Workshop on the
Analysis of Mobile Phone Networks

A satellite workshop to NetSci 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
MIT, Cambridge, MA
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Introduction Mobile phone datasets have become widely available in recent years and have opened the possibility to improve our understanding of large-scale social networks by investigating how people exchange information, build trust, create markets and develop social interactions. Mobile phone data is also helping us understand complex processes such as the spread of information and viruses or transportation and the use of urban infrastructures.

This workshop will consist of a number of contributed talks on the analysis of mobile phone networks. The workshop format is flexible: no registration fees, a simplified submission procedure, and the possibility to present recent results or results submitted elsewhere.
Practical information
Date: Tuesday May 11, 2010 (this is the day prior to the conference NetSci).

Location: On the sixth floor of the newly built Media Lab (building E14 on MIT campus, map available here).

Registration: Attendance is free of charge but, due to limited seating, registration is compulsory. If you wish to register please send an email to Registration will be processed on a first-come first-serve basis. Although there is no registration fee for the workshop, participants are of course encouraged to also participate (and register) in the NetSci conference.

We have have received an unexectedly large number of registrations to the workshop. The workshop has been moved to a larger space (the multi media hall of the Media Lab). All those who have registered by sending an email or through the NetSci website are welcome to attend. 
Submissions All contributions that deal with the analysis of mobile phone datasets are welcome.

Authors are invited to submit an abstract (one to three pages) by the deadline of March 5, 2010. Submissions should include the title, author(s), affiliation(s) and e-mail address(es) on the first page. There will be no published proceedings; the material submitted to the workshop may also be submitted elsewhere.

Electronic submission of manuscripts in PDF format is required. Please send your manuscript directly to by March 5, 2010.

The evaluation of submitted abstracts will be organized by the scientific committee and decisions will be made by March 26, 2010. Once an abstract has been accepted for presentation, at least one author is required to attend the workshop and present the paper. In case too many abstracts are selected, some of these may be moved to a special session taking place the next day at the NetSci 2010 conference.
Program  The program is available here (PDF format).
Book of abstracts  The book of abstracts is available here (5.5 MB, PDF format).
Scientific committee Chair: Vincent Blondel, UCLouvain (Belgium)
Laszlo Barabasi, Northeastern University
Rob Claxton, British Telecom (UK)
Vittoria Colizza, ISI Foundation (Italy)
Massimo Colonna, Telecom Italia (Italy)

Nathan Eagle, Santa Fe Institute
Alexandre Gerber, AT&T Research
Marta Gonzales, MIT
Cesar Hidalgo, Harvard University
János Kertész, Budapest University of Technology (Hungary)
Renaud Lambiotte, Imperial College (UK)
David Lazer, Northeastern University
Jure Leskovec, Stanford University
Nuria Oliver, Telefonica Research (Spain)
Jukka-Pekka Onnela, Harvard University
Asu Ozdaglar, LIDS, MIT
Alex (Sandy) Pentland, Media Lab, MIT
Mason Porter, University of Oxford (UK)
Carlo Ratti,
Senseable City Lab, MIT
Jari Saramäki, Helsinki University of Technology (Finland)
Leonardo Soto, AirSage
Zbigniew Smoreda, Orange Labs (France)
John Tsitsiklis, LIDS, MIT
Paul Van Dooren, UCLouvain (Belgium)
Organizing committee Vincent Blondel, UCLouvain (Belgium)
Francesco Calabrese, Senseable City Lab, MIT
Gautier Krings, UCLouvain (Belgium)
Benjamin Waber, Media Lab, MIT