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Dear SOCNETters,

we would like to draw your attention to the fourth edition of the summer
School that we will organize this year.
Please, feel free to redistribute among potential attendants and accept our
apologies in advance if you receive this email more than once.

*Call for participation*

*IV Mediterranean School of Complex Networks*

3 - 8 September 2017

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 past editions (2014-2015-2016) of the
Mediterranean School of Complex Networks, we call for applications to the
Fourth Edition in 2017.

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, ecology, physics, etc) for
70% of the duration of the school. The remaining time will be dedicated to
student activities (including talks, debates, "social network games").


The preliminary list of lecturers:

   - *SERGIO GÒMEZ*  (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
   - *JESUS GÒMEZ-GARDEÑEZ*   (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
   - *SONIA KÈFI*   (Universitè de Montpellier/CNRS)
   - *TIAGO PEIXOTO*   (University of Bath, UK)

* Invited Seminars*

   - *TOMASO ASTE*   (UCL, UK)
   - *MASSIMO STELLA*   (University of Southampton, UK)
   - *EUGENIO VALDANO*   (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

*Local Organizing Committee*

   - *SERAFINA AGNELLO*   (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
   - *MASSIMO STELLA*   (University of Southampton, UK)

*School Directors*

   - *ALEX ARENAS*   (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
   - *MANLIO DE DOMENICO*   (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

*How to participate*

Registration is mandatory for participants, visit the webpage. School fee
is 425 euros, lectures, transfers from Catania to Salina, and accommodation
are included.

School fee + social events is 500€.

Meals are NOT included (except for social dinner).

Participation is limited to 50 attendants. Early applications will be

The school will take place in Salina, a small island in the north of Sicily
(Italy), from 3 to 8 September 2017. 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*

31 March 2017    Early registration deadline (no payment needed at this
15 April 2017      Notification of Acceptance
15 May 2017       Registration deadline (payment needed)

You can visit the website of the School for further details about the
program, the location, previous editions, to apply or to contact the

You can follow it on Twitter for real-time information:

@MscxNetworks (hashtag #mscxnet17)

Please, redistribute among interested partners.

Best regards,

*Alex Arenas*
*Manlio De Domenico*

PS: If you, your group or your institution are interested in sponsoring the
School please contact us as soon as possible.

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