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International School on Informatics and Dynamics in Complex Networks

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October 15-19, 2018, University of Catania

The school is organized by the Department of Electrical Electronics and Computer Science of the University of Catania and the Cometa Consortium, with the technical sponsorship of SICC. It consists of a series of lectures given by leading scientists in the field, aiming at providing a comprehensive treatment from background material to advanced results. The school is specially directed to PhD students and young researchers interested to the diverse aspects of the theory and applications of complex networks in science and engineering. Slots for presentations by the participants are also scheduled with an award to the best presentation. The school aims at encouraging cross-disciplinary discussions between participants and speakers and start new joint researches. Topics of the school are: structure of networks, multilayer networks, brain networks, dynamics of networks, financial networks, applications.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Mauricio Barahona, Imperial College London
Mario Chavez, CNRS Paris
Manlio De Domenico, FBK Trento
Ernesto Estrada, Univ. of Strathclyde Glasgow
Vito Latora, Queen Mary University of London
Rosario N. Mantegna, Univ. of Palermo

For more information and applications, please visit:

http://isidcn.dieei.unict.it/

BigScholar 2018

last modified Apr 16, 2018 11:04 AM

The 5th Workshop on Big Scholarly Data

A workshop of KDD 2018 (The 24rd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining)
London, United Kingdom, 19 - 23 August, 2018

Following the success of the previous four editions, the BigScholar 2018 workshop aims at bringing together academics and practitioners from diverse fields to share ideas and experience with management, analysis, mining, and applications of big scholarly data. The goal is to contribute to the birth of a community having a shared interest around big scholarly data and exploring it using knowledge discovery, data science and analytics, network science, and other appropriate technologies. The workshop will be a full-day workshop. The format of the workshop will include 4-5 invited talks (including keynotes), research and position paper presentations, and one discussion panel (TBD). The workshop will be held on 20 August 2018 in London, UK, in conjunction with the 24rd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2018).

Submissions due: May 15, 2018
For more information, see: http://thealphalab.org/bigscholar/

NetSci 2018- Arts, Culture and Technology satellite

last modified Apr 16, 2018 11:03 AM

A call for contributions is now open for the Arts, Culture, and Technology Satellite session at the NetSci2018 conference in Paris, France. The aim of the satellite is to provide a forum for researchers working on the interfaces of Network Science, Arts, Culture, and Technology to introduce their work to the community through short presentations or actions that push the mutual boundaries of these fields, both critically and creatively, and to nurture discussion. We are particularly interested in contributions that highlight exciting results, ongoing work, and the crucial challenges faced by the field.

The satellite will take place in the afternoon of Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at the Ray Charles Room of L'Ecole de Musique Chateauform' Republique in Paris.

The deadline for submissions is May 6th, 2018. To propose a contribution, please send:
1. A three-word title
2. A 240-character abstract
3. A single relevant image (2000 x 2000 pixel max)

by e-mail to netsci-act@googlegroups.com with the subject line "[NetSci-ACT contribution] Firstname Lastname". Accepted contributors will be given 7 minutes, like all other contributed or invited speakers, and the organisers.

Please find more information at https://www.netsci-act.info

If you wish to attend the ACT satellite (regardless of whether you submit a proposed contribution or not), please send an email with the subject line "[NetSci-ACT attendant] Firstname Lastname" to netsci-act@googlegroups.com  by May 27th, 2018.

The ACT@NetSci2018 co-organisers,
Yong-Yeol Ahn, Sebastian Ahnert, Juyong Park, and Maximilian Schich
netsci-act@googlegroups.com

COMPlexity in ENGineering 2018

last modified Apr 16, 2018 11:02 AM

We are pleased to announce the 2018 IEEE Workshop on Complexity in Engineering (COMPENG) which will take place on October 10-12, 2018 in Florence - Italy.

COMPENG 2018 will focus on the latest developments in complexity science and their application in an engineering perspective. Authors are encouraged to submit abstract or papers on their research considering, but not being limited to, the following topics:

-   Agent-based systems
-   Big Data and data-driven systems
-   Bio-physics, stochastic processes and noise
-   Complex Networks
-   Critical Infrastructures, transportation systems, realtime management
-   Dynamics in Memristor circuits
-   Machine Learning
-   Laser dynamics and optoelectronic systems
-   Plasma control and nuclear fusion
-   Control in sensor and actuator networks
-   Smart grids

Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submissions: May 31 2018

For more information, please visit: http://compeng2018.ieeesezioneitalia.it/

InSpire - New Insights on Complex Neural Dynamics

last modified Apr 16, 2018 11:01 AM

InSpire - New Insights on Complex Neural Dynamics to be held on June, 6th-8th, 2018, at Institut d'Etudes Avancés - Maison Internationale de la Recherche at Neuville-sur-Oise  (30 minutes from Paris with public transportations)

The workshop will take place just before NetSci 2018 and it will represent an opportunity to bring together views from experimental and computational neuroscientists as well as experts in the dynamics of complex systems. A common aim is to improve the knowledge of the mechanisms underlying neural activity in the brain.

