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  1. O Varol, E Ferrara, CA Davis, F Menczer, A Flammini. Online Human-Bot Interactions: Detection, Estimation, and Characterization. ICWSM 2017
  2. E Ferrara, N Alipoufard, K Burghardt, C Gopal, K Lerman. Performance Dynamics in Collaborative Knowledge Production Systems. ICWSM 2017
  3. E Ferrara. Dynamics of attention and public opinion in social media. Communication Science in the Digital Age. Springer (in press, 2017)
  4. O Varol, E Ferrara, F Menczer, A Flammini. Early Detection of Promoted Campaigns on Social Media | arxiv
  5. P Goyal, E Ferrara. Graph Embedding Techniques, Applications, and Performance: A Survey | arxiv
  6. A Sapienza, A Bessi, E Ferrara. Non-negative Tensor Factorization for Human Behavioral Pattern Mining in Online Games | arxiv
  7. A Badawy, E Ferrara. The Rise of Jihadist Propaganda on Social Networks | arxiv
  8. E Ferrara. Computational Social Science to Gauge Online Extremism | arxiv
  9. B Mønsted, P Sapieżyński, E Ferrara, S Lehmann. Evidence of Complex Contagion of Information in Social Media: An Experiment Using Twitter Bots. | arxiv

Journal articles

  1. A Bessi, E Ferrara. Social bots distort the 2016 U.S. Presidential election online discussion. First Monday, November 2016.
    Journal (Open Access)
  2. E Ferrara, CA Davis, O Varol, F Menczer, and A Flammini. The Rise of Social Bots. Communications of the ACM 59(7), 2016
    Arxiv | Communications of the ACM

  3. CA Davis, GL Ciampaglia, LM Aiello, K Chung, MD Conover, E Ferrara, et al. OSoMe: The IUNI observatory on social media.  PeerJ Computer Science 2:e86, 2016
    PeerJ
  4. P Singer, E Ferrara, F Kooti, M Strohmaier, K LermanEvidence of Online Performance Deterioration in User Sessions on Reddit. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0161636, 2016
    Arxiv | PLoS One
  5. VS Subrahmanian, …, E Ferrara, …, R Waltzman. The DARPA Twitter Bot Challenge. Computer (IEEE) 49(6), 2016
    Arxiv | IEEE Computer

  6. S Agreste, S Catanese, P De Meo, E Ferrara, G Fiumara. Network Structure and Resilience of Mafia Syndicates. Information Sciences 351:30-47, 2016
    Journal page | Arxiv

  7. JP Allem, E Ferrara. The Importance of Debiasing Social Media Data to Better Understand E-Cigarette-Related Attitudes and Behaviors J Med Internet Res 18(8):e219, 2016
    Journal Page

  8. E Ferrara, Z Yang. Measuring Emotional Contagion in Social Media. PLoS ONE, 10(11): e0142390, 2015
    Journal page | Arxiv

  9. E Ferrara, Z Yang. Quantifying the Effect of Sentiment on Information Diffusion in Social Media. PeerJ Computer Science, 1:e26, 2015
    Journal page | Arxiv

  10. Q Ke, E Ferrara, F Radicchi, and A Flammini. Defining and identifying sleeping beauties in science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(24):7426-7431, 2015
    Journal page | Arxiv

  11. P De Meo, E Ferrara, G Fiumara, and A Provetti. On Facebook, most ties are weak. Communications of the ACM, 57(11):78-84, 2014
    Journal page | Arxiv

  12. A Nematzadeh, E Ferrara, A Flammini, and YY Ahn. Optimal Network Modularity for Information Diffusion. Physical Review Letters, 113:088701, 2014 — [Editor’s pick]
    Journal page | Arxiv

  13. J Kaur, E Ferrara, F Menczer, A Flammini, and F Radicchi. Quality versus quantity in scientific impact. Journal of Informetrics, 9:800-808, 2015
    Journal Page | Arxiv

