Mobile Programs and Internet Access

NetSci2012 Mobile App

  1. Download the Guidebook App from your App Store (iOS or Android)
  2. Search for the ‘NetSci2012′ program
  3. Install the ‘NetSci2012′ program

NetSci2012 Mobile Site

  1. Can be accessed on m.guidebook,com/netsci2012

NetSci2012 On Site Internet Access

  1. On Monday 6/18, attendees can register on the “Northwestern” SSID
  2. Starting Tuesday 6/19, attendees will get a personal access code to access the Northwestern wireless network.

NetSci2012 Twitter Hash Tag

  1. #netsci12


Conference Site

The NetSci2012 conference is held in two locations on Northwestern Evanston campus.

  • The Early Bird workshop on Sunday 06/17 takes place in Chambers Hall (600 Foster St, Evanston IL):
  • The NetSci school on Monday 06/18 & Tuesday 06/19 also takes place in Chambers Hall (600 Foster St, Evanston IL):
  • The Main Conference and the Satellites are being held in the Donald P. Jacobs Center (Kellogg School of Management) (2001 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL):

All locations are in walking distance from the three conference hotels in Evanston.


NetSci High

NetSci High: High School Student Research on Network Science is a pilot educational outreach program organized and run by the community of network scientists. It aims to infuse Network Science, an emerging interdisciplinary field of study on complex networks, into K-12 education by connecting high school students and teachers to university research labs and letting them work on current network science research for several months, culminating in a poster presentation at NetSci conferences.

We welcome our High School participants to NetSci2012!

More info:

Earlybird Workshop

Earlybird Workshop: Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling with NetLogo
Sunday June 17th 6:00-8:30 p.m.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will be introduced to Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) using NetLogo,  the most widely used agent-based modeling language. The workshop will be led by the CCL (, creators of NetLogo. Participants will learn how to construct ABMs and model a variety of phenomena, including natural, social and engineered phenomena.  NetLogo has capabilities to model network dynamics including dynamic formation of networks.  The workshop will be customized to participants’ research or professional interests, and participants will have the opportunity to explore, analyze and construct agent-based models that fit their particular field or research.

NetLogo is widely used both in education and in research and has recently been enhanced with even more network capabilities . This is your chance to become acquainted with this exciting research tool.

Light refreshments will be provided

To register for this workshop, please contact Arthur Hjorth.

The International School and Conference on Network Science

Bringing together leading researchers, practitioners, and teachers in network science (including analysts, modelers, visualizers, and others), NetSci fosters interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. The conference focuses on novel directions in networks research within the biological and environmental sciences, computer and information sciences, social sciences, finance and business.

NetSci School | June 18-19, 2012
Offers a series of tutorials and lectures, introducing tools and basic results from a variety of research areas of major interest for the study of complex networks.

NetSci Conference | June 20-22, 2012
Dedicated to talks on the latest results in the field and their applications in various disciplines.

NetSci Satellite Symposia | June 18-19, 2012
Our Satellite events are shorter (one-day or half-day) meetings with a specific focus. The content and programming of these events will be announced shortly.
Click [here] for an overview of the Satellite symposia.


Poster Reception | Wednesday, June 20, 2012
*A great way to see new network science at it’s best.

Dinner Gala | Thursday, June 21, 2012
*A wonderful way to foster new collaborations.


We are pleased to announce a notice of competition for the 2012 Erdős–Rényi Prize in Network Science. The Erdős–Rényi Prize will be assigned for 2012 to a single scientist under the age of 40. The prize consists of a cash award in the amount of US $3,000, a Diploma and the honor of a plenary lecture at the International School and Conference on Network Science. The prize awarding ceremony and plenary lecture will take place in a special session at the conference portion of NetSci 2012.

Further information can be found here [ PDF ].

NetSci 2012 Poster [ PDF ]