The 6th International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications

November 29 - December 01 2017

Lyon, France


Contribution Types

Two types of contributions are accepted:

  • Full Paper: Full Papers are recommended to be between 8-10 pages. They should not exceed 12 pages in total including bibliography.
  • Extended Abstract: Extended Abstracts are recommended to be between 1-2 pages. They should not exceed 3 pages.

We will not accept any paper that, at the time of submission, is under review or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or conference. This restriction does not apply to extended abstracts since they are not targeted for publication in the proceedings. If in doubt, please contact the PC Chairs.

Format

Each submission must follow the Springer publication format available on the website of Studies in Computational Intelligence Series in the Authors and Editors instructions entry.

  • LaTeX templates are available here
  • Word templates are available here

For more information refer to the Springer Website.

Submission

All contributions should be submitted electronically online via EasyChair.

  1. Visit https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=complexnetworks2017
  2. If you haven't got a login, you’ll be asked to create one
  3. Once you’re logged, select the option “New Submission” and enter the authors' information
  4. Enter the abstract of your contribution. In case you are submitting an Extended Abstract, the EasyChair field "abstract" should not be used for writing the entire Extended Abstract
  5. Enter at least 3 keywords
  6. Select between 1 to 3 topics from the list provided
  7. Select your contribution category and upload your abstract or paper. Click on “Submit” to upload your contribution to the reviewing system. Only pdf files using the proper format will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

After this process, you should receive an email indicating the submission was successful. If you don’t receive this email you should contact the program chairs. Please check your spam folder as the automated message may be stored there.

Review

All submitted contributions will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression by at least two reviewers. The organizers will examine the reviews and make the final papers selection.

Proceedings

Full papers accepted for publication will be published by Springer-Verlag on the Studies in Computational Intelligence Series. Authors will be required to transfer copyright to Springer. The books of this series are submitted for indexing to SCOPUS, DBLP, MathSciNet, Zentralblatt Math, MetaPress, Ulrichs and Springerlink.

Book of Abstracts

Accepted Extended Abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstract (with ISBN) along with the abstracts of the keynote presentations.

General Chair


Hocine Cherifi
University of Burgundy, France

Program Co-Chairs


Chantal Cherifi
University of Lyon2, France
Mirco Musolesi
University College London, UK
Marton Karsai
ENS de Lyon, France

Poster Chairs


Hamamache Kheddouci
University of Lyon1, France
Huijuan Wang
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Webmaster

Matteo Zignani, University of Milan, Italy

Registration rates

The registration costs and benefits depend on the registration category and on the date of registration. Please read the instructions to make sure you register for the correct category. If in doubt, please contact Hocine Cherifi (hocine.cherifi@u-bourgogne.fr).

Conference

  • At least one author of each accepted contribution must be registered by the author registration deadline (October 25, 2016) in order for that contribution to appear in the proceedings or book of abstract and to be scheduled for presentation.
  • Attendees must register under one of the following registration categories.
  • All registration categories include access to technical sessions, lunches, coffee breaks and opening reception.
CategoryEarly (by Oct 20, 2016)Late (After Oct 20, 2016)Dinner BanquetProceedings
Paper Registration590€690€1 IncludedIncluded
Abstract Registration350€450€1 IncludedNot Included
Extra Paper300€350€-Not Included
Extra Abstract200€250€-Not Included
Regular Attendee350€400€1 IncludedNot Included
Student Attendee180€200€Not IncludedNot Included
  • Student fee is for non-author attendees. It is not available for authors of papers and abstracts.
  • Extra paper or abstract registration rate is applicable only once for each full registration. Authors with 3 papers must pay 2 papers registration and one extra paper.

Miscellaneous

Extra Dinner Banquet Ticket70€
Extra Copy of Proceedings70€
Extra Page Fee (max 2 Pages over the 12 pages limit)100€ per extra page

Workshop Registration Fees are non-Refundable

Tutorials

Tutorials will be offered on November 29, 2016. They will run from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Please note that you do not need to register for the workshop to register for the tutorials.

Registration for 1 Tutorial 150€
Registration for 2 Tutorials 200€

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 20 participants per tutorial. All the interested participants are kindly invited to register before October 25, 2016. It will be possible to register to tutorials after that date, provided that capacity constraints are not already violated.

