[Nrg-l] FW: [Tccc] SIMPLEX 2009 - Simplifying Complex Networks CFP

Crovella, Mark E crovella at cs.bu.edu
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Call For Papers Simplex 2009

1st Annual Workshop on Simplifying Complex Network for Practitioners

1st July 2009, Venice, Italy

Network Science, sometimes also called "complex networks science", has
recently attracted much attention from the scientific
community, mainly due to the almost ubiquitous presence of complex
in real-world systems. Examples of complex networ
ks are found in living organisms, in engineering systems, as well as in
social networks. Most of the real-world systems have
 the required degree of complexity to be called "complex systems".
may have to do with the intricate dynamics of the
interacting components, with the non-trivial properties of the
network topology, or with the sheer size of the
system itself.

Despite the numerous workshops and conferences related to network
it is still a set of loosely interacting
communities. Those communities would benefit from better interactions.
Researchers in network science can be categorized
according to the theoretical school from which they come, e.g.
physics, game theory, information theory,
distributed algorithms. Each school tackles a very particular aspect of
complex systems, like statistical interactions
between components, or the computation of the equilibrium of a
system. The assumptions made by each school
to apply their theoretical tools makes it very difficult for
to apply their results to practical situations.

Simplex is expected to trigger the communication networks community to
propose the topics that should be tackled from the
network science perspective, and let the network community explain how
best use their tools for practical problems of
communication networks. Two types of contributions are foreseen from
prospective authors. The first type would consist of
use-cases of theoretical tools and methods to solve practical problems.
contributions should be as usable as possible
by practitioners in the related field. The second type of contributions
would come from practitioners that have identified
a problem that may be solved by tools from network sciences. The point
such contributions is to make the network sciences
 community aware of the importance of a high-impact problem, and to
means by which the problem may be solved by the
network sciences community. Both contributions should stimulate
between theoreticians and practitioners, and
also have high potential impact in either field.

Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):

- Design of wired/wireless networks
- Representing and analyzing dynamic networks
- Network robustness to failures and attacks
- Mining of large scale networks
- Forwarding/routing for opportunistic network
- Mobility/connectivity modeling
- Anti-spam and Sybil attacks

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression.
All submissions must be in English. Submissions should be in PDF format
must not exceed 6 pages. After the workshop, proceedings
will be published by Springer-Verlag.

Steering Committee
Jon Crowcroft        University of Cambridge, UK
Steve Uhlig        Deutsche Telekom Laboratories/TU Berlin, Germany
Pan Hui            Deutsche Telekom Laboratories/TU Berlin, Germany
Walter Willinger    ATT research, USA

PC Co-chairs
Steve Uhlig         T-labs/TU Berlin, Germany
Pan Hui            T-labs/TU Berlin, Germany

Web Co-chairs
Fehmi Ben Abdesslem    University of St Andrews, UK
Nishanth Sastry        University of Cambridge, UK

TPC members
Alain Barrat        University of Marseille, France
Marian Boguna        University of Barcelona, Spain
Stefan Bornholdt    University of Bremen, Germany
Paul Bourgine        Ecole Polytechnique, France
Augustin Chaintreau    Thomson research lab, France
Mark Crovella        Boston University, USA
Nathan Eagle        MIT/Santa Fe Institute, USA
Damien Fey        McGill University, Canada
Marta Gonzalez        Northeastern University, USA
Pan Hui            T-labs/TU Berlin, Germany
Almerima Jamakovic    TNO ICT, Netherlands
Hawoong Jeong        KAIST, Korea
Dimitri Krioukov    CAIDA, USA
Matthieu Latapy        UPMC/LIP6, France
Vito Latora        University of Catania, Italy
Shishir Nagaraja    UIUC, USA
Clemence Magnien    UPMC/LIP6, France
Jose Mendes        University of Aveiro, Portugal
Richard Mortier        Vipadia Ltd., UK
Raul Mondragon        University of London, UK
Andrew Moore        University of Cambridge, UK
Nadine Peyrieras    INAF-CNRS, France
Michael Rabbat        McGill University, Canada
Nishanth Sastry        University of Cambridge, UK
Georgios Smaragdakis    Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany
Steve Uhlig        T-labs/TU Berlin, Germany
Walter Willinger    AT&T research, USA
Shi Zhou        University College London, UK

Paper submission:             April 30, 2009
Notification of acceptance:         May 30, 2009
Registration deadline:            June 10, 2009
Workshop:                 July 1, 2009

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