TUM-IAS Workshop Network Dynamics 2021

Many real-world systems can be seen as networks of dynamical nodes. Examples range from power grid networks to synchronously firing neural oscillators in the brain. The collective dynamics – and therefore the functionality – of such network dynamical systems are determined by the individual dynamics of each node as well as the interaction between nodes. In many cases the interactions between two nodes are not static: They may be influenced by the state of other nodes or change over time, e.g., via external forcing, intrinsic adaptation such plastic connections: the network is adaptive or co-evolutionary. That adaptive effects are crucial for the network dynamics has been demonstrated, for example, in ecological networks and networks of neuronal oscillators.

This workshop, organized by the TUM-IAS Focus Group Network Dynamics, will bring together experts on networks, dynamics, and data working on pure and applied topics in network dynamics with a particular focus on adaptive networks. The goal is not only to report recent developments but also to discuss research directions for the future. To this end, the workshop schedule will feature talks by selected speakers and leave ample time for discussions.



  • Hayato Chiba, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Raissa D’Souza, University of California, USA
  • Bastien Fernandez, Sorbonne Université, Frankreich
  • James Gleeson, University of Limerick, Irland
  • Dirk Helbing, ETH Zürich, Schweiz
  • Istvan Kiss, University of Sussex, UK
  • Yamir Moreno, University of Zaragoza, Spanien
  • Alexandre Rodrigues, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Date: July 26-28, 2021

Venue: virtual format

Registration until July 19: