Information and Communication Technologies


Citation Network Clustering Reveals Motives and Tactics of Litigants in Canadian Court Cases

Study of the structure and evolution of citation networks has potential to advance understanding of human activity in fields such as science, law, and patenting [1-3]. A main area of research in this vein has been the application of community detection (clustering) methods to citation networks [4]. While these methods are capable of grouping the nodes of a citation network according to known areas of science (e.g. physics, chemistry, mathematics, etc.) [5] or law (e.g.

Share precise location: a natural experiment on Twitter users’ privacy concerns

The explosion of location-based services allowed for a new range of technological application influencing our every day life in several contexts including health, sport, transportation, entertainment, work, and personal life. However, it also represents a new source of concerns regarding personal or sensitive information shared by the user and/or stored on the platform, which cannot be simply overcome by data anonymisation [1].

Modeling pedestrian mobility using ICTs data: the problem of tourist flows in Venice

The governance of large tourist flows attracted by the historical cities is becoming a fundamental issue for the preservation of cultural heritage and the
life quality of residences. The Venice case study paradigmatic since the major has recently proposed limitations in the number of entrances in the historical center. Moreover the continuous increasing of the tourist flows corresponds a to a parallel decreasing of the number of residences changing Venice is a 'museum city' with large desert areas.
The main problems are:

Spreading and influence of misinformation and traditional fact-based news in Twitter

Recent social and political events, such as the 2016 US presidential election,
have been marked by a growing number of so-called ``fake news'',
i.e. fabricated information that
disseminate deceptive content, or grossly distort actual news reports, shared on
social media platforms.
While misinformation and propaganda have existed since ancient times,
their importance and influence
in the age of social media is still not clear.

Hijacking Network Traffic: Temporal Analysis of Adverse Changes in the Internet Topology

Despite the robust structure of the Internet, it is still susceptible to misconfigurations and/or intentional updates that prevent network traffic from being routed to its intended destination. In this work we study three such large-scale disruptions and analyze how they impact the Internet topology. We use distributed views to generate temporal graphs of the routing dynamics of the Internet at the Autonomous System (AS) level. We analyzed the topological properties of reconstructed AS-level graphs before, during, and after these incidents.

Graph Semi-Supervised Learning through bridgeness biased random walks

Graph Semi-Supervised Learning (gSSL) is a classification paradigm that has received a great amount of attention due to its ability to exploit the structure of unlabeled data toghether with expert data in order to develop classifiers. Moreover, gSSL endorses an interpretation in terms of random walks propagating labeled data through the graph structure, which is the mechanism fuelling its force [1].

Computational Measures of Political Volatility

It is now generally accepted that politics has become more fast-moving and unstable, which has led to election surprises and even regime changes. While modern politics seems more volatile, there is little systematic evidence to support this. In this project, we seek to address this gap with data reported over the last fifty years using public opinion polls and media coverage data in the UK and Germany. These countries are good cases to study because both have experienced considerable changes in electoral behaviour and new political parties during the time period studied.


The official Hotel of the Conference is
Makedonia Palace.

Conference Organiser: NBEvents

The official travel agency of the Conference is: Air Maritime

Photo of Thessaloniki seafront courtesy of Juli Bellou
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