Community Based Information Dissemination

  • Zhengwei Yang
  • Ada Wai-Chee FuEmail author
  • Yanyan Xu
  • Silu Huang
  • Ho Fung Leung
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9093)


Given a social network, we study the problem of finding \(k\) seeds that maximize the dissemination of information. Based on the principle of homophily, communities play an important role since information can be disseminated to communities via the seeds. We introduce a new mechanism for detecting communities satisfying the pertinent criteria for communities and information dissemination. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach by an application of the results for influence maximization.


Information dissemination Community detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhengwei Yang
    • 1
  • Ada Wai-Chee Fu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yanyan Xu
    • 1
  • Silu Huang
    • 2
  • Ho Fung Leung
    • 1
  1. 1.Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA

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