The workshop was funded by the Royal Society under the the Research Fellows International Scientific Seminars scheme, and the PASCAL2 network provided funding to cover the filming. The aim of the meeting was to bring together researchers from complex networks, and those working in machine learning and graph theory. The goal was to identify current challenges in complex networks analysis and identify possible methodologies for addressing them. The meeting was composed of four sessions:

  1. methods for measuring and characterising complex network structure.
  2. dynamic processes on complex networks.
  3. complex network function prediction.
  4. future directions, collaboration and networking.

The presentations were not intended to be lectures focused on specific research results. Instead they were expected to summarize state-of-the-art or accepted wisdom, challenge it and pose a provocative agenda for the discussions.