The central winter conference on Network Science, NetSci-X, is coming to the hub of innovation – Tel-Aviv. Bringing together leading researchers and innovators to connect, meet and establish interdisciplinary channels for collaboration. From biological and environmental networks, to social, technological and economic networks, NetSci-X 2017 links the vibrant Tel-Aviv spirit with the fresh outlook of Network Science.

Conference - NetSci-X-2017 will be held on January 16-18, 2017 at Hilton Tel-Aviv.

School – The conference will be preceded by a one day School - January 15, 2017 at the Porter hall, Tel-Aviv University.




See the full program here.




Keynote Speakers

Invited Speakers


Program Committee

Abstracts Track
Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Tech, USA
Adriana Iamnitchi, University of South Florida, USA
Christophe Diot, Safran tech., France
Danielle S. Bassett, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Ginestra Bianconi, Queen Mary University, UK
Stratis Ioannidis , Northeastern University, USA
Udi Weinsberg, Facebook Research, USA
Marcel Blattner, Tamedia Digital, Switzerland
Vittoria Colizza, INSERM Paris, France
Chiara Poletto, INSERM Paris, France
Roberta Sinatra, Central European University Budapest, Hungary
Simona Olmi, Istituto die Sistemi Complessi/WIAS Berlin, Germany
Nicola Perra, Greenwich University London, UK
Antonio Politi, University of Aberdeen, UK
Mattia Frasca, University of Catania, Italy
Eugenio Valdano, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Vitaly Belik, Free University Berlin, Germany
Filippo Simini, University of Bristol, UK
Gourab Goshal, University of Rochester, USA
Amitabh Sharma, Harvard University, USA
Pierre DeVille, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Thilo Gross, University of Bristol, UK
Michael Szell, Northeastern University, USA
Marton Posfai, UC Davis, USA
Gang Yan, Northeastern University, USA
Tao Jia, Southwest University, China
Jan Nagler, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Naoki Masuda, University of Bristol, UK
Maksim Kitsak, Northeastern University, USA
Michele Coscia, Harvard Kennedy School, USA
Ingo Scholtes, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Albert Diaz-Guilera, University of Barcelona, Spain
Hiroyasu Inoue, University of Hyogo, Japan
Katharina "Nina" Zweig, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany 

Proceedings Track
Chen Avin, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Ofrit Lesser, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Danny Hendler, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Michael Fire, University of Washington, USA
Igor Kanovsky, Emek Yezreel Academic College, Israel
Thomas Chesney, University of Nottingham, UK
Giulio Rossetti, University of Pisa, Italy
Polina Zilberman, Ben-Gurion University, Israel


Sponsorship Opportunities

Traditional Sponsorship Options

NetSci-X 2017 is expected to host approximately 300 researchers in all areas of network science, from world leaders, to prospective Ph.D. students and post-docs - a pool of talented physicists, engineers, network biologists, brain scientists and socio/econo-network experts.

To position your company as a benefactor of network science please contact us at to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Special Innovation Sponsorship Track

If your innovation, start-up or established company is related to Data or Networks, or even if it is just cool and novel - the network science community is interested to exchange thoughts with you.
NetSci-X 2017 is a great opportunity to bring together the fresh and innovative nature of network science with the vibrant and creative character of Tel-Aviv's start-up scene. 
We invite you to think with us and construct the most effective, original and creative Sponsorship track to get your message through. All reasonable ideas are on the table – we welcome originality.

To hear more please contact us at


NetSci-X 2017 is Sponsored by:


Registration is now open!


Registration Fees
Early registreation fees are valid until Nov. 25, 2016.

Academic: Student: Early Registration - 300$, Late Registration - 400$
Academic: PostDoc: Early Registration - 400$, Late Registration - 500$
Academic: Faculty: Early Registration - 600$, Late Registration - 700$
Industry: Early Registration - 600$, Late Registration - 700$

The conference registration fee includes
Admission to the conference (Jan. 16-18, 2017)
Welcome reception (Jan. 16, 2017)
Gala Dinner (Jan. 17, 2017)
Refreshments and mid-session breaks (Jan. 16-18, 2017)
Daily lunch (Jan. 16-18, 2017)
Electronic Abstracts Book
Free admission to the School (Jan. 15, 2017, Tel-Aviv University)
VAT (for Israeli Residents)


Cancellation and Refund Policy
Requests to change conference registration and cancellations must be made in writing to the NetSci-X 2017 secretariat:
Please note that any refund will be made after the conference.

Cancellation/Refund Request
By December 15th, 2016 - Full Refund
From December 16th, 2016 - No Refund


Travel Scholarships
NetSci-X 2017 offers a limited number of scholarships in the form of reduced/waived registration fees to support participants on the basis of financial aid. Preference will be given to young researchers from developing countries. The number of scholarships and the level of discounts will be determined by the availability of funds.  

To apply, please send an email to the scholarship committee:, and include a brief letter of justification for the committee to review, by Dec 2, 2016. The committee will make every effort, within the collected funds, to accommodate as many requests as possible. Notifications will be sent back to the applicants by Dec 9, 2016.



