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Call: VII Mediterranean School of Complex Networks

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Event Details

We are glad to announce the call for the seventh edition of the summer School that we will organize this year, after a 2 years break due to COVID19.


From 2022 the Mediterranean School of Complex Networks and the International School of Informatics and Dynamics in Complex Networks have joined their forces into a single event.


The new board of directors include, in alphabetic order: Prof. Alex Arenas (URV, Spain), Prof. Vincenza Carchiolo (UniCT, Italy), Prof. Manlio De Domenico (UniPD, Italy), Prof. Mattia Frasca (UniCT, Italy) and Prof. Giuseppe Mangioni (UniCT, Italy)


From 2023, the editions of MSCX will alternate between other locations in the Mediterranean area and Salina.


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Call for participation


VII Mediterranean School of Complex Networks


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25 Jun - 02 July 2022

Salina, Italy



In the last decade, network theory has been revealed to be a perfect instrument to model the structure of complex systems and the dynamical process they are involved in. The wide variety of applications to social sciences, technological networks, biology, transportation and economics, to cite just some of them, showed that network theory is suitable to provide new insights into many problems.

Given the success of the past editions (2014-2015-2016-2017-2018-2019) of the Mediterranean School of Complex Networks, we call for applications to the 7th Edition in 2022. If you are curious about the past editions, you can find more information in the new "From the School" section of the Journal of Complex Networks:


The goal of this school is twofold: 

  • Provide a theoretical background to students (Master, PhD) and young researchers in the field, with particular attention to current trends in Network Science;
  • Promote philosophical and scientific exchange between all participants, i.e., lecturers and attendants.

For this reason, the program will involve lectures from experts in different fields (social science, game theory, biology, physics, etc) for 70% of the duration of the school. The remaining time will be dedicated to student activities (including talks, debates, "social network games").



  • Nathan Kutz (University of Washington) - Discovering governing equations: from network structure to dynamics
  • Fabrizio de Vico Fallani (INRIA) - Network Neuroscience
  • Jesus Gomez-Gardeñez (Universidad de Zaragoza) - Spreading Processes on Networks


Focused Seminars

  • Andrea Baronchelli (City University of London and The Alan Turing Institute) - Socio-technical systems
  • Clara Granell (Universidad de Zaragoza) - A primer on community detection
  • Kyriaki Kalimeri (ISI Turin) - Network Data Science for good
  • Margherita Russo (University of Modena) - Mesoscale Organization of trade networks


Local Organizing Committee

  • Serafina Agnello 
  • Riccardo Gallotti  (FBK)


Board of Directors

  • Alex Arenas   (URV)
  • Vincenza Carchiolo (UniCT) [Organizer for 2022]
  • Manlio De Domenico   (UniPD) [Organizer for 2022]
  • Mattia Frasca (UniCT)
  • Giuseppe Mangioni (UniCT)


How to participate


The school will take place in Salina, a small island in the north of Sicily (Italy). Salina, fully covered by green vegetation and surrounded by the sea, represents a suitable small and quiet environment to achieve the purposes of this school.


Registration is mandatory for participants, visit the webpage. 


In-person attendance.

School fee is 650 euros, lectures, transfers from Catania to Salina, and accommodation are included. School fee + social events is 750€.


In-person participation is limited to 30 attendants, due to COVID19 restrictions. Early applications will be appreciated.


Please, note that meals are NOT included (except for social dinner).


COVID19: In response to the current pandemic emergency, the organizers will develop an adequate plan for safety, in agreement with current laws. Note that in-person mode might require COVID19 testing before and during the school, as well as the requirement of valid certifications for traveling and accessing public places (e.g., restaurants).  



Online attendance.

We plan a hybrid mode to allow for remote attendance. The school fee in this case is 150€.


Online participation is limited to 70 attendants. Early applications will be appreciated.



This year, we will grant two scholarships, sponsored by the Complex Systems Society, that will cover the School fee only. The MDPI journal “Condensed Matter” will sponsor the prizes. 



Important Dates


15 March 2022    Early registration deadline (no payment needed at this stage)

01 April 2022       Notification of Acceptance

01 May 2022       Registration deadline (payment needed)


You can visit the website of the School for further details about the program, the location, previous editions, to apply or to contact the organizers.


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@MscxNetworks (hashtag #mscx22)


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Best regards,


Manlio De Domenico on behalf of the organizers