Focus Period Linköping 2023

Network Dynamics and Control

September 4 – October 6, 2023

A central task in Network Science is to understand how to extrapolate emerging collective dynamical behaviors out of a large number of interacting elementary entities. An even more challenging task is to move from a passive observation of the behavior of a network to an active way of controlling its dynamics. Both tasks require a system-level thinking, and can have profound repercussions across the many different domains of science in which networks are of relevance, such as biology, ecology, social sciences, economical sciences, and engineering.

The aim of this 5-week focus period was to stimulate the interaction between scientists working on network dynamics and control from different perspectives, and to favour cross-talk by promoting awareness of what is available “next door”.

The focus period took place in Linköping between September 4th and October 6th. A number of young international scholars interested in these research challenges was invited to participate, and to interact with leading scientists as well as ELLIIT researchers. In the third week (September 20-22) there was a 3-day symposium, with several invited top-level researchers.

Focus Period Symposium

Network Dynamics and Control, September 20 – 22, 2023, at Scandic Frimurarehotellet, Linköping

Seminar series

The visiting scholars gave a public seminar on campus presenting their work

Reflections from the ELLIIT Focus Period in Linköping 2023

Scientific committee

The scientific committee consisted of internationally renowned researchers, active within the topic of the focus period. The committee members, in collaboration with the organizers, suggesed speakers for the symposium, and visiting scholars for the focus period. The members of the scientific committee also contributed to the event as speakers during the symposium.

Ming Cao

Ming Cao

Professor at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Yang-Yu Liu

Yang-Yu Liu

Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS), USA

Organizing committee

The organizing committee consisted of researchers from the ELLIIT institutions and administrators. Their role was to appoint the scientific committee, select speakers and visiting scholars, plan the focus period activities, and served as hosts during the event.