The School will be open to 50 qualified and selected students.

Registration fee: 500 euro, VAT 22% included.
The fee covers all lectures; course material; wi-fi connections; lunches and coffee breaks; social dinner.

HOW TO APPLY: Prospective participants have to fill out and submit the form below, and upload a 1-page letter (pdf) organized as follows:

  • name, department/university, current position (PhD student, postdoc, other)
  • educational background
  • research activity and interests
  • motivations for participating in the school

Please note that any page after the first one will be automatically deleted.

PREREQUISITES: Basic notions and metrics on complex networks are required to be able to follow the entire course.

SELECTION CRITERIA: In addition to applicant quality, the Organizing Committee will consider a number of features including: the coherence of the motivation with the aim and scope of the school, the potential benefit for the student’s research, the timeliness for the development of the student’s career. Preference will be given to applicants not participating in the previous edition (2018) of the school.

SHORT TALKS: Participants who intend to give a short talk (4 minutes) on Wednesday, May 15, afternoon, should declare it in the application form (see below) and provide a title and a list of keywords (from 3 to 5). As there will be room for no more than 25-30 talks, in case of a larger number of proposals the Organizing Committee will select on the basis of the potential interest to the audience, the coherence with the aim and scope of the school, and the diversification of topics.

• Student application: February 17, 2019
• Notification of acceptance: March 11, 2019
• Registration (only accepted students): March 25, 2019

CSS-TSS fee waivers

The Complex Systems Society (CSS), in the framework of the Thematic School Support (TSS) Program 2019, grants 2 fee waivers to support the attendance of PhD students and Junior Post Doctoral researchers who are members of the CSS.

Prospective participants who are eligible for the TSS grant should accompany their application (see the form below) with an email to the Organizing Committee (Carlo Piccardi, requiring the fee waiver, providing evidence of their eligibility (academic status and CSS membership, holding at the application deadline, February 17, 2019) and motivations for their request. The acceptance will be notified together with the admission to the school (March 11, 2019).

SICC fee reduction

Members of the Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity (SICC) are entitled for a discount of 50 euros on the admission fee. After the notification of acceptance, please contact Carlo Piccardi ( to inform about your membership.


The application form for Complex networks: theory, methods, and applications (5th edition) is currently closed.

For information, please contact the Organizing Secretariat (Ms. Alessandra Cazzaniga – email: .