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Summer School Complex Networks: Theory, Methods, and Applications


Lake Como School of Advanced Studies
Como, Italy, Villa Grumello, 18-22 May 2015

Many real systems can be modeled as networks, where the elements of the system are nodes and interactions between elements are edges. An even larger set of systems can be modeled using dynamical processes on networks, which are in turn affected by the dynamics. Networks thus represent the backbone of many complex systems, and their theoretical and computational analysis makes it possible to gain insights into numerous applications.
Networks permeate almost every conceivable discipline—including sociology, transportation, economics and finance, biology, and myriad others—and the study of “network science” has thus become a crucial component of modern scientific education.

The school “Complex Networks: Theory, Methods, and Applications” offers a succinct education in network science. It is open to all aspiring scholars in any area of science or engineering who wish to study networks of any kind (whether theoretical or applied), and it is especially addressed to doctoral students and young postdoctoral scholars. The aim of the school is to deepen into both theoretical developments and applications in targeted fields.


Stefano Battiston
ETH Zurich

Vittoria Colizza
Inserm & Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, and ISI Foundation, Turin

Petter Holme
Umea University

Yamir Moreno
University of Zaragoza

Carlo Piccardi
Politecnico di Milano

Mason Porter
University of Oxford


.Stefano Battiston, ETH Zurich
.Guido Caldarelli, IMT Lucca
.Vittoria Colizza, Inserm & Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, and ISI Foundation, Turin .Santo Fortunato, Aalto University .Petter Holme, Umea University .Mikko Kivela, University of Oxford .Yamir Moreno, University of Zaragoza .Carlo Piccardi, Politecnico di Milano


Monday, 18 May, morning
Introduction to complex networks (Piccardi)

Monday, 18 May, afternoon
Temporal networks (Holme)

Tuesday, 19 May, morning
Multilayer networks (Kivela)

Tuesday, 19 May, afternoon
Community detection in networks (Fortunato)

Wednesday, 20 May
no lectures

Thursday, 21 May, morning and afternoon
Networks in economics and finance (Battiston, Caldarelli)

Friday, 22 May, morning and afternoon
Contagion dynamics: epidemics on networks (Colizza, Moreno)

For more information and application:

Sponsored by SICC - Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity

SICC - Societa’ Italiana Caos e Complessita’



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