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Paper Submission (EXTENDED)     15 February 2012 (before midnight, Pacific 
Standard Time)
Authors Notification            5 March 2012
Camera-ready                    12 March 2012
Workshop Date                   17 April 2012
Co-located with World Wide Web 2012 (WWW2012)

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 web applications;
- 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 workshop will be published by the ACM.

Paper submissions at the review stage should not exceed 8 pages in the ACM 
Small Standard Format (LaTeX or Word). If using LaTeX, please use 
\documentclass{acmsmall}, i.e., no optional parameters (such as prodmode, 
or journal abbreviation) should be used.

Please note that the final, camera-ready manuscript will be restricted to 6 
pages and will need to be formatted using the ACM SIGS Proceedings 
Template). To minimise later work, authors may choose to submit papers for 
review in this format as well.

General Chairs
Pan Hui, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories/ TU Berlin, Germany
Steve Uhlig, Queen Mary University of London, UK

PC Chairs
Raul Mondragon, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Nishanth Sastry, King's College London, UK

Web Chair
Fehmi Ben Abdesslem, University of Cambridge, UK
Kaska Musial, King's College London, UK

Steering Committee
Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, UK
Pan Hui, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories/ TU Berlin, Germany
Steve Uhlig, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Walter Willinger, AT&T Research, USA

Technical Program Committee
Alain Barrat, Centre de Physique Théorique, France
Vivek Borkar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Francesco Calabrese, IBM Research, Ireland
Richard Clegg, University College London, UK
Luciano da F. Costa, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Vijay Erramilli, Telefonica Research, Spain
Renaud Lambiotte, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Belgium
Sune Lehmann, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Michael Luck, King's College London, UK
Mirco Musolesi, University of Birmingham, UK
Shishir Nagaraja, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, India
Arunabha Sen, Arizona State University, USA
Abhijit Sengupta, Unilever, UK
Michael Small, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
Andras Telcs, Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Hungary
My Thai, University of Florida, USA
Shi Zhou, University College London, UK

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