IV Scientific School
Dynamics of Complex Networks and their Application in Intellectual Robotics
(DCNAIR 2020)
Proceedings of DCNAIR 2020 posted to RSCI are available here

Proceedings of DCNAIR 2020 published in IEEE Xplore are available here
The Fourth Scientific School "Dynamics of Complex Networks and their Application in Intellectual Robotics" will be held September 7-9, 2020 at Innopolis University, Innopolis, Russia. DCNAIR'2020 will be an international platform for the exchange of scientific, educational and technical ideas and achievements between specialists, especially young scientists, working in the field of studying complex networks, neuroscience, nonlinear dynamics, and intelligent robotics. All accepted papers are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by Scopus and Web of Science systems. Proceedings of previous conferences (DCNAIR'2018 and DCNAIR'2019) were indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. Working language – English.

After the conference the extended papers selected by Program Committee will be published in a special issue of "Discontinuity, Nonlinearity and Complexity" journal, indexed by Scopus.

The researchers are also invited to propose Minisymposia. The conference fee will be waived for organizers of a minisymposium with at least 5 invited talks.
Online Format
DCNAIR 2020 will be held as an online conference from September 7-9, 2020. You can choose the type of presentation from the followings:

1. Live online presentation.

2. Pre-recorded presentation (requirements for pre-recorded presentations will be announced later).

The first type is preferable. Please note, that participation with the live online or pre-recorded presentation is obligatory for the inclusion of your paper in IEEE Xplore. The presentations should be prepared in English, while your session talk can be either in English or Russian.
Due to the online format, the registration fee is waived for all participants.

All participants must adhere to their assigned time slots. Please note that 8+2 minutes are allocated for an oral presentation with questions and 40+5 minutes - for a lecture.

To ensure the online format, Zoom software will be used, so we recommend installing it on your computer in advance. We will send access links by the end of the week.
You can send your pre-recorded presentations in Windows-compatible format on the conference e-mail dcnair@innopolis.ru.
Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers on the topics including but not limited to:
● Dynamics and Control of Complex Networks
● Neurotechnology and Neuroscience
● Intelligent Robotics
● Nonlinear Dynamics
● Self-Organization and Complexity
● Brain-Computer Interfaces
● Biology and Medical Applications
Keynote Speakers
Professor Stefano Boccaletti

ISC-Institute for Complex Systems, Florence, Italy
Collective states of networked phase oscillators: explosive synchronization, dynamically interdependent networks and Bellerophon states
Professor Syamal K. Dana

Jadavpur University, India
To be announced
Professor Alexander Hramov

Innopolis University, Russia
Motor control: neurophysiological basis and BCI applications
Professor Mikhail Ivanchenko

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia
Reconstruction of functional astrocytic networks
Professor Viktor Kazantsev

Innopolis University, Russia; Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia
Regulatory mechanisms of network signaling in the brain: plasticity, glia, matrix
Professor Jürgen Kurths

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany)
Quantifying stability in deterministic and stochastic complex networks and its application to power grids
Professor Mikhail Lebedev

Duke University, USA; Higher School of Economics, Russia
Neuronal dynamics: pitfalls and clarifications
Professor Alexander Pisarchik

Technical University of Madrid, Spain; Innopolis University, Russia
Application of artificial neural networks to brain signal analysis
Professor Mikhail Prokhorov

Saratov Branch of the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics of Russian Academy of Science, Russia
Experimental study of complex networks of coupled electronic oscillators
Professor Maria Vedunova

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia
Features of neuron-glial networks reorganization in modeled neurodegenerative processes in vitro
Professor Alexander Gorban, Professor Ivan Tyukin

University of Leicester, UK; Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia
Learning in networks of AI agents: correctors of errors and mutual training
Professor Boris Gutkin

Higher School of Economics, Russia; École Normale Supérieure, France
Modelling schizophrenia and alzheimers disease impact on prefrontal activity
Professor Claudio Franceschi,
Professor Mikhail Ivanchenko

IRCCS Institute of Neurological Sciences Bologna and University of Bologna, Italy/ Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia
DNA methylation and aging: an example of biological complexity
Professor Misha Tsodyks

