Welcome to the

Computational Aspects of Network Science (CAoNS) workshop

Tartu, Estonia - August 24, 2021

to be held in conjunction with ADBIS 2021

The final program

The 1st International Workshop on Computational Aspects of Network Science (CAoNS) will be held in conjunction with the 25th European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems (ADBIS'2021). CAoNS provides opportunities for researchers and practitioners to share their original research results, and practical development products on Network Science.

CAoNS aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners working on areas related to any kind of network, such as networks of devices, World Wide Web, social, bibliographic, biological networks, complex systems, and so on, with main focus on the management of networked data (retrieval, evolution) and on the use of analytics for predictive purposes and/or on the analysis of the networks themselves. Due to numerous applications, there is a growing interest in such systems from the point of view of modeling, capturing, storing and management. This is where IT comes into play, e.g. graph databases, machine learning, distributed and parallel processing.


We invite the submission of articles that address various computational aspects of network science. The workshop welcomes submissions of theoretical, technical, experimental, methodological papers, application papers, addressing - though not limited to - the following topics:
  • Machine Learning for Network Data Management
    • Data Mining for Network Data
    • Deep (Reinforcement) Learning for Network Data
  • Network/Graph Databases
    • NoSQL, RDF, Query languages
    • Compressing, (Learned) Indexing
    • Parallel/Distributed processing
    • Novel Test/Benchmark collections
  • Analytics in Networks
    • Diffusion processes
    • Ranking/Search algorithms
    • Recommendations
    • Network Evolution and Growth
    • Topology (prediction)
  • Security for Networked Data
    • Anomaly detection
    • Data protection
    • Crime data mining and network analysis
    • Trust and Reputation


  • Deadline for submissions: May 9, 2021, May 20, 2021
  • Notification date: June 13, 2021
  • Camera ready due: June 27, 2021
  • Workshop date: August 24

Submission instructions

Submitted papers should present substantially original results not currently under review or published elsewhere. Papers should be written in English and must comply with the Springer formatting guidelines. Instructions for authors are available at https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines. Papers should be formatted either in Latex or Word and submitted in PDF format using the EasyChair online submission system

via this EasyChair LINK.

Be careful to select the CAoNS track for your submission.

In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made. The number of pages of a workshop paper must be 6 pages for short papers and 12 pages for full papers.

Accepted and Best Papers publication

Workshop papers papers will be published in the Springer CCIS series.
The best workshop papers will be invited to a special issue of ComSIS journal.

Invited speaker

Ginestra Bianconi (Queen Mary U. of London)


Dimitrios Katsaros, University of Thessaly (Greece)
Yannis Manolopoulos, Open University of Cyprus and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Program Committee members

(List to be populated further)
Jorge Bernardino (Polytechnic Inst. Coimbra, PT)
Richard Cbeir (U. de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, FR)
Paquale De Meo (U. Messina, IT)
Cicek Guven (Tilburg U., NL)
Maria Halkidi (U. Piraeus, GR)
Andreas Kaltenbrunner (U. Pompeu Fabra, ES)
Evangelos Kanoulas (U. Amsterdam, NL)
Fragkiskos Malliaros (U. Paris-Saclay, FR)
Fragkiskos Papadopoulos (Technical U. of Cyprus, CY)
Dimitrios Papakostas (Hellenic Air Force, GR)
Evaggelia Pitoura (U. Ioannina, GR)
Dimitrios Rafailidis (U. Thessaly, GR)
Ryan Rossi (Adobe, US)
Andrea Tagarelli (U. Calabria, IT)
Alex Thomo (U. Victoria, CA)
Sherali Zeadally (U. Kentucky, US)

Publicity and Assistance

Evangelia Fragkou E. Fragkou
Dimitrios Katsaros D. Katsaros
Supported by
Open Univerity of Cyprus
Univerity of Thessaly
(Oct 26th, '21): Selected paper was invited to journal special issue
(Aug 01st, '21): Program announced
(Mar 08th, '21): Site got public