DOOCN-XI: Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks 2018

Vellidio Convention Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
Thursday, September 27th 2018

The Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks (DOOCN) workshop series, aims on exploring statistical dynamics on and of complex networks. Dynamics on networks refers to the different types of processes that take place on networks, like spreading, diffusion, and synchronization. Modeling such processes is strongly affected by the topology and temporal variation of the network structure, i.e., by the dynamics of networks. Recently, machine learning techniques have been used to model dynamics of massively large complex networks generated from big data, and the various functionalities resulting from the networks. This motivates us to focus on “Machine learning for complex networks” as the significant topic of interest in the 2018 edition.

The 11th edition of the DOOCN workshop, “Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks 2018 (DOOCN-XI)” will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Conference on Complex Systems 2018, which will take place during 23–28 September 2018, in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Invited Speakers

Constantine Dovrolis
Georgia Tech, USA
Ginestra Bianconi
Queen Mary University of London, UK
Filippo Radicchi
Indiana University, USA
Sergio Gómez
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Manuel Gomez Rodriguez
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany
Andrew Mellor
University of Oxford, UK
Leto Peel
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Marya Bazzi
Alan Turing Institute, UK
Sandipan Sikdar
RWTH Aachen, Germany



Rishiraj Saha Roy
Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
Fakhteh Ghanbarnejad
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Bivas Mitra
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Jean-Charles Delvenne
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Fariba Karimi
GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Parantapa Bhattacharya
Virginia Tech, USA


The first Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks (DOOCN I) took place in Dresden, Germany, on 4th October 2007, as a satellite workshop of the European Conference on Complex Systems 07. The workshop received a large number of quality submissions from authors pursuing research in multiple disciplines, thus making the forum truly inter-disciplinary. There were around 20 speakers who spoke about the dynamics on and of different systems exhibiting a complex network structure, from biological systems, linguistic systems, and social systems to various technological systems like the Internet, WWW, and peer-to-peer systems. The organizing committee has published some of the very high quality original submissions as an edited volume from Birkhauser, Boston describing contemporary research position in complex networks.

After the success of DOOCN I, the organizers launched Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks – II (DOOCN II), a two days satellite workshop of the European Conference of Complex Systems 08. DOOCN II was held in Jerusalem, Israel, on the 18th and 19th September 2008.

DOOCN III was held as a satellite of ECCS 2009 in the University of Warwick, UK on 23rd and 24th of September. In continuation, DOOCN IV was held again as a satellite of ECCS 2010 in the University Institute Lisbon, Portugal on 16th September.

DOOCN V was held as a satellite of ECCS 2011 in the University of Vienna on 14th – 15th September 2011.

DOOCN VI took place in Barcelona, as a satellite to ECCS 2013, and focused on Semiotic Dynamics in time-varying social media. As DOOCN I, the other five DOOCN workshops counted with a large number participants and attracted prominent scientist in the field.

DOOCN VII, held in Lucca as a satellite to ECCS 2014, focused on Big Data aspects. DOOCN VIII was held in Zaragoza with focus also on BigData aspects.

The 9th edition of DOOCN was held in Amsterdam at Conference on Complex Systems (CCS) with the theme “Mining and learning for complex networks”.

The 2017 edition of DOOCN was held in Indianapolis USA in conjunction with NetSci 2017.

DOOCN Book Series

The organizing committees of the DOOCN workshop series have published two Birkhäuser book volumes, from selected talks from the series, Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks: Applications to Biology, Computer Science, and the Social Sciences, and Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks, Volume 2: Applications to Time-Varying Dynamical Systems.

A third volume for 2018 is currently under preparation with agreement from Springer Proceedings in Complexity.