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[PVS] Preliminary announcement - Lipari School on Complex Systems:Social Networks


Computational Complex Systems
Jacob T. Schwartz International School for Scientific Research

Social Networks
July 3 - July 10, 2010, Lipari Island

The Jacob T. Schwartz International School for Scientific Research starts a new summer school series on Computational Complex Systems
The 2010 edition addresses PhD students and young researchers to the forefront of research activity on Social Networks. 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 poster 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.


- Prof. Alain Barrat
  Centre de Physique Théorique, Marseille, France
  Institute of Scientific Interchange, Turin, Italy

- Prof. Christos Faloutsos
  Dept. of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

- Prof. Dirk Helbing
  ETH Zurich
  Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

- Prof. Ravi Kumar
  Yahoo! Reserach

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. Auditors: participants who are not interested in taking the final exam.

Poster session
Accepted participants may submit a poster to present their research activity. The poster should be submitted before 30 May 2010.

Registration fee:
Graduate and undergraduate Students Euro 450 (Late registration Euro 550). Registration fee does not include hotel and meals.

Deadline for application is April 30, 2010.
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 May 10, 2010.
The official language is English.
School Directors
- Prof. Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania)
- Prof. Andrea Rapisarda (University of Catania)
- Prof. V.S. Subrahmanian (University of Maryland)

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