The Annals of Applied Statistics is planning a special section in 2009 with papers on the modeling of network data. Applications can be in any area of science including social networks, the study of the Internet and various forms of electronic communications, protein-protein interactions and other biological network phenomena. The editors will consider all submissions received on or before December 31, 2008 for possible inclusion. Manuscripts should be submitted via the Electronic Journal Management System (EJMS) at

Authors of papers selected for inclusion in this special section will be invited to participate in a Network Modeling Workshop to be held in Dublin Ireland in June 2009. Further details regarding this workshop are forthcoming.

For further information on the Annals of Applied Statistics see, and for further details and clarification regarding this special section contact Stephen E. Fienberg at