To ensure distancing, only a limited number of qualified and selected students will be admitted ONSITE; other students will be allowed to attend the school ONLINE (Zoom platform).

In compliance with the regulation currently in force, the school will be open to

  • 45 students onsite. Registration fee: 500 euro (VAT 22% included). The fee covers: all lectures; course material; wi-fi connections; lunches and coffee breaks; social dinner. The fee does NOT cover accommodation and travel.
  • 90 students online. Registration fee: 250 euro (VAT 22% included). The fee covers: remote access to all lectures; course material.

HOW TO APPLY: Prospective participants have to fill out and submit the form below, and upload a 1-page letter (pdf) organized as follows:

  • name, department/university, current position (PhD student, postdoc, other)
  • educational background
  • research activity and interests
  • motivations for participating in the school

Please note that any page after the first one will be automatically deleted.

PREREQUISITES: Basic notions and metrics on complex networks are required to be able to follow the entire course.

SELECTION CRITERIA: In addition to applicant quality, the Organizing Committee will consider a number of features including: the coherence of the motivation with the aim and scope of the school, the potential benefit for the student’s research, the timeliness for the development of the student’s career. Preference will be given to applicants not participating onsite in the previous edition (2022) of the school.

The school is especially addressed to doctoral students and young postdoctoral scholars. A very limited number of senior students (e.g., assistant/associate/full professors) can be admitted, if they provide strong and convincing motivation in their application letter.

• Student application: February 26, 2023 (firm deadline)
• Notification of acceptance: March 20, 2023
• Registration and payment for accepted students: April 3, 2023

SHORT TALKS: Participants who intend to give a short talk (4 minutes) on Thursday, May 25, should declare it in the application form (see below) and provide a title and a list of keywords (from 3 to 5). As there will be room for no more than 25 talks, in case of a larger number of proposals the Organizing Committee will select on the basis of the potential interest to the audience, the coherence with the aim and scope of the school, and the diversification of topics.

Fee waivers

Subject to budget availability, the school will grant 5 fee waivers to onsite students (500 euros each) and 5 fee waivers to online students (250 euros each) to support the attendance of PhD students and Junior Post Doctoral researchers.

Prospective participants who are eligible for the grant should accompany their application (see the form below) with an email to the Organizing Committee (Carlo Piccardi, requiring the fee waiver, providing evidence of their current academic status and detailed motivations for their request.

The acceptance will be notified together with the admission to the school (March 20, 2023).

SICC fee reduction

Members of the Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity (SICC) are entitled for a discount of 50 euros on the admission fee. After the notification of acceptance, please contact Carlo Piccardi ( to inform about your membership.


The application form for Complex networks: theory, methods, and applications (7th edition) is currently closed.

For information, please contact the Organizing Secretariat (Ms. Alessandra Cazzaniga – email: .