Network Science is one of the most important fields of research in Complex Systems. Several variables play relevant roles in the emergent dynamics, some of them related to the nodes, such as degrees, centralities, etc., and some others related to the links or connections, like weight, assortativity, temporal evolution, etc. Moreover, spatial networks are graphical representations where the complexity involved for the creation and permanence of links also depend on the costs associated to geographical constraints. Strengthening links with friends and relatives, power grids and transportation networks are some example where physical distances matter. The brain functionality and the spread of contagious diseases are some other examples with spatial constraints.

The goal of this workshop is to bring an academic environment for discussions, between computer scientists, geographers, sociologists, physicists, data scientists and any researchers working in the phenomena intersecting Big Data, Spatial Systems and Quantitative Geography.

Big Data analysis has given rise a big expansion of new knowledge in the last decade, and geo- localized data is one of its newest born lines of research. We are interested in speaking about the new and not so new developments in the interdisciplinary merging of lines intersecting Space and Big Data. We are also interested in the latest developments that network science can bring to spatial networks.

We can mention as a scope (but not constrained to) for the workshop:

  • Mobility patterns
  • Spatial networks
  • Networks, Smart Cities and Smart Grids Traces and human motifs
  • Scaling Behaviors
  • Traffic
  • Visualization
  • Aggregation of data

Final program


Invited speaker

Enzo Nicosia

Enzo Nicosia is a Lecturer in Networks and Data Analysis in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London. He is interested in the characterisation and modelling of complex networks, and in Read more

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Anastasios Noulas

Anastasios is a Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellow at the Center for Data Science, New York University. Anastasios completed his PhD in 2013 in the Network and Operating Systems group at the Computer Laboratory in the Read more

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Alain Barrat

I obtained my PhD in theoretical physics at the university of Paris VI (France) in 1996, under the supervision of M. Mézard. The subject of the thesis was the out-of-equilibrium dynamics of spin glasses. I Read more

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Márton Karsai

Márton Karsai, PhD, is an assistant professor with an INRIA research chair at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, member of IXXI Complex System Institute. His research interest falls within human dynamics, computational social science, Read more

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Daniela Paolotti

Daniela Paolotti got her PhD in Physics from the University of Camerino, Italy in 2005. She is Research Leader in the Computational Epidemiology and Public Health group at ISI Foundation in Turin. Before joining ISI Read more


Marc Barthelemy

Marc Barthelemy is a former student of the Ecole Normale Superieure of Paris. In 1992, he graduated at the University of Paris VI with a thesis in theoretical physics titled “Random walks in random media”. Read more


Yérali Gandica

Currently, I am a Scientific Researcher, working half part time with Isabelle Thomas at CORE (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics) and half part time with Jean-Charles Delvenne at ICTEAM (Institute of Information and Communication Read more


Vsevolod Salnikov

PostDoc researcher in the  Complexity and Networks group, Mathematics Department / NaXys, University of Namur, Belgium   Among my research activities there are two main branches (but not limited to them and I’m always open to discussions). First one is Read more


Jean-Charles Delvenne

I am an assistant professor at Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) since 2010. I am part of ICTEAM (Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics), CORE (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics) and naXys (Namur Center for Complex Read more