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Complex Networks Winter Workshop 2018

International PhD School

December 15 - 21, 2018, Québec city, Canada


Sentinel North in collaboration with the Complex Systems Center of the University of Vermont and the Networks Science Institute of Northeastern University announce the Complex Networks Winter Workshop (CNWW), to be held on December 15 to 21, 2018 in Quebec city, on the theme "Networks of the North: Structure and Function".

This week-long international school offers an extraordinary opportunity for participants to engage in rigorous transdisciplinary complexity science research alongside some of the top thought leaders in the field of networks. Around 40 international graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and professionals from different disciplines will be recruited.


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Photo gallery and testimonials

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The CNWW allowed me to establish bonds with my peers in network science from around the globe. Since the workshop, I have been connecting with them and I think these could become lasting friendships that will foster collaboration and a broader, more diverse understanding of network science through casual discussion.

Sam Rosenblatt
University of Vermont

The most engaging workshop I have ever attended! The organizers put great effort in encouraging a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment where ideas about complex networks could be explored.

Niall Keleher
U.C. Berkeley

The multiple disciplines represented by all the participants, the knowledgeable and highly approachable lecturers and mentors, the multicultural atmosphere and the historical location, the scientific content of the lectures, the imaginative research ideas, and the intense collaborative work that emerges during this event make CNWW one of most satisfying workshops that I have ever attended.

José R. Nicolás-Carlock
National Autonomous University of Mexico

CNWW was the perfect scholarly vacation. I learned so much, made new friends, experienced a beautiful city, and had a safe and supportive environment to take intellectual risks beyond what my typical responsibilities allow. I truly learned something from every single person I met at CNWW, and each welcomed me as someone from whom they could learn as well. I returned exhausted and exhilarated, brimming new knowledge and perspectives and excited for the cross-disciplinary connections I made with scholars from around the world. I would highly recommend participation in CNWW; the experience made me a better scholar and brought renewed vigor to my work. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to participate.

Sarah Shugars
Network Science Institute, Northeastern University

CNWW was a think tank, a refreshing intellectual experience that got me thinking about interesting topics that I otherwise have no time to think of in my daily work-life.


  • Program

    The Complex Networks Winter Workshop (CNWW) is a week-long international school that offers an extraordinary opportunity for participants to engage in rigorous transdisciplinary complexity science research alongside some of the top researchers in the field of networks. The CNWW is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals. The lectures will present open problems and recent advances in the field of complex networks. Participants of this program will collaborate in small transdisciplinary research groups involving other participants as well as faculty. All course lectures will be given in English. 

    The CNWW focuses on the themes detailed below and promote a lively, versatile and dynamic approach that includes lectures and a strong hands-on component framed by experts from a variety of disciplines.

    • Introduction to Network Theory
    • Random Networks
    • Social, Ecological, Technological Networks
    • Epidemiological Networks
    • Big Data and Complex Networks
    • Thematic Lectures: Network Perspective on Northern Complex Systems

    The training also allows the development of interpersonal skills such as networking and international scientific collaboration, creativity and communication in a transdisciplinary research context.

  • Participants list

    • Ahamed, Sonya, University of Vermont, USA
    • Burdet, Charles, Université Laval, Canada
    • Damicelli, Fabrizio, Hamburg University, Germany
    • Davis, Jessica, Northeastern University, USA
    • Dione, Niokhor, Université Laval, Canada
    • Dufour-Beauséjour, Sophie, INRS, Canada
    • Emery, Ben, University of Vermont, USA
    • Escorpizo, Reuben, University of Vermont, USA
    • Gallagher, Ryan J., Northeastern University, USA
    • Gothard, Kelly, University of Vermont, USA
    • Granados, Oscar, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Colombia
    • Haak, Alexander, United Kingdoms
    • Kashyap, Gudibanda, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India
    • Keleher, Niall, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    • Klein, Brennan, Northeastern University, USA
    • Langle Chimal, Ollin Demian, University of Vermont, USA
    • Lavoie, Michel, Université Laval, Canada
    • Manca, Claudia, Université Laval, Canada
    • Martín González, Ana M., University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Mina, Marco, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
    • Mistry, Dina, Northeastern University, USA
    • Murphy, Charles, Université Laval, Canada
    • Nicolás, José R., National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
    • Ortiz Cervantes, Adrian, University of Auckland, New-Zealand
    • Pigford, Ashlee, McGill University, Canada
    • Ramezanian, Mahta, University of Waterloo, Canada
    • Randelhoff, Achim, Université Laval, Canada
    • Rosenblatt, Samuel F., University of Vermont, USA
    • Saint-Béat, Blanche, Université Laval, Canada
    • Schiaffino, Melody K., San Diego State University, USA
    • Shugars, Sarah, Northeastern University, USA
    • St-Onge, Guillaume, Université Laval, Canada
    • Stjern, Nick, University of Washington, USA
    • Studd, Emily, McGill University, Canada
    • Sutherland Blair, David, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
    • Taylor Justin
    • Tessier-Poirier, Albert, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
    • Tripp, Elizabeth, Dartmouth College, USA
    • van den Broek-Altenburg, Eline, University of Vermont, USA




Vermont complex systems center

network science institute university northeastern


For more information, please contact:

Marie-France Gévry

Training programs coordinator
418-656-2131 ext. 8910