For more information, see: https://inspire2018parisseine.wordpress.com/about/

Enrico Fermi School on "Computational Social Science and Complex Systems"

last modified Apr 16, 2018 11:00 AM

This year the Enrico Fermi Schools host the International School on Computational Social Science and Complex Systems. Varenna (LC), Italy, 16-21 July 2018.

https://sites.google.com/view/varennacs2018/
https://www.sif.it/attivita/scuola_fermi/mmxviii#203

The Enrico Fermi Schools are a highly prestigious series of summer schools of the Italian Physical Society with a tradition of more than 60 years and with many Nobel laureates as lecturers (https://www.sif.it/attivita/scuola_fermi/). The International Schools devote special care in planning the program and produces proceedings of the school that have become classics.
Recently an increasing number of interdisciplinary topics have been selected and our school fits into this trend. Our school will consider complex systems of social and economic origin by teaching and discussing concepts and topics of computational social science and econophysics. These are fields, where physicists, computer scientists, mathematicians, sociologists and economists join efforts to understand the laws governing the complex system of human interactions.

Deadline for application: 24 April 2018

Workshop on Statistical Network Science, London

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07 Jun 2018, 10:00 - 17:00
Hamilton Centre - Brunel University London

A free workshop on statistical network science. For more information and to register, see: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/mathematics/news-and-events/events/fors/Workshop-on-Statistical-Network-Science#

LINKS Center summer workshop on social network analysis, June 4-8, 2018

last modified Apr 16, 2018 10:57 AM

The LINKS Center at the University of Kentucky is offering its annual 1-week summer workshop on social network analysis again this June 4-8, 2018 on the University of Kentucky campus.

The workshop features LINKS Center resident faculty Steve Borgatti, Dan Brass, Joe Ferrare, Eric Gladstone, Dan Halgin, Joe Labianca, Ajay Mehra, Andy Pilny and Scott Soltis, as well as guest instructors Filip Agneessens, Ron Burt, Alan Daly, Rich DeJordy, Jeff Johnson, David Krackhardt, Brea Perry, Scott Poole and Tom Valente. In addition, all of the sessions are assisted by a cadre of students and recent graduates in order to ensure that participants are able to obtain personalized attention. We encourage participants to bring their own data and work with our 20+ instructors and TAs to analyze the data.

Registration is now open and will be closing on May 15th. To sign up, visit www.linksworkshop.org.  Students pay half-price.

NetSci 2018 schedule announced

last modified Apr 16, 2018 10:56 AM

The program for NetSci 2018 has now been announced and can be found online at: https://www.netsci2018.com/conference-program

3-year postdoctoral position in Network Medicine

last modified Apr 16, 2018 10:56 AM

The Section for Science of Complex Systems at Medical University of Vienna and Complexity Science Hub Vienna are looking for a Postdoc in network medicine.

More information here:
https://www.csh.ac.at/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/PD_NetworkMedincine_2018.pdf

Several postdoctoral research positions in Statistical Neuroscience

last modified Apr 16, 2018 10:55 AM

POSITION: We seek several highly motivated postdoctoral research fellows for a collaborative team project building statistical tools for interpreting large scale neural recordings. The fellows will develop new methods and applications of probabilistic graphical models to infer statistical interactions amongst neurons and with their environment. The tools will be validated in neural network simulations, tested in physiological recordings, and made widely available to the neuroscience community for understanding data from next-generation experiments.

TEAM: Fellows will join principal investigators and theorists Krešimir Josić, Genevera Allen, Xaq Pitkow, Ankit Patel, and Robert Rosenbaum. The team will interact closely with experimentalists including co-investigator Andreas Tolias and several other labs interested in applying novel methods we develop. Fellows will also be members of the new Center for Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence housed at the Baylor College of Medicine and supported in part by the NSF NeuroNex program. The Center brings together interdisciplinary researchers from across Houston, including members from Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, and University of Texas Health Sciences. Researchers at the Center contribute diverse expertise in fields including neuroscience, machine learning, statistics, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, and applied mathematics.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have outstanding mathematical skills, a PhD in a relevant quantitative discipline, and expertise in probabilistic graphical models or statistical machine learning.

APPLYING: Applicants should email a letter of research interests and CV to Camila Lopez (Camila.Lopez@bcm.edu), along with contact information for three references.

NetMed18 symposium

last modified Mar 14, 2018 10:55 AM

We are pleased to announce that registration and call for abstracts for the Network Medicine (NetMed18) satellite symposium at the Network Science (NetSci18) meeting in Paris, France, is now open.

Network science is having a huge impact in various aspects of health-related research. This satellite will add a new dimension to the emerging field of network medicine, namely the improvement of precision medicine leveraging networks at all scales: from subcellular to organ-level, to comorbidities and hospital networks.

The NetMed18 satellite will take place on June 11, 2018. There will be a free student NetSci18 registration offered to the best abstract submitted.

Invited speakers include:
Luis Rocha, Indiana University and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia
Nataša Pržulj, University College London
Benno Schwikowski, Institut Pasteur
Maria Rodriguez Martinez, IBM
Andrei Zinovyev, Institut Curie
Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania

More information on NetMed18: http://sharmalab.bwh.harvard.edu/netmed18/

Abstract submission is open until March 31, 2018.

