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*NetSci Backstage @ NetSci 2015*

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract (1 page max) to NetSci
Backstage <>, satellite of NetSci 2015
<>, to take place in Zaragoza, on June 2nd, 2015.
Submit here:

*Important dates:*
*  Submission deadline: April 14th, 2015
*  Notification of acceptance: April 28th, 2015

*Invited Speakers & Moderators:*
Luca Aiello <>, Yahoo Labs Barcelona (Spain)
Aaron Clauset <>, University of Colorado
César Hidalgo <>, MIT Media Lab (USA)
Nuria Oliver <>, Telefonica Research (Spain)
Tiago Peixoto <>, University of Bremen
Min Ragan-Kelley <>, IPython/Jupyter, UC Berkeley
Mikhail Rubinov
<>, University
of Cambridge (UK)

Albert-László Barabási <>, Northeastern
University (USA)
Ciro Cattuto <>, ISI Foundation (Italy)
Renaud Lambiotte <>, University of Namur
Esteban Moro <>, Carlos III University of
Madrid (Spain)

*Organizers: *
Paul Expert
, Giovanna Miritello <>, Giovanni Petri
<>, Claudia Sinatra
<>, Roberta Sinatra
<>, Michael Szell <>

*Scope & Format:*
The NetSci Backstage satellite <> at
NetSci 2015 will gather leading experts from network and data sciences to
explore the means to conduct good data-driven science, presenting and
discussing scientific results, applications and hands-on best practices on
how to deal with statistics, tools, data, and how to correctly reach and
present conclusions, bridging academia and industry. Over the course of the
day, we will host *four sessions
<>* with the following

1.  The curse and blessing of statistics: Real insight or data massage?
2.  Reproducibility in Network Science
3.  Connecting tools and data between academia and industry
4.  The missing link (between results and narrative)

Each session will feature invited and contributed talks, and a moderated
panel discussion. This format aims at combining results and methodology in
a meaningful way around each session's theme. The panel discussions at the
end of each session are central to the satellite format as we aim to
jointly explore the major problems and challenges, as well as the good and
bad practices in the field.

*Submission instructions:*
For each session, the satellite accepts contributions in Pecha-Kucha format
<>: 20 slides, 20 seconds each (6
min, 40 sec). Slight deviations from the Pecha-Kucha format are fine,
provided the talk takes less than 7 min. Submissions should be up to one
page in length, consisting of a title, abstract, authors, affiliations,
contacts, and up to one figure. Please let us know which one of the four
session themes your submission covers, and please respect the NetSci 2015
rule of no-repetition of the same talk across different satellites and main
conference. Once the submission is accepted, one of the authors is expected
to present their contribution at the satellite and to take part in the
session's panel discussion.
Submit here by April 14th, 2015:

 *Participant instructions:*
 All participants in the satellite have to register for NetSci 2015
<>, and register for the

More information at:
NetSci Backstage is supported by: Medical Research Council UK, U-tad, Zed
Worldwide, BBVA Data & Analytics

Kind Regards,
Michael Szell
(on behalf of the organizers)

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