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Spring School: Complex Networks: Theory, Methods, and Applications

Spring School
(3rd edition)

Lake Como School of Advanced Studies
Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy, 15-19 May 2017

Sponsored by

CSS - Complex Systems Society
SICC - Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity

*** DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: March 5, 2017 ***

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, University of Zurich
.VITTORIA COLIZZA, Inserm & Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, and
ISI Foundation, Turin
.PETTER HOLME, Sungkyunkwan University
.YAMIR MORENO, University of Zaragoza
.CARLO PICCARDI, Politecnico di Milano


.GINESTRA BIANCONI, Queen Mary University of London
.JAVIER BORGE-HOLTHOEFER, Complex Systems Group, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona
.CIRO CATTUTO, Scientific Director & Data Science Laboratory head, ISI
Foundation, Turin
.JAMES GLEESON, MACSI, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Limerick
.THILO GROSS, Department of Engineering Mathematics, Merchant Venturers
School of Engineering, University of Bristol
.YAMIR MORENO, Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) & Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Zaragoza


Monday, 15 May, morning
Introduction to Networks (Bianconi)

Monday, 15 May, afternoon
Continuous-state Dynamics on Networks (Gross)

Tuesday, 16 May, morning
Discrete-state Dynamics on Networks (Gleeson)

Tuesday, 16 May, afternoon
no lectures

Wednesday, 17 May, morning
Multilayer Networks (Bianconi)

Wednesday, 17 May, afternoon
short talks by students

Thursday, 18 May, morning
Evolutionary Game Theory and Human Behavior (Moreno)

Thursday, 18 May, afternoon
no lectures

Friday, 19 May, morning
Computational Social Science/1 - Unconventional Approaches to Collective
Behavior: Information and Urban ecosystems (Borge-Holthoefer)

Friday, 19 May, afternoon
Computational Social Science/2 (Cattuto)

For more information and application:

Sponsored by

CSS - Complex Systems Society

The Complex Systems Society (CSS,, in the framework of the Thematic School Support (TSS) Program 2017, grants 2 fee waivers to support the attendance of PhD students and Junior Post Doctoral researchers who are members of the CSS.

SICC - Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity


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