Data mining and modeling of complex techno-socio-economic systems

July 14 - July 21, 2012, Lipari Island


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

School Directors

  • 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)