Mathematical Models and Computational Methods for Complex Networks

June 6-7, 2016

Department of Computer Science
University of Pisa
Largo Bruno Pontecorvo 3 - 56127 Pisa - Italy






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 to have a nice overview of the state of the art in both these research directions.

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

Registration is free of charge but compulsory: please send an email (to giancarlo.bigi@unipi.it or caterina.fenu@for.unipi.it) providing your name, affiliation and day/days of attendance by May 15