NetSci-X 2017 accepts two types of submissions: abstracts and full-papers (proceedings). You will be prompted to select the relevant type during the submission process.

For each type of submission we offer several presentation formats for accepted contributions:

  • Oral presentation - presenting a contributed talk in one of the parallel sessions.
  • Ignite - This format is for the bold. You get a 5 minute plenary presentation, with 20 pre-submitted PDF slides that switch automatically every 15 seconds. The Ignite session is typically a highlight and will get you significant exposure. Only a select number of contributions will be offered this presentation format.
  • Poster presentation - Posters will be available in the main conference space throughout the entire event. We plan to put a strong emphasis on promoting the posters, e.g., through targeted emails, to gain them maximum visibility.

Before submitting your abstract/full-paper, please make sure you have:

  • Up to 350 words abstract (both tracks)
  • An image to demonstrate your abstract (both tracks)
  • Full-paper, up to eight pages in PDF format (proceedings track only). Instructions for full paper submission.

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission end date: Sep 25, 2016
  • Extended deadline for abstract submission: Oct. 15, 2016 (Final)
  • Abstract acceptance notification to authors: Oct 31, 2016
  • Full-paper submission end date: Oct 30, 2016
  • Full-paper acceptance notification to authors: Nov 18, 2016

Dynamics On and Of Networks

Tel-Aviv University, January 15, 2017.

Since its inception Network Science has made spectacular progress in mapping the structure of numerous social, biological and technological networks, uncovering their many universal properties, from the scale-free topology to the small-world phenomenon.

The School on dynamics on and of networks will present the next phase of network science research: How do we translate the observed structures into dynamic behavior? What happens if the network itself constantly changes with time? Can we predict the future evolution of a dynamic network?

Bringing together the leading researchers on Network Dynamics we offer a comprehensive introduction into this field.

Our Speakers

  • Prof Albert-László Barabási, Northeastern University, USA
  • Prof Alex "Sandy" Pentland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Prof Dirk Brockmann, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
  • Dr. Baruch Barzel, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Dr. Erez Shmueli, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Dr. Dan Yamin, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

The Venue

The one day school will be held at the Porter School of Environmental Studies. Read about this unique venue here.


Reception Ceremony
The reception ceremony will take place on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Hilton hotel.

Gala Dinner
The gala dinner will take place on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Lawrence Gallery, Old Jaffa.


Cyber Challenges in a Connected World
The special session on networks and cyber Security will take place on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Hilton hotel. See more details here.

Connected Countries
The Italian-Israeli roundtable on network science will take place on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Hilton hotel. See more details here.

Special Sessions
The Israel Science Foundation workshop on network science will take place on January 16-18, 2017 at the Hilton hotel. See more details here.


Stay tuned for more information... 





Hilton Tel-Aviv
Conference hotel.

We offer a special reduced price at the Hilton for NetSci-X guests.
These rates are available only for booking through the registration process to the conference.

Single room - 292$ per night
Double room - 316$ per night

The rates are for a deluxe room and include Bed & Breakfast.

Leonardo Art TLV

These rates are available only for booking through the registration process to the conference.

Single room - 126$ per night
Double room - 137$ per night

The rates are for a standard room and include Bed & Breakfast.




Art of Networks

Networks are where art and science meet to create stunning visualization of scientific data.
The Art of Networks exhibit celebrates this aesthetic aspect of science: the power of networks, the beauty of visualization.

Cosmic Web
Credit: Kim Albrecht



The concept of the cosmic web—viewing the universe as a set of discrete galaxies held together by gravity—is deeply ingrained in cosmology. Yet, little is known about architecture of this network or its characteristics. Our research used data from 24,000 galaxies to construct multiple models of the cosmic web, offering complex blueprints for how galaxies fit together. These interactive visualizations help us imagine the cosmic web, show us differences between the models, and give us insight into the fundamental structure of the universe.


Fun Facts About TLV

* Tel-Aviv is ranked third in the world in the number of sushi vendors per capita.

* Silicone Wadi – Israel hosts the largest number of start-ups per capita worldwide. In absolute numbers Israel is only second to the US.

* Dubbed “The city that never sleeps” – Tel-Aviv’s cultural scene is known for its 24 hour a day life-style.

* Average temperature in January is 13C (or 55 F).

* White city – Tel-Aviv, an UNESCO heritage center, has the largest concentration of Bauhaus architecture worldwide.

* Spring Mount – the literal name of Tel-Aviv is after Theodor Herzl’s book Altneuland – the Ancient (mount) and New (spring) Land, envisioning the state of Israel.

* The Rollers - Every Tuesday night around 400 skaters hit the streets and take over the city.

* The Lonely Planet named Tel Aviv the 3rd hottest city to visit in 2011.

* National Geographic named Tel Aviv the 9th best beach city in the world in 2010.

* Tel Aviv is known as one of the hippest, hottest, funnest and friendliest destinations for GLBTs! There is even an all gay guest house called the Pink House.

* Israelis, per capita, are the world’s biggest consumers of fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately they are third when it comes to sweets. Maybe we just eat too much…

* Cherry tomatoes were originally engineered in Israel in 1973.

