Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Highlights of the Year

Highlights of the Year

Network Science Semester

Dante organised in 2016 a full semester on Network Science ( in conjunction with the SiSyPhe team at ENS de Lyon, the Centre de Physique Théorique of Marseille, the Excellence Laboratory MILYON and the Institute of Scientific Interchange of Turino. This program intends to cover both the basics of and recent advances in Network Science. These questions, which are in the focus of contemporary network science, set the scope of the actual proposal where we aim to bring together world-known experts from the fields of mathematics, physics, signal processing, computer science, social science, epidemiology and linguistic to discuss and enhance our understanding about the interaction between the structure, evolution, and coupled dynamical processes of complex networks. The semester gathered 2 workshops and 1 conference. during the two workshop, 14 invited speakers spend time within Dante in short or long visit. Members of Dante also organised in June Socionet ( for young researchers and focus on the interdisciplinary meeting on social network: description, data, modelling, interpretation. It was a great success with a Datathon organised by the PhD student and PostDoc of DANTE.

Frutfull collaboration with GranData (

Grandata integrates first-party and telco partner data to understand key market trends, predict customer behaviour, and deliver novel business results. We have published several papers [12], [41], [36], [11], [10] in collaboration with them on the socioeconomic correlations and stratification in social-communication networks, on the impact of university admission on freshmen' social egocentric network, on the correlations of consumption patterns in social-economic networks but also to validate DTN like protocols by taking benefits of the density and locality of urban communication patterns.