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Due to many requests, the deadline of SIMPLEX'11 has been extended to 18 February 2011

SIMPLEX 2011: 3rd Annual Workshop on Simplifying Complex Networks for Practitioners

24th June 2011, Minneapolis, USA
Co-located with IEEE ICDCS 2011

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.

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:

Paper Submission	18 February 2011 (Extended deadline)
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	
Lei Ying Iowa State University, USA	
Zhi-Li Zhang University of Minnesota, USA	
Ben Zhao, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

Mirco Musolesi
School of Computer Science, University of St. Andrews
Jack Cole Building, North Haugh, St. Andrews KY16 9SX United Kingdom

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