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New Network Science textbook

last modified Mar 19, 2020 01:34 PM

Congratulations to Filippo Menczer, Santo Fortunato and Clayton Davis on the publication of their new book- "A First Course in Network Science".

The textbook can be accessed for free online until 31st May 2020 at the link below, and bought from all good book sellers

Cambridge University Press- free to access books

last modified Mar 19, 2020 01:33 PM

Cambridge University Press is making higher education textbooks free to access online through May 2020.

All 700 textbooks, published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core, are now available until the end of May, regardless of whether they were previously purchased.

You can view the textbooks available here:

CompleNet 2020- postponed

last modified Mar 19, 2020 01:33 PM

The steering committee has decided to postpone CompleNet 2020 due to the global COVID-19 Pandemic. The new date is TBD. Our website has been updated to reflect this information:

C2D3 Research Symposium- postponed

last modified Mar 19, 2020 01:32 PM

The Cambridge C2D3 Research Symposium due to take place on 22nd April 2020 has been postponed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, see:

NUSC Summer School in Network Analysis 2020

last modified Mar 19, 2020 01:31 PM

With cautious optimism that the worst of Covid-19 will be behind us by June, the Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) at the University of Greenwich is offering the ninth edition of our Summer School in Network Analysis in London, June 8 -12th, immediately following Sunbelt in Paris.

For further details, see:

Conference on Complex Systems CCS2020

last modified Mar 19, 2020 01:31 PM

Mallorca October 19-23, 2020

Complexity, understood as the emergence of new macro properties from the interactions of basic components, is a pervasive characteristic in natural, artificial and social systems. The Conference on Complex Systems (CCS) is the biggest and most important annual meeting of the international complex systems community. It comes under the auspices of the Complex Systems Society.

Call for Satellite Proposals is now open. Deadline March 25, 2020
Call for abstracts is now open. Deadline May 15, 2020

SINSA 2020

last modified Mar 19, 2020 01:30 PM

SINSA2020 Registration is now open - Summer Institute in Network Science and its Applications
Boston, June 22-July 3

Registration for SINSA2020 is now open!

Note that due to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19)  situation, we are suspending change and cancel fees for registrations made through June 1, 2020.  As of now, there is no change in our plans to hold SINSA.

SINSA offers eight courses, each taught by two distinguished instructors. Participants can design a program suited to their interests, by registering for any one course, or select up to four courses (one per session).  Courses run all day Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday morning OR Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday/Friday.

We encourage you to stay the full two weeks to get the most out of the experience, which will be replete with collaboration opportunities, social events and special activities organized in the evenings and weekends. For early career scholars, there will be a SYNS (Society of Young Network Science Scholars) event over the weekend, June 27-28, to be held at the Network Science Institute. Collaboration spaces will also be made available for anyone looking to host a pop-up evening or weekend session. Don't miss this exciting event.

Travel award opportunities will be announced April 1st.

For more information, see:

Complex Networks 2020- Madrid

last modified Mar 19, 2020 01:29 PM

Ninth Int. Conference on Complex Networks & Their Applications
Madrid, Spain, December 1 – 3, 2019.

Important dates:
* Abstract/Paper submission deadline: September 02, 2020
* Notification of acceptance: September 28, 2020
* Submission of Camera-Ready: October 05, 2020

Submit your contribution here:

Ghent Summer of DANS 2020

last modified Mar 19, 2020 01:29 PM

September 14-18, 2020
Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

The Complex Systems Institute ( at Ghent University invites you to the Ghent Summer School in Data and Network Science with a focus on socio-economic problems.

The school will have a dynamic mix of theory, research seminars and computer labs, plus allocated time to develop a coached data science team project. You will also have an opportunity to present your own research in a lightning talk. The school will cover the fundamentals of data and network science, spatial data science, financial networks, and game theory on social networks.

The target audience are PhD students and post-doctoral researchers with quantitative background in e.g. physics, engineering, economics, applied math, computer science, business, or sociology. No advanced math skills are necessary. Familiarity with programming is expected (e.g. Python, C/C++, Java, R...). Labs will be given in Python, thus basic knowledge of Python is recommended but not essential.

For more information, please, visit:

IEG Fellowship in Digital Humanities

last modified Mar 19, 2020 01:28 PM

The Digital Humanities Lab of the Leibniz Institute of European History is offering a fellowship (up to 8 months) for PhD students that wish to do part of their research abroad.

Applications from students with projects in network science and social network analysis are very welcome, of course.

More information can be found here:

Deadline: 20th April 2020.

Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Science Genome project

last modified Mar 19, 2020 01:27 PM

We are looking for a research scientist to spearhead the study on the structure and evolution of scientific enterprise using network science and machine learning (esp. graph embedding)!

This non-tenure track appointment starts in 2020, initially for one year, with the possibility of additional years of extension, subject to funding and performance. The salary is quite competitive. You will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team and tackle fundamental questions at the intersection of Science of Science, Machine Learning, and Network Science. You will work with Profs. Yong-Yeol Ahn, Staša Milojević, Alessandro Flammini, and Filippo Menczer at Indiana University, in collaboration with the IU Network Science Institute.

Interested applicants should upload a letter of interest, a CV, writing sample and names and email addresses for three professional references using this application portal.

More info:

Junior postdoc positions @ IFISC Mallorca

last modified Mar 19, 2020 01:26 PM

IFISC (Mallorca, Spain, offers three junior postdoc positions (1+1 years)

Additional details and how to apply can be found at:

Deadline for application: June 30th 2020, 12:00 CET

University of Essex Senior Faculty Member Data Science (Political Science)

last modified Mar 19, 2020 01:26 PM

The job profile is open to a number of specializations, including network science. The ideal candidate would have a strong publication record in political science journals. Feel free to email <> with informal inquiries.

The deadline is 3 April 2020.

More details here:

NetSci 2020

last modified Jan 06, 2020 02:08 PM

NetSci 2020 is the flagship conference of the Network Science Society, which aims to bring together leading researchers and practitioners working in the emerging research area of network science.

NetSci 2020 will take place in Rome, from 8-10th July (with schools and satellite meetings from 6-7th July).

The deadline for satellite proposals is 31st January 2020.
The deadline for abstract submission is 14th February 2020.

For more information, and to register, see:

Sunbelt 2020

last modified Jan 06, 2020 02:06 PM

Paris, June 2-7 2020

2020 is a special year for social network analysts: the 40th anniversary of the Sunbelt Conference. And on this occasion, the Sunbelt will come to Paris. Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in this memorable Sunbelt!

The Call for Oral Presentations and Posters is now open until January 31st.
Registration will open in January 2020.

Spring School- Complex Networks: Theory, Methods and Applications

last modified Jan 06, 2020 02:06 PM

Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy, 18-21 May 2020

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.

For more information, see:

Deadline for student applications: February 23, 2020

Workshop- analysis of social networks

last modified Jan 06, 2020 02:05 PM

The University of Exeter Centre for Social Networks is offering a 5-day workshop on "The analysis of social networks: From description to statistical modelling." The workshop will take place from June 22nd to June 26th 2020 and will be led by Professor Alessandro Lomi and Dr Viviana Amati.

For further information and for registration, please visit our Webpage:

Reading group- complexity science

last modified Jan 06, 2020 02:08 PM

Andrea Luppi (a PhD student in clinical neurosciences) and Dr Dan Bor (Psychology) are setting up a reading group on complexity science; the "Cambridge Study Club for the Science of Complex Systems", or (CS)^3.

The aim is to create a common ground to facilitate inter-disciplinary research on complexity in Cambridge, and the first meeting will be on January 13th, 12-1:30pm at the BCNI seminar room (Sir William Hardy building, on the Downing site).

The group will be reading Chapter 7 (defining and measuring complexity) of Mitchell's book "Complexity, a guided tour". To join the mailing list, please email Andrea at

5 PhD positions in Network Science at CEU

last modified Jan 06, 2020 02:03 PM

3.5 years – Wien , Austria

The Department of Network & Data Science of Central European University announces 5 fully funded PhD scholarships. The PhD program in Network Science is a research-oriented program that provides the only PhD degree in this field in Europe.
We welcome applications to work on the theoretical and methodological foundations of network science, as well as application oriented data-driven research in network science. The Department is highly interdisciplinary, hosting 20+ PhD students with diverse backgrounds, including physics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, ecology, architecture, economics, psychology, and social science. Scholarships are fully funded and last for 3 years and half, and generous travel awards are available throughout the PhD program. Application deadline is January 30 2020.

Successful applicants will start in Vienna in September 2020. Interested applicants are invited to visit the webpage of the PhD program:

Ph.D. position in Prof. Ginestra Bianconi's group at QMUL

last modified Jan 06, 2020 01:57 PM

The group of Prof. Ginestra Bianconi is looking for a Ph.D. Student to work on: "Structure and dynamics of simplicial complexes", at Queen Mary University London, UK.

Deadline January 31, 2020

More info: