A new edition will take place this September, 2016 in Amsterdam. Registrations will open soon, so stay tuned!

Please notice that we also went global and lost the E in (E)CCS, so our new webiste is:


But we will still keep this site active so that you can download all those nice slides and talks 😉



You can download the booklet here.

For last-minute registration, please send us an email to eccswarmup at gmail dot com.

NEW!! EXTENDED DEADLINE 8th July (you can still register here)

With the definitive explosion of information technologies, complex networks are everywhere: from the internet to the metabolic system, going through transport infrastructures and social systems.

We have plenty of data to play around, but do we understand the theory on how to apply it properly? What aspects remain to be solved? Are the existing models useful and relevant? Those inspiring questions have arized in the field of complex science since its birth in the 90’s.

Coinciding with the European Conference on Complex Systems ( and profiting the opportunity offered by the presence of a wide variety of experts in different topics in Barcelona, we have decided to organize a PhD school to prepare such a big event. The projected school aims to offer young researchers the opportunity to learn new methods, present their work and meet fellow researchers.

Being the south of europe a very active and known area in the field of complexity, three renowned researchers from Barcelona (UPC) and Tarragona (URV) will each present a different aspect of complex networks in three hour sessions. Names such as Prof. Romualdo Pastor-Satorras, Prof. Marta Sales-Pardo and Prof. Àlex Arenas should sound familiar to any interested student. Furthermore, we plan a meeting where each participant will have the possibility to share with the others his work, organized as a flash presentation workshop.  The coach of the planned sessions will be Dr. Jesús Gómez Gardeñes (scientific chair of the school) and other invited scientists present at the ECCS13’. Of course, a major social event is included, to stimulate networking and “prepare” the official ECCS conference.

We hope to see you soon enough in Barcelona, so we can together share our experiences.