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Elsevier - Online Social Networks and Media Journal
Special Issue on Information and Opinion Diffusion in Online Social Networks and Media

Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2017

Online Social Networks are a massively successful phenomenon, used by billions of users to interact. Nowadays, information diffusion in Online Social Networks and Media (OSNEM) has a major role, among many others, for recommendation systems, advertising, and political campaigns. Moverover, the way information circulates in OSNEM impacts on the formation of opinions and on the social roles of users and their influence on others. OSNEM are extensively used for spreading information, opinions and ideas, but also to propagate fake news and rumors. Therefore, prevention of spam, bots and fake accounts, information leakage, trustworthiness of information and trust between users are relevant research issues associated with information diffusion.

This special issue seeks contributions pushing the state of the art in all facets of information and opinion diffusion in online social networks and media. We solicit manuscripts where quantitative and/or data-driven approach is used to investigate information and opinion diffusion in OSNEM.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Dynamics of trends, information and opinion diffusion in OSNEM
- Recommendations and advertising in OSNEM
- Spread of news, topics, and opinions
- Trust, reputation, privacy in OSNEM information and opinion diffusion
- Rumors and fake news spreading in OSNEM
- Bots and fake users detection
- Influence analysis and social influence
- Identification of diffusion sources and influencers
- Methods to modify/control/maximise information and opinion diffusion
- Measurements of information and opinion diffusion??in OSNEM
-  Models of information and opinion diffusion
-  Data-driven approaches to study information and opinion diffusion in OSNEM

*** Tentative Schedule ***
Manuscript submission deadline: October 1, 2017
First notification: November 10, 2017
Submission of revised paper: December 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance: January 10, 2018

Guest Editors
Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Italy
Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR, Italy

*** Instructions for submission ***
Manuscripts must not have been previously published nor currently under review by other journals or conferences. Papers previously published in conference proceedings are eligible for submission if the submitted manuscript is a substantial revision and extension of the conference version. In this case, authors should indicate the previous publication(s) in the cover letter and are also required to submit their published conference article(s) and a summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal version.
The submission website for this journal is located at Please select "Research Paper" when you reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified, for consideration by the special issue, the authors should indicate in the cover letter that the manuscript has been submitted for the special issue on Information and Opinion Diffusion in Online Social Networks and Media.

For further information, please contact the guest editors at {m.conti,a.passarella} at

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