With the Kickoff event of NETWORKS on June 20th the scientific start of the programme was celebrated in "De Bazel" in Amsterdam.
Transportation, traffic, communication and energy networks form the backbone of our modern society. To deal with the uncertainty, variation, unpredictability, size and complexity inherent in these networks, we need to develop radically new ways of thinking. The ultimate goal is to build self-organizing and intelligent networks.
NETWORKS is a 10-year programme funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science through the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.
NETWORKS is hosted by four research institutions:
The programme will start in the Summer of 2014 and will cover a broad range of topics dealing with stochastic and algorithmic aspects of networks. The aim of the programme is to address the pressing challenges posed by large-scale networks with the help of stochastics and algorithmics. The focus is on modelling, understanding, controlling and optimizing networks that are complex and highly volatile.