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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:

Invited Seminars

  • 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 appreciated.
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 stage)
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 organizers.
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@MscxNetworks (hashtag #mscxnet17)
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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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