Network Dynamics in the Social, Economic, and Financial Sciences

Workshop - November 4-8, 2019 - Politecnico di Torino

Department of Mathematical Sciences - MIUR Excellence Project 2018 - 2022

This event is partially supported by the PRIN project "The Dark Side of Networks" (2015592CTH).

It has been recognized as the complexity of social, economic, and financial systems does not depend on their large scale only, but it rather emerges from the architecture and the nature of interactions within the units composing these systems. This workshop will gather some of the leading scientist presenting the most recent successful network dynamics models in this field.
The emergence of global features, learning phenomena, resilience with respect to shocks, optimization, and control are some of the topics that will be covered.

Organising Committee

Giacomo COMO, Politecnico di Torino
Fabrizio DABBENE, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Luca DALL'ASTA, Politecnico di Torino
Fabio FAGNANI, Politecnico di Torino
Anton PROSKURNIKOV, Politecnico di Torino



Book of abstracts
Short talks Schedule
Lectures are held in Aula Buzano - Department of Mathematical Sciences (DISMA) - third floor.

Main Talks

Claudio Altafini Linköping University Decision-making in interconnected multiagent networks: Roles of frustration and social commitment
Francesco Bullo University of California Santa Barbara Parsimonious models for opinion dynamics and social balance
Ming Cao University of Groningen Decision-payoff co-evolutionary dynamics in a closed loop for population games
Munther A. Dahleh Massachusetts Institute of Technology A marketplace for data: an algorithmic solution
Massimo Franceschetti University of California San Diego Social network dynamics leading to community formation and residential segregation
Paolo Frasca GIPSA-lab - CNRS The closed loop between opinion formation and personalised recommendations
Michel Grabisch University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne A model of anonymous influence with anti-conformist agents
Julien M. Hendrickx Université catholique de Louvain Open multi-agents models with evolving composition
Ali Jadbabaie Massachusetts Institute of Technology A theory of misinformation spread on social networks
Jan Lorenz Jacobs University The triple‐filter bubble: using agent‐based modeling to test a meta‐theoretical framework for the emergence of filter bubbles and echo chambers
Francesca Parise Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graphon games: a statistical framework for network games and interventions
Chiara Ravazzi Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Learning hidden influences in large-scale dynamical social networks
Agnieszka Rusinowska Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne Diffusion in large networks: is polarization possible?
Marco Scarsini Luiss The buck-passing game
Fernando Vega-Redondo Università Bocconi Production and financial networks in interplay: Evidence from supplier-customer and credit registers during the recent crisis

Special session on Neural Systems and Learning

November 04, 2019

Giuseppe Calafiore Politecnico di Torino Sparse ℓ1 and ℓ2 center classifiers
Alessandro Chiuso Università di Padova Sparse DCM for whole-brain effective connectivity from resting-state fMRI data
Sridevi V. Sarma Johns Hopkins A distributed push-pull brain network governs human irrationality during gambling
Riccardo Zecchina Università Bocconi The learning landscape in machine learning

Short presentations

Laura Arditti On graphicality and decomposition of games
Giuseppe Belgioioso Distributed generalized Nash equilibrium seeking in aggregative games on time-varying networks
Maria Castaldo On a centrality maximization game
Carlo Cenedese Charging plug-in electric vehicles as a mixed-integer aggregative game
Felisia A. Chiarello Non-local conservation laws for traffic flow modeling
Luca Damonte Shocks and protections
Robin Delabays Robustness of elections results against external influence
Fen Li Conformists and anti-conformists in opinion formation and diffusion
Leonardo Massai Contagion in financial networks
Wenjun Mei Occam's razor in opinion dynamics: the weighted-median influence process
Nicolò Pagan Game theoretical inference of human behavior in social networks
Rohit Parasnis Convergence Properties of Social Hegselmann-Krause Dynamics
Akylai Taalaibekova Social learning with Bayesian and non-Bayesian agents
Martina Vanelli On network games with coordinating and anti-coordinating agents
Renato Vizuete Estimation of performance indices for large-scale networks using graphons
Mengbin Ye Discrepancies in expressed and private opinions on influence networks
Lorenzo Zino On imitation dynamics in potential population games


Registration is compulsory. Invited speakers and visiting scholars are automatically registered.
The fee of 200 € includes coffee breaks and lunches, and the social dinner.
Entries are collected until October 23, 2019 or the maximum number of participants.

Registration page