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Multiple Network Modeling, Analysis and Mining

Satellite Symposium at NetSci2013

Copenhagen at DTU - Technical University of Denmark - campus in Lyngb (DTU Meeting Center - DTU Mødecenter), Room S10 on the first floor (Download map)
Monday, June 3rd, 2013: Starting @ 8AM - Ending @ 8PM.


A complex network is a model used to represent complex interacting phenomena such as social interactions among human beings, biological reactions in organisms and technological systems. Complex networks have been widely used by scholars from different fields to tackle a large number of real-world phenomena. Some important milestones in the recent scientific scenario, such as the ubiquitous emergence in different natural phenomena of small-world and scale-free structures, come from complex network analysis.

Real-world phenomena may require very rich representations. For example, the entities under study may relate to each other for different reasons. In this case, complex networks considering only one kind of interaction are not sufficient anymore, and network scholars developed Multiple Network models.

Multiple Networks are networks in which the nodes may be connected through different relations. Let us consider the case of a social network. At the present day, a person can establish a social relation with hundreds of different people. Are all these people "friends"? Is it possible to organize all these relationships in the same class? Of course not: we have relatives, sentimental relationships, work mates and several different reasons, and degrees, to call the people we know "friends" or "acquaintances".

Such complex models demand an interdisciplinary approach. As the nature of these structures is multidimensional, also a multidimensional mind nexus is required to fully understand them. With this idea in mind, we open this symposium to network scientists from a disparate background set: from computer science to art history, from physics to economics. This symposium aims to be a starting point of an unified, interdisciplinary community focused on the study of multiple networks.


8.45 - 9.15 Introduction / Welcome from the organizers

Session I: Models and measures for multiplex networks

9.15 - 9.45 Regino Criado, ESCET, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid
Eigenvector-like centralities for multiplex networks
9.45 - 10.15 Michele Coscia, Harvard University, USA
Evaluating structural connectivity in multiple networks
10.15 - 10.45 Piótr Brodka, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Quantifying multi-layered complex networks

10.45 - 11.00 coffee

Session II: Mining Multiple Networks

11.00 - 11.30 Jiawei Han, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mining heterogeneous information networks
11.30 - 12.00 Michele Berlingerio, IBM Dublin
Community detection across multiple networks
12.00 - 12.30 Patrick Thiran, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne
Inference on multi-layered networks (models, inference and applications)

12.30- 14.00 lunch

Session III: Dynamics of Multiple Networks

14.00 - 14.30 Renaud Lambiotte, University of Namur
Random Walks on Stochastic Temporal Networks
14.30 - 15.00 Kwang-Il Goh, Korea University
Multiplex networks: structure and dynamics
15.00 - 15.30 Jesus Gomez-Gardenes, University of Zaragoza
Emergence of network features from multiplexity

15.30 - 15.45 coffee

Session IV: Panel discussion: current and future directions on multiple network analysis and mining

15.45 - 16.45

Confirmed panelists

Jiawei Han, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dino Pedreschi, University of Pisa and KDDLab
Boleslaw Szymanski, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Conclusion and final announcements

16.45 - 17.00

Organizing committee

Guido Caldarelli, IMT Lucca
Michele Coscia, Harvard University
Przemyslaw Kazienko, Wroclaw University of Technology
Matteo Magnani, Aarhus University and KDDLab, CNR
Dino Pedreschi, University of Pisa and KDDLab, CNR
Luca Rossi, University of Urbino Carlo Bo

The event is partly sponsored by the Bologna Research Unit of Italian PRIN project "Relazioni sociali e identità in rete: vissuti e narrazioni degli italiani nei siti di social network", led by Ass. Prof. Antonio Messina.
The event has also been partly funded by the Social Network Group @ Wroclaw University of Technology.


Attendance to our symposium is free of charge. As space is limited, we encourage you to contact us to verify if we still have space.

We encourage everyone to also register for the main NetSci2013 conference. For the NetSci2013 registration fee and deadline please see:

About NetSci

The International Conference on Network Science 2013, NetSci2013, in Copenhagen, Denmark, from June 3rd to 7th, 2013 focuses on interdisciplinary research on networks from various disciplines such as economy, biology, medicine, or sociology, and aims to bring new network analytic methods from physics, computer science, math, or statistics to the attention of a large and diverse audience.


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