Winter Workshop on Complex Systems, 6-10th of February 2017, Serbia

Publish Date: Oct 26, 2016

Deadline: Nov 20, 2016


The detailed programme will appear soon.
Winter Workshop on Complex Systems is made by young researchers for young researchers, thus your contribution is very crucial to the workshop! Below is a tentative schedule so that you can plan your time accordingly, but the projects, tutorials and evening discussions are open to suggestions and will be tailored to be most appealing to all the participants. Please send us all your ideas/comments/suggestions while applying to the workshop.
Sunday 5th of February:
Belgrade city tour

Monday 6th of February:
10a.m. departure from Belgrade to Petnica Science Center
Participant's Introductions
Meet-the-participants activities

Tuesday 7th of February:
2 keynote lectures
Time to work on projects
Evening science & society discussion

Wednesday 8th of February:
2 keynote lectures
Time to work on projects
Social dinner

Thursday 9th of February:
Participants' tutorials
Time to work on projects
Evening science & society discussion

Friday 10th of February:
Departure to Belgrade
Project presentations at the Institute of Physics in Belgrade


To apply for the WWCS'17 please fill in the form below and send us your CV to by 20th of November 2016.

Aiming to create a diverse group of motivated young researchers, we devised this quick form to gather your basic information and interests. The goal of the workshop is to strengthen the community of young researchers working in the field of complex systems. Thus we expect all the participants to suggest and actively participate in projects, build new scientific collaborations and exchange knowledge and experience with other participants.

The workshop fee is 100 euros and beside the participation to the workshop, it covers the accommodation and the food for the duration of the workshop (Monday to Friday), with the social dinner on Wednesday. The notification of acceptance will also include all the details necessary for the payment of the workshop fee. Further info will be provided to the accepted participants.

There will be a limited number of travel grants for those participants that have difficulties to get funds from their institutions. More details on the application for travel grants will be announced soon.

You need to apply through an online application which can be found in the "Further official information" link below this article.


Petnica Science Center is located in western Serbia, 7 km from Valjevo (around 90 km southwest from Belgrade).

Petnica Science Center is the biggest and, probably, the oldest independent nonprofit organisation for extracurricular, informal science education in South Eastern Europe. Since 1982. Petnica has organised more than 2,500 programs (seminars, workshops, research camps…) for nearly 50,000 students and science teachers in 15 disciplines of science, technology and humanities. The unique inspirational atmosphere the Petnica centre provides a perfect venue for participants of the WWCS.

Petnica Centre has functional and complex facilities in the village Petnica near Valjevo (West Serbia). There are fully equipped boarding facilities (100-bed Dormitory plus Restaurant), various types of classrooms, laboratories, a big and multifunctional library with a carefully designed Teaching Resource Centre, etc.

Accommodation for the WWCS participants will be offered in rooms with two, three and four beds (ensuite). Similarly, all the meals and the coffee breaks will be served in the restaurant.


Dirk Brockmann

Dirk Brockmann is Professor at the Institute for Biology at Humboldt University of Berlin and the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin. Brockmann is known for his work in complex systems, complex networks, computational epidemiology, human mobility and anomalous diffusion.
He will lecture on (TBA)

Jesus Gomez-Gardeñes

Jesus Gomez-Gardeñes is Associate Professor at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). His interests are interdisciplinary, ranging from biological to social systems.
​He will lecture on (TBA)

Marija Mitrovic Dankulov

Marija Mitrovic Dankulov is Assistant Research Professor at the University of Belgrade. She works with empirical data from different types of social systems and develops models for quantitative description and prediction of collective social phenomena.
​She will lecture on (TBA)

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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