***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** The deadline of SIMPLEX 2013 has been extended; March 1st, 2013 SIMPLEX 2013 -- CALL FOR PAPERS 5th Annual Workshop on Simplifying Complex Networks for Practitioners In conjunction with the 22nd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW) May 13-17, 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. URL: http://www.simplexconf.net/ 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 sciences 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 and information retrieval; * Complex network theory and security applications; Submission Guidelines All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on their originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the technical program committee. The proceedings of the workshop will be published by the ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS), and will be a part of the companion volume of the WWW 2013 proceedings. Paper submissions should not exceed 6 pages in the ACM SIGS Proceedings Template (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates; MS-WORD template is here: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/pubform.doc). Submissions are now accepted at easychair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=simplex2013) Important Dates * Submission deadline: March 1st 2013 (midnight, Pacific Standard Time) * Authors notification: March 13th 2013 * Camera-ready: March 28th, 2013 * Workshop date: May 13, 2013 Submission site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=simplex2013 Organizers General Chairs * Pan Hui, HKUST/T-Labs, HK * Nishanth Sastry, Kings College London, UK Technical Program Committee Chairs * Fabricio Benevenuto, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil * Stefano Ferretti, Universita di Bologna, Italy * Abedelaziz Mohaisen, VeriSign Labs, USA Technical Program Committee * Young-Yeol Ahn, Indiana University, USA * Azer Bestavros, Boston University, USA * Ozalp Babaoglu, University of Bologna, Italy * Yang Chen, Duke University, USA * Daniel Figueiredo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil * Amir Houmansadr, The University of Texas Austin, USA * Matthieu Latapy, LIP6, France * Matteo Magnani, Aarhus University, Denmark * Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge, UK * Raul Mondragon, Queen Mary University of London, UK * Mirella Moro, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil * Mirco Musolesi, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK * Jonice Oliveira, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil * Eric Osterweil, VeriSign Labs, USA * Bruno Ribeiro, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA * Salvatore Scellato, Google, UK * Duc A. Tran, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA * Udi Weinsberg, Technicolor, USA * Artur Ziviani, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), Brazil -- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Stefano Ferretti, Ph.D. Department of Computer Science and Engineering - University of Bologna Mura Anteo Zamboni, 7 40127 Bologna ITALY URL: http://www.cs.unibo.it/~sferrett e-mail: [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.