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First UK Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Systems Research Symposium

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12-13th September 2018, Computer Laboratory, Cambridge, UK

Mobile, wearable and ubiquitous systems have a pivotal role in today’s society and daily life. Research and innovation in these domains has the potential to unlock important new applications and open the door to a better understanding of their use.
The aim of this first symposium is to establish a venue for discussion and presentation of research within the UK mobile, wearable and ubiquitous systems community.

For more information, see:

Registration deadline: 2nd September

Sensors Special Issue on “Smart Ocean: Emerging Research Advances, Prospects and Challenges”

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Sensors Special Issue on "Smart Ocean: Emerging Research Advances, Prospects and Challenges"


The ocean contains a rich variety of resources, such as biological resources, oil and gas resources, solid mineral resources, sea water resources, ocean energy, etc. These resources will provide tremendous material support for human resources shortage. However, except traditional marine biological resources, the development and utilization of other resources are basically in the initial stage. Therefore, the ocean has become the basic support and constraints that affect the sustainable development of humans Smart Oceans is a deep integration of industrialization and informatization in the ocean field, and provides an overall solution for comprehensively enhancing the capabilities of the ocean. Based on marine information collection and transmission systems, Smart Ocean engineering systematically integrates equipment and activities in the areas of marine sensing, control, and development, and, by using big data technology, it realizes the sharing of marine resources and the coordination of marine activities so as to explore new requirements and create new values in the marine field.

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2018

Urban Networks Workshop

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WORKSHOP THEME: "On the Edge: How Economic and Social Networks connect the World's Peripheral Cities and Regions in World Peripheries"

WORKSHOP ORGANISERS: Dr Kirsten Martinus (University of Western Australia), Dr Thomas Sigler (The University of Queensland)

This three-day symposium connects leading academics, strategists, economic development practitioners, and advanced students to explore how network theory and science can be applied to novel questions of economic development, particularly in peripheral cities and regions. By combining theoretical developments with empirical research, the workshop aims to connect a range of people interested in understanding urban connectivity in a globalising world.  As the workshop is located in Perth, we will focus on the city's uniqueness as a leader in the resources sector, combined with a focus on industry networks connecting cities outside of the world's 'core' economies. Keynote lectures by leading researchers in economic geography, management, and network science will be complemented by discussion and debate regarding the potential and utility of networks in understanding economic globalisation and connectivity.

The workshop organisers would like to invite interested researchers to submit their abstract at:  Those selected for the workshop will be invited to participate, and notified of the registration and paper submission procedures.  In addition to a research presentation, participants are expected to contribute a full-length manuscript to the resulting journal special issue.

For more information, visit:

Abstract submission deadline: Friday 7 December 2018

Post-doc position at Indiana University- brain networks

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We are recruiting a postdoc interested in applying network approaches to study human and non-human structural and functional brain networks. The ideal candidate is interested in exploring brain connectivity at different spatial, temporal, and topological scales and linking connectivity to behavior. The postdoc will join a growing community of researchers and trainees interested in interdisciplinary applications of network science, spanning the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Cognitive Science program, the School of Informatics, and the IU Network Science Institute. This position is guaranteed for 1 year (renewable up to 3 years total).

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, statistics, engineering, or a related area. The ideal candidate should have a strong quantitative background with previous training in computational, network, or cognitive neuroscience. Strong programming skills in scientific computing languages (e.g. Python, MATLAB, etc.), familiarity with neuroimaging analysis software, and advanced analysis methods (e.g., graph theory, functional connectivity, multivariate analyses) is preferred. The position is available immediately, but the start date is flexible. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and experience and includes health benefits. If interested, please contact Rick Betzel ( As part of your application, please include: 1. a cover letter that includes a proposed start date, 2. a short statement of research interests, 3. an up-­to-­date CV, 4. and copies of representative publications. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Post-doc in Barabasi's lab

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The lab of Professor Albert-László Barabási, together with the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University and the Division of Network Medicine at Harvard University, is looking for postdoctoral associates in the area of network science, network medicine, and bioinformatics. The postdoctoral associate will work on projects related to computational systems biology and network medicine. We are seeking motivated individuals with experience and interest in the development of network methods for the analysis of biological data (e.g. omics, EHR) and biological networks.