Network Neuroscience Satellite

last modified Mar 12, 2018 04:22 PM

http://netneurosci2018.com/

We are delighted to announce our Network Neuroscience satellite to be held on Monday 11th June as part of NetSci 2018, Paris, France. We invite your participation, and kindly ask you to spread this call as widely as possible.

We are inviting contributions for a number of poster and oral presentations via Easychair. Please note that we have only a limited number of slots available for oral presentations, and encourage you to consider submitting your work as a poster.

Submit your abstract (1 page pdf, no more than 500 words) by March 23th; decisions will be communicated by April 6th.

Complex Networks 2018, Cambridge, UK, December 11-13, 2018

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Cambridge, UK, December 11-13, 2018

http://www.complexnetworks.org/

The International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications aims at bringing together researchers from different scientific communities working on areas related to complex networks.

Two types of contributions are welcome: theoretical developments arising from practical problems, and case studies where methodologies are applied. Both contributions are aimed at stimulating the interaction between theoreticians and practitioners.

You are cordially invited to submit your contribution until September 04, 2018.
Full papers (not previously published up to 12 pages) and Extended Abstracts (about published or unpublished research up to 3 pages) are welcome.

Turing Institute Data Study Groups

last modified Mar 12, 2018 04:19 PM

Data Study Group: Test your data science skills on real-world challenges
16-20 April 2018, The Alan Turing Institute, London

We invite data practitioners, senior PhDs, postdocs and other early career researchers to apply for our next Data Study Group taking place at the Turing Institute April 16 – 20 2018.

Challenges:
Fairness in algorithmic decision making (Accenture)
Monitoring online violence against high profile individuals (Amnesty International)
Understanding and predicting the development of vulnerable children for an international NGO (Plan International)
Machine learning for predicting and mitigating operational risk (provided by a global bank)
Improving models of customer behaviour and loyalty with fine scale customer usage data (provided by a broadcast media company)
Predicting speech and language recovery post-stroke (PLORAS project, UCL)

For more information, see: https://www.turing.ac.uk/jobs/dsg-april-2018-accenture-and-turing-alliance/

Deadline for applications extended to Tuesday 20 March

Turing Institute- Become a Visiting Researcher

last modified Mar 12, 2018 04:17 PM

Leading data scientists from any country or discipline are invited to become visiting researchers at The Alan Turing Institute. Placements can be undertaken full- or part-time for a period of 8-24 weeks. The programme aims to generate collaborations, facilitate knowledge exchange and explore new or emerging research topics in data science.

For more information, see: https://www.turing.ac.uk/jobs/visiting-researchers-call/
Deadline: 22 March 2018.

Turing-HSBC-ONS Data Science Awards 2018

last modified Mar 12, 2018 04:16 PM

Funding available: Awards of up to £150,000
Deadline for applications: Monday 9th April 2018

The economic data science research programme at The Alan Turing Institute (the Turing) invites proposals for research in economics and data science to improve understanding of how the economy works or contributes tools that can be used for that purpose. Awards of up to £150,000 are available for projects lasting 6-24 months.

The three research themes under which proposals are invited are as follows:
Theme 1: Economic activity over the business cycle
Theme 2: The changing nature of work
Theme 3: Machine learning for economic data

The deadline for applications is Monday 09 April 2018; funded projects must start before 01 October 2018.

For more information, see: https://www.turing.ac.uk/jobs/turing-hsbc-ons-economic-data-science-awards-2018/

Researcher in Quantitative Science Studies, Leiden

last modified Mar 12, 2018 04:16 PM

A vacancy is available for a researcher in quantitative science studies at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University. It offers the possibility to work with large scale citation networks and co-authorship networks from databases such as Web of Science and Scopus.

More information can be found at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/vacancies/2018/wk01-10/18-048-4761-researcher-in-quantitative-science-studies.

Closing date: 16 March 2018

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Social and Epistemic Network Analysis, Edinburgh

last modified Mar 12, 2018 04:15 PM

At the University of Edinburgh, we are looking to recruit a social network researcher for an interdisciplinary study of teacher agency for change towards inclusive pedagogy. The post holder will be based in the School of Education and work with colleagues from Sociology and Data scientists. Familiarity with education setting will be an advantage, but we primarily seek to employ a candidate with strong methodological (mixed-method network analysis) skills from any social scientific background.

Please see the vacancy details at this link: http://edin.ac/2HE5hZg

Deadline: 21st March

Complexity72h

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7-11 May 2018, IMT, Lucca, Italy
https://complexity72h.weebly.com/

The workshop Complexity72h is an interdisciplinary event whose aim is to bring together young researchers from different fields of complex systems.

Inspired by the 72h Hours of Science, participants will form working groups aimed at carrying out a project in a three-day time, i.e. 72 hours. Each group's goal is to upload on the arXiv a report of their work by the end of the event.

We aim at having participants coming from different stages of their career: Master students, PhD students, and postdoc. We encourage Master and young PhD students to apply!

Application deadline: 02 Mar 2018