|Title:||2012 Lipari School on Computational Complex Systems
|Description:||Aim and scope: The Jacob T. Schwartz International School for Scientific Research in 2010 opened a new set of summer schools on Computational Complex Systems The 2012 edition addresses PhD students and young researchers to the forefront of research activity on data mining and modeling of complex techno-socio-economic systems. Recognized authorities in the field will give formal lectures tailoring these for an interdisciplinary audience. Participants will also have the opportunity to present the results of their research during a short communication session. As a whole, the planned summer school will allow participants to be exposed to cutting edge results in one of the most challenging research area, while at the same time enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of one of the most beautiful italian islands.
Peter Sheridan Dodds The Stories of Complex Sociotechnical Systems: Measurement, Mechanisms, and Meaning University of Vermont, USA
Jure Leskovec Computational techniques for reasoning about complex networks [abstract] Stanford University, USA
Marc Smith Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL [abstract] Connected Action Consulting Group, USA
Dirk Helbing FuturICT - Global Participatory Computing for Our Complex World [abstract] ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Santo Fortunato Community detection in networks [abstract] Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science (BECS) Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
Participants will be arranged in a comfortable hotel at very special rates. The conference room (in the same hotel) is air-conditioned and equipped with all conference materials. Special areas are reserved to students for the afternoon coursework and study. The island of Lipari can be easily reached from Milazzo, Palermo, Naples, Messina and Reggio Calabria by ferry or hydrofoil (50 minutes from Milazzo).
Two kinds of participants are welcome. Students: Participants who are expected to do afternoon courseworks and take a final exam (The grades will be given following the ECTS grading scale). The course will involve a total of 24 hours of teaching. According to our university rules passing the final exam gives right to an equivalent of 6 ECTS credits in any Ph.D. program. Auditors: participants who are not interested in taking the final exam. Registration fee is 470 Euros. The fee covers the course material, bus+hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social event. Late registration is 570 Euros.
Short Communication Session Accepted participants may submit an abstract to present their research activity. The abstract should be submitted before 30 May 2012. Deadline for application is June 5, 2012 (admission notification will start on March 1st according to registration time). Applicants must include a short curriculum vitae and specify two professors whom letters of recommendation will be asked to, if deemed necessary. Applicants will be notified about admission by June 8, 2012. The official language is English.
Prof. Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania) Prof. Dirk Helbing (ETH Zurich) Prof. Andrea Rapisarda (University of Catania)
Dr. Rosalba Giugno (co-director, University of Catania) Dr. Alessandro Pluchino (co-director, University of Catania) Dr. Alfredo Pulvirenti (co-director, University of Catania) People interested in receiving further information about the school can contact:
|Contact Information:||Lipari School Organization Prof. Alfredo Ferro -- Susanna Caramello (Lipari School secretary) Universita' degli Studi di Catania - Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica Citta' Universitaria - Viale A.Doria, 6 - 95125 Catania - ITALY Tel: +39 095 7383071 Fax: +39 095 7337032 / +39 095 330094 E-mail: email@example.com - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Location:||Lipari Island, Italy|