Complex Networks Winter Workshop

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What: Complex Networks Winter Workshop
Where: Québec City, Québec
When: December 15-21, 2018

  • Agenda


    18.30 - 20.30 Welcome Reception
  • Application Requirements
    • Completed application form
    • Up-to-date curriculum vitae
    • One-page cover-letter describing your research interests

    Applications will be accepted from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and professionals. We envision a diverse cohort of participants for the CNWW, applicants from all disciplines with an interest in networks are encouraged to apply. Proficiency in English and some background in science or mathematics are required. Participants are expected to attend the entire session. Applicants are welcome from all geographic regions. Underrepresented minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 31, 2018. Applicants will be notified by email on or before August 3rd about the status of their acceptance.

  • Fees
    - UVM or Université Laval Students: $400 USD
    - Academic, Non-profit, Government: $ 850 USD
    - Corporate: $1,600 USD

    A limited number of tuition waivers will be given on the basis of merit and need
  • CNWW Faculty

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    Laurent Hébert-Dufresne
    CNWW Director

    Assistant Professor, University of Vermont Department of Computer Science; Member, The Vermont Complex Systems Center

    Laurent studies the interaction of structure and dynamics. His research involves network theory, statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics along with their applications in epidemiology, ecology, biology, and sociology. Recent projects include comparing complex networks of different nature, the coevolution of human behavior and infectious diseases, understanding the role of forest shape in determining stability of tropical forests, as well as the impact of echo chambers in political discussions.

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    Antoine Allard
    Co-CNWW Director

    Assistant professor, Département de physique, de génie physique et d'optique, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

    Antoine's research combines statistical mechanics, graph theory, nonlinear dynamics and geometry to develop mathematical models of complex networks and to study the structure/function relationship specific to complex systems. His recent projects involve the mapping of real complex networks unto hyperbolic space to characterize the evolution of international trade, the use of greedy routing to unveil the spatial organization of the brain at various scales and across species, and the analytical solution of percolation on networks with a strong induced core-periphery structure to assess the potential of the Zika virus as a sexually transmitted infection.

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  • Participants
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  • Logistics
    Panorama of Qu├ębec City
    Photo Credit: Panorama of Québec City's skyline by Martin St-Amant

    We will be reserving a hotel room block in downtown Québec. Rooms are equipped with two beds so if you would like to double up with another participant and save on cost please visit our Slack channel about housing.

    Hotel check-in is at [TBA] and Hotel checkout is at [TBA].

    Slack Channel:

    We have created a Slack Channel for this program so that you can communicate productively before and during the program. Upon acceptance, Juniper Lovato will send you an invitation.

    Program start and end:

    -Start: December 15, 2018 at 6:30pm Welcome Reception and Dinner
    -End: December 21, 2018 at 5:00pm

    Transportation from Airport to Conference:

    - Cab/Taxi: There is a fixed price if you take a taxi or cab from airport to downtown which is $35 CAD.

    Taxi Coop Québec

    Taxi Coop Sainte-Foy-Sillery

    Taxi Laurier

    Alternatively, you can use Uber.

    Transportation in Quebec City:

    Public Transit (local buses)
    Réseau de transport de la capitale (RTC)
    The RTC serves Québec City, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Wendake, and Ancienne-Lorette. The Côte-de Beaupré, Île d'Orléans, Jacques-Cartier, and Portneuf areas are not part of RTC territory.

    Program Rules:

    1. Participants will attend the entire scheduled program
    2. Participants agree to complete all pre and post program surveys
    3. Participants agree to be courteous and respectful to all other participants, staff, and faculty of the program

    Important Contacts:

    Hotel: Coming Soon!
    Juniper Lovato: 1-505-603-2215 (cell)

    Medical and Pharmacy:

    Closest Pharmacy: TBA
    Closest Urgent Care: TBA
    Closest Hospital: TBA
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    Photo Credit: Lower Town (Quartier Petit Champlain) by chensiyuan
    About Québec City and local resources:

    Quebec is a beautiful, safe, and lively city with lots to do. For
    more information about the area please visit this very helpful

    Québec City is a designated a World Heritage treasure by
    UNESCO, Old Québec is the only walled city north of Mexico.
    As the cradle of French civilization in North America, it’s a
    living history lesson with a remarkable mix of architecture,
    heritage, art, and culture.

    How to pack:

    Québec City will be a beautiful winter wonderland but also
    quite cold in mid December, please pack a warm coat, scarf,
    warm shoes or boots, warm socks, gloves, long pants, and a
    hat. Inside the conference space will be heated so plan to
    dress in layers.

    Basic French Phrases:

    Oui / Non
    Yes / No


    Au revoir

    S’il vous plaît

    Thank you

    Merci beaucoup
    Thank you very much

    Je ne parle pas français.
    I don’t speak French

    Parlez-vous anglais?
    Do you speak English?

    Combien ça coûte?
    How much is it?

    Où est…?
    Where is…?

    Ou sont les toilettes, s’il vous plaît?
    Where is the toilet / washroom, please?

    L’addition, s’il vous plaît.
    Could I have the bill please.

    A l’aeroport, s’il vous plaît.
    To the airport, please.

    Un café et un café au lait, s’il vous plaît.
    One black coffee, and one white coffee please.

    Tipping Guide:

    It is customary to tip 15 Percent for service at almost all sit
    down restaurants.
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    Photo Credit: Québec City, view from Lévis by Bernard Gagnon
  • Further Reading
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  • Restaurant Guide

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  • After Hours Guide

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  • Organizers
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    CNWW Organizer

    Juniper Lovato
    Director of Outreach for Complex Systems
    UVM Complex Systems Center


    At the Vermont Complex Systems Center, Juniper works across generations and geographical limits to make resources and knowledge on cutting-edge complexity science more accessible to those with a hunger and curiosity for learning and exploration. Juniper came to Burlington in 2018. She previously served as the Director of Education for the Santa Fe Institute, an independent complexity science research center. She is also a co-founder of MAKE Santa Fe, a not-for-profit community makerspace in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Juniper received her Master’s in the Western Classics from St. John’s College in 2013 where she completed a thesis on the nature of pleasure in work in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.
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