The School will be open to 50 qualified and selected students.

Registration fee: 500 euro, VAT 22% included.
The fee covers all lectures; course material; wi-fi connections; lunches and coffee breaks; social dinner.

HOW TO APPLY: Prospective participants have to fill out and submit the form below, and upload a 1-page letter succinctly describing their educational background, current position, research interests, and motivations for participating in the School.

PREREQUISITES: Basic notions and metrics on complex networks are required to be able to follow the entire course.

SELECTION CRITERIA: In addition to applicant quality, the Organizing Committee will consider a number of features including: the coherence of the motivation with the aim and scope of the school, the potential benefit for the student’s research, the timeliness for the development of the student’s career. Preference will be given to applicants not participating in the previous two editions of the school.

SHORT TALKS: Participants who intend to give a short talk (4 minutes) on Wednesday 17, afternoon, should declare it in the application form (see below) and provide a title and a list of keywords (from 3 to 5). As there will be room for no more than 25-30 talks, in case of a larger number of proposals the Organizing Committee will select on the basis of the potential interest to the audience, the coherence with the aim and scope of the school, and the diversification of topics.

• Student application: March 5, 2017
• Notification of acceptance: March 27, 2017
• Registration (only accepted students): April 10, 2017

CSS-TSS fee waivers

The Complex Systems Society (CSS), in the framework of the Thematic School Support (TSS) Program 2017, grants 2 fee waivers to support the attendance of PhD students and Junior Post Doctoral researchers who are members of the CSS.

Prospective participants who are eligible for the TSS grant should accompany their application (see the form below) with an email to the Organizing Committee (Carlo Piccardi, email requiring the fee waiver, providing evidence of their eligibility (academic status and CSS membership, holding at the application deadline, March 5, 2017). The acceptance will be notified together with the admission to the school (before April 10, 2017).


The application form for Complex networks: theory, methods, and applications (3rd edition) is currently closed.

For information, please contact the Organizing Secretariat (Ms. Alessandra Cazzaniga – email: .