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Mathematical models of human memory
Professor Alexander Balanov

Loughborough University, UK
Chaos and hyperchaos in the chain of quantum coherent elements
Program committee
General Chair
Alexander Hramov (Innopolis University, Russia)

Alexander Pisarchik (Innopolis University, Russia; Technical University of Madrid, Spain)

Inernational Committee
  • Alexander Tormasov (Rector of Innopolis University, Russia)
  • Stefano Boccaletti (ISC-Institute for Complex Systems, Italy)
  • Syamal K. Dana (Jadavpur University, India)
  • Claudio Franceschi (IRCCS Institute of Neurological Sciences Bologna and University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Salimzhan Gafurov (Innopolis University, Russia)
  • Dibakar Ghosh (Indian Statistical Institute, India)
  • Mikhail Ivanchenko (Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia)
  • Alexander Kaplan (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)
  • Viktor Kazantsev (Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia)
  • Alexander Klimchik (Innopolis University, Russia)
  • Jürgen Kurths (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany)
  • Mikhail Lebedev (Duke University, USA)
  • Alexander Pisarchik (Innopolis University, Russia; Technical University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Yury Poduraev (Moscow State University of Technology "STANKIN", Russia)
  • Eugene Postnikov (Kursk State University, Russia)
  • Mikhail Prokhorov (Saratov Branch of the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics of Russian Academy of Science, Russia)
  • Zhen Wang (Northwestern Polytechnical University, China)
    Local committee
    General Chair
    Iskander Bariev (Vice-Rector of Innopolis University, Russia)

    Alexander Hramov (Innopolis University, Russia)

    Conference secretary
    Semen Kurkin (Innopolis University, Russia)

    Inernational Committee
    • Andrey Andreev (Innopolis University, Russia)
    • Artem Badarin (Innopolis University, Russia)
    • Nikita Frolov (Innopolis University, Russia)
    • Vadim Grubov (Innopolis University, Russia)
    • Vladimir Maksimenko (Innopolis University, Russia)
    • Nataliya Malova (Innopolis University, Russia)
    • Elena Pitsik (Innopolis University, Russia)
      Important dates
      February 10
      February 10
      Opening of Submission
      April 10 April 15
      April 10 April 15
      Minisymposia proposal
      May 1 May 17
      May 1 May 17
      Submission Deadline
      June 20
      June 30
      June 20
      June 30
      Notification of acceptance
      July 20
      July 20
      Final Submission
      All papers submitted to DCNAIR 2020 must be up to 4 pages. Papers can be written either fully in English or Russian by duplicating the title, authors, annotation, and keywords in English. The priority will be given to the proceedings written in good English. Papers can be written either fully in English or Russian by duplicating the title, authors, annotation, and keywords in English. The priority will be given to the proceedings written in good English. All contributions must not have been previously published, must not essentially duplicate already published material, and may not be simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere. To ensure high scientific quality, all papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee Members.

      All papers must comply with the IEEE conference template: In English and In Russian

      Once the reviewing process is complete, the corresponding author of the paper will be notified of the result by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before their final submission (the final submission date – July 20).

      All papers must be presented orally by one of the authors (expected duration ~ 15 min). At least one author must register for the conference and pay the registration fee in order for the paper to be published in the Conference proceedings and accepted in the final program.
      In order to submit your paper please follow the link below:
      DCNAIR will take place at Innopolis University. Specializing in the field of modern information technologies, Innopolis University is not only one of Russia's youngest universities, but also the new city's intellectual center. The teaching staff consists of leading Russian and foreign IT specialists and robotic science. Driven by the demands of both business and industry, the educational programs are committed to producing a high-quality stream of professionals for companies located in Innopolis.
      Innopolis is a new Russian city, located in the Republic of Tatarstan. The city's economy is based on high-tech industries. In Innopolis, a unique environment has been created that combines a modern residential infrastructure in harmony with the nature, safe environment, and broad opportunities for education and professional development.
      Taxi. The road from Kazan to Innopolis takes 40-50 minutes. You can see the route here. Average trip cost from Kazan — 600 rub using Yandex, Uber or Gett taxi services.