For any problem, please send a e-mail to Hocine Cherifi (hocine.cherifi@u-bourgogne.fr)

Host City: Milan, Italy

Milan, the capital of Lombardy, is Italy's economic and financial heart. Fashion, design, finance and media are the advanced sectors that drive its economy. Milan has eleven university centers with 44 faculties and 174,000 new students each year. This history in education and advanced research goes hand in hand with invention and innovation from the Romans to Leonardo da Vinci and Marconi and continues in recent years. The great Italian masters of the past have left their sign on the history of art, followed in the 20th century by internationally influential Futurists and Arte Povera group. Milan offers a total of 150 art galleries, 28 museums and 38 theatres.  Opera lovers will be able to enjoy performances at La Scala. For more information about the city and what’s going on in Milan refer to the tourism official website.

Host Institution: The University of Milan

A leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity, the University of Milan is the largest university in the region, with approximately. The University of Milan also possesses a remarkable artistic and cultural heritage that includes important historic buildings, inherited and acquired collections, archives, botanical gardens and the old Brera Observatory commissioned by Maria Teresa of Austria. The University’s departments are housed in important historic edifices in the centre of Milan and in modern buildings in the area known as Città Studi (the City of Studies). The University also has a Choir and its own Orchestra, which actively contributes to the cultural life of the city and receives international acknowledgements on an increasingly frequent basis.

Venue: Sala Napoleonica di Palazzo Greppi

Via S. Antonio, 12

The 18th-century Palazzo Greppi has been designed by Giuseppe Piermarini who built the Scala Theatre in Milan.

Palazzo Greppi commissioned by Count Antonio Greppi, banker and entrepreneur recently nobility, was among the first models of the Milanese neoclassicism.

The staircase and the main floor rooms still retain the neoclassical decoration work of Giocondo Albertolli, Martin Knoller and Andrea Appiani.

How to reach the Conference Venue

  • Underground line MM1 Red line get off at stop “Duomo”, walk 600 meters
  • Underground line MM3 Yellow line get off at stop “Missori”, walk 450 meters
  • Surface lines 60, 73 bus, get off at stop “L.go Augusto”, walk 500 meters
  • Surface line 12, 27, 24, 16 trolley (tram), get off at stop Missori M3

Hotels in Milan

We have arranged negotiated prices with the hotels listed below. You have to book by yourself as soon as possible and no later than the indicated deadline (when available).

Hotel Brunelleschi ****(Visit the website)

Address: Via Baracchini, 12, 20123 Milano - 300 m from the conference venue
Rates and availability for the days of the conference (rates do not include the city tax - € 5,00 per person/night):
  • Standard single room: €181,00 per night
  • Superior single room: €195,00 per night
  • Standard double room as single: €195,00 per night
  • Standard double room: €205,00 per night
  • Superior double room: €220,00 per night

Hotel Lloyd ****(Visit the website)

Address: Corso di Porta Romana, 48, 20122 Milano - 400 m from the conference venue
Rates and availability for the days of the conference (rates do not include the city tax - € 5,00 per person/night but include breakfast, vat and wi-fi):
  • Single room: €100,00 per night (bed and breakfast formula)
  • Double room: €120,00 per night (bed and breakfast formula)
Send an email to info@lloydhotelmilano.it and specify the code CNA2016

Best Western Hotel Ascot ****(Visit the website)

Address: Via Lentasio, 3, 20122 Milano - 450 m from the confernce venue
Rates and availability for the days of the conference (rates do not include the city tax - € 5,00 per person/night):
  • 20 Single rooms: €110,00 per night (bed and breakfast formula).
  • 10 Double rooms: €130,00 per night (as a single, bed and breakfast formula), €140,00 per night (bed and breakfast formula)
  • Rates are available until 01/11/2016
Send an email to reservation@hotelascotmilano.it and specify you will attend "Complex Networks 2016" (code: "unimi complex networks")

Hotel Residence Romana ****(Visit the website)

Address: Corso di Porta Romana, 64 - 500 m from the conference venue
Rates: 15% on the best rate
Visit www.romananresidence.it and insert the code COMPLEX16. The discount is available for arrivals from 27/11/16 to 01/12/06 and it is valid only through the website.

Uptown Palace ****(Visit the website)

Address: Via Santa Sofia, 10, 20122 Milano - 600 m from the conference venue
For rates and reservation, see the reservation form.
Booking code: "unimi complex networks"

Hotel Canada ***(Visit the website)

Address: Via Santa Sofia, 16, 20122, Milan - 650 m from the confernce venue
For rates and reservation, see here
Booking code: "unimi complex networks"

Mec Hotel ***(Visit the website)

Address: Via Tito Livio, 4, 20137 Milano - 19 minutes from the conference venue (Tram 16)
Rates and availability for the days of the conference (rates do not include the city Tax - € 4,00 per person/night):
  • Single room: €79,00 per night (bed and breakfast formula)
  • Double room as single: €91,00 per night (bed and breakfast formula)
  • Double room: €120,00 per night (bed and breakfast formula)
Send an email to info@mechotel.it and specify you will attend "Complex Networks 2016".

