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(4th edition)
Lake Como School of Advanced Studies
Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy, 14-18 May 2018
*** DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: February 18, 2018 ***
Many real systems can be modeled as networks, where the elements of the system are nodes and interactions between elements are edges. An even larger set of systems can be modeled using dynamical processes on  networks, which are in turn affected by the dynamics. Networks thus represent the backbone of many complex systems, and their theoretical and computational analysis makes it possible to gain insights into numerous applications. Networks permeate almost every conceivable discipline---including sociology, transportation, economics and finance, biology, and myriad others---and the study of "network science" has thus become a crucial component of modern scientific education.
The school "Complex Networks: Theory, Methods, and Applications" offers a succinct education in network science. It is open to all aspiring scholars in any area of science or engineering who wish to study networks of any kind (whether theoretical or applied), and it is especially addressed to doctoral students and young postdoctoral scholars. The aim of the school is to deepen into both theoretical developments and applications in targeted fields.
.ALBERT-LASZLO BARABASI, Northeastern University and Harvard University
.STEFANO BATTISTON, University of Zurich
.VITTORIA COLIZZA, Inserm & Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, and ISI Foundation, Turin
.PUCK ROMBACH, University of Vermont
.ALESSANDRO VESPIGNANI, Northeastern University
STEFANO BATTISTON, University of Zurich --- GINESTRA BIANCONI, Queen Mary University of London --- VITTORIA COLIZZA, Inserm & Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, and ISI Foundation, Turin --- JAMES GLEESON, University of Limerick --- PETTER HOLME, Tokio Institute of Technology --- YAMIR MORENO, University of Zaragoza --- CARLO PICCARDI, Politecnico di Milano --- MASON A. PORTER, UCLA
Monday, 14 May, morning
Network Science: From Structure to Control (Barabasi)
Monday, 14 May, afternoon
Mesoscale Analysis of Networks (Rombach)
Tuesday, 15 May, morning
Taming Complexity: Controlling Networks (Barabasi)
Tuesday, 15 May, afternoon
no lectures
Wednesday, 16 May, morning
Centrality in Networks (Brandes)
Wednesday, 16 May, afternoon
short talks by students
Thursday, 17 May, morning
Contagion in Networks/1 – Financial Systems (Battiston)
Thursday, 17 May, afternoon
no lectures
Friday, 18 May, morning
Contagion in Networks/2 – Epidemic Spreading (Colizza)
Friday, 18 May, afternoon
Contagion in Networks/3 – Epidemic Spreading (Vespignani)
For more information and application:
Sponsored by
SICC - Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity

Prof. Carlo Piccardi
DEIB - Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria
Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
I-20133 Milano, Italy

phone (+39) 02 2399 3566
fax (+39) 02 2399 3412
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web http://home.deib.polimi.it/piccardi/

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