Thursday, April 7, 2016

[DMANET] Workshop "Mathematical Models and Computational Methods for Complex Networks", Pisa, June 6-7, 2016

Please find the included announcement for a forthcoming workshop to be held at University of Pisa. Apologies for multiple posting.

Workshop: Mathematical Models and Computational Methods for Complex Networks

June 6-7, 2016
Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa
Largo B. Pontecorvo 3, Pisa

The workshop is part of the interdisciplinary research project by the same name between the departments of computer science and mathematics.

The University of Pisa funded the project to foster stricter collaboration between experts in Numerical Analysis, Optimization and Operations Research for the solution of complex numerical problems arising from today's networks (ITC and telecommunication, transportation, energy, economic, social). Mathematical models with network structure can be analyzed both through graph and matrix theory yielding connections between numerical linear algebra, combinatorial optimization, nonlinear optimization and Markov chains. The meaningful overlapping between these fields makes it possible to look at the same problem from different points of view obtaining better results by exploiting different kinds of techniques jointly.

The workshop brings together experts in complex networks both from the modelling and computational perspective, attempting to provide an overview of the state of the art in both these research directions.

The workshop will take place on monday afternoon and tuesday morning.

Confirmed invited speakers:

Michele Benzi - Emory University, Atlanta (Georgia, USA)

Jacek Gondzio - The University of Edinburgh (UK)

Desmond J. Higham - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK)

Carlo Mannino - Sintef ICT & University of Oslo (Norway)

Van Hien Nguyen - Université de Namur (Belgium)

Lothar Reichel - Kent State University, Kent (Ohio, USA)

Sebastian Stiller - Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany)

Francesco Tudisco - Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken (Germany)

Attendance to the workshop is welcome and free of charge. However, you are required to register by sending an e-mail to or providing your name, affiliation and day/days of attendance. The deadline for the registration is May 15.

Organizing committee: Giancarlo Bigi, Gianna Del Corso, Caterina Fenu, Antonio Frangioni, Laura Galli, Mauro Passacantando, Federico Poloni (University of Pisa, Italy)

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