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In May will be the 4th edition of the Lake Como School on "Complex 

The deadline (Feb 18) is fast approaching. Please encourage your students 
and postdocs to apply.

You can see the details below about the topics and lecturers, which 
include Ulrike Brandes from the SOCnet community.



Spring School
(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 & Universit? 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 & Universit? 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
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. Yamir Moreno
Deputy Director
Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI)
University of Zaragoza,
Edificio I + D, C/ Mariano Esquillor s/n
Campus Rio Ebro, Zaragoza 50018, Spain.
Department of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Sciences,
University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza 50009, Spain.

Research Leader at ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy.
External Faculty, Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Austria.
President, Complex Systems Society
Vice-president, Network Science Society
Phys. Rev. Lett. Divisional Associate Editor.

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