Cities are massive systems whose tremendous complexity requires even greater efforts to be modeled, analyzed, understood, and governed. The city is the expression of a multitude of strongly intertwined systems that vary from people sociality to transport systems, from the cultural fabric to urban planning. Each of these city facets already represents in itself a complex system but their interconnection represents what is certainly one of the systems created by human beings with the highest complexity in the world. The aim of this event is to bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world interested in urban systems from the perspective of complexity science.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to theoretical aspects, algorithms, methods, and fields of applications, such as:

  • Urban Analytics
  • Social networks
  • Human behavior
  • Information diffusion
  • Epidemic spreading
  • Information diffusion
  • Mobility and transportation
  • City services & infrastructures
  • City monitoring
  • Urban planning
  • Communication systems
  • Economic and financial systems
  • Healthcare
  • Emergency management
  • Smart environment & ecosystems
  • Digital city and smart growth
  • Sustainability and energy efficiency
  • Smart buildings and smart grids
  • Manufacturing and logistics
  • Intelligent infrastructure
  • Blockchain for Smart City Applications

Invited Speakers

Fábio Duarte - MIT Senseable City Lab, USA
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Daniel B. Neill - Machine Learning for Good Laboratory, New York University, USA
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Michael Szell - IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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Vittorio Loreto - Director of the SONY Computer Science Lab - Paris
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Two types of contributions are welcome:

  • Extended Abstracts about published or unpublished research (2to 3 pages including references).
  • Original research papers discussing ongoing research projects (10 to 12 pages including references).

They must follow the BioMed Central article template available at:


Accepted submission will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution (either type) to a special issue of Applied Network Science edited by Springer

Submission Website


PC Chairs

Hocine Cherifi - LIB University of Burgundy, France

Sabrina Gaito - Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Roberto Interdonato - CIRAD, UMR Tetis, Montpellier, France

Hamamache Kheddouci - LIRIS Univ. of Lyon, France

Matteo Zignani - Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Web Chair:

Cheick Ba - Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy