Networks — Processes and Causality

Modeling, understanding and controlling processes and activity that take place over increasingly larger networks (such as information propagation, social influence, opiniondynamics, epidemics etc.), as well as causal inference (such as causal modeling, determination of causal effects, and structure learning), have both received considerable attention in the recent years. Yet, so far the research communities of networks and causality are largely separated.

We believe, however, that they share many goals and concepts. The goal of this workshop is to bring together outstanding researchers from both areas in order to discuss possible interconnections between the two research fields. Potential starting points for such a discussion could --but are by no means limited to-- be: "Network modeling with Structural Equation Models, ODEs and SDEs", "Influence of interventions on networks" or "Distinguishing homophily and influence on networks".

The workshop will consist of short invited talks and plenty of time for lively discussions and it is co-located with the first DALI conference in beautiful La Palma, during April 10-12, 2015. DALI is a new venue that aims to combine the special qualities of the former Snowbird meetings (intimate atmosphere, very good people, plenty of time to interact) with positive aspects of larger conferences that rarely take place in Europe

The workshop is organized by Jonas Peters, Manuel Gomez Rodriguez, and Andreas Krause. The chairs of DALI proper are Zoubin Ghahramani, Thomas Hofmann, Neil Lawrence and Bernhard Schoelkopf