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NetSciX 2019

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January 3-5, 2019


The central winter conference on Network Science, NetSci-X, is coming to Santiago, Chile. Bringing together leading researchers and innovators to connect, meet and establish interdisciplinary channels for collaboration. From biological and environmental networks, to social, technological and economic networks, NetSci-X 2019 links the Chilean spirit with the fresh outlook of Network Science.

This year's conference venue is Santiago's Marriott Hotel, situated in the modern Las Condes District.

Abstract/Paper submission end date: Sept 1st 2018

NetSci 2019 dates announced

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NetSci 2019 will be held at the University of Vermont, Burlington, USA from 27th-31st May 2019.

More details can be found at:

Reminder- Cambridge Complex Networks Conference

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Seventh Int. Conference on Complex Networks & Their Applications Cambridge, UK Dec. 11- 13, 2018

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Full papers (not previously published up to 12 pages) and Extended Abstracts (about published or unpublished research up to 3 pages) are welcome.

Discrete Models and Formal Verification in Biology, Cambridge

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29-31 August 2018, Murray Edwards College Cambridge

A systems biology meeting about using cutting edge techniques from computer science. Talks will discuss a broad range of applications, including cancer biology, the design and refinement of experimental methods, and drug treatment strategies.

Extended early bird registration: register by 29th June for a discounted rate!
Deadline for abstract submission is 27th July.

The Second International Workshop on Data Science Engineering and its Applications (DSEA 2018)

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Valencia, Spain. October 15-18, 2018

Data Science has emerged to tackle the problem of creating processes and approaches to extracting knowledge or insights from gigantic, unstructured data sets. The Second International Workshop for Data Science Engineering and Applications (DSEA 2018) aims to provide a forum that brings together researchers, industry practitioners and domain experts for discussion and exchange of ideas on the latest theoretical developments in Data Science and Computing as well as on the best practices for a wide range of applications.

Submission Deadline: Jul 15, 2018

Dataset challenge

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December 5-7, 2018
Cologne, Germany

For the first Dataset Challenge as part of our European Symposium on Societal Challenges in CSS, we invite researchers and practitioners from the spectrum of Social and Computational Sciences to approach a common dataset. The aim of this challenge is to encourage creative engagement with data from pluralistic perspectives in order to foster dialogue across disciplines.

The provided datasets all relate to the topic of political communication in Germany, particularly around the German federal election which took place in September 2017.

The research questions and methods applied to the dataset(s) can be drawn from the broad spectrum of Computational Social Science. They should ideally be related to this year's symposium topic 'bias and discrimination' and approach new ways of learning about bias, be it by putting forward new research designs and questions, or by applying state-of-the-art methods to identify data patterns that can inform theory building.

Please see our website for detailed information about the datasets and submission guidelines:

Deadline for abstract submissions to the dataset challenge: September 1, 2018

PhD scholarships - IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

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2018/19 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018/19 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (, one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent U-Multirank survey.  Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 36 fully-funded scholarships within two doctoral Programs that integrate scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage.

Economics, Networks and Business Analytics is one of the four field-specific Tracks offered and is under the “Systems Science” PhD Program. This track has a very strong complex networks component.

To find out more about the School, the admission requirements and how to apply, please see

Deadline for applications – August 3rd 2018, 12 pm CEST.

Postdoc in mobile health systems research, Cambridge

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We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the Mobile Systems Group on mobile data inference and on-device learning, mobile systems and applications to mobile health. Responsibilities will include design and development of mobile health application software, experimental testing work, overseeing deployments with our clinical and non-clinical partners as well as participating in the group academic and teaching oriented activities such as participating to paper writing, conference presentation, student project supervision and student supervisions.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in computer science. Candidates close to PhD graduation will also be considered for the position of Research Assistant until they are awarded the PhD. Experience in a combination of mobile systems development, mobile health, embedded machine learning and mobile health data analytics will be favoured.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Cecilia Mascolo (

More details:
Closing date: 22nd July 2018

Postdoc positions at ICTP

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ICTP's Quantitative Life Sciences (QLS) section seeks applications for postdoctoral positions starting Fall 2018 from outstanding young scientists of any nationality with a strong research record. ICTP is a UNESCO Category 1 research institute supporting science and education in the developing world. ICTP promotes worldwide initiatives for the career development of women in science.

