Institute for Web Science and Technologies · Universität Koblenz - Landau
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Network Theory and Dynamic Systems

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Sommersemester 2021

This course will cover a variety of interesting topics on network theory and dynamic systems. The student should become enabled to understand the structure and the dynamics of network models and how to apply them to structures of artefacts and human behaviors in the World Wide Web.


This course is offered as an online course in OLAT (Course not yet available). New lectures (slides and screencasts) and assignments are published every week (Thurdays morning). Please register for the course in OLAT in order to receive notifications of new material.


  • Please register in Teams until April 23 (Course not yet available)
  • An assignment sheet is provided every Thursday when the corresponding lecture video is uploaded. Solve the tasks and submit your solution by each Wednesday 18:00.
  • Your solutions should be submitted using SVN. You need a SVN client to submit your solutions. The link to the SVN repository can be found in the assignment sheets.
  • We will evaluate and provide feedback to your solutions. We will also provide a solution to each assignment after the deadline.


Please acknowledge the following rules to obtain the credits for this course:

  • In order to obtain the credits of this course (6 ECTS), you have to obtain admission to take part in the exam and pass the exam.
  • Admission to the exam is granted to all students who achieve 60% of the score obtainable in the exercises of the tutorials.
  • Active participation in the tutorials is expected.
  • Obligation to register for the exam
    • There is an obligation to register for the exam.
    • If someone is not correctly registered for the exam before the end of the corresponding deadline, he or she cannot participate in the exam.
    • If someone is registered for the exam but does not show up, he or she will fail the exam.
  • If you fail the (written) exam you have to do a retake within the next 6 months; this second (or third) exam is orally and has to be scheduled with the lecturer via mail.

Exam dates will be published in OLAT.


Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning about a Highly Connected World


Networks – An Introduction
M. Newman Oxford University Press, 2010


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