***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** [Apologies for cross-posting] ----------------------------------- SIMPLEX 2011: 3rd Annual Workshop on Simplifying Complex Networks for Practitioners 24th June 2011, Minneapolis, USA http://www.simplexconf.net Co-located with IEEE ICDCS 2011 THEME ----------------------- Network science, sometimes also called "complex networks science", has recently attracted much attention from the scientific community, mainly due to the almost ubiquitous presence of complex networks in real-world systems. Examples of complex networks are found in living organisms, in engineering systems, as well as in social networks. Most of the real-world systems have the required degree of complexity to be called "complex systems". Complexity may have to do with the intricate dynamics of the interacting components, with the non-trivial properties of the underlying network topology, or with the sheer size of the system itself. Despite the numerous workshops and conferences related to network science, it is still a set of loosely interacting communities. Those communities would benefit from better interactions. Simplex aims at triggering different computer science communities (e.g. communication networks, distributed systems) to propose research areas and topics that should be tackled from the network science perspective. We also seek contributions from network science that are relevant to solve practical computer science problems. Two types of contributions are foreseen from prospective authors. The first type would consist of use-cases of theoretical tools and methods to solve practical problems. Such contributions should be as usable as possible by practitioners in the related field. The second type of contributions would come from practitioners that have identified a problem that may be solved by tools from network sciences. The point of such contributions is to make the network sciences community aware of the importance of a high-impact problem, and to suggest means by which the problem may be solved by the network science community. Both contributions should stimulate interaction between theoreticians and practitioners, and also have high potential impact in either field. Topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to: - Application of complex network theory to the design of distributed and mobile systems; - Data mining of large scale networks; - Analysis of dynamic and time-varying networks; - Network robustness to failures and attacks; - Machine learning and network science; - Complex network theory applied to forwarding/routing problems - Application of social network analysis to communication and computing system design; - Mobility and connectivity modelling; - Network science and data&information retrieval; - Complex network theory and security applications. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES --------------------- All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. The proceedings of the conference and the workshops will be published in CDs by the IEEE Computer Society Press. All paper submissions should follow the IEEE 8.5" x 11" Two-Column Format (up to 6 pages). The paper submission site is located at: http://www.simplexconf.net/ IMPORTANT DATES ----------------------- Paper Submission 11 February 2011 Authors Notification 7 March 2011 Camera-ready 14 March 2011 Workshop Date 24 June 2011 General Chairs Pan Hui, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories/ TU Berlin, Germany Steve Uhlig, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories/ TU Berlin, Germany PC Chairs Mirco Musolesi University of St Andrews, UK My Thai University of Florida, USA Web Chair Fehmi Ben Abdesslem University of St Andrews, UK Steering Committee Jon Crowcroft University of Cambridge, UK Steve Uhlig Deutsche Telekom Laboratories/ TU Berlin, Germany Pan Hui Deutsche Telekom Laboratories/ TU Berlin, Germany Walter Willinger AT&T Research, USA Technical Program Committee Frédéric Amblard University of Toulouse, France Vincent Blondel Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium Dirk Brockmann Northwestern University, USA Meeyoung Cha KAIST, Korea Richard Clegg University College London, UK Shlomi Dolev Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Moez Draief Imperial College London, UK Jesus Gomez-Gardenes University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain Alexander-Sasha Gutfraind Cornell University, USA Renaud Lambiotte Imperial College London, UK Thomas Karagiannis, Microsoft Research Cambridge Vassilis Kostakos University of Madeira, Portugal and CMU, USA Massimo Marchiori, University of Padova, Italy Cecilia Mascolo University of Cambridge, UK Alan Mislove Northeastern University, USA Raul Mondragon Queen Mary, University of London, UK Maziar Nekovee University College London, UK Arun Sen Arizona State University, USA Duc Tran University of Massachusetts Boston, USA Jie Wang University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA Ley Ying Iowa State University, USA Zhi-Li Zhang University of Minnesota, USA -- Mirco Musolesi School of Computer Science, University of St. Andrews Jack Cole Building, North Haugh, St. Andrews KY16 9SX United Kingdom Web: http://www.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~mirco _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). 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