Candidates should have a background in physics, quantitative biology and/or related disciplines, and be able to carry out active, independent and multidisciplinary research in one or more of the following areas:

- Statistical physics: stochastic thermodynamics; active matter; machine learning; stochastic processes for physics or finance.

- Quantitative biology: mesoscopic physics in biology; chemical reaction networks; neuroscience; information theory of biological systems; decision-making.

Candidates with expertise in theory-experiment collaborations are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: July 1, 2018.
For more information, see:

Lectureship - University of Greenwich, London

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This is a great opportunity for an early career academic with social network analytic skills to join a large, vibrant research group focused on business applications of SNA.

As part of our on-going development strategy, the University of Greenwich Faculty of Business is seeking a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in International Business. The Business Faculty, based in the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich – a UNESCO World Heritage site – has a strong commitment to diversity and internationalism and this is reflected in our staff and student profiles.

The Department of International Business and Economics has a portfolio of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes in these fields. The Department hosts three major research groups: the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC), the Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA) and the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU). A successful applicant would form part of a research group, contributing to the group’s REF submission and overall research activity.

The position offers opportunities for research and teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels and enables an ambitious candidate to play an important role in the shaping of the future development of the department’s approach to its curriculum design. Applicants need to be confident in developing inspiring course materials and learning activities within a blended learning environment and providing excellent student care.

For more info, see:
Deadline: Sunday 27 May 2018

Postdoctoral position at Indiana University, Critical Processes in Networks of Networks

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The Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research ( at Indiana University, Bloomington has one open postdoctoral position to study critical processes in networks of networks. The appointment starts in August 2018 for one year and is renewable for another year, subject to funding and performance. The salary is competitive and benefits are generous.

The postdoc will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team that includes computer, physical, and cognitive scientists. The postdoc will work with Prof. Filippo Radicchi.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Physics or Applied Mathematics, a strong background in analysis and modeling of complex systems and networks, and solid programming skills necessary to handle big data and develop large scale simulations.

Interested applicants should upload a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three professional references at Questions may be sent by email to Filippo Radicchi. For best consideration, apply by June 1, 2018.

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 or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

PhD Studentship - Dynamics of complex networks at Aston University, Birmingham, UK

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Applications are invited for a three-year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the System Analytics Research Group (SARI) at Aston University.
The position is available to start in October 2018, alternative starting dates in January, April or July 2019 can be negotiated.

More information at:
Deadline for applications: 15th June 2018

PhD in Complex Systems and Data Science at The Vermont Complex Systems Center

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The Vermont Complex Systems Center is starting a PhD program in Complex Systems and Data Science in the fall 2018.  Applications are open.

More information at:

PhD position at ETH Zürich; statistical models for relational event data

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The Social Networks Lab at ETH Zürich is offering a three-year fully funded PhD position studying «statistical models for relational event data», starting September 2018. Researchers within the Social Networks Lab investigate the structure and dynamics of social networks by combining research approaches from the social sciences, statistics, and computer science with the aim of contributing to the social science literature. The project is embedded in my research group and will be co-supervised by Dr. Viviana Amati.

The PhD project will develop new statistical models for relational event data (time-stamped data of interpersonal interaction or individual behavior) and will demonstrate how those can be used to study traditional social science research questions on a larger scale. The models will be implemented in a scientific software package. The successful candidate will develop the detailed scope of the project within the first year of the PhD in collaboration with a team of supervisors and collaborators.

The deadline for applications is 30 May.

For more information about the call and an application link please visit

PhD offer in Maths and Network Science in Trento, Italy

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The Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) (, in cooperaton with the Department of Mathematcs at the University of Trento, as well as the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Berlin (MPIWG) ( announce a grant for a fully funded PhD scholarship on Data Science with topic: "Network Models for Historical Research: A Multilayer Approach". The official call will be in June 2018. The candidate is expected to enroll at the University of Trento by November-December 2018.