The candidate must be able to deal with large-scale data analysis and have knowledge on biological databases and interest in applying network science tools to these systems. Background in statistical modeling and machine learning in biological contexts is a plus. The ideal candidate has a bioinformatics, physics, computer science, mathematics or bioengineering PhD, and previous research experience in bioinformatics or biological networks.

All interested candidates should submit a formal application consisting of (i) a current CV with publication lists, (ii) a brief statement of research experience and interests, and (iii) two letters of recommendation sent separately by the writers to

For more information, see:

Post-doc in fungal imaging and analysis

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The Kiers lab (VU Amsterdam) is looking for a talented post-doc to initiate a project focused on imaging fungal network dynamics and nutrient transport. The scope is on spatial networks and image analysis. It is a shared position with Tom Shimizu at the Biophysics in Amsterdam (AMOLF). Please contact Prof Toby Kiers with any questions.

Post-Doc position in computational and network privacy at Imperial College London

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The Computational Privacy Group (CPG)  is interested in applying techniques from statistical physics and machine learning to large and complex datasets to expose privacy risks. The CPG’s research projects usually include a mix of theoretical and empirical work with large-scale mobile-phone data, credit card transaction data, health-care data etc. The group often collaborates with large industry partners.

The CPG is looking for a candidate with experience in computational privacy or statistical physics/network science. The research project will be defined in close collaboration with the successful candidate. For example, a possible project could be the development of techniques and software to help utilize large-scale behavioural data while preventing attacks compromising individuals’ privacy.

More information:

Closing date: 29th August

Postdoc position available at EPFL Data Science Lab

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the EPFL Data Science Lab in Switzerland, headed by Prof. Robert West. We seek a candidate who will lead innovative research projects at the crossroads of social and information network analysis, machine learning, computational social science, data mining, and natural language processing.
The ideal start is early 2019. The position will be for a period of one to two years.

Apply here:

Post-doc fellowships at the Center for the Physics of Biological Function

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We are in the midst of our annual search for postdoctoral fellows, both theorists and experimentalists, interested in the physics of biological systems.

Our efforts at building an interactive and collaborative environment have been invigorated by the establishment of the Center for the Physics of Biological Function,, a joint effort between Princeton University and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  We are a group of fourteen faculty working on problems across the full range of biological organization, from single molecules to groups of organisms, united by our search for common physical principles underlying the beautiful phenomena of life.

Center Fellows are an essential part of our intellectual community, and will have the flexibility to initiate and pursue projects that span the interests of multiple faculty mentors.  We have a particularly strong culture of theory/experiment collaboration, and individual Fellows often have played key roles in developing these collaborations.  Successful fellows have come both from PhDs in biological physics and from more traditional areas of physics; some have had as many as four different faculty co-authors during their time with us, while some have written papers only with other postdocs and students.

We ask your help in bringing this opportunity to the attention of your young colleagues.  Applications must  be made via  We plan to start reading applications by 15 September and interview a first group of candidates on 11-12 October, so we hope that interested candidates will act quickly.  Start dates as early as February 2019 are possible, and we expect all new Fellows to join us by Fall 2019.

Post-doc Research Associate in the Statistical Physics of Biological Systems

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to develop theoretical and/or computational approaches to study the collective behaviour of cell biological systems. The position, which is supported by a Senior Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust, will be associated with the research group of Prof. Benjamin Simons and will be based in both the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Wellcome Turst-Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute.

For more information, please see:

Deadline: 31 August 2018

Spatially embedded networks short course and symposium, Bristol

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We are running a short course and symposium September 11-14 in Bristol on spatially embedded networks, and are welcoming registrations and (until Aug 15) contributed talk titles/abstracts.  The information is at:

CompleNet 2019

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You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to CompleNet 2019, the 10th Annual Conference on Complex Networks, to take place in Tarragona, Spain, in March 18-21, 2019.

CompleNet is an international conference on complex networks that brings together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines—from sociology, biology, physics, and computer science—who share a passion to better understand the interdependencies within and across systems. CompleNet is a venue to discuss ideas and findings about all types networks, from biological, to technological, to informational and social. It is this interdisciplinary nature of complex networks that CompleNet aims to explore and celebrate.

We encourage you to submit an extended abstract to the 10th CompleNet conference. The two types of presentations will be Oral Presentations and Posters. All oral presentations will take place in a single plenary session, offering heightened exposure and integration across topics and expertise.

