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3rd Mediterranean School of Complex Networks

In the last decade, network theory has been revealed to be a perfect instrument to model the structure of complex systems and the dynamical process they are involved into. The wide variety of applications to social sciences, technological networks, biology, transportation and economic, to cite just only some of them, showed that network theory is suitable to provide new insights into many problems. The Mediterranean School of Complex Networks is a well-established appointment to learn about recent advances in Network Science from leading experts. The goal of the school is twofold:

i) Provide a theoretical background to students (Master, PhD) and young researchers in the field, with particular attention to current trends in Network Science;

ii) Promote philosophical and scientific exchange between all participants, i.e., lecturers and attendants.

For this reason, the program will consists of lectures from network experts for almost the whole the duration of the school, while alternating with short talks given by attendants and debates.


The preliminary list of lecturers:

Borge-Holthoefer Javier, Qatar Computing Research Institute (Qatar) Cardillo Alessio, École polytechnique fèdèrale de Lausanne (Switzerland) Gòmez Sergio, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain) Gomez-Gardeñes Jesus, Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain) Granell Clara, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain) Latora Vito, Queen Mary University of London (UK) Meloni Sandro, Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain) Omodei Elisa, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain) Peixoto Tiago, University of Bremen / ISI Turin (Germany/Italy) Rosvall Martin, Umeå University (Sweden) Sales-Pardo Marta, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)


1. Network Inference
2. Multilayer Networks
3. Epidemics on Networks
4. Social Networks and Cooperation
5. Analysis of Empirical Networks


Registration is mandatory for participants, visit webpage. School fee is 400 euros, lectures, transfers from Catania to Salina, and accommodation are included. Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are NOT included.

Participation is limited to 50 attendants. Early applications will be appreciated.

The school will take place in Salina, a small island in the north of Sicily (Italy), from 29 August to 3 September 2016. Salina, fully covered by green vegetation and surrounded by the sea, represents a suitable small and quite environment to achieve the purposes of this school.


PhD students and Junior Post Doctoral researchers (no more than two years from their PhD completion) who are members of the CSS ( cssociety.org/home ) can apply to get a scholarship that will cover the School fee. Participation to social events will not be covered by the fellowship and should be paid separately.

We will grant up to three fellowships.

Additional Information

Important Dates:

1 March 2016 Early registration deadline (no payment needed at this stage) 15 March 2016 Notification of Acceptance 15 April 2016 Registration deadline (payment needed) 29 Aug-3 Sep 2016 School

You can visit the website of the School for further details about the program, the location, to apply or to contact the organizers.

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Best regards, the MSCx Team

Serafina Agnello (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain) Alex Arenas (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain) Alessio Cardillo (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland) Manlio De Domenico (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain) Clara Granell (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain) Elisa Omodei (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

LocationSalina, Sicily
Starts on29/08/2016
Ends on03/09/2016
Early registration29/02/2016
Registration closes on29/04/2016
Submission deadline29/02/2016 23:00

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