Call for Abstracts: Applied Network Science Special Issue

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020 to Friday, July 10, 2020

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Applied Network Science Special Issue on


Networks are ubiquitous in natural, technological and social systems. They offer a fertile framework for understanding and controlling the diffusion of ideas, rumors, and infectious diseases of plants, animals and humans. Despite recent advances, many challenging scientific questions remains about the correct tools and their practical role in epidemics dynamics and effective strategies supporting public health decision making. The goal of this special issue is to offer a platform to the interdisciplinary community of scientists working on the diffusion process on networks and its plethora of applications. We hope for a broad range of topics to be covered, across theory, methodology, and application to empirical data with a special emphasis on epidemic spreading. Topics of interest include but are not limited to theoretical aspects, algorithms, methods, and fields of applications, as:

·       Mobility & Epidemics

·       Meta population models

·       Diffusion in structured populations

·       Emerging infectious diseases models

·       Multi-host transmission

·       Multi-pathogen / multi-strain interaction in humans, animals and plants

·       Interacting spreading processes

·       Spreading phenomena on multilayer networks

·       Awareness & epidemic spreading

·       Opinions/Ideas/Beliefs diffusion

·       Multi-host / Multi-pathogen transmission

·       Multilayer networks in epidemiology and ecology

·       Multi-species population dynamics models

·       Dynamics of infectious diseases of humans

·       Dynamics of infectious diseases of livestock

·       Dynamics of infectious diseases of plants

·       Dynamics of infectious diseases of wildlife

·       Immunization strategies

·       Global and public health aspects of control and prevention

·       Infectious disease surveillance

·       Forecasting of Pandemic Outbreak using Machine Learning

·       Pandemic spread inhibition with IoT based Machine Learning Systems

·       Emerging technologies for handling Pandemic Challenges

·       Effect of Pandemic at Economy

·       Diffusion of information and innovations

·       Memes


Survey and review papers are welcome.

Important dates

Expression of interest and abstract submission: July 10, 2020 
Abstract feedback notification:  July 13, 2020
Paper submission deadline: September 21, 2020
Target publication: November 01, 2020

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Submission Instructions

We invite authors to submit a brief expression of interest containing a short outline or extended abstract (approx. 1000 words), including the topic, key concepts, methods, expected results, and conclusions.

Abstracts should be submitted via easy chair to ANSEDC20 (Applied Network Science: Special Issue on Epidemics Dynamics & Control on networks) at the address:

They will be reviewed to determine if the submission is in the scope of this special issue.

Authors with accepted abstracts will be invited to submit their papers through the journal submission system for a full review and publication.

The Lead guest editor

Matjaž Perc

University of Maribor, Slovenia

The Guest editors (TBU)

Hocine Cherifi University of Burgundy, France

Joel C Miller La Trobe University, Australia

Chiara Poletto Inserm, France

Giulio Rosseti University of Pisa, Italy

Onur Varol Northeastern University, USA