Four intense days of conversation and interchange in Vienna. Around 850 scientists from all over the world attended NetSci 2023 from July 10 to 14 to discuss emerging topics in network science. This year’s edition was organized by the Complexity Science Hub (CSH) and the Central European University (CEU).
At the University of Vienna campus, in the heart of the Austrian capital, participants enjoyed a full program. This included expert talks, parallel sessions, satellites, panel discussions, lightning talks, poster sessions, and an international school.
During the conference, the seven keynote speakers provided insight into the interdisciplinary nature of network science research across physics, computer science, biology, the social sciences, and economics, among others.
The audience kept its eyes focused on Shlomo Havlin from Bar-Ilan University and an external faculty member at CSH; Mirta Galesic, a professor at the Santa Fe Institute and a resident scientist at CSH; Kathleen Carley, from Carnegie Mellon University; Renaud Lambiotte, from the University of Oxford; Natasa Przulj, from the Barcelona Supercomputing Cluster; Marta Sales-Pardo, from Rovira i Virgili University; and Vito Latora, from Queen Mary University of London and external faculty member at CSH.
The satellite and parallel sessions also covered a variety of topics, ranging from epidemic control to economic complexity and network inequality. Additionally, the program included panel discussions about academic writing, mental health and parenthood in academia. And for the first time, the flagship conference of the Network Science Society provided free childcare. This allowed working parents to fully engage at NetSci2023 without worrying about their little ones.
NetSci 2023 also featured a great deal of social gathering, which culminated in a gala dinner held at Vienna City Hall. We are already looking forward to NetSci 2024 in Québec City!