Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases

Network Perspectives on Infectious Disease Dynamics


Publishing date
01 Jul 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Jan 2011

Guest Editors

1Section of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78731, USA

2Department of Biology, University of Washington, P.O. Box 351800, Seattle, WA 98195, USA

3Department of Biology, Duke University, P.O. Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708, USA


Network Perspectives on Infectious Disease Dynamics

Description

The dynamics of infectious diseases are affected by networks at many different levels of organization. At an epidemiological scale, host contact networks and movement patterns govern whether a pathogen spreads, the rate at which it spreads, and the individuals to which it spreads. At the scale of a single host, metabolic, genetic, and signaling networks can affect the ability of the pathogen to generate a productive infection and transmit itself to other hosts. At an evolutionary scale, mutations to the genomes of pathogens give rise to networks of phenotypes that constrain their evolution and persistence.

In this special issue, the editors of Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases are soliciting articles that review how network concepts have informed our understanding of infectious disease dynamics and that provide perspectives on how network thinking may be integral to future progress. The topics, listed below, include diverse areas of research at multiple scales in which network concepts have advanced our understanding. Although submissions may include theoretical analyses and basic research, they should highlight fundamental contributions that network thinking has made in the field of infectious disease dynamics and be accessible to a broad readership.

Topics to be considered include but are not limited to the following:

  • Network models of infectious disease transmission dynamics (e.g., human, wildlife, and livestock social and movement networks)
  • Metabolic, genetic, and signaling networks of hosts and/or pathogens
  • Pathogen phylodynamics, fitness landscapes, and mutational networks
  • Immunological networks and host-pathogen immunological interactions
  • Network perspectives on host range, host shifts, and emergence
  • Connections between in silico, in vitro, and natural host pathogen dynamics through networks
  • Model selection: when are network perspectives useful?
  • Multiscale networks (e.g., within and between hosts)
  • Estimation of parameters using network models (e.g., R0)
  • Interactions between behavior and disease dynamics in networks

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ipid/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 146765
  • - Editorial

Network Perspectives on Infectious Disease Dynamics

Lauren Ancel Meyers | Ben Kerr | Katia Koelle
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 284909
  • - Review Article

Networks and the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease

Leon Danon | Ashley P. Ford | ... | Matthew C. Vernon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 676949
  • - Review Article

Network Models: An Underutilized Tool in Wildlife Epidemiology?

Meggan E. Craft | Damien Caillaud
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 267049
  • - Research Article

Pathogens, Social Networks, and the Paradox of Transmission Scaling

Matthew J. Ferrari | Sarah E. Perkins | ... | Ottar N. Bjørnstad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 543520
  • - Research Article

Epidemic Percolation Networks, Epidemic Outcomes, and Interventions

Eben Kenah | Joel C. Miller
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 194507
  • - Research Article

Assortativity and the Probability of Epidemic Extinction: A Case Study of Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1-2009)

Hiroshi Nishiura | Alex R. Cook | Benjamin J. Cowling
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 238743
  • - Research Article

Contact Heterogeneity and Phylodynamics: How Contact Networks Shape Parasite Evolutionary Trees

Eamon B. O'Dea | Claus O. Wilke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 157194
  • - Commentary

Empiricism and Theorizing in Epidemiology and Social Network Analysis

Richard Rothenberg | Elizabeth Costenbader
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