  14. S Agreste, P De Meo, E Ferrara, S Piccolo, A Provetti. Trust Networks: Topology, Dynamics and Measurements. IEEE Internet Computing, PP:99, 2015
    Journal page

  15. E Ferrara, P De Meo, S Catanese, and G Fiumara. Detecting criminal organizations in mobile phone networks. Expert Systems with Applications, 41(13):5733-5750, 2014
    Journal Page | Arxiv

  16. M JafariAsbagh, E Ferrara, O Varol, F Menczer, and A Flammini. Clustering memes in social media streams. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 4(237):1-13, 2014
    Journal page | Arxiv

  17. S Agreste, P De Meo, E Ferrara, S Piccolo, and A Provetti. Analysis of a heterogeneous social network of humans and cultural objects. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, 45(4):559-570, 2015
    Journal page | Arxiv

  18. B Bonasera, E Ferrara, G Fiumara, F Pagano, A Provetti. Adaptive search over sorted sets. Journal of Discrete Algorithms, 30:128-133, 2015
    Journal page | Arxiv

  19. P De Meo, E Ferrara, D Rosaci, and G Sarné. Trust and Compactness of Social Network Groups. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, PP:99, 2014
    Journal Page

  20. S Agreste, P De Meo, E Ferrara, and D Ursino. XML Matchers: approaches and challenges. Knowledge-based systems, 66:190-209, 2014
    Journal Page | Arxiv

  21. P De Meo, E Ferrara, G Fiumara, and A Provetti. Mixing local and global information for community detection in large networks. Journal of Computer and System Sciences, 80(1):72-87, 2014
    Journal page | Arxiv

  22. E Ferrara, P De Meo, G Fiumara, and R Baumgartner. Web data extraction, applications and techniques: a survey. Knowledge-based systems, 70:301-323, 2014
    Journal Page | Arxiv

  23. MD Conover, E Ferrara, F Menczer, and A Flammini. The Digital Evolution of Occupy Wall Street. PLoS ONE, 8(5):e64679, 2013
    Journal page

  24. E Ferrara, and AE Romero. Scientific impact evaluation and the effect of self-citations: mitigating the bias by discounting h-index. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(11):2332–2339, 2013
    Journal Page | Arxiv

  25. P De Meo, E Ferrara, F Abel, L Aroyo, and GJ Houben. Analyzing user behavior across social sharing environments. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST) 5(1), 2013
    ACM library | Arxiv

  26. MD Conover, CA Davis, E Ferrara, K McKelvey, F Menczer, and A Flammini. The Geospatial Characteristics of a Social Movement Communication Network. PLoS ONE, 8(3):e55957, 2013
    Journal page

  27. P De Meo, E Ferrara, G Fiumara, and A Provetti. Enhancing community detection using a network weighting strategy. Information Sciences, 222:648-668, 2013
    Journal page | Arxiv

  28. S Catanese, E Ferrara, and G Fiumara. Forensic analysis of phone call networks. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 3(1):15-33, 2013
    Journal page | Arxiv

  29. E Ferrara. A large-scale community structure analysis in Facebook. EPJ Data Science, 1(9):1-30, 2012
    Journal page | Arxiv

  30. P De Meo, E Ferrara, G Fiumara, and A Ricciardello. A novel measure of edge centrality in social networks. Knowledge-based Systems, 30:136-150, 2012
    Journal page | Arxiv

  31. E Ferrara. Community structure discovery in Facebook. International Journal of Social Network Mining, 1(1):67-90, 2012
    Journal page

  32. E Ferrara, and G Fiumara. Topological features of Online Social Networks. Communications on Applied and Industrial Mathematics, 2(2):1-20, 2011
    Journal page | Arxiv

Conference Proceedings

  1. X Yang, BC Chen, M Maity, E Ferrara. Social Politics: Agenda Setting and Political Communication on Social Media. SocInfo 2016: 8th International Conference on Social Informatics, pp 330-344, 2016
    Arxiv | Springer