Manlio de Domenico at the FBK (
Matteo Valleriani at the MPIWG (

MSc Network Science at Queen Mary University of London

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Applications are still open for the sixth edition of the Master in "Network Science" offered by the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London. This unique post-graduate programme aims at providing students and professionals with a rigorous training in the mathematical concepts and computational techniques underlying the analysis and modelling of complex networks and networked systems. The programme is open to motivated students with a bachelor-level background in mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, social sciences, and with a marked interest for the theory and applications of complex networks.

The students will have the opportunity to study in a dynamic and stimulating research environment, and to collaborate with the industrial partners of the Master.

Full details about the structure of the programme and the application process are available at:

All applications submitted by June 14th 2018 will be considered for the award of a number of scholarships.

IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA'2018)

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1-4 October 2018, Turin, Italy

The IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA) aims to be the flagship annual meeting spanning the interdisciplinary field of Data Science. DSAA focuses on the science of data science, as well as the implications of the science for applications to industry, government, and society. From the science side, DSAA spans all of the component fields of data science, including statistics, probabilistic and mathematical modeling, machine learning, data mining and knowledge discovery, complexity science, network science, business analytics, data management, infrastructure and storage, retrieval and search, security, privacy and ethics. From the applications side, DSAA aims both to show researchers important problems and issues that are revealed by real applications, and to show practitioners and users how the science can be applied to realize value. DSAA is intended to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of data science and analytics, as an alternative to the highly specialized disciplinary conferences.

4 Keynote Speakers already confirmed:
        - Christopher Bishop (Microsoft Research)
        - Francesca Dominici (Harvard University)
        - Deirdre Mulligan (UC Berkeley)
        - Alessandro Vespignani (Northeastern University)

For more information, including calls for papers, see:
Paper submission deadline: 25 May 2018

BEHAVE Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling for Social Scientists

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Brescia, Italy, Sept 3-7 2018

Jointly organised by the ESLS PhD Programme in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies, the BEHAVE Lab (University of Milan) and the GECS - Research Group on Experimental and Computational Sociology (University of Brescia), this training school aims to introduce students to NetLogo, the most popular platform to build Agent-Based Models (ABM), by using modelling examples from social science research. Students will be provided with the theoretical background on the use of ABM in social science research and will learn how to develop an ABM from scratch. The examples will be on social impact, culture dynamics and social network effects on individual beliefs. Individual activities and exercise will be combined with group activities. No prerequisite on computing is needed. Students are expected to join the training with their own laptop. Students are also encouraged to develop a customized project starting from a personal research idea: bring your own model or data if you would like to work on it!

Fees include fully-lodged accommodation, luncheons, local transportation, social events and a special evening "beer-cart" time: at the end of each day, a brief informal talk by experts on ABM-related innovative issues (e.g., how to publish ABM in scholarly journals, including model documentation and sharing, exploring the map of institutes and centers worldwide to approach for collaboration and projects) with drinks and food!

See the faculty and the programme here:

Deadline for applications: 30th June 2018


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The Fifth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security

Valencia, Spain. October 15-18, 2018
Now open for submissions, submission deadline: 10 June 2018

NetSci 2018- Society of Young Network Scientists Pre-Conference Event

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Sunday, 10 June, 2018, Paris
During the afternoon on Sunday before the International School and Conference of Network Science, NetSci 2018 and SYNS will be hosting a pre-conference event for PhD students and young postdocs. The goal is to offer a relaxing yet stimulating afternoon activity for students who will be flying into Paris before the conference and are looking for a place to go. It will take place at the Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris Île-de-France, starting at 13:00 on Sunday, 10 June, in ISC-PIF Room 1.1 / ISC-PIF Room 1.2.
Space is limited, so apply today!
Note: in order to attend this event, you must already be registered to NetSci 2018.