University of Konstanz
Universität Konstanz
Fachbereich Informatik und Informationswissenschaft

"Network Dynamics (Opinion Dynamics)" (Lecture and Tutorial)


Lecture on Wednesday, 1/16 postponed. Next lecture will take place on Thursday, 1/17.

General Information

Lecture (S. Kosub) Wednesday 15:15-16:45 (E 403)
Thursday 10:00-11:30 (E 403)
Oral Exam 1st date: February 2013, TBA
2nd date: April 2013, TBA

Homework Assignments

No. Post Date Due Date Download

Lecture Notes

Lecture notes are made available close in time to the lectures. The current version can be downloaded here. In case you have suggestions or comments (typos or any kind of errors) please send an email.

Chapter Date Version Download
all 2012/11/29 v1.6 PDF


The course is mainly based on research papers which are not yet covered in a textbook appropriate for computer scientists. In-depth and background material of certain course aspects can be found in:
  1. Henning S. Mortveit, Christian M. Reidys: An Introduction to Sequential Dynamical Systems. Springer, New York, NY, 2008.
  2. Yaneer Bar-Yam. Dynamics of Complex Systems. The Advanced Book Program, Addison Wesley, Reading, MA, 1997.
  3. Heinz Georg Schuster. Deterministic Chaos. VCH, Weinheim, 1994.
  4. Stephen Wolfram. A New Kind of Science. Wolfram Media, Champaign, IL, 2002

Further Information