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New Journal- JPhys Complexity

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:47 PM

The first issue of JPhys Complexity has been published. You can read the first issue here, including an editorial from Editor-In-Chief Prof Ginestra Bianconi:

Applied Network Science Special Issue on EPIDEMICS DYNAMICS & CONTROL ON NETWORKS

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:46 PM

Networks are ubiquitous in natural, technological and social systems. They offer a fertile framework for understanding and controlling the diffusion of ideas, rumors, and infectious diseases of plants, animals and humans. Despite recent advances, many challenging scientific questions remains about the correct tools and their practical role in epidemics dynamics and effective strategies supporting public health decision making. The goal of this special issue is to offer a platform to the interdisciplinary community of scientists working on the diffusion process on networks and its plethora of applications. We hope for a broad range of topics to be covered, across theory, methodology, and application to empirical data with a special emphasis on epidemic spreading.

Deadline for expression of interest and abstract submission: July 10, 2020

For more information, see:

Tools, Practices and Systems at The Alan Turing Institute

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:45 PM

Data science and AI are becoming ever more prevalent in the UK with common needs and challenges arising. Solving these challenges requires novel tools, practices and systems which can unlock advances across the wider sector and accelerate innovation.

The new 'Tools, practices and systems' (TPS) programme at the Turing represents a cross-cutting set of initiatives which seek to build open source infrastructure that is accessible to all, and to empower a global, decentralised network of people who connect data with domain experts.

The programme has a monthly mailing list and regular seminars. For more information and to sign up, see:

Network Epidemiology- COVID tutorials and seminars

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:44 PM

Understanding and Exploring Network Epidemiology in the Time of Coronavirus (Net-COVID) was a special online workshop series presented by the University of Maryland’s COMBINE program in Network Biology in partnership with the University of Vermont’s Complex Systems Center.

Videos of our Tutorials & Seminars and our  Discussion/ Working Group Series are available for those who couldn't join our live sessions in April 2020 at:

Informal live discussion on human mobility and COVID-19 in the UK

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:44 PM

Join Ronaldo Menezes, Hugo Barbosa, Federico Botta and Riccardo Di Clemente for a live discussion regarding COVID-19 and human mobility at 4pm, Friday 12th June 2020 (UK time).

PhD position in complex networks at Queen Mary University London

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:43 PM

A fully funded PhD place in complex networks is available at Queen Mary University of London from September 2020. This is fully funded for 3.5 years and open to all UK or EU students. The topic is equality and social mobility in complex networks and the place is sponsored by Moogsoft. The closing date is 15th July. Please contact Richard Clegg for further information.

Funded PhD Position in computer science - LIA (Avignon, France)

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:42 PM

The LIA (Laboratoire Informatique d'Avignon - Avignon University Computer Science Lab) is opening a PhD position on the topic of Complex Graph Analysis for the Detection of Corruption in Public Procurements.

This PhD is funded by the DeCoMaP ANR project (ANR-19-CE38-0004) for 3 years, starting September/October 2020.

Applicants must hold a Master's degree (or an equivalent degree) in computer science, should have a good command of English (French not compulsory), and be motivated to work on an interdisciplinary project mixing computer science, economy and law.

All the details, including the documents constituting the application file, are outlined in the attached PDF, which is also available on the laboratory website:

Post-doc position- using transcribed speech data to predict psychosis

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:41 PM

This is a 1 year postdoctoral research post funded by The Alan Turing Institute, to assess the ability of speech data to detect mental health disorders, in particular psychotic disorders. We will use both network science and Natural Language Processing approaches, and network scientists are strongly encouraged to apply.

The post holder will be line managed by Dr Sarah Morgan and will be based at the Psychiatry department in Cambridge, near to Addenbrooke's hospital (or work remotely, in line with COVID-19 restrictions). They will also draw on expertise from a wider group of co-investigators, including Dr Maria Liakata, Dr Tom Spencer, Dr Petra Vértes, Prof. Ginestra Bianconi, Prof. Edward Bullmore and Prof. Philip McGuire. They will work closely with colleagues from King's College London and The Alan Turing Institute in London, and engage with the data science for mental health and NLP communities at the Institute (either in person or remotely). The position will therefore provide extensive opportunities to collaborate with researchers both in Cambridge, at The Alan Turing Institute and at King's College London, and an excellent base from which to develop expertise in data science for mental health.

For more information, see:

Deadline: 20th July 2020.

Call for Postdoc - Open Position at LICIT lab, University Gustave Eiffel - ENTPE (Lyon, France)

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:32 PM

We are looking for an enthusiastic research fellow (with a Phd degree or with a Phd defence scheduled in the next months), interested in our currently open post-doctoral position, titled:

"IoT-microservices platform for mobility monitoring, analysis and recommendation"

The project aims to develop a data-driven monitoring and decision-making platform, based on IoT and micro-services technologies, to improve transport resilience via (real-time) big data analytics and complex network mining solutions.

The project provides a unique opportunity to work with a large variety of collected real-world large-scale datasets for the city of Lyon, France.

For more information, see:

Ikerbasque call for 10 permanent researchers

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:31 PM

Ikerbasque offers 10 permanent positions for researchers willing to develop a long-term scientific career in the Basque Country. This call is open both to:

- Established researchers as Research Associates, with 8 to 12 years of postdoctoral experience
- Senior leading researchers as Research Professors, with longer research experience

For more details, see:

Deadline: 17th September 2020

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.