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Dear SOCNETters,
we apologize in advance for multiple posting.
The official deadline to apply to the second Mediterranean School of Complex Networks was yesterday, 1st March 2015.
However, we decided to extend the deadline for one more week, to allow potentially interested students and young researchers to apply.

It is worth remarking that applications missing Cover Letter and/or CV will not be considered for evaluation.


This year the School will cover: 
  • biology
  • foundations of complex networks (structure and dynamics)
  • human mobility
  • multilayer/multiplex network modeling (structure and dynamics)
  • neuroscience
  • science of science
  • social science


We would like to remark that the Complex System Society (CSS) is sponsoring the School with 3 fellowships to be assigned to young members of the CSS willing to attend the School. Suitable candidates are PhD students or young researchers with less than two years from their PhD degree.
Each fellowship will cover the fee and the participation to social events. The selection process will start after the deadline.

Please, feel free to redistribute this information among potential candidates.






Call for participation
 
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.
Given the success of the First Edition in 2014 of the Mediterranean School of Complex Networks, we call for applications to the Second Edition in 2015.

The goal of this school is twofold: 

  • Provide a theoretical background to students (Master, PhD) and young researchers in the field, with particular attention to current trends in Network Science;
  • Promote philosophical and scientific exchange between all participants, i.e., lecturers and attendants.
    
For this reason, the program will involve lectures from experts in different fields (social science, game theory, human mobility, neuroscience, etc) for 70% of the duration of the school. The remaining time will be dedicated to:
  • Flash talks given by attendants, followed by debates;
  • Thematic round tables involving lecturers and attendants.


Lecturers

The preliminary list of lecturers:

  • Arenas Alex, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
  • Cardillo Alessio, École polytechnique fèdèrale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Chavez Mario, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)
  • De Domenico Manlio, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
  • Duch Jordi, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
  • Diaz-Guilera Albert, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
  • Gòmez Sergio, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
  • Gomez-Gardeñes Jesus, Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)
  • Gonzalez Marta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
  • Granell Clara, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
  • Latora Vito, Queen Mary University of London (UK)
  • Meloni Sandro, Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)
  • Nicosia Vincenzo, Queen Mary University of London (UK) [TBC]
  • Porter Mason A., University of Oxford (UK) [TBC]
  • Rosvall Martin, Umeå University (Sweden)


How to participate

Registration is mandatory for participants, visit the webpage. School fee is 350 euros, lectures, transfers from Catania to Salina, and accommodation are included. 
Meals are NOT included.
 
Participation is limited to 100 attendants. Early applications will be appreciated.
 
The school will take place in Salina, a small island in the north of Sicily (Italy), from 3 to 8 September 2015. 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.


Important Dates

8 March 2015                 Early registration deadline (no payment needed at this stage)
15 March 2015               Notification of Acceptance
15 April 2015                  Registration deadline (payment needed)
3-8 September 2015      School


You can visit the website of the School for further details about the program, the location, to apply or to contact the organizers.
 
You can follow it on Twitter for real-time information:
 
@MscxNetworks (hashtag #mscxnet15)
 
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Best regards,
 
Alex Arenas
Manlio De Domenico





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