The 4th Ph.D. School is intended for postgraduate students primarily from European countries (but students from other countries are also invited to apply) and offers 5 – hour lecture courses taught by experts in various fields of Complexity Scence
Scientific Organizing Committee:, Prof. Jeff Johnson (British Open University), Prof. Dirk Helbing (ETH, Zürich), Prof. Giulio Casati (University of Insubria, Como), Prof. Manuel G. Velarde (Complutense University of Madrid), Assoc. Prof. Angela de Sanctis (University of Chieti – Pescara, Italy), Prof. Tuğrul Hakioğlu (Bilkent University, Ankara), Prof. Ugur Tirnakli (Egee University, Izmir), Dr. Astero Provata (NCSR Demokritos, Athens). Prof. Giorgos Tsironis (University of Crete and FORTH, Heraklion), Prof. Tassos Bountis (University of Patras).
Local Organizing Committee: Dr. Astero Provata (NCSR Demokritos, Athens). Prof. Giorgos Tsironis (University of Crete and FORTH, Heraklion), Prof. Tassos Bountis (University of Patras), Dr. Ioanna Hitzanidi and Evelyn Panagakou.
Topics of the Schools:
The general topics of Complexity Science presented at the Ph.D. Schools are: Foundations of Complexity Science, Theory and Applications of Complex Networks, Complex Physical, Chemical and Biological Systems, Complexity in Social Sciences and applications to Technology.
Each year, we concentrate on some of the above topics and introduce additional areas. In 2014 we plan to include topics on Large Scale Computation, Information and Communication Technologies, Game Theory and Control, Complex Engineering Systems, Population Dynamics and Epidemiology.
A number of distinguished scientists have been invited to lecture at the 4th Ph. D. School from European as well as U.S. universities and research centers. As soon as we have a list of confirmed lecturers, we will include them in the Second Announcement of the 4th Ph.D. School, which is expected to circulate in the near future.
Based on the above information, the Scientific Organizing Committee will select 30-35 applicants to attend the School. To obtain a Certificate of Participation the selected students should attend all lectures and exercise sessions of the School (see Preliminary Program). The total number of instruction hours is nearly 56 (a full semester’s course), which corresponds to 6 ECTS credits, as stated on the Certificate that each student receives.
All interested students are invited to submit their application at the latest by May 15, 2014. They will be informed about the decision of the Scientific Organizing Committee regarding their acceptance by the end of May 2014.
The selected students will be asked to download and read preparatory course material provided by the instructors and placed on the School’s website by the end of May 2014. In this way, the students will be better prepared to follow the lectures and exercise sessions of the School.
Attendance Fee, Living Expenses, and Financial Support
The attendance fee for each student participating in the Ph.D. School is 250 euro. This includes:
Participation in all lectures and exercise sessions
Official folder and all printed material related to the Ph.D. School
Participation in all the School’s social activities
Lunch and coffee breaks during the School.
Comfortable double rooms will be provided to the students at the housing facilities of the Cultural Center of Athens at approximately 12 euros per day.
The School will provide limited financial support to some of the selected students, on the basis of their need, to cover living expenses and part of the attendance fee.