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SIMPLEX 2015 : The Sixth Annual Workshop on Simplifying Complex Networks for Practitioners


Conference Series : Simplifying Complex Networks for Practitioners
When May 18, 2015 - May 22, 2015
Where Florence, Italy
Submission Deadline Jan 24, 2015
Notification Due Feb 22, 2015
Final Version Due Mar 8, 2015
Categories    network science   machine learning applications   data mining and social nets   security

Call For Papers

The 7th Annual Workshop on Simplifying Complex Networks for Practitioners

In conjunction with the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW)
May 18-22, 2015, Florence, Italy.

* Statement and Topics of Interest

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 networks in
real-world systems. Examples of complex networks 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". Complexity may have to do with the intricate
dynamics of the interacting components, with the non-trivial
properties of the underlying network topology, or with the sheer size
of the system itself.

Despite the numerous workshops and conferences related to network
science, it is still a set of loosely interacting communities. Those
communities would benefit from better interactions. Following the
success of the previous edition of the workshop in (2009),
(2010), (2011), (2012), (2013), and (2014)
SIMPLEX aims at triggering
different computer science communities (e.g. communication networks,
distributed systems) to propose research areas and topics that should
be tackled from the network science perspective. We also seek
contributions from network science that are relevant to solve
practical computer science problems. 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. Such 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 of such
contributions is to make the network sciences community aware of the
importance of a high-impact problem, and to suggest means by which the
problem may be solved by the network sciences community. Both
contributions should stimulate interaction between theoreticians and
practitioners, and also have high potential impact in either
field. Topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

- Application of complex network theory to the design of web applications;
- Data mining of large scale networks;
- Analysis of dynamic and time-varying networks;
- Network robustness to failures and attacks;
- Machine learning and network science;
- Complex network theory applied to forwarding/routing problems;
- Application of social network analysis to communication and computing system design;
- Mobility and connectivity modelling;
- Multiplier and multiplexing networks analysis;
- Heterogeneous networks analysis and applications;
- Network science and data and information retrieval;
- Complex network theory and security applications;

* Submission Guidelines

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. The
proceedings of the workshop will be published by the ACM International
Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS).

Paper submissions at the review stage should not exceed 8 pages in the
ACM Small Standard Format (LaTeX or Word). If using LaTeX, please use
documentclass{acmsmall}, i.e., no optional parameters (such as
prodmode, or journal abbreviation) should be used. Please note that
the final camera-ready manuscript will be restricted to 6 pages and
will need to be formatted using the ACM SIGS Proceedings Template). To
minimise later work, authors may choose to submit papers for review in
this format as well.

Best paper award: This year, SIMPLEX will feature a best paper
award. The technical program committee will rank submissions based on
the evaluation merit criteria, and one paper among the top three will
be selected for the best paper award while the other two will be named

Special issue: Also new to the workshop, this year's edition will
feature a special issue to an archival journal. A selected set of top
accepted submission to the workshop will be fast-tracked for
publication in a reputed journal upon their revision and extension
(subject to a pending approval).

* Important Dates

Workshop paper submission deadline: Jan 24, 2015 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)
Workshop paper acceptance notification: Feb 22, 2015
Workshop paper final copy hard deadline: Mar 8, 2015
Workshop held on May 18, 2015

submission website:

* Organizers

Yang Chen, Fudan University, China
Kwang-Il Goh, Korea University, Korea
Bruno Goncalves (PC co-chair), Aix-Marseille Universite, France
Hamed Haddadi, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Pan Hui (General co-chair), HKUST, Hong Kong/T-Labs, Germany
Huy Kang Kim, Korea University, Korea
Hyoungshick Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Nektarios Leontiadis, Facebook, USA
Haewoon Kwak, Telefonica Research, Spain
Yanhua Li (PC co-chair), Huawei Noah's Ark Lab, Hong Kong
Zhenhua Li, Tsinghua University, China
Aziz Mohaisen (PC co-chair), Verisign Labs, USA
Bruno Ribeiro, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Nishanth Sastry (General co-chair), King's College London, UK
Andrew G. West, Verisign Labs, USA

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