Over the past decade, multiple scientific disciplines have contributed to the understanding of how highly complex systems operate, with an increasing interest in synergies. The social sciences have provided insight into the structure of social entities and have developed theories explaining the patterns that are observed. The economic sciences have offered a perspective on how the behaviour by people is shaped by incentives and by their expectations about the behaviour of others. Computer science and mathematics have built a framework and a toolbox for explaining and quantifying the complexity that is encountered in various settings. This intriguing blend is part of a new research area under the name of network science, with a focus on explaining complex phenomena in social, economic and technological systems, and beyond.
On Friday 18 September 2020, the 13th NETWORKS day is organized. This will be an online event for all members and affiliated members.
A recent trend in algorithms research is the study of so-called fixed- parameter tractability (FPT) of computational problems.
On Thursday 14 May 2020, the 12th NETWORKS day is organized. This will be an online event for all members and affiliated members.
The theory of Interacting Particle Systems focuses on the dynamics of systems consisting of a large or infinite number of entities, in which the mechanism of evolution is random and follows simple, local rules.
The workshop will address both the basic theory and the applications of graph limits, focussing on graphons and graphexes, as well as various applications.
From Monday 20 January to Wednesday 22 January 2020 a Networks Match Making event will take place in conference center Kaap Doorn in Doorn. This event will bring together researchers from the social sciences, the economic sciences, mathematics and computer science working on networks, in order to provide opportunities for valuable synergy.