VI Mediterranean School of Complex Networks

Salina, Sicily 31 Aug - 6 Sep 2019
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Committees

Lecturers Speaker School Directors
1 Albert Diaz Guilera   (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain) Giulia Andrighetto   (ISTC/CNR) Alex Arenas (URV)
2 Ernesto Estrada (University of Strathclyde, UK) Francesca Colaiori   (CNR-ISC) Manlio De Domenico (FBK)
3 Sandro Meloni   (IFISC) Joaquin Goñi   (Purdue University)
4 Clara Granell   (URV) Local organizing
5 Daniela Paolotti   (ISI) Serafina Agnello (FBK)
6 Leto Peel   (Université catholique de Louvain/ Université de Namur) Annalisa Armani (FBK)
7 PierLuigi Sacco   (FBK)
8 Silvia Majo-Vazquez
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Program

15:00    Welcome

Meeting point at Catania airport with the School bus.

9:30 - 10:00    OPENING

Manlio De Domenico (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
Alex Arenas (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

10:00 - 11:00    Individual Presentations

11:00 - 12:00    Projects


SESSION I: STRUCTURE AND ROBUSTNESS OF COMPLEX NETWORKS

10:00 - 11:00    PART I

11:00 - 11:30    COFFEE BREAK

11:30 - 13:00    PART II


Albert Diaz-Guilera (Universidad de Barcelona, Spain)

16:30 - 17:30    STUDENT TALKS

17:30 - 18:00    COFFEE BREAK

18:00 - 18:30    STUDENT TALKS



SESSION II: DYNAMICS ON COMPLEX NETWORKS

10:00 - 11:00    PART I

11:00 - 11:30    COFFEE BREAK

11:30 - 13:00    PART II


Ernesto Estrada (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)

16:30 - 17:30    STUDENT TALKS

17:30 - 18:00    COFFEE BREAK

18:00 - 18:30    STUDENT TALKS



SESSION III: SPREADING PROCESSES IN COMPLEX NETWORKS

10:00 - 11:00    PART I

11:00 - 11:30    COFFEE BREAK

11:30 - 13:00    PART II


Sandro Meloni (IFISC, Spain)

16:00 - 20:00    SOCIAL BOAT

10.00 - 11.00    Focused Seminars I

COMMUNITY DETECTION IN COMPLEX NETWORKS
Clara Granell (Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Spain)

Community detection is an important problem that consists on grasping the intrinsic topological structures of networked data, without any previous knowledge about the size or number of groups to be found. This is of utmost importance in exploratory data analysis, specially in experimental fields like biology, chemistry, and many others. The main difficulty that scientists face when trying to do community analysis relies on finding the appropriate definitions and algorithms for each problem at hand. Nowadays, a myriad of methods are available, and some are even embedded in network analysis tools, making it easy for scientists to apply the most popular community algorithm right away, but also hiding the whole community detection process in a black box. In this lecture we will review community detection from its very definition, considering the advantages and drawbacks of the most popular approaches, in hopes to build a grounded knowledge about this problem so that every scientist is able to critically choose the appropriate solution for his problem.

11.00 - 11:30    COFFEE BREAK

11:30 - 12:30    Focused Seminars II

Network Inference in Practice
Leto Peel (Université catholique de Louvain/ Université de Namur, Belgium)

An Introduction to Statistical Inference for Network Scientists

Statistical inference is an important tool for data analysis and network data is no exception! In this seminar, we will first introduce the popular probabilistic generative model, the stochastic block model (SBM) and its variants. Using the SBM we will explore a number of statistical inference methods for tasks such as inferring parameters, models selection, making predictions and hypothesis testing. Finally, we will briefly discuss some applications of these methods.

16:30 - 17:30    Focused Seminars III

NETWORK NEUROSCIENCE
Joaquin Goñi (Purdue University, USA)

17.30 - 18:00    COFFEE BREAK

18:00 - 19:00    Focused Seminars IV

COGNITIVE NETWORK ANALYSIS
Francesca Colaiori (CNR-ISC, ITALY)

20.30 - 22:00    social dinner

09:30 - 10.00    HUMAN BEHAVIOR I

COMPLEX NETWORKS TO UNDERSTAND HUMAN BEHAVIOR
PierLuigi Sacco

10.00 - 11:00    HUMAN BEHAVIOR II

MEASURING HUMAN BEHAVIOR: A NETWORK APPROACH
Daniela Paolotti (ISI Foundation, Italy)

11.00 - 11:30    COFFEE BREAK

11:30 - 12:30    HUMAN BEHAVIOR III

COLLECTIVE PHENOMENA: SOCIAL NORMS IN COMPLEX SOCIETIES
Giulia Andrighetto (CNR-ISTC, Italy)

16.30 - 18.00     PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

18.30 - 18.45    COFFEE BREAK

18.45 - 19:45     AWARD AND CLOSING CERIMONIES

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