COMPLEX NETWORKS 2020: Ninth International Conference on Complex Networks & Their Applications, Madrid, Spain, December 1-3, 2020

The International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications aims at bringing together researchers from different scientific communities working on areas related to networks. Two types of contributions are welcome: theoretical developments arising from practical problems, and case studies where methodologies are applied. Both contributions are aimed at stimulating the interaction between theoreticians and practitioners.



Tutorials: November 30, 2020

Submission Guidelines

Two types of contributions are accepted:

  • Full papers about original research not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Each submission must follow the Springer publication format available on the website of Studies in Computational Intelligence Series in the Authors and Editors instructions entry.
  • Extended Abstract about published or unpublished research. Recommended to be between 2-3 pages. They should not exceed 3 pages.

Templates are available on the submission webpage. If in doubt, please contact the Publication Chair (

All contributions should be submitted via EasyChair.


  • Papers will be included in the conference proceedings edited by Springer
  • Extended abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts (with ISBN)
  • Extended versions will be invited for publication in special issues of international journals:


List of Topics

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Models of Complex Networks
  • Structural Network Properties and Analysis
  • Complex Networks and Epidemics
  • Community Structure in Networks
  • Community Discovery in Complex Networks
  • Motif Discovery in Complex Networks
  • Network Mining
  • Network embedding methods
  • Machine learning with graphs
  • Dynamics and Evolution Patterns of Complex Networks
  • Link Prediction
  • Multilayer Networks
  • Network Controllability
  • Synchronization in Networks
  • Visual Representation of Complex Networks
  • Large-scale Graph Analytics
  • Social Reputation, Influence, and Trust
  • Information Spreading in Social Media
  • Rumour and Viral Marketing in Social Networks
  • Recommendation Systems and Complex Networks
  • Financial and Economic Networks
  • Complex Networks and Mobility
  • Biological and Technological Networks
  • Mobile call Networks
  • Bioinformatics and Earth Sciences Applications
  • Resilience and Robustness of Complex Networks
  • Complex Networks for Physical Infrastructures
  • Complex Networks, Smart Cities and Smart Grids
  • Political networks
  • Supply chain networks
  • Complex networks and information systems
  • Complex networks and CPS/IoT
  • Graph signal processing
  • Cognitive Network Science
  • Network Medicine
  • Network Neuroscience
  • Quantifying success through network analysis
  • Temporal and spatial networks




Rosa Maria Benito Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

Hocine Cherifi University of Burgundy, France

Esteban Moro Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain


Jon Crowcroft University of Cambridge, UK

Raissa D'Souza UC Davis, USA

Eugene Stanley Boston University, USA

Ben Y. Zhao University of Chicago, USA


Chantal Cherifi University of Lyon, France

Luis M. Rocha Indiana University, USA

Marta Sales-Pardo Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain


Jesús Gomez Gardeñes University of Zaragoza, Spain

José F. Mendes University of Aveiro, Portugal

Huijuan Wang TU Delft, Netherlands


Manuel Marques Pita Universidade Lusófona, Portugal

Taha Yasseri University of Oxford, UK

José Javier Ramasco IFISC, Spain


Luca Maria Aiello Nokia-Bell Labs, UK

Leto Peel Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium


Sabrina Gaito Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Javier Galeano Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain


Benjamin Renoust Osaka University, Japan

Michael Schaub Oxford, UK

Andreia Sofia Teixeira Indiana University, USA

Xiangjie Kong Dalian University of Technology, China


Roberto Interdonato CIRAD, France

Regino Criado Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain



Matteo Zignani Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy


Stephany Rajeh University of Burgundy, France


Juan Carlos Losada Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain



Host City: Madrid, Spain

Visit the tourism Website

Madrid is a wonderful tourist city, with some of the best museums in Europe. The Museo Nacional del Prado museum is a must-see. The permanent collection features a variety of styles and genres, including works by Velázquez, El Greco and Hieronymus Bosch. Check their website for featured exhibitions. Additional hot spots include:

Patrimonio Nacional. Visit the Royal Palace of Madrid, along with its extensive art collections, the Royal Armoury, and the Royal Kitchen. Also popular among tourists, the Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place on Wednesday and Saturday.

Thyssen Bornemisza Museum. Housed in the Villahermosa Palace, the Thyssen museum features work from Van Eyck, Ghirlandaio, Dürer, Titian, El Greco, Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Friedrich, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Morisot, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, O’Keeffe, Dalí, Hopper, and Rothko.

Foodies won’t be disappointed. Madrid is home to the world’s oldest restaurant, the Sobrino de Botín. Also check out:

San Miguel Market. Located in the old city of Madrid, next to Plaza Mayor, San Miguel Market describes itself as “the temple of fresh produce where the protagonist is not the chef, but the food”. The building where it is located has been declared a national Monument of Cultural Interest.

Platea Madrid. the jewel of Europe. This cutting edge complex opened in 2014 in the premises formerly occupied by a movie theater, it is the largest gastronomic leisure space in Europe. It offers not only avant-garde cuisine, but also a great variety of shows to entertain the visiting public (music, films, performing arts, magic, cabaret or micro-theatre) and hands-on activities such as workshops or tastings on the stage.




The Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) was founded in 1971 through the integration of the Higher Technical Schools which up until then made up the Higher Technical Institutes.  The Polytechnic University of Madrid has, among its objectives, the creation, development, transmission and criticism of science, technology, and culture. To this end it also works from its Institutes and Research Centres, assimilating the changes taking place in our society and maintaining its vocation for excellence, which is why it has both national and international recognition. The conference will be held at Faculty of Sciences for Physical Activity and Sport (INEF) of Polytechnic University of Madrid Campus, which is situated 1 kilometer from the city center and 900 meters from the School of Aeronautics and Space Engineering.


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