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 [home page]
    Dynamical processes on complex networks [abstract]
    Centre de Physique Théorique, Marseille, France
    Institute of Scientific Interchange, Turin, Italy

  • Prof. Christos Faloutsos [home page]
    Social networks mining [abstract]
    Dept. of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

  • Prof. Dirk Helbing [home page]
    The Rise and Fall of Cooperation in a Model Society with Greed [abstract]
    ETH Zurich
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

  • Prof. Ravi Kumar [home page]
    Social network analysis [abstract]
    Yahoo! Reserach

School Directors

  • Prof. Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania)
  • Prof. Andrea Rapisarda (University of Catania)
  • Prof. V.S. Subrahmanian (University of Maryland)

Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Giovanni Giuffrida (University of Catania)
  • Dr. Rosalba Giugno (University of Catania)
  • Dr. Carlo Pennisi (University of Catania)
  • Dr. Giuseppe Pigola (University of Catania)
  • Dr. Alessandro Pluchino (University of Catania)
  • Dr. Alfredo Pulvirenti (University of Catania)