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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: http://netscibackstage.netsci2015.net/#submit

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 (USA)
César Hidalgo, MIT Media Lab (USA)
Nuria Oliver, Telefonica Research (Spain)
Tiago Peixoto, University of Bremen (Germany)
Min Ragan-Kelley, IPython/Jupyter, UC Berkeley (USA)
Mikhail Rubinov, University of Cambridge (UK)

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

Paul ExpertGiovanna MiritelloGiovanni PetriClaudia SinatraRoberta SinatraMichael 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 topics:

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, 2015http://netscibackstage.netsci2015.net/#submit

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

More information at: http://netscibackstage.netsci2015.net
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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