7th SICC International School "Topics in nonlinear dynamics"

 

COMPLEX NETWORKS IN ACTION

Univ. of Catania, Catania, Italy, 26-28 September, 2012

AIM OF THE COURSE

Complex networks constitute a paradigm pervading many natural or man-made complex systems. Complex networks attract a wide and interdisciplinary audience coming from various fields: from theoretical scientists, to physicists, to engineers, to biologists. Recently, the topic paved the way to new perspectives in different advanced research fields such as brain dynamics (where complex networks have been demonstrated to provide new tools for functional activity characterization), climatology (where they provide a powerful framework to statistically investigate the topology of local and non-local statistical interrelationships), synchronization (where synchronization emerges as a complex interplay between network structure and properties and node dynamics), electronics (where the recent efforts directed towards large-area applications require to deal with complex patterns of interconnectivity), sensor networks (where the structural and evolutionary properties of models of complex networks are explored to design alternative network control methods and effective and robust techniques) and other examples. The idea underlying the School is to focus on such fields where the application of paradigms, concepts and methods from complex network theory revealed to be of great interest both from a theoretical point of view and from an application point of view. The School will thus focus on fields in which complex networks can be seen “in action”.

 

LOCATION

University of Catania, Italy

 

DATES

26-28 September, 2012

 

ORGANIZERS

DIEEI (Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering), University of Catania and SICC (Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity, http://www.sicc-it.org)

TOPICS

This Ph.D. School is intended for postgraduate/PhD students from all over Europe and will deal with complex networks and their applications to the following areas: brain dynamics; climatology; epidemics; game theory; synchronization; sensor networks; control; slime mould computers.

 

SPEAKERS

- Juergen Kurths (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany)

- Mario Chavez (Cognitive Neuroscience and Functional Brain Mapping, UPR 640-LENA, France)

- Andrew Adamatzky (Dept of Computer Science UWE, Bristol, United Kingdom)

- Yamir Moreno (Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems BIFI, Spain)

- Jesus Gomez-Gardenes (University of Zaragoza, Spain)

- Stefano Boccaletti (Univ. Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)

- Mario Di Bernardo (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy)

- Carlo Piccardi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

- Alessandro Rizzo (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)

- Luigi Fortuna (Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy)

- Andrea Rapisarda (Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy)

- Mattia Frasca (Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy)

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

26 September 2012

 

8.30 – 9.00 Registration

 9.00 – 9.30 Welcome and introduction to the School

9.30 – 11.00 Carlo Piccardi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) – Introduction to complex networks

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 -13.00 Juergen Kurths (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany) – Network of networks and recurrence networks - New paradigms for data analysis

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00 Andrew Adamatzky (Dept of Computer Science UWE, Bristol, United Kingdom) - Slime mould computers in computational geometry, logics and road planning

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.00 Alessandro Rizzo (Politecnico di Bari, Italy) – Consensus-Based Distributed Target Tracking in Heterogeneous Sensor Networks

18.00 – 19.00  Poster Session

 

 

27 September 2012

 

9.00 – 10.30 Luigi Fortuna (University of Catania, Italy) – Nonlinearity, circuits and complexity; Maide Bucolo (University of Catania, Italy) – Chaos in microfluidics

10.30 – 11.00 Visit to the laboratory of Automation, Robotics and Control of Complex Systems and to the laboratory of Measurements and Systems

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 -13.00 Stefano Boccaletti (Univ. Politecnica de Madrid, Spain), Emerging meso- and macro- scale from the synchronization of adaptive networks

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00 Mario Di Bernardo (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy) - Evolving Dynamical Networks: Synchronization, Control and Coordination

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.00 Mario Chavez (Cognitive Neuroscience and Functional Brain Mapping, UPR 640-LENA, France) – Complex networks in brain dynamics

18.00 – 19.00  Outline and demonstration of EU FP7 Project EMICAB by P. Arena (Univ. of Catania), J. Schmitz (Univ. of Bielefeld) and R. Strauss (Univ. of Mainz)

 

20.00 – Social event: pizza at “Il Sale”

 

28 September 2012

 

9.30 – 11.00 Yamir Moreno (Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems BIFI, Spain) – Modeling the spreading of diseases in social and technological systems

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 -13.00 Andrea Rapisarda (Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy) - Criticality, Noise and Synchronization in coupled systems

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00 Jesus Gomez-Gardenes (University of Zaragoza, Spain) – Evolutionary Game Dynamics in Complex Networks

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.30 Mattia Frasca (University of Catania) – Synchronization and spatial pinning control of mobile agents

17.30 – 18.00 Final examination

 

 

HOW TO APPLY
The number of participants is limited to 35. Submit your request of participation as soon as possible to mfrasca@diees.unict.it (Dr Mattia Frasca, Univ. of Catania) by email. Please, write “Catania2012 – Application” as the subject of the email message and fill in the following required information:

 

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Application Form

 

7th SICC International School "Topics in nonlinear dynamics"

 

COMPLEX NETWORKS IN ACTION

 

Catania, Italy, September 26-28, 2012

 

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Upon registration, you will soon receive an email message of provisional acceptance. The admission fee must then be paid within ten days (see Admission fee), otherwise the registration will be cancelled.

ATTENDANCE FEE
The attendance fee for each student participating in the Ph.D. School is:

•     300 Euro, for members of the Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity (SICC)

•     350 Euro, for non members (it includes four-year membership to SICC)

The fee includes participation to seminars, teaching materials and coffee breaks.

The fee must be paid exclusively by bank transfer to the following account:

 

Società Italiana Caos e Complessità --- account n. 8415103

Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, branch 01873, via Bazzini 2, I-20131 Milano, Italy

Italian bank codes: ABI 03069, CAB 01787

IBAN code: IT18 A030 6901 7870 0000 8415 103

SWIFT/BIC code: BCITITMM

 

Bank transfer costs must entirely be covered by the participant. In the bank order, please specify: Catania2012 - Name of the participant.

A copy of the bank transfer receipt must be sent via e-mail to the SICC Secretariat (info@sicc-it.org) and to mfrasca@diees.unict.it (Dr Mattia Frasca, Univ. of Catania) that will then reply with a message of final acceptance.

In case of renunciation, the reimbursement of the admission fee can be requested no later than August 21, 2011, by sending an e-mail renunciation message to info@sicc-it.org.

 

VENUE
All the lectures of the School will be held at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, located at the “Cittadella Universitaria” Campus in Viale A. Doria 6, Catania. The main room will be “Aula Magna Oliveri” located at building no. 4.

 

The campus is located in the North part of Catania, at the end of the main street, via Etnea. The Campus can easily be reached by walking from via Etnea or by bus (AMT bus no. 432 going through the whole via Etnea).

SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR ACCOMODATION

Hotel La Vecchia Palma, Via Etnea, 668, 95128 - Catania (CT) – Italia

Distance to the city center: 30 min (walking)

Distance to the Campus: 10 min (walking)

 

Hotel Catania Centro, Viale Regina Margherita 2/D, 95100 - Catania (CT) – Italia

Distance to the city center: 10 min (walking)

Distance to the Campus: 30 min (walking) – 10 minutes (bus)

 

B&B Stesicoro, Via Neve 7 (Piazza Stesicoro), 95124 - Catania (CT) – Italia

Distance to the city center: 5 min (walking)

Distance to the Campus: 40 min (walking) – 12 minutes (bus)

 

City Hotel, Via Tomaselli 47, 95100 - Catania (CT) – Italia

Distance to the city center: 10 min (walking)

Distance to the Campus: 30 min (walking) – 15 minutes (bus)

 

Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo, Via Dottor Consoli 27, 95124 - Catania (CT) – Italia

Distance to the city center: 10 min (walking)

Distance to the Campus: 40 min (walking) – 20 minutes (bus)

 

Hotel NH Bellini, Piazza Trento 13, 95129 - Catania (CT) – Italia

Distance to the city center: 15 min (walking)

Distance to the Campus: 40 min (walking) – 20 minutes (bus)