Social network analysis and mining: challenges and applications

  • Bruna P. Fonseca Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz)
  • Priscila C. Albuquerque Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz)
  • Fabio Zicker Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz)
  • Carlos M. Morel Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz)


Social network analysis and mining (SNAM) is a powerful tool to dis- close relevant information hidden in large volumes of raw data. Its application to several research fields, powered by automation and advanced computing infrastructure, expanded its use and brought along new challenges. In this paper, we provide a critical perspective on SNAM’s major challenges, by discussing a few examples. We also address some promising applications that can potentially translate SNAM results into practical knowledge.

Palavras-chave: social network analysis, challenges, applications, mining


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FONSECA, Bruna P.; ALBUQUERQUE, Priscila C.; ZICKER, Fabio; MOREL, Carlos M.. Social network analysis and mining: challenges and applications. In: BRAZILIAN WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS AND MINING (BRASNAM), 10. , 2021, Evento Online. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2021 . p. 287-294. ISSN 2595-6094. DOI: