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COVEnANT 2013 : 2nd Call for Contributions: Collective Behaviors and Networks, satellite @ ECCS'13, (Barcelona, September 19, 2013)


When Sep 19, 2013 - Sep 19, 2013
Where Barcelona, Spain
Submission Deadline May 17, 2013
Notification Due Jun 19, 2013
Categories    complex networks   agent-based modeling   social networks   collective phenomena

Call For Papers

You are cordially invited to submit a contribution to "Collective
Behaviors and Networks", a one-day satellite event of the 2013
European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS'13), to be held in
Barcelona, September 19, 2013.

Goal of this workshop is to provide a discussion venue about advances
in the study of networks applied to the dynamics of social collective
behaviors. Particular attention will be devoted, but not limited to,
the following topics:

- Group formation, evolution and group behavior analysis.
- Modeling, tracking and forecasting dynamic groups in social
- Community detection and dynamic community structure analysis.
- Social simulation, cultural, opinion, and normative dynamics.
- Empirical calibration and validation of agent-based social
- Models of social capital, collective action, social movements.
- Coevolution of network and behavior.

More information on COVEnANT2013 can be found here: More information on ECCS'13 can be found here:


Participants are invited to submit their contributions via the
EasyChair system at the following link:

Contributions must be at most 2 pages long, and must provide the
following information: title, list of authors with affiliations, and
abstract. Accepted format is PDF only.

More information, about selection, registration, etc., can be found

Important Dates

May 17, 2013
Abstract submission deadline

June 19, 2013
Notification of acceptance

September 19, 2013
Satellite meeting

Data Challenge

In order to encourage the development of predictive, data-driven
models of collective phenomena, a link prediction competition will
be held as part of the meeting. Monetary prizes will be awarded to
the best contributions, which will be evaluated according to
rigorous scientific criteria by the program committee of the
event. 1st prize: US$800, 2nd prize: US$200.

Further information (task, data set, dates) to be released soon.

Keynote Speakers

Yong-Yeol Ahn, Indiana University, US
J. Doyne Farmer, University of Oxford, UK
Dirk Helbing, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Jure Leskovec, Stanford University, US
Alessandro Vespignani, Northeastern University, US

Special Issue

The best original contributions will be invited to submit an
extended version for inclusion in a special issue of EPJ Data
Science (Springer).

Organizing Committee

Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Indiana University, US
Emilio Ferrara, Indiana University, US
Alessandro Flammini, Indiana University, US
Filippo Menczer, Indiana University, US

Program Committee

Luca M. Aiello, Yahoo Research Barcelona, Spain
Andrea Baronchelli, Northwestern University, US
Pasquale De Meo, University of Messina, Italy
Santo Fortunato, Aalto University, Finland
Jacob Foster, University of Chicago, US
Matteo Gagliolo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Bruno Gonçalves, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Andrea Lancichinetti, Northwestern University, US
Michael Mäs, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Tamás Nepusz, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Orion Penner, IMT Lucca, Italy
Nicola Perra, Northeastern University, US
Filippo Radicchi, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
José J. Ramasco, IFISC, Spain
Carlos Roca, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Giancarlo Ruffo, University of Turin, Italy
Daniel Villatoro, Barcelona Digital Technology Centre, Spain

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