  2. E Ferrara, W-Q Wang, O Varol, A Flammini, A Galstyan. Predicting online extremism, content adopters, and interaction reciprocity. SocInfo 2016: 8th International Conference on Social Informatics, pp 22-39, 2016
    Arxiv | Springer

  3. E Ferrara, O Varol, F Menczer, A Flammini. Detection of Promoted Social Media Campaigns. ICWSM 2016.
    AAAI
  4. Y-S Choo, G Ver Steeg, E Ferrara, A Galstyan. Latent space model for multi-modal social data. ACM WWW ’16: 25th International Conference on World Wide Web. Pages 447-458. ACM 2016.
    ACM Digital LibraryArxiv

  5. CA Davis, O Varol, E Ferrara, F Menczer. A Flammini. BotOrNot: A system to evaluate social bots. ACM WWW ’16: 25th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web. Pages 273-274. ACM 2016.
    ACM Digital Library | Arxiv

  6. J Park, G Ciampaglia, E Ferrara. Style in the Age of Instagram: Predicting Success within the Fashion Industry using Social Media. ACM CSCW 2016: The 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
    ACM Digital Library | Arxiv

  7. L Le, E Ferrara, A Flammini. On predictability of rare events leveraging social media: a machine learning perspective. ACM COSN 2015: The 3rd ACM Conference on Online Social Networks
    ACM Digital Library | Arxiv

  8. X Gao, E Ferrara, J Qiu. Parallel clustering of high-dimensional social media data streams. IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2015: 15th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing, pp.323-332, 2015
    Arxiv | IEEE Xplore

  9. O Varol, E Ferrara, C Ogan, F Menczer, and A Flammini. Evolution of online user behavior during a social upheaval. ACM Web Science 2014, pp. 81-90 — Best Paper Award
    ACM Digital Library | Arxiv

  10. E Ferrara, R Interdonato, and A. Tagarelli. Online Popularity and Topical Interests through the Lens of Instagram. ACM Hypertext 2014
    ACM Digital Library | Arxiv

  11. E Ferrara, P De Meo, S Catanese, and G Fiumara. Visualizing criminal networks reconstructed from mobile phone records. DataWiz 2014
    Arxiv

  12. P Moriano, E Ferrara, A Flammini, F Menczer. Dissemination of scholarly literature in social media. Altmetrics 2014
    PDF
  13. R Fulper, GL Ciampaglia, E Ferrara, YY Ahn, A Flammini, F Menczer, B Lewis, K Rowe. Misogynistic Language on Twitter and Sexual Violence. ChASM 2014: Computational Approaches to Social Modeling, 2014.
    PDF
  14. E Ferrara, O Varol, F Menczer, and A Flammini. Traveling Trends: Social Butterflies or Frequent Fliers?. ACM Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN’13), 2013
    ACM library | Arxiv

  15. E Ferrara, M JafariAsbagh, O Varol, V Qazvinian, F Menczer, and A Flammini. Clustering memes in Social media. 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM’13)
    ACM library | Arxiv

  16. P De Meo, E Ferrara, D Rosaci, and G Sarné. How to Improve Group Homogeneity in Online Social Networks. CEUR Workshop Proceedings 1099:73-77, 2013 (Presented at the 14th Workshop “From Objects to Agents”; co-located with the 13th Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA 2013))
    Book page
  17. S Catanese, E Ferrara, G Fiumara, and F Pagano. A framework for designing 3D virtual environments. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 78:209-218, 2012 (Presented at INTETAIN ’11: 4th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment)
    Poster | Arxiv | Book page

  18. E Ferrara, and R Baumgartner. Intelligent self-repairable Web wrappers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6934:274-285, 2011 (Presented at AI*IA ’11: 12th international conference on Artificial intelligence around man and beyond)
    Arxiv | ACM | Book Page

  19. G Quattrone, L Capra, P De Meo, E Ferrara, and D Ursino. Effective retrieval of resources in folksonomies using a new tag similarity measure. CIKM ’11: 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2011
    ACM | Arxiv

