The travel award deadline for this conference has been extended from February 8, 2016 to February 22, 2016.

The SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS16) is co-located with the 2016 SIAM Annual Meeting (July 11-15) and the SIAM Conference on Life Sciences (July 11-14). 


Technical Session Overflow Room
Due to overwhelming success of the workshop, and in order to accommodate the high number of attendees, arrangements have been made for a technical session overflow room. The overflow room will be in Webster, located next to the main technical session room, Stone. Both rooms are located on the Lobby Level of the Westin Boston Waterfront. Webster will include a screen and audio capability to enable attendees to see the presentation slides, hear the presentation, as well as an audience microphone to allow participants to communicate and ask questions of the presenter. If there is limited seating in Stone, attendees are encouraged to use Webster on both days of the workshop.

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Organizing Committee

Workshop Co-Chairs
John Gilbert, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Blair D. Sullivan, North Carolina State University, USA

Workshop Organizing Committee
Ulrik Brandes, Universität Konstanz, Germany
Bailey Fosdick, Colorado State University, USA
Assefaw Gebremedhin, Washington State University, USA
David Gleich, Purdue University, USA
Aric Hagberg, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
David Kempe, University of Southern California, USA
Jeremy Kepner, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA
Carl Kingsford, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Christine Klymko, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Dan Larremore, Santa Fe Institute, USA
Chris Long, U.S. Department of Defense, USA
Vince Lyzinski, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Aleksander Mądry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Vahab Mirrokni, Google Research, USA
Fabrizio Petrini, IBM TJ Watson Research Laboratory, USA
Cynthia Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Lev Reyzin, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Johan Ugander, Stanford University, USA
Sebastiano Vigna, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy



Network science has a rich history, tracing its roots back through sociology, chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, computer science, and topology all the way to Euler and the Königsberg bridges nearly 300 years ago.  Network science studies the mathematical structure of the graphs that arise in these diverse fields, and the design, analysis, and applications of algorithms that compute with and on them.  The goal of the SIAM Network Science workshop is to promote cross-fertilization among the communities that study and apply networks and graphs, both inside and outside SIAM.

NS16 is co-located with the 2016 SIAM Annual Meeting (July 11-15) and the SIAM Conference on Life Sciences (July 11-14). 


Submission Information

We invite contributions focused on all aspects of mathematical, algorithmic, and computational techniques in network science. The workshop will feature three formats for contributed presentations: 25-minute talks, 5-minute lightning talks in the “Ignite” format (5 minutes, 20 slides, 15-second auto-advance), and posters. Visit the Ignite site for examples of Ignite presentations.

Please submit a 2-page abstract using the LaTeX style files provided through the SIAM NS16 EasyChair site. Accepted abstracts will be posted online in late May 2016; authors will be required to submit LaTeX source adhering to the template in April 2016.

The program committee will consider all submissions for all three presentation formats. The Ignite format is new for NS16, and we especially want to use it to highlight work by early-career researchers. If you feel your submission is particularly appropriate for an Ignite talk, please let us know using the checkbox on the EasyChair submission page. 


Important Deadlines

February 25, 2016: Submission Deadline
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by March 31, 2016.

The travel award deadline for this conference has been extended from February 8, 2016 to February 22, 2016.

February 8, 2016: SIAM Student Travel Awards

June 13, 2016: Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

June 13, 2016


Funding Agency


SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for its support of this conference.





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