      Shuttle buses. There are two bus routes from Kazan to Innopolis: 1. "Kombinat Zdorovie" bus stop; 2. "Vostochny" bus station. Here you can see their timetable and route. Ticket price is 100 rub by card.

      Transfer. A daily transfer to Innopolis from the main hotels of Kazan will be organized (according to the information from the Registration forms).
      The participants will be accommodated in comfortable rooms of at the Innopolis University campus. Each room is equipped with all necessary appliances and new furniture. The photos of University Campus can be found here.
      Temple of All Religions
      Raifa Monastery
      Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia. The city is located on the left bank of the Volga at the confluence of the Volga River into the Kazanka River. Kazan is one of the educational, cultural and economic centers of the country. Also, the city is a major river port. The population of Kazan is one million two hundred thousand people. The city was founded by the Volga Bulgars.

      Kazan is a city that combines a kind of cultural flavor of the east and west. Kazan can be divided into two parts: the historic center of the city, located in the south of the river Kazanka, and a modern city with high-rise buildings, modern buildings, shopping and entertainment centers.

      Kazan is an ancient city standing on seven hills. Archaeological research suggests that the capital of modern Tatarstan began to take shape back in the tenth century. Initially, the Kremlin hill and its environs were inhabited by the ancient Bulgars. The walls of the building were erected to strengthen the commercial settlement. Scientists still disagree about the dating of the construction of the citadel. Some believe that the process began in the XII century, others hold the opinion that architects built walls in the XV-XVI centuries by order of the Russian Tsar. The modern architectural complex of the Kremlin was formed by the end of the XIX century and includes the Syuyumbike tower, the governor's palace and the Palace Church. In 2005, the construction of the Kul Sharif mosque, the most famous in Russia and Europe, was completed.
      It unites 16 elements of different religions, both modern - for example, Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, etc., and those that have disappeared - for example, the ancient Assyrian religion. It's simply impossible to deny yourself the pleasure of appreciating the art of so many religions!
      The city was founded by the Bulgars - the Turkic-speaking tribes living in the territory of the Volga region. At first it was a small fortification, later it grew to the size of a city. The high bank at the confluence of the Kama and the Volga created excellent conditions for viewing the surrounding area and river navigation. In a short time he became the largest center of trade in his region. Soon after the founding, Islam became the main Bulgar religion. During its heyday, the town was considered one of the centers of handicraft. It was home to many skilled craftsmen, jewelers, blacksmiths and tailors.
      Many believe that he is the prototype of the fantastic island of Buyan, described by Pushkin in The Tale of Tsar Saltan. Tourists from all over Russia and other countries of the world travel to this place at any time of the year. Ivan the Terrible himself decided to build a fortress city after a series of failed operations to capture Kazan. It was necessary to create a strong point to support the army. The island was washed from three sides by the waters of the Pike, Sviyagi and Volga rivers, from the elevated terrain - the Round Mountain - the distant approaches were visible, and most importantly - the island was located at a distance of 24 hours from the capital of the Kazan Khanate. In our time, the island Sviyazhsk turned into one of the key attractions of the Republic of Tatarstan. Travelers are met by white-stone monasteries and golden domes of temples. Wonder Island hospitably welcomes tourists.
      In 1613, a hermit monk named Filaret settled on the shores of Lake Sumy (Raifa) surrounded by forests. So, other monks began to settle near Filaret, and a new monastic settlement appeared. About 60 novices live in the monastery now. It attracts both pilgrims and tourists from all over the country and even abroad. Many come to Raifa for the sake of the holy source, others - to receive peace of mind. Those who wish to plunge into the ice-hole come to the Baptism in the monastery.
      In addition to an extensive excursion program, you have the opportunity to get acquainted with the incredible and amazing cuisine of Kazan and Tatarstan. Culinary traditions of the Tatar cuisine evolved over one century. Keeping their originality, a lot in the kitchen changed: it was improved, enriched with new knowledge and products, which the Tatars learned from their neighbors. The main dishes of Tatar cuisine are: Meat a la Tatar, Ech-pochmak, Peremyach with meat, Talkish-kaleve, Chak-chak and many, many other incredibly delicious dishes.
      Innopolis University
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      Conference secretary


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