Marie Curie Initial Training Networks

“Complex Networks”, by University of Barcelona, Spain



Complex Networks: Online course developed by the University of Barcelona.

More information: online course

iSocial Workshop: Decentralized Online Social Networks, 26-27 September 2016



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Date: September 26 - 27, 2016

Location: Aldemar Knossos Royal Village Hotel, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece

Organised by: FORTH-ICS


                                                              AGENDA            SPEAKERS            PHOTOS







Thursday, 26 September 2016

09:00 - 09:10

 Coordinator's Welcome

Session I - Session Chair: Elena Ferrari

09:10 - 10:10

 "Big Data Security and Privacy" - Elisa Bertino

10:10 - 11:10

 "Rack-Scale Operating System" - Dejan Milojicic

11:10 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00  iSocial Fellow Poster pitches
12:00 - 12:15  iSocial Video Challenge Award
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch Break

Session II - Session Chair: Sarunas Girdzijauskas

13:30 - 14:30

 "Mining open datasets for transparency in taxi transport in metropolitan environments"  - Tasos Noulas

14:30 - 15:30

 Fellow Poster session - Coffee Break

15:30  Knossos tour  -  bus departing from Hotel entrance
19:30  Dinner at Heraklion Restaurant PARASTIES and return to hotel



Thursday, 27 September 2016

Session I - Session Chair: Sarunas Girdzijauskas

09:30 - 10:30   

 "Engineering Decentralized Sociotechnical Systems via Social Protocols" - Amit Chopra

10:30 - 11:30   

  " Security and privacy for emerging large-scale mobile systems" - Panos Papadimitratos

11:30 - 12:00    Coffee Break - Poster Session
12:00 - 13:00  

  "Social Networking over Mobile Devices: Insights on Behaviour and Infrastructure Impact" - Kostas Anagnostakis   

12:15 - 13:30    Lunch Break

Session II - Session Chair: Vivi Fragopoulou

14:30 - 15:30  

 "I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me: Measuring Online Behavioural Advertising" - Nikolaos Laoutaris

15:30 - 16:00  

Coffee Break - Poster session

16:00 - 17:00   

 "Good City Life" - Daniele Quercia

17:00 - 17:30  

 "Information diffusion on and offline" -  Bruno Goncalves






Elisa Bertino                  Purdue University, USA  Dejan Milojicic              HP Labs, Palo alto, USA   Panos Papadimitratos        KTH, Sweden  Daniele Quercia             Bell Labs, UK
Tasos Noulas                      Lancaster University, UK Amit Chopra               Lancaster University, UK Bruno Goncalves                 New York University, USA Nikolaos Laoutaris      Telefónica, Spain Kostas Anagnostakis   Niometrics, Singapore












"Distributed Computing, Peer-to-Peer and GRIDS" (final course), by KTH, Sweden


Distributed Computing, Peer-to-Peer and GRIDS: Online course organised by KTH.

The learning goals of this course is to provide iSocial Fellows with basic concepts and principles of large-scale dynamic distributed systems and distributed algorithms. The course is taught in seminar style, and several case studies are included.

More information on the online course can be found here

26-27 September 2016: Decentralized Online Social Networks, Crete


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The iSocial Workshop "Decentralized Online Social Networks" will take place in Aldemar Knossos Royal Village Hotel, in Hersonissos, Crete, on the 26th and 27th of September 2016.

More details can be found at the workshop site

iSocial PhD Theses Completed


  •  "Decentralized Privacy Preserving Services for Social Networking Site", Dr Leila Bari. PhD Thesis
  •  "Evolution and ecology of the digital world (a complex systems perspective)", Dr Kaj Kolja Kleineberg. PhD Thesis
  •  "Risk Assessment in Centralized and Decentralized Online Social Networks", Dr Naiemeh Laleh. PhD Thesis