Complexity & Networks
ECCS'11 Satellite Meeting
Vienna, Sep 14-15, 2011
Campus University of Vienna, Room C2


Click the following image to download the satellite program. Full titles, abstracts, coauthors, etc., are included in the book of abstracts which will be distributed to all participants at the conference.

XNet Program


Renaud LambiotteImperial College
Jukka-Pekka OnnelaHarvard University
Roberta SinatraUniversity of Catania
Michael SzellMedical University of Vienna
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The mathematical and empirical study of networks has emerged in the last decade as one of the fundamental building blocks in the wider study of complex systems. A network viewpoint emphasizes that the behaviour of a complex system is shaped by the interactions among its constituents and offers the possibility to analyze systems of a very different nature within a unifying mathematical framework. Complex networks theory gives the means to identify generic organization principles across social, biological and technological systems and provides key mathematical tools for cross-disciplinary research.

Invited Speakers

Alex ArenasUniversidad Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Ed BullmoreUniversity of Cambridge, UK
Moez DraiefImperial College London, UK
Vito Latora*University of Catania, Italy
Cecilia MascoloUniversity of Cambridge, UK
Jörg ReichardtUniversity of California, USA
Martin RosvallUmeå University, Sweden
Jari Saramäki*Aalto University, Finland

* School speakers (see below)


School (Sep 14 morning)

XNet School Flyer A short, general course on complex networks theory will be held in order to give participants keys for understanding the benefits and challenges of a network approach. Two renown specialists, Vito Latora and Jari Saramäki, will be invited for a total of 3 hours of tutorials.

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Theory (Sep 14 afternoon + Sep 15 morning)

The theory of complex networks includes models, structural properties, search, spread of epidemics, emergence, community detection in complex networks. Currently "hot topics" include time-varying graphs, spatially-embedded networks, interplay between structure and dynamics on networks, characterization of coupled and multiplex networks. Three invited speakers are scheduled for this part of the satellite, each giving a 35 min talk (+5 min discussion). Participants are invited to submit an abstract for a 17 min talk (+3 min discussion).

Interdisciplinary Applications (Sep 15 morning + Sep 15 afternoon)

In the past decade the science of complex networks has permeated fields as diverse as biology, economy, finance, medicine, epidemiology, neuroscience, sociology, computer science. Three invited speakers are scheduled for this part of the satellite, each giving a 35 min talk (+5 min discussion). Participants are invited to submit an abstract for a 17 min talk (+3 min discussion).

Important Dates

May 20Deadline for submissions
July 1Notification of acceptance
End of JulyRelease of program overview
End of AugRelease of final program
Sep 14+15Satellite Meeting

Abstract Submission


The submission deadline was on May 20th. Notification of acceptance was on July 1st.

17 minute oral presentations (+3 min discussion) are expected from prospective participants. Authors of contributed talks are invited to submit an electronic abstract in plain text format. Submissions should be up to one page in length, consist of a title, abstract (text only), authors, affiliations, contacts.

All submissions will be carefully evaluated by at least two of the organizers (or selected referees) based on the consistence with the theme of the satellite, originality and scientific soundness. For accepted submissions, one of the authors is expected to present their contribution at the satellite.


All participants need to register at the main conference: http://www.eccs2011.eu/registration/


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