Call For Book Chapters


Computational Social Networks Analysis

Trends, Tools and Research Advances


To be published  by  Springer   in  the Series  "Computer and Communication Networks"   -  2009


Deadline for chapter proposal: November 30, 2008

Volume editor's : Ajith Abraham, Aboul Ella Hassanien and Václav Snášel

Book Objectives 

     Social networks provide a powerful abstraction of the structure and dynamics of diverse kinds of people or people-to-technology interaction. Web 2.0 has enabled a new generation of Web-based communities, social networks, and folksonomies to facilitate collaboration among different communities. Social network analysis is a rapidly growing field within the Web intelligence domain. The recent developments in Web 2.0 have provided more opportunities to investigate the dynamics and structure of Web-based social networks.  Recent trends also indicate the usage of social networks as a key feature for next generation usage and exploitation of the Web.   This book  provides an opportunity to compare and contrast the ethological approach to social behavior in animals (including the study of animal tracks and learning by members of the same species) with web-based evidence of social interaction, perceptual learning, information granulation, the behavior of humans and affinities between web-based social networks.  The main topics cover the design and use of various computational intelligence tools and software, simulations of social networks, representation and analysis of social networks, use of semantic networks in the design and community-based research issues such as knowledge discovery, privacy and protection, and visualization. In this book, we aim at gathering the latest advances of various topics in intelligence social networks and reporting how organizations can gain competitive advantages by applying the different emergent techniques in the real-world scenarios. Chapters and studies which couple the intelligence techniques and theories with specific networks technology problems are cordially invited. Survey articles that emphasize the research and application of intelligence  social networks in a particular domain are greatly welcome.The primary target audience for the book includes researchers, scholars, postgraduate students and developers who are interested in intelligence social networks research and related issues. The book will provide reviews of the cutting–edge technologies and insights for SN-based systems. In particular, the book will be valuable companion and comprehensive reference for both postgraduate and senior undergraduate students who are taking a course in Social Intelligence. The book will be organized in self-contained chapters to provide greatest reading flexibility.


 Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following:


 o     Automatic discovery and analysis of Web based social networks.

o     Intelligent Visualization of Social Network Analysis

o     Intelligent social network

o     Social Network Mining

o     Social Networks and Social Intelligence

o     Web Site Clustering

o     Link Topology and Site Hierarchy

o     Theories of Small-World Web

o     Virtual and Web Communities

o     Security, privacy and trust

o     Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems

o     Web-Based Cooperative Work

o     Knowledge Community Formation and Support

o     Ubiquitous Computing

o     Intelligent Wireless Web

o     Ubiquitous Learning Systems

o     Social network analysis of communities of practice

o     Network evolution and growth mechanisms

o     Information diffusion in social networks

o     Affiliation networks

o     Epidemics and rumors in networks

o     Geographical clusters, networks, and innovation

o     Effects of network structure and dynamics on knowledge transfer and sharing

o     Intra- and inter-organizational networks

o     Social capital, structural holes and Simmelian ties

o     Online communities and computer networks

o     Computational models and agent-based simulations of networks

o     Infrastructure and Tools for e-Social network

o     Interdisciplinary Research and e-Social network

o     International Collaborations in e-Social network


Submission Guidelines


Researchers and practitioners are kindly invited to upload on or before  Oct. 30 2008 a preliminary title and a short abstract of their chapter using the following link:

This will facilitate the planning of the review process. Careful preparation of the manuscripts will help keep production time short and ensure satisfactory appearance of the finished book. Please prepare the manuscript using the author guidelines as follows:

- Each chapter must be self-contained and not exceed 30 pages,

- Please centralize all tables and figures with appropriate legends,

- Please carefully check for typos inside the text, figures, legends, etc.

- All equations must be numbered and please try to use standard fonts.

- Produce a LaTeX version of your chapter using the template provided in the Author Guidelines

Important Dates

Deadline for chapter proposal (title  and abstract)

November 30, 2008

Deadline for chapter submission

January 15, 2009

Notification of acceptance/rejection of chapters 

Feb. 15, 2009

Deadline for submission of final chapters 

March, 1 2009

Publication of book:    

Second half of 2009


Volume editors

Ajith Abraham

Norwegian Center of Excellence

Center of Excellence for Quantifiable Quality of Service

Norwegian University of Science and Technology,

O.S. Bragstads plass 2E,

N-7491 Trondheim, Norway



Aboul Ella Hassanien

Faculty of Computer and Information, 

Information Technology Department,

Cairo University,

5 Ahmed Zewal St., Orman, Giza, Egypt


Václav Snášel

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
VSB-Technical University of Ostrava