Special Topics: Static and Dynamic Aspects of Scientific Collaboration Networks

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The special topic calls for papers on Static and Dynamic Aspects of Scientific Collaboration Networks and such papers will appear in Studies in Sociology of Science as a special column.

Affiliated research area: Seminars, Collaboration, Communities, Atmospheric Measurements, Particle Measurements, Computer Science, Social network Services, Modularity, Network Analysis, Collaboration Networks, Scientific Collaboration, Centrality, Graph clustering


Collaboration networks arise when we map the connections between scientists which are formed through joint publications. These networks thus display the social structure of academia, and also allow conclusions about the structure of scientific knowledge. Using the computer science publication database DBLP, relations between authors and publications as graphs and proceed with examining and quantifying collaborative relations with graph-based methods can be compiled. Standard properties of the network and rank authors and publications may be viewed by centrality. Additionally, Communities with modularity-based clustering are detected and the resulting clusters to a ground-truth based on conferences and thus topical similarity can be compared. In a second part, the combination of DBLP network data with data from the Dagstuhl Seminars allows people to investigate whether seminars of this kind, as social and academic events designed to connect researchers, leave a visible track in the structure of the collaboration network. Some people suggest that such single events are not influential enough to change the network structure significantly. However, the network structure seems to influence a participant's decision to accept or decline an invitation.


In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Static and Dynamic Aspects of Scientific Collaboration Networks for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.

To submit papers to the “Static and Dynamic Aspects of Scientific Collaboration Networks” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Static and Dynamic Aspects of Scientific Collaboration Networks.


Related Conferences:

2012 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2012)

Related Journals (Special issue):

Studies in Sociology of Science, ISSN 1923-0176 [Print], ISSN 1923-0184 [Online]. http://cscanada.net/index.php/sss/index


Related Articles:

Static and Dynamic Aspects of Scientific Collaboration Networks