The Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute will host two one-day workshops on Friday, July 10 and Tuesday, August 11, that will provide hands-on experience in using the CINET System. Students, faculty, and researchers from various disciplines are invited to participate. Limited travel support is available and registration is now open. Please register at the CINET website by July 6. 

CINET, a CyberInfrastructure for NETwork science, is a web-based tool for analyzing networks that represent interactions in large-scale complex systems. It provides a large set of networks and algorithms to analyze them. Users can also add their own networks to be analyzed by the provided algorithms. This web-based interface has been designed to simplify analysis of complex networks for users who are not necessarily computer scientists. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Virginia Tech

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tina Eliassi-Rad

Location: Room 2018, 1880 Pratt Drive, Blacksburg, VA


Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Boleslaw Szymanski

Location: TBD

The workshop agenda includes a keynote talk focusing on network science, an introduction to CINET, creation of user accounts and participant CINET access, a number of participant exercises, followed by a user survey. We will create stimulating exercises to assess tools and understand the kind of network science approaches students and faculty are most interested in. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to carry out computational experiments using CINET.

June 11, 2015