Special Session 1: Network Reliability and Resilience

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Blackouts, Congestions, Rumors, Diseases —— these different failures can be understood by one theoretical framework developed based on complex network theory. To mitigate these network failures, we need to understand mechanism behind the positive yet harmful feedback of failure propagation. Research of network reliability and resilience is aiming at exploring the cascading failure processes of different complex systems, evaluating the potential risks, predicting the possible scenarios, controlling the failure propagation, and finally building a 'smart' system.

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Special Session 2:AI in Urban Life

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The mysterious power modern artificial intelligence (AI) demonstrated in competing to beat top human players in chess and go, is also exploited to make urban life more convenient, less stressful and more enjoyable. Techniques including complex network analysis and artificial neural networks have been applied to trip planning, weather forcasting, autor-driving car designing, regional development, and medical diagnosis. The "AI in Urban Life" satellite conference of NetSCIX2018, organized by one of the largest non-government scientific associations in China, Swarma Club, aims to bridge the gap between industry and academia, and to create an opportunity for scientists across disciplines to exchange notes on their practices in applying AI techniques to serve for a better urban life.

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Special Session 3:Human Brain Connectome

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The brain is a complex network. It perfectly extracts and integrates all kinds of information from various external and internal stimuli. To better explore the spatiotemporal pattern of the brain connectome. The human brain connectome is divided into three hierarchy: structural networks based on neuroanatomy; functional networks due to the dynamics of neuronal clusters, and effective networks that emphasize the causal interaction between nodes. Research of brain connectome is aiming to comprehend the dynamic evolution mechanism of the brain, understand the brain's advanced cognitive awareness, and ultimately return to ourselves.

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Special Session 4:to be announced