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.
The goal of the 1st Mediterranean School of Complex Networks will be twofold:
- Provide a theoretical background to PhD students 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, biology, neuroscience, etc) for 50% of the duration of the school. The remaining time will be dedicated to:
- Flash talks given by attendants, followed by debates;
- Thematic round tables involving lecturers and attendants.
- Alex Arenas ( Universitat Rovira i Virgili )
- Javier Buldú ( Universidad Rey Juan Carlos )
- Mario Chávez ( CNRS, Paris )
- Manlio De Domenico ( Universitat Rovira i Virgili )
- Albert Díaz-Guilera ( Universitat de Barcelona )
- Clara Granell ( Universitat Rovira i Virgili )
- Sergio Gómez ( Universitat Rovira i Virgili )
- Jesús Gómez-Gardeñes ( Universidad de Zaragoza )
- Vito Latora ( Queen Mary University of London ), TBC
- Sandro Meloni ( BIFI Zaragoza )
- Enzo Nicosia ( Queen Mary University of London )
- Mason A. Porter ( University of Oxford )
- Martin Rosvall ( Umea University )
- José Ramasco ( Universitat de Barcelona )
- Andrea Rapisarda ( Università degli studi di Catania )
- Marta Sales-Pardo ( Universitat Rovira i Virgili )
- Per Sebastian Skardal ( Universitat Rovira i Virgili )
- Albert Solé-Ribalta ( Universitat Rovira i Virgili )
- others to be confirmed**
Registration is mandatory for participants, visit webpage. School fee is 300 euros, lectures, transfers from Catania to Salina, and accomodation are included.
Participation is limited to 50 attendants
The school will take place in Salina, a small island in the north of Sicily (Italy), from 9 to 13 June 2014. 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.