For more details, see:

Abstract submission deadline: 1st September 2018

Gamechangers for diversity in STEM

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Turing Institute, London, 21st and 22nd September 2018

Across STEM people face many challenges: professional isolation, sexual harassment and bullying, and difficulties balancing work and family. These sorts of experiences disproportionately affect women, people from ethnic minorities, the LGBTQ+ community and disabled people.

At STEM Gamechangers we invite you to join us to build a fresh, bold vision for a more inclusive environment in STEM.
How? By working on evidence-based, practical solutions. Across the UK many people are already working hard to create and support diversity within their own institutions and workplaces. However, there is often little to no support or funding and their efforts can be under appreciated. By coming together we can change this, inspire each other and create new collaborations and opportunities.

If you’re passionate about diversity in STEM and want to work on projects to make a real difference, please apply to join us in September.

For more details- see
Application deadline: Monday 13th August

CSH Vienna Winter School

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On March 3-8, 2019, the CSH Vienna will host the first Complexity Science Hub Vienna Winter School in Obergurgl in Tyrol.

Confirmed lecturers include: Roberta Sinatra, Stefan Thurner, Ricard Solé, Vito Latora and Eörs Szathmáry.

More information can be found at:

Application deadline: Friday, October 12, 2018.

Workshop on Physics and Ecology: Challenges at the Frontier

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Menorca, October 9-11, 2018

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to Physics and Ecology: Challenges at the Frontier, the XXXIV Scientific meetings in the Mediterranean, which will take place in Menorca, Spain, October 9th-11th, 2018.

Summary: The technological capacity to obtain and manage large volumes of data from biological systems should lead biology and, in particular ecology, towards a new theoretical sphere, increasingly grounded on principles and general mechanisms. In this transition, physics will play an essential role for its capacity for abstract and fundamental reasoning.This meeting aims to be a meeting point for researchers living in this stimulating frontier, so that they offer us their points of view and the keys that must mark these challenges for the future.


Workshop "Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics"

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Turin, Italy, October 29/30th 2018

We are happy to announce that the 13th SICC international tutorial  workshop "Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics" will be held at the Politecnico  di Torino, 29-30 October 2018. This year, the focus is on the fascinating theme of "Complexity and the city".

* Amin Amjoshoaa, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of  Technology, Cambridge MA
* Andrea Baronchelli, City University of London, UK (TBC)
* Baruch Barzel, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel
* Carlo Ratti, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
* Chiara Poletto, EPIcx Lab, Inserm, Paris, France
* Fabio Duarte, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
* Giancarlo Ruffo, University of Torino, Italy
* Guido Caldarelli, IMT Lucca, Italy
* Mario Di Bernardo, Università degli Studi Federico II, Napoli, Italy and University of Bristol, UK
* Maurizio Porfiri, New York University Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn NY, USA (TBC)
* Paolo Santi, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
* Michele Tizzoni, ISI Foundation, Torino, Italy
* Kimon Valavanis, Unmanned Systems Research Institute, University of Denver, CO, USA

Phd Students and Junior researchers can apply to present their work at the PhD showcase- submission deadline 30th September 2018.

More information at:

14th Int. Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks

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Shenyang, China Dec. 6- 8, 2018

You are cordially invited to submit your contribution until September 15, 2018.

Final manuscripts should be prepared according to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Format (double column, 10pt font) and submitted via the EasyChair system in PDF file format.

To submit your contribution visits the submission page (

Deadline: September 15, 2018

ESRC AQM PhD Studentship - Statistical Modelling of International Climate Treaty Data

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A PhD studentship, based at the University of Glasgow, involving the statistical modelling of network event data.

Deadline for applications 26th August. More details/eligibility criteria here:

PhD and postdoc positions University of Bergen

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One PhD and one postdoc position are available to join Tom Michoel's group at the Computational Biology Unit and the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen. More details and online application at:

Deadline for applications: 5th August 2018

Postdoc or PhD position at RWTH Aachen University

last modified Jul 27, 2018 03:27 PM

The group of Prof. Markus Strohmaier has an opening for a Postdoc or PhD student in social networks, machine learning, complex systems or related areas for 2 yrs - (can be extended). See or contact me for more information.