Welcome to DYNO 2018

4th edition of the international Workshop on Dynamics on and of Networks.
Held in conjunction with ASONAM 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

Quick Introduction to the Workshop Scope

Network dynamics is one of the biggest challenge that emerged in recent years in network science. Real life networks cannot be considered anymore as static entities that we can pin to the wall and measure once and for all. They are, on the contrary, subject to several dynamics processes:

  • Dynamic on the network, such as information propagation, viral diffusion, etc.
  • Dynamic of the network, as new entities join and leave the network, new relations are created and old one vanish
The aim of the DYNO workshop is to bring together researchers interested by these questions to share their latest results and discuss on the future directions to explore. Both theoretical and applicative works are welcomed.

List of Relevant Keywords

The workshop will seek top-quality submissions addressing important topics that include, but are not limited to, the following ones:
Dynamics OF Networks Dynamics ON Networks
Dynamic Social Network Analysis Dynamical processes on networks
Dynamic network embedding Diffusion of information and innovations
Network event detection Epidemic models on graphs
Time-aware link prediction Higher order networks
Evolutionary community / cluster discovery Markovian dynamics on networks
Dynamic network visualization Signal processing on graphs
Dynamic network generative models Random walk processes

DYNO Background and Context

Network science, network analysis, and network mining are new scientific topics that emerged in recent years and are quickly growing. Instead of studying the properties of entities, network science focuses on the interaction between these entities. The tremendous quantity of relational data that has become available (Online Social Networks, cell phones, the Internet and the Web, trip datasets, etc.) encourage new research on the topic.

In the last years we have witnessed a shift from static network analysis to a dynamic network analysis, i.e., the study of networks whose structure change over time. As time goes by, all the perturbations which occur to the network topology due to the rise and fall of nodes and edges have repercussions on the network phenomena we are used to observe. As an example, evolution over time of social interactions in a network can play an important role in the diffusion of an infectious disease.

Nowadays, one of the fascinating challenges is to analyze the structural dynamics of real world networks and how they impact on the processes which occur on them, i.e., the spreading of social influence and diffusion of innovations. Results in this field will enable a better understanding of important aspects of human behavior as well as a more detailed characterization of the complex interconnected society we live in. Since the last decades, diffusive and spreading phenomena were facilitated by the enormous popularity of the Internet and the evolution of social media that enabled an unprecedented exchange of information. For this reason, understanding how social relationships unravel in these rapidly evolving contexts represents an important fields of research.

The purpose of this workshop is to encourage principled research that will lead to the advancement of the social science in time-evolving networks. The workshop will seek top-quality submissions addressing important topics such as: dynamic network modeling, time-aware network mining approaches, social influence spreading, diffusion processes in dynamic networks and forecast of network topology perturbation.

Important Dates

Paper Submission:
April 30, 2018
Notification of Acceptance:
June 18, 2018
Workshop Day:
August 28, 2018

Date an Location

Barcelona, Spain
August 28, 2018
In conjunction with ASONAM