Centre for networks and collective behaviour

Uncertainty in Interaction Networks

& Enquiries

To register your interest in attending, or for any other enquiries, please contact Alastair Spence masas@bath.ac.uk.

Monday 6 - Wednesday 8 July

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A three-day workshop at the University of Bath on the analysis of models of collective dynamics and evolutionary networks, and their use across physical, social, financial and biological applications.

About the event

'Network-type' problems, for example, internet reliability and security, genetic regulation, transportation, utilities and communication infrastructure are one of the emergent themes of 21st century science. Despite their diverse fields of application, and methods of study within those fields, it has become increasingly clear that serious scientific progress can be made by considering commonalities both through abstraction and through quantitative study of datasets. Collective behaviour problems arise in a similarly broad range of situations: obvious examples from the natural world include human crowd dynamics, animal social groups, flocking, herding, swarming and shoaling behaviours, and these descriptions have crossed into many other areas, notably descriptions of financial activity.

The focus of this workshop is on the modelling and analysis of evolving networks and collective dynamics, as well as applications across a wide range of problems including those from physical, biological, financial and social sciences.

Confirmed speakers

  • Petter Holme (Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)
  • Michael Koenig (Zurich)
  • Nina Fefferman (Rutgers)
  • Tanya Berger-Wolf (Illinois)
  • Jinhu Lu (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Xujin Chen (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Fengshan Bai (Tsinghua University)
  • Heng Liang (Tsinghua University)


To register your interest in attending, please email masas@bath.ac.uk.

Venue and Travel Information

The talks on both days will take place 5 West 2.4 (click for the campus map). Click for information about travelling to the University.


Click here to download the programme.