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Urban Complex Systems

October 27 - 28, 2021

An Online Workshop Satellite of the

Conference on Complex Systems 2021


Submission deadline: July 06, 2021

Acceptance notification: July 09, 2021


Invited Speakers

Fábio Duarte                       MIT Senseable City Lab, USA

Neave O' Cleary UCL, UK

Daniel B. Neill                     NYU, USA

Michael Szell                       ITU Copenhagen, Denmark


Cities are massive systems whose tremendous complexity requires even greater efforts to be modeled, analyzed, understood and governed. The city is the expression of a multitude of strongly intertwined systems that vary from people sociality to transport systems, from the cultural fabric to urban planning. Each of these city facets already represents in itself a complex system but their interconnection represents what is certainly one of the systems created by human beings with highest complexity in the world. The aim of this event is to bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world interested in urban systems from the perspective of complexity science.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to theoretical aspects, algorithms, methods, and fields of applications, such as:


·         Urban Analytics

·         Social networks

·         Human behavior

·         Information diffusion

·         Epidemic spreading

·         Mobility and transportation

·         City services & infrastructures

·         City monitoring

·         Urban planning

·         Communication systems

·         Economic and financial systems

·         Healthcare

·         Emergency management

·         Smart environment & ecosystems

·         Digital city and smart growth

·         Sustainability and energy efficiency

·         Smart buildings and smart grids

·         Manufacturing and logistics

·         Intelligent infrastructure

·         Blockchain for Smart City Applications





 Two types of contributions are welcome:

·         Extended Abstracts about published or unpublished research (2to 3 pages including references).

·         Original research papers discussing ongoing research projects (10 to 12 pages including references).


They must follow the BioMed Central article template available at:






Accepted submission will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution (either type) to a special issue of Applied Network Science edited by Springer










Hocine Cherifi                                    LIB University of Burgundy, France, [log in to unmask]

Sabrina Gaito                                     Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy,  [log in to unmask]

Roberto Interdonato                      CIRAD, UMR Tetis, Montpellier, France, [log in to unmask]

Hamamache Kheddouci                 LIRIS Univ. of Lyon, France [log in to unmask]

Matteo Zignani                                  Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy,  [log in to unmask]

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