  20. P De Meo, E Ferrara, G Fiumara, and A Provetti. Generalized Louvain method for community detection in large networks. ISDA ’11: 11th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications, 2011 — best paper selected for special issue
    Arxiv | IEEE

  21. P De Meo, E Ferrara, G Fiumara, and A Provetti. Improving recommendation quality by merging collaborative filtering and social relationships. ISDA ’11: 11th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications, 2011
    Arxiv | IEEE

  22. G Quattrone, E Ferrara, P De Meo, and L Capra. Measuring similarity in large-scale folksonomies. SEKE ’11: 23rd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 2011
    Arxiv
  23. S Catanese, P De Meo, E Ferrara, G Fiumara, and A Provetti. Crawling Facebook for social network analysis purposes. WIMS ’11: International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics, 2011
    ACM | Arxiv

  24. S Catanese, E Ferrara, G Fiumara, and F Pagano. Rendering of 3D dynamic virtual environments. Simutools ’11: 4th International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, 2011
    Arxiv
  25. E Ferrara, and R Baumgartner. Design of automatically adaptable Web wrappers. ICAART ’11: 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, 2011
    Arxiv
  26. E Ferrara, G Fiumara, and F Pagano. Living City, a collaborative browser-based massively multiplayer online game. Simutools ’10: 3rd International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, 2010
    ACM | Arxiv

  27. S Catanese, P De Meo, E Ferrara, and G Fiumara. Analyzing the Facebook friendship graph. CEUR Workshop Proceedings 685:14-19, 2010 (Presented at MIFI ’10: 1st International Workshop on Mining the Future Internet)
    Arxiv

Book Chapters

  1. T Wu, B Zhang, CA Davis, E Ferrara, A Flammini, F Menczer, J Qiu. Scalable Query and Analysis for Social Networks: An Integrated High-Level Dataflow System with Pig and Harp.
    Big Data in Complex and Social Networks
  2. E Ferrara, S Catanese, and G Fiumara. Uncovering criminal behavior with computational tools. Social Phenomena: From Data to Models. Springer, 2015.
    Book Page
  3. E Ferrara. Measurement and Analysis of Online Social Networks Systems. Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining, pp. 891-893. Springer, 2014.
    Book Page

  4. X Gao, E Roth, K McKelvey, CA Davis, A Younge, E Ferrara, F Menczer, and J Qiu. Supporting a Social Media Observatory with Customizable Index Structures — Architecture and Performance. Cloud Computing for Data-Intensive Applications, pp. 401-427. Springer, 2014.
    Book Page

  5. S Catanese, P De Meo, E Ferrara, G Fiumara, and A Provetti. Extraction and analysis of Facebook friendship relations. Computational Social Networks: Mining and Visualization, pp. 291-324. Springer, 2012.
    Book Page

  6. P De Meo, E Ferrara, and G Fiumara. Finding similar users in Facebook. Social Networking and Community Behavior Modeling: Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement, pp. 304-323. IGI Publishing, 2011
    Book Page

  7. E Ferrara, and R Baumgartner. Automatic wrapper adaptation by tree edit distance matching. Combinations of Intelligent Methods and Applications. Springer Verlag, 2011 (Presented at CIMA ’10: International Workshop on Combinations of Intelligent Methods and Applications)
    Arxiv | Book Page

Editorials

  1. E FerraraManipulation and abuse on social media. ACM SIGWEB Newsletter, Spring 2015.
    Journal Page | Arxiv

  2. GL Ciampaglia, E Ferrara, A FlamminiCollective Behaviors and Networks. EPJ Data Science, 3(37):1-6, 2014
    Journal page

  3. E FerraraToward computational crime prediction. Physics of Life Reviews, 2015
    Journal page

  4. E Ferrara, S Catanese, G FiumaraCriminal Network Analysis and Mining (CRIMENET 2014) – Introduction. Social Informatics, 2014.
    Journal page