**New** Submission website is open. The authors please select “Manuscript Type” as “CASIN special issue” when submitting the papers.
With the blessing of information technology, we are living in an increasingly networked world. People, information and other entities are connected via World Wide Web, email networks, instant messaging networks, mobile communication networks, online social networks, etc. These online networks grow fast and possess huge amount of recorded information, which presents great opportunities in understanding the science of these networks, and in developing new applications for these networks. However, new challenges have to be met --- the networks are huge and information is noisy, and they demand new methodologies in analyzing these networks, and in developing theories and applications for the networks.
To meet with these challenges, researchers across a wide range of areas in computer science, including theory and algorithms, data mining, machine learning, computer systems and networks, human-computer interface, etc. are all actively studying the computational aspects concerning social and information networks. Following the success of the International Workshop on Computational Aspects of Social and Information Networks (CASIN’2011) held in the summer of 2011 (http://casin2011.arnetminer.org/), we would like to organize this special issue to continue fostering research and information exchange in this fast growing and inter-disciplinary area. The special issue aims at promoting significant research results that contribute to the fundamental theories and algorithms on social and information networks, the analysis of large-scale network data, and emerging applications targeted at real-world social and information networks.
Topics of Interest
We welcome papers in all areas of social Web search and data mining, especially those that address the special theme or are inter-disciplinary in nature. Examples of relevant topics include:
Computational Network Theories
Methodologies and Applications
On-Line Submissions: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tkdd
Submission needs to go through the standard ACM TKDD submission web site. The authors please select “Manuscript Type” as “CASIN special issue” when submitting the papers.
Each paper will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Details of the journal, manuscript preparation, and recent articles are available on the website: http://www.cs.uic.edu/
Contact information: Wei Chen< weic [at] microsoft.com> and Jie Tang < jietang [at] tsinghua.edu.cn>.