Dynamic Networks and Social Behavior

July 6 - July 13, 2013, 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 2013 edition addresses Ph.D. students, junior and senior researchers to the forefront of research activity on data mining and computational models for dynamic networks and social behavior. 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.


  • Bernardo Huberman
    Social Media and the Attention Economy [abstract]
    HP Labs and Stanford University, USA

  • Michael Kearns
    Network Games: Algorithms and Behavior [abstract]
    University of Pennsylvania, USA

  • Michael Walton Macy
    Computational Models and Complex Systems [abstract]
    Cornell University, USA

Guest Speakers

  • Santo Fortunato
    Aalto University, Finland

  • Dirk Helbing
    ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • Kimmo Kaski
    Aalto University, Finland

  • Janos Kertesz
    Central European University (CEU) Budapest

School Directors

  • Prof. Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania)
  • Prof. Dirk Helbing (ETH Zurich)
  • Prof. Andrea Rapisarda (University of Catania)
  • Prof. Santo Fortunato (Aalto University)

  • Dr. Rosalba Giugno (co-director, University of Catania)
  • Dr. Alessandro Pluchino (co-director, University of Catania)
  • Dr. Alfredo Pulvirenti (co-director, University of Catania)