Dr. Piotr Brodka presented a talk on “Current Challenges in the Area of Spreading Processes in Multilayer Networks”

On February 23, 2017, Dr. Piotr Brodka while visiting RPI within the RENOIR project (http://renoirproject.eu/) presented a talk on “Current Challenges in the Area of Spreading Processes in Multilayer Networks”. The spreading processes in complex network and multilayer complex networks are among the fastest developing topics in modern network science. However, joining those two areas together results in the new one which is still getting its momentum. This is partially because in both areas we still have a lot to discover and understand. Thus, their merger creates uncharted space where the rules and phenomena discovered for spreading processes in simple networks very often no longer apply because of multilayer nature of networks populating this space. Piotr Bródka presented a number of current challenges in the area of spreading processes in multilayer networks, starting from the problems known for simple networks, like seed selection strategies, and ending with the new problems specific for multilayer networks, influence of layer switching costs on spreading.