Liping Feng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6480273
  • - Review Article

A New Collaborative Filtering Recommendation Method Based on Transductive SVM and Active Learning

Xibin Wang | Zhenyu Dai | ... | Jianfeng Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8814319
  • - Research Article

Modelling and Analysis of Propagation Behavior of Computer Viruses with Nonlinear Countermeasure Probability and Infected Removable Storage Media

Xulong Zhang | Yong Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6263748
  • - Research Article

Defending against Online Social Network Rumors through Optimal Control Approach

Da-Wen Huang | Lu-Xing Yang | ... | Jichao Bi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6718087
  • - Research Article

A Configurable Semantic-Based Transformation Method towards Conceptual Models

Tiexin Wang | Jingwen Cao | ... | Bohan Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6148273
  • - Research Article

The Influence of Network Structural Preference on Link Prediction

Yongcheng Wang | Yu Wang | ... | Wei Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9378037
  • - Research Article

Influence of Student Depression on the Spread of Public Opinion in University

Nie Min | Yang Lei | ... | Hu Xia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9352153
  • - Research Article

Weibo Rumor Recognition Based on Communication and Stacking Ensemble Learning

Yu Wu | Yan Zeng | ... | Zhenni Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2784826
  • - Research Article

A Subjective Expressions Extracting Method for Social Opinion Mining

Mingyong Yin | Haizhou Wang | ... | Rui Tang
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