Other suggested hotels

  • Hotel 22 Marzo **- Piazza Santa Maria del Suffragio, 3, 20129 Milano - 13 min from the conference venue (Line 27 or Line 12)
  • Antica Locanda Leonardo *** - Corso Magenta, 78, 20123 Milano - 16 min from the conference venue (Line 27)
  • B&B Hotel Milano Sant'Ambrogio ***- via degli Olivetani, 4 20123 Milano - 25 min from the conference venue

Camera-ready version of your contribution is due no later than October, 16 2016.

Please take the reviewers' comments carefully into account when preparing it.

Do NOT use EasyChair to submit the camera-ready version of your submission but the submission system at cn.nptlab.di.unimi.it

Camera-ready Preparation

Word Manuscript

  • Format the manuscript according to the Word template available here.
  • Generate the PDF file named "Abstract[*NUMBER*].pdf"

LaTex Manuscript

  • Format the manuscript according to the LaTex template available here.
    • If you used the LaTex template from the submission page of the website, you must change the document class from "svmult" to "llncs".
    • You can add packages to this template but do not remove any that are already included.
    • The template folder also contains the splncs03.bst BibTeX style sheet. Do not modify the following line in the template \bibliographystyle{splncs03}, it will ensure that your references are generated in the correct format.
  • If your manuscript is separated into several .tex files, combine them into a single, cohesive .tex file.
    • Bibliography can be submitted separately as .bib (see bibliotest.bib in the zip) or included in your main .tex file (do not use \input, \include or \externaldocument).
    • Figures should be placed in the directory containing the .tex manuscript (not in subdirectories). Therefore, the /includegraphics command should contain only the filename, es.:
      \includegraphics[]{figure_name}
    • We accept only EPS and TIFF (at least 600 dpi) files
    • Since figures are uploaded separately from your .tex file, remove EPS figures generated in the LaTeX file.
  • Once the manuscript is ready, generate the PDF file named Abstract[*NUMBER*].pdf

Submission instruction

You must upload the PDF file of your contribution together with the files used to generate it into the submission system at cn.nptlab.di.unimi.it:

  • If you access for the first time, click on "Register".
    • Provide the email associated to your EasyChair submission
    • Enter a password with at least 8 characters.
    • Log in, by clicking on "Login".
    • Click on the submission title.
  • Upload the PDF of your contribution (click on Add File).
  • Upload the files used to generate the PDF:
    • For Latex submission upload the single .tex manuscript, and optionally the figures (separately) and the .bib (bibliography).
    • For Word submission, upload the .doc or .docx file.

The page limit for the paper is 12 pages with the possibility of adding at most 2 extra pages for an extra fee.

Camera-ready Preparation

Copyright form

All authors submitting papers must grant Springer specific permission to publish the work "consent to publish" (CTP).

  • Print the CTP form, available here.
  • Write the title of your paper as well as the names of the authors at the top of the form and sign it.
  • Prepare a scanned version of the CTP form in a PDF file named "CTP[*NUMBER*].pdf"

Word Manuscript

  • Format the manuscript according to the Word template available here.
  • Generate the PDF file named "Paper[*NUMBER*].pdf"

LaTex Manuscript

  • Use the LaTex template, available here.
    • You can add packages to this template but do not remove any that are already included.
    • The template folder also contains the spmpsci.bst BibTeX style sheet. Do not modify the following line in the template \bibliographystyle{spmpsci}, it will ensure that your references are generated in the correct format.
  • If your manuscript is separated into several .tex files, combine them into a single, cohesive .tex file before the submission.
    • Bibliography can be submitted separately as .bib (see bibliotest.bib in the zip) or included in your main .tex file (do not use \input, \include or \externaldocument).
    • Figures should be placed in the directory containing the .tex manuscript (not in subdirectories). Therefore, the /includegraphics command should contain only the filename, es.:
      \includegraphics[]{figure_name}
    • We accept only EPS and TIFF (at least 600 dpi) files.
    • Since figures are uploaded separately from your .tex file, remove EPS figures generated in the LaTeX file.
  • Generate the PDF file named Paper[*NUMBER*].pdf

Submission instruction

  • You must upload into the submission system at cn.nptlab.di.unimi.it:
    • The PDF file of your contribution
    • The files used to generate the PDF
    • The completed and signed copyright form
  • If you access for the first time, click on "Register".
    • Provide the email associated to your EasyChair submission
    • Enter a password with at least 8 characters.
    • Log in, by clicking on "Login".
    • Click on the submission title.
  • Upload the signed PDF of the copyright form
  • Upload the PDF of your contribution (click on Add File).
  • Upload the files used to generate the PDF:
    • For Latex submission upload the single .tex manuscript, and optionally the figures (separately) and the .bib (bibliography).
    • For Word submission, upload the .doc or .docx file.

