The 9th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Systems

The 9th International Conference on Signal Image Technology

Second Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications

Collocated with:

SITIS 2013, Kyoto, Japan, 2-5 December 2013

Scope of the Workshop
Real-world entities often interconnect with each other through explicit or implicit relationships to form a complex network. Examples of complex networks are found in many fields of science such as biological systems, engineering systems, economic systems as well as social systems. In line with SITIS tradition of promoting interdisciplinary research, the international workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from different science communities working on areas related to complex networks. The workshop targets two types of contributions from prospective authors: contributions dealing of theoretical tools and methods to solve practical problems as well as applications solved by tools from network sciences. Both contributions should stimulate interaction between theoreticians and practitioners.
Authors are encouraged to submit both theoretical and applied papers on their research in complex networks. Topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

• Models of Complex Networks
• Structural Network Properties and Analysis
• Complex Networks and Epidemics
• Rumor Spreading
• Community Structure in Networks
• Formation of Complex Networks
• Generation of Complex Networks
• Community Detection in Complex Networks
• Motif Discovery in Complex Networks
• Visualization of Complex Networks
• Complex network mining
• Dynamics and evolution patterns of complex networks
• Community discovery in complex social networks
• Visual representation of complex networks
• Methodological problems in complex network studies
• Applications of complex network analysis

Important dates
Submission deadline: September 23, 2013
Acceptance/Reject notification: October 19, 2013 
Camera-ready: October 27, 2013
Author Registration: October 27, 2013

Workshop website:


Conference Proceedings of IEEE
All the papers accepted for the workshop will be included in the conference proceedings. The proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society and referenced in IEEE Xplore Digital Library and major indexes. They will be available at the conference.

Special Issue in the Journal of Complex Networks
A special issue for the International Workshop on Complex Networks and their applications will be published in the Journal of Complex Networks edited by OXFORD University Press.

All accepted workshop papers are eligible to be submitted in an extended version, for publication in the special issue. The paper must be technically extended beyond the scope of the paper that appears in the workshop proceedings with at least 30% new original and significative material.

The submission deadline is February 24, 2014. It must be made online by following submission instructions at:

The special issue is scheduled for publication in July 2014.

Guest Editors of the special issue:
Hocine Cherifi   University of Burgundy         France
Ernesto Estrada University of Strathclyde     UK

Submission guidelines
All submissions should be in IEEE conference style and PDF format. Papers may not exceed 8 pages. Paper submission will only be online via: Easy Chair. All submitted papers 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 final paper selections. 

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop. Workshop registration fee is determined by SITIS. A single registration for the workshop or the conference allows attending both events.

General Chair:
Hocine Cherifi, University of Burgundy , France

Program Committee
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Reka Albert, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Luís A. Nunes Amaral, Northwestern University, USA
Fred Amblard, Université  Toulouse 1, France
Alex Arenas, Universidad Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Yaneer Bar-Yam, New England Complex Systems Institute, USA
Gilles Bisson, Université Grenoble, France
Lidia Braunstein, National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina
Javier Buldú, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Vincenza Carchiolo, University of Catania, Italy
Ciro Cattuto, ISI Foundation, Italy
Jack Cole, ARL, USA
Michele Coscia, Universita di Pisa, Italy
Regino Criado, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Luciano Da F. Costa, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Fernando B. De Lima Neto, University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
Ernesto Estrada, University of Strathclyde, UK
Giorgio Fagiolo, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
James Gleeson, University of Limerick, Ireland
Kwang-Il Goh, Korea University, Seoul Korea
Sergio Gomez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Bruno Gonçalves, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Thilo Gross, University of Bristol,  UK
Jean-Loup Guillaume, Université Paris 6, France
Chris Hankin, Imperial College London, UK
Shlomo Havlin, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Seok-Hee Hong, University of Sydney, Australia
Pan Hui, HKUST, Hong Kong
Hawoong Jeong, KAIST, Korea
Rushed Kanawati, Université Paris 13, France
Hyoungshick Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Konstantin Klemm, Leipzig University, Germany
Renaud Lambiotte, University of Namur, Belguim
Andrea Lancichinetti, Northwestern University, USA
Christine Largeron, Jean Monnet University, France
Anna T. Lawniczak, University of Guelph, Canada
Benedicte Le Grand, Université Paris 6, France
Xiaoli Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Nelly Litvak, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Alessandro Longheu, University of Catania, Italy
Matteo Magnani, University of Bologna, Italy
Hernán Alejandro Makse, City College of New York, USA
Maria Malek, EISTI Paris, France
Naoki Masuda, University of Tokyo, Japan
Jose Mendes, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Ronaldo Menezes, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Bivas Mitra, UC Louvain, Belguim
Tsuyoshi Murata, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Zoltan Neda, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Fragkiskos Papadopoulos, Cyprus Univ. Technology, Cyprus
Carlo Piccardi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Filippo Radicchi, Indiana University, USA
Martin Rosvall, Umeå Univeristy, Sweden
Yatindra Singh, IIT Kanpur, India
Chaoming Song, Northeastern University, USA
Bosiljka Tadic, Jozef Stefan Inst., Ljubljana, Slovenia
I-Hsien Ting, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Olivier Togni, University of Burgundy, France
Piet Van, Mieghem Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Huijuan Wang, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Bin Wu, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecom,  China

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