Third European Ph.D. School on Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems, 15-27 July 2013

In the framework of the European research and training activities in Complexity Science we announce the continuation of a series of annual Ph.D. Schools on “Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems”. The first event took place in Patras, Greece, in July of 2011 (see, the second one in July, 2012, at the University of Pescara, Italy (see and the 3d one is announced as follows (see also the Final Lecture Program )

Time: 15 – 27 July, 2013

Location: Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete, Heraklion, Greece (

This Ph.D. School is intended for postgraduate students primarily from European countries (but students from other countries are also invited to apply) and offers four coherent lecture courses, taught by experts in each field, on:

I. Foundations of Complexity Science

Steven Bishop (London) 
Tassos Bountis (Patras)
David K. Campbell (Boston)
Gregoire Nicolis (Brussels)
Constantino Tsallis (Rio de Janeiro)

II. Complex Networks: Theory and Applications

Panos Argyrakis (Thessaloniki)
Baruch Barzel (Harvard)
Jeff Johnson (London)
Ioannis Tollis (Heraklion) 

III. Complex Quantum Systems

Jurgen Lisenfeld (Karlsruhe)
Tsampikos Kottos (Wesleyan)
Stelios Tzortzakis (Heraklion)
Xenophon Zotos (Heraklion)
Nikos Lazarides (Heraklion)

IV. Complexity in Social and Biological Sciences

Dirk Helbing (Zurich)
Klaus Mainzer (Munich)
Efthimios Kaxiras (Harvard)
Giorgos Tsironis (Heraklion)

V. Extra Lectures

Manolis Antonoyiannakis (PRL)
Gareth Owens (Heraklion)



The School is dedicated to the memory of Professor John S. Nicolis

A special poster competition will take place and a "John S. Nicolis prize" will be awarded to the student with the best poster presentation.

Scientific Organizing Committee: Prof. Jeff Johnson (British Open University, "Past President of European Complex Systems Society), Prof. Dirk Helbing (Chair of Sociology, Modeling and Simulation, ETH, Zürich), Prof. Klaus Mainzer (Technical University, München), Prof. Rosaria Conte (Head of the Laboratory of Agent Based Social Simulation, Rome), Prof. Giorgos Tsironis (Chairman, University of Crete and FORTH), Prof. Tassos Bountis (University of Patras), Prof. Panos Argyrakis (University of Thessaloniki).

Local organizing committee: G. P. Tsironis (University of Crete and FORTH), N. Katsarakis (TEI of Crete and FORTH)