* The glue on Israeli stamps is kosher.

* At Le-Genda ice-cream parlor in Jaffa you can buy hummus flavored ice cream.

* Israel has the highest number of university degrees per capita in the world.

* Israel has the highest number of scientists and engineers per capita in the world.

* Israel has the highest number of PhDs per capita in the world.

* Israel has the highest number of physicians per capita in the world.

* Israeli academics produce more scientific papers per capita than anywhere else in the world and by a large margin – 109 per 10,000 people.

* Israel publishes more books per capita than any other nation in the world.

* Israel has the highest percentage of home computers per capita in the world.

* Israel has more museums per capita than any other nation in the world.

* Israel has more orchestras per capita than any other nation in the world.

* Israel was the first country to ban underweight models.

* The largest known dog cemetery in the ancient world was discovered in the coastal city of Ashkelon.

* Out Magazine names Israel the gay capital of the Middle East.

* Israeli banknotes have braille markings on them.

* Go solar – more that 93% of Israeli homes heat water using solar energy.

* Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees.

* With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world (second only to Silicon Valley).

* Israel has more companied on NASDAQ than Europe, China, India and Japan combined.

* Don’t worry be happy – recent poles place Israelis as the eighth HaPPiesT nation in the world.

* Live long and prosper – at 82.0 years Israelis enjoy the eighth longest life expectancy worldwide.

* Israel is the largest immigrant absorbing nation on Earth, it has absorbed 350% of its population in 60 years.

* Iron lady – Golda Meir, elected leader in1969, was the first female prime-minister in history.


TLV & General Information

About Tel Aviv
Lying along a beautiful beach strip of the Mediterranean, Tel-Aviv is a busy metropolis, with a unique energetic atmosphere, fun entertainment venues, shopping malls, exotic markets, nonstop active nightlife, golden beaches and restaurants

The Beach
The beautiful beaches of Tel-Aviv are the city's most popular attraction, lined with many restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues.

Special Venues
If you are seeking the Middle Eastern atmosphere visit the colorful Carmel Market where vendors sell exotic food products and cheap clothing or go to neighboring Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall, where artists present their homemade products every Tuesday and Friday.
Or sign up for a unique culinary tour:

The White City
The White City, the world's largest collection of bauhaus architecture represents Tel-Aviv's hype streets of coffee shops, galleries and pubs in a unique urban UNESCO world heritage site. The White City is located between Allenby Street in the south, Begin Road and Ibn Gvirol Street in the east, the Yarkon River in the north, and the Mediterranean Sea in the west.

Magical Jaffa
Visit old Jaffa, with its narrow alleys of artists' quarters, studios and art galleries, riddled with romantic paths and gardens overlooking the sea.


General Information

Official Language
The official language of the conference is English.

Dress code
Informal for all occasions, Please bring sunglasses and walking shoes.

The weather in Tel Aviv in January is generally comfortable, with an average temperature of 9-18°C (48-65 F) and low chance of rain.

The New Israeli Shekel (NIS) is the official national currency. All the major credit cards are accepted in Israel in places displaying the emblem at the entrance.

Flying to Israel
There are regular flights to Israel from all major international capitals and from other cities too. All flights land at Israel's main airport, the Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel-Aviv.
Israel's national airline is El-Al, which offers excellent service.
Other airlines may have cheaper flights.

Airport Information & Travel to Tel Aviv
Ben Gurion International Airport is served by many daily direct flights from most destinations. The International airport is 20-30 minutes from the city of Tel Aviv and private taxis are available 24 hours a day, as well as a regular train service. Approximate cost is NIS160 ($40) per taxi to the city center.
You can also take a train to the "Tel Aviv-Savidor Center" station and from there take a taxi to the hotel.

Passports and Visas
Most nationals do not require an entry visa for Israel. Participants are requested to consult the Israeli Embassy or Consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for specific details relating to visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.
We would be happy to provide a formal invitation letter, if needed.
Travelers who do not wish for an Israeli stamp to appear in their passports (to avoid unpleasantness if intending to visit countries lacking good relations with Israel) should inform the immigration clerks.

Liability & Insurance
The conference Secretariat and organizers cannot accept responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the meeting. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance. 

Conference Venue

Hilton Tel Aviv, located in the beautiful Independence Park, has direct access to the Hilton Public Beach and the Tel Aviv Promenade.
The hotel is perfectly located on the beach, next to the Tel-Aviv port and near all local attrations.

Contact details

Address: 205 Hayarkon st. Independence Park, Tel Aviv, 6340506, Israel
Tel: +972-3-520-2222




Getting There
Directions from Ben Gurion International Airport: 

By Train
Take the train from the airport to Tel Aviv-Savidor Center and from there take a taxi to the hotel.
See the Israel Railways website for directions here.

By Car / Taxi
Take Highway 1 (Changing to Rd 20 - Ayalon) towards Tel Aviv. Exit at Arlozorov and proceed right on Arlozorov St until the end of the road. Hotel is in front of you.
Distance from Hotel:12 mi.
Drive Time: 30 min.


Tel Aviv


January 16 - 18, 2017

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