If you have any question about the submission process of your contribution contact : cn16.cameraready@gmail.com

Program

Download the complete program and the timetable

Download the Book of Abstracts

Here you can find the proceedings

TBD

Extended version of accepted contributions (full papers and extended abstracts) will be invited for publication in special issues of the journals:

Papers will be subject to a fast track review procedure.

The manuscript submission deadline is February 25, 2018.

Papers will be published as soon as they are accepted.

Poster Presentation

Poster format

Posters should be in portrait format and the maximal dimensions should be 84.1 cm wide x 118.9 cm high (A0 portrait). This size specification must be strictly adhered to in preparation of your posters. The conference organization will supply materials for mounting posters on the boards.

Poster presentation

Posters will be presented during a half-day daily session (Wednesday through Friday). Posters should be mounted before the session at their designated location and removed by the end of the session.
For the morning session posters should be mounted at 8:20 and removed at 12:15.
For the afternoon session posters should be mounted at 13:30 and removed at 18:15.
Each poster has been assigned a number and must be mounted on the appropriately numbered board. You can check the number by referring to the printed or on-line program.

Poster schedule

The author of the poster is requested to be stand by his/her poster throughout the duration of the scheduled session (please refer to the printed or on-line program for information on when your poster session is scheduled). Authors are encouraged to engage the audiences in technical discussion by making periodic presentations and answering questions.

Oral Presentation

Presentation duration

Presentation time is critical; each paper is allocated 15 minutes for lecture sessions. This time includes setup and questions. We recommend that presentation of your slides should take about 12 minutes, leaving 3 minutes for setup, introduction, summary, and questions from the audience. Recall that COMPLEX NETWORKS is a single track event and there will beplenty of time to discuss your work during the coffee breaks and social events.

Reporting to the session chair

All speakers must report to the session chair at the registration desk before the session at least 30min prior to the beginning of your session.

Uploading your presentation

In order to avoid technical issues, speakers are encouraged to use the laptop provided in the room. Your slides need to be uploaded into the conference computer prior to your presentation. Please bring your materials to the registration desk at least 30min prior to the beginning of your session.
For early morning sessions (Oral O1: Multiplex, Oral O5: Network Analysis and Oral O9: Biological Networks), if possible, upload your session the evening before your presentation.
In order to respect the schedule for uploading your presentation refer to the following table:

Session Day Time
Oral O1: Multiplex November 30, 2016 08:00 to 08:30. During registration
Oral O2: Network Analysis November30, 2016 10:15 to 10:30. During coffee break
Oral O3: Resilience, Control and Synchronization November 30, 2016 12:15 to 13:15. During lunch break
Oral O4: Networks in Finance and Economy November 30, 2016 15:15 to 15:30. During coffee break
Oral O5: Network Analysis December 01, 2016 08:00 to 08:30. During registration
Oral O6: Diffusion December 01, 2016 10:15 to 10:30. During coffee break
Oral O7: Dynamics on Networks December 01, 2016 12:15 to 13:15. During lunch break
Oral O8: Community and Hierarchy December 01, 2016 15:15 to 15:30. During coffee break
Oral O9: Biological Networks December 02, 2016 08:00 to 08:30. During registration
Oral O10: Epidemics December 02, 2016 10:15 to 10:30. During coffee break
Oral O11: Network Models December 02, 2016 12:15 to 13:15. During lunch break
Oral O12: Network Measures December 02, 2016 15:30 to 15:40. During coffee break

Please, bring the presentation on a USB flash drive.
Only Power Point presentations 97–2007 or 2010 (or higher versions) (.ppt or .pptx) and Adobe Acrobat files (.pdf) will be accepted.
If you need not standard fonts, these must be embedded into your presentation. If you have a video or audio file embedded in the presentation we recommend to use a standard video and audio codec compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint.

Using your own laptop

For timing efficiency, the rule is to use the laptop provided by the conference. Exceptionally, if you really need to use your own laptop you must request the permission at the registration desk as soon as possible and at least half a day before your presentation. For the morning session of November, 2016, please report to the registration desk November 29, 2016 in the afternoon. In case of a positive response, you must ensure long in advance that there are no technical issues. A VGA cable with male connector will be provided for hooking up your laptop. Please ensure to bring the proper adapter that will fit your computer.

Presentation format

Please prepare you presentation in 4:3 format.

For any problem/question please send an email to matteo.zignani@gmail.com