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Complex Networks: Theory, Methods, and Applications


Lake Como School of Advanced Studies
Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy

May 13-17, 2019

*** DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: February 17, 2019 ***

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.


— IAIN COUZIN, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, and University of Konstanz
— TINA ELIASSI-RAD, Northeastern University
— SONIA KEFI, CNRS-Université de Montpellier
— VITO LATORA, Queen Mary University of London
— GIOVANNI PETRI, ISI Foundation, Turin


STEFANO BATTISTON, University of Zurich — GINESTRA BIANCONI, Queen Mary University of London — VITTORIA COLIZZA, Inserm & Université Pierre et Marie Curie and ISI Foundation — JAMES GLEESON, University of Limerick — PETTER HOLME, Tokio Institute of Technology — YAMIR MORENO, University of Zaragoza — CARLO PICCARDI, Politecnico di Milano — MASON A. PORTER, UCLA


Monday, 13 May, morning - Introduction to Complex Networks (Latora)
Monday, 13 May, afternoon - Network Geometry (Petri)

Tuesday, 14 May, morning - Complex Networks with Many Layers (Latora)
Tuesday, 14 May, afternoon - no lectures

Wednesday, 15 May, morning - Topological Data Analysis (Petri)
Wednesday, 15 May, afternoon - short talks by students

Thursday, 16 May, morning - Machine Learning and Networks (Eliassi-Rad)
Thursday, 16 May, afternoon - no lectures

Friday, 17 May, morning - Ecological Networks (Kéfi)
Friday, 17 May, afternoon - Animal Collective Behavior (Couzin)

For more information and application:

Sponsored by

CSS - Complex Systems Society

SICC - Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity


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