Advances in Social Networking Research


Salvador Reese (Editor)

Series: Media and Communications – Technologies, Policies and Challenges
BISAC: COM060140

This book provides current research on social networking. The first chapter presents an application of network analysis to characterize the role of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector as an enabler of knowledge and innovation diffusion across the economy. Chapter Two proposes a novel algorithm for computing the similarity of users in a social network considering their characteristics. Chapter Three addresses both the modeling of information dissemination, especially via epidemics and evolutionary game theoretic techniques, as well as their control via optimal control frameworks and dual optimization techniques. Chapter Four is designed to explore socially networked spaces as an important process within teacher professional development. Social networking enables teachers to access new ideas, to collaborate and to contribute to a shared knowledge, regardless of time and place. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Network Theory Applied to Information and Communication Technologies: Advances in Typology
María Rosalía Vicente and Ana Salomé García-Muñiz (University of Oviedo, Avd. Cristo s/n, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain)

Chapter 2. A Characteristic-based Similarity Algorithm for Finding Similar Users in a Social Network
Francisco Javier Moreno Arboleda, José Miguel Arrieta Ramos and Juan Pablo Correa Rendón (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellín, Medellín, Colombia)

Chapter 3. Modeling and Control of User Interest Dictated Information Dissemination in Communications and Social Networks
Eleni Stai, Vasileios Karyotis and Symeon Papavassiliou (National Technical University of Athens, Zografou, Greece)

Chapter 4. 24/7 Empowered Learning in Socially Networked Spaces for Teacher Professional Development
Sarah Prestridge (Griffith University, Queensland, Australia)

Chapter 5. Bibliography


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