Summer school on complex networks, 16-20May2016


Lake Como School of Advanced Studies
Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy

16-20 May 2016

Many real systems can be modeled as networks, where the elements of the system are nodes and interactions between elements are edges. An even larger set of systems can be modeled using dynamical processes on networks, which are in turn affected by the dynamics. Networks thus represent the backbone of many complex systems, and their theoretical and computational analysis makes it possible to gain insights into numerous applications. Networks permeate almost every conceivable discipline—including sociology, transportation, economics and finance, biology, and myriad others—and the study of “network science” has thus become a crucial component of modern scientific education.

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.


STEFANO BATTISTON, University of Zurich
VITTORIA COLIZZA, Inserm & Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, and ISI Foundation, Turin
PETTER HOLME, Sungkyunkwan University
YAMIR MORENO, University of Zaragoza
CARLO PICCARDI, Politecnico di Milano
MASON A. PORTER, University of Oxford


  • ALAIN BARRAT, Centre de Physique Théorique, Marseilles, and ISI Foundation, Turin
  • MARC BARTHELEMY, Institut de Physique Theorique, CEA Saclay
  • JAVIER M. BULDU, URJC & Center for Biomedical Technology, Madrid
  • ERNESTO ESTRADA, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • MARCUS KAISER, Newcastle University
  • ESTEBAN MORO, Department of Mathematics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • TIAGO DE PAULA PEIXOTO, University of Bremen
  • MASON A. PORTER, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford


Monday, 16 May morning
Structural network theory: Traditional vs. non-traditional methods (Estrada)

Monday, 16 May, afternoon
Temporal networks (Barrat)

Tuesday, 17 May, morning
Spatial networks: theory and applications (Barthelemy)

Tuesday, 17 May, afternoon
no lectures

Wednesday, 18 May, morning
Mesoscale structures in networks (Porter)

Wednesday, 18 May, afternoon
Statistical inference of generative network models (Peixoto)

Thursday, 19 May, morning
Social and economical networks from (big-)data (Moro)

Thursday, 19 May, afternoon
no lectures

Friday, 20 May, morning

The human structural connectome: organisation, development, and dynamics (Kaiser)

Friday, 20 May, afternoon
Functional brain networks (Buldu)

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Sponsored by SICC – Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity