LANET 2017

1st Latin American Conference on Complex Networks,

25-29 September 2017, Puebla, Mexico.

(includes the LANET School on Fundamentals and Applications of Network Science)

LANET 2017


The aim of LANET is to provide with a forum to join all scientists who are somehow related to the research on Network Science in Latin America.

The rapid growth of the field of Network Science in the last two decades has manifested in the form of schools, workshops and conferences in Latin America. However, the creation of LANET as a stable and periodic forum devoted to Network Science will further spur the formation of research groups interested in the field and help to establish it as a discipline across Latin American Universities and Research Institutions.

The first edition will be organized by the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Puebla, México) and, tentatively, we plan LANET to have a periodicity of two years with different locations in Latin America.

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Alex Arenas


A.L. Barabási

Northeastern University
Boston, USA

S. Boccaletti

CNR & Italian Embassy
Tel Aviv

Mario Chávez


Ernesto Estrada

Univ. of Strathclyde

Marta C. González


Bruno Gonçalves

New York University
New York

Cristina Masoller


J.F.F. Mendes

University of Aveiro

Ronaldo Menezes

Florida Institute of Tech.
Melbourne (FL)

Yamir Moreno


Adilson Motter

Northwestern University

Mason A. Porter

Los Angeles

Jose S. Andrade Jr

Univ. Federal do Ceará

Jordi Soriano

Univ. de Barcelona

Minisymposium Proposal

Submit a Minisymposium Proposal!

We have scheduled a number of Minisymposia concerning specific research lines related to Complex Networks. If you would like to organize one of them, please, contact the Organization with the following information: (i) title of the Minisymposium, (ii) organizers & their institutions, (iii) short abstract and (iv) the names of four Speakers. Send all the information to by 17th March 2017 (notification of acceptance by 24th March 2017). Preliminar contact to the organization of LANET 2017 is also an option.

Minsymposium Organization

A Minisymposium consists of a special session, within the LANET conference, about a specific topic related to Network Science and their Applications. The duration of the Minisymposium is 2 hours and it contains four talks of a selected group of 4 scientists working on the topic of the Minisymposium. Exceptionally, a 4-hours Minisymposium will be accepted. LANET will provide the local support (room, projectors, computers and coffee breaks) and the Minisymposium Organizers will take care of the speakers, their presentations and the internal schedule. Note that LANET will not cover the expenses of the invited speakers of the Minisymposium nor their Registration Fees. As compensation, one waiver will be given to the Minisymposium Organizers who could decide how to use it.

Contributions & Registration

Submit a Contribution!

We have scheduled a number of poster and oral presentations. If you would like to attend the conference and/or present your work, please, follow the link to Easychair, select the type of contribution and submit your abstract between 24th March and 28th April. Just follow these 3 simple steps:

(1) Make the list of authors, affiliations and emails.
(2) Prepare an abstract of your contribution (up to 500 words).
(3) Decide if you prefer an Oral Presentation or a Poster.
(4) Go to the Easychair link of the conference and upload all the previous information.

If you just want to attend the Conference, without submitting any contribution, also go to the Easychair link and select the option "No contribution". Communication of accepted submissions will be before 5th May.

We have also scheduled a limited number of talks in Spanish and Portuguese, which will be included in two (parallel) Special Sessions in both languages. If you want to submit a contribution to these Special Sessions, please contact the organization directly at, always within the deadlines announced above.


We have made an effort to reduce the conference fees and allow attendance in case of reduced budget. In this way, registration fees include all conference materials, coffee breaks, lunches and the attendance to the special dinner:

Students: 150 dollars (early bird)
Seniors: 300 dollars (early bird)

Please consider that early bird registration to the conference ends on 15th June. Registrations between 15th June and 15th September will be increased by 50 dollars (Students: 200 dollars / Seniors: 350 dollars). Registration directly at the Conference will be increased by 100 dollars (Students: 250 dollars / Seniors: 400 dollars).

A short number of grants will be given to students with limited budget. If it is your case, please contact the organization at before 1st May with the following information: (i) Name and affiliation, (ii) your CV, (iii) motivation for applying to the grant, (iv) a brief abstract of your contribution.


We have taken the advantage of having together the best scientists working on Network Science and organized a one-day School on Fundamentals and Applications of Network Science. The school will be held at the Conference location one day before its beginning, i.e. 25th September. If you want to attend the School, please, contact the organization at before 1st May. Also note that an additional registration fee of 75 dollars applies to students taking part of the School (again, a short number of waivers will be given ). The program of the School will be included here soon, meanwhile we can announce that lecturers will be:

Alex Arenas


Javier M. Buldú


Ernesto Estrada

Univ. of Strathclyde


U. de Zaragoza


Nuno Araujo (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Pablo Balenzuela (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Javier M. Buldú (URJC & CTB, Spain)
Lidia Braunstein (CONICET-UNMdP, Argentina)
Mario Chávez (CNRS, Hospital Pitié-Salpetriere, France)
Hilda Cerdeira (IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
Luciano da Fontoura (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Bruno Gonçalves (New York University, USA)
Rafael Germán Hurtado (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá)
Ernesto Estrada (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Jesús Gómez-Gardeñes (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
Marta C. González (MIT, USA)
Rafael Gutiérrez (Universidad Antonio Nariño, Colombia)
Cesar Hidalgo (MIT Media Lab, USA)
Johann Martínez-Huartos (INSERM, France)
Cristina Masoller (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
José Luis Mateos (Instituto de Física, UNAM, Mexico)
José F. Mendes (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
José Antonio Méndez-Bermúdez (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México)
Ronaldo Menezes (Florida Institute of Technology, USA)
Yamir Moreno (BIFI - UdZ, Spain)
Adilson Motter (Northwestern University, USA)
Gerard Olivar Tost (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales, Colombia)
Tiago Pereira (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Osvaldo Rosso (Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Nicolás Rubido (Universidad de la República, Uruguay)
Ricardo Sevilla-Escoboza (Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico)
Jose Soares de Andrade Jr. (Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil)

Local Organizing Committee

José Antonio Méndez-Bermúdez (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México)
Ygnacio Martínez Laguna (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México)
Pedro Hugo Hernández Tejeda (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México)
Javier M. Buldú (URJC & CTB, Spain)
Jesús Gómez-Gardeñes (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
Johann Martínez-Huartos (INSERM, Francia)
Ricardo Sevilla-Escoboza (Universidad de Guadalajara, México)


Do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any question!


LANET 2017 is supported by:

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Puebla, México)