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CfP 5th International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2 2019) at University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Diliara Valeeva
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This summer the fifth edition of IC2S2 is hosted by the University of
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Paper submission for this lustrum edition is
now open!


IC2S2 2019 – 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE

July 17-20, 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Web: https://2019.ic2s2.org/

Twitter: @IC2S2 <https://twitter.com/IC2S2>/ #IC2S2


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CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (more to be announced)

Kenneth Benoit (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Jana Diesner (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

Deen Freelon (University of North Carolina)

Cesar Hidalgo (MIT Media Lab)

Mirta Galesic (Santa Fe Institute)

Devra Moehler (Facebook Research)

Scott Page (University of Michigan)

Emma Spiro (University of Washington)

Lukas Vermeer (Booking.com)

Claudia Wagner (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

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After successful editions in Helsinki, Evanston, and Cologne, the 5th
International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2 2019)
will take place at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, July
17-20, 2019. Contributed abstracts can be presented orally in parallel
thematic sessions or as posters at the three day conference. In addition
to keynote speakers and paper sessions, the conference will also include
a series of training opportunities and tutorials. Please see the call
for tutorials below.


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        CALL FOR PAPERS (ABSTRACTS)


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        We welcome submissions on any topic in the field of
        computational social science, including (a) work that advances
        methods and approaches in computational social science, (b)
        data-driven work that describes or explains social phenomena,
        and (c) theoretical work that generates new insights into
        computational social science research.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

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    Network analysis of social systems

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    Large-scale social experiments

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    Agent-based or other simulations of social phenomena

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    Text analysis and natural language processing (NLP) of social phenomena

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    Cultural patterns and dynamics

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    Computational science studies (sociology of science)

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    Social news curation and collaborative filtering

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    Social media studies

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    Theoretical discussions in computational social science

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    Causal inference and computational methods for social science

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    Ethics in computational social sciences

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    Reproducibility in computational social science

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    Large scale infrastructure in computational social science

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    Novel digital data sources

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    Computational analyses for addressing societal challenges

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    Methods and analyses of observational social data

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    Computational social science research in industry


The submission should include a title, a list of 5 keywords, and an
extended abstract (= main text of the submission) with at least one
figure, formatted as a PDF file. Please give a sufficiently detailed
description of your work and your methods so we can adequately assess
its relevance.

Each extended abstract will be reviewed by a Program Committee composed
of experts in computational social science. Contributions to the
conference should be submitted via EasyChair at the conference website
https://2019.ic2s2.org/call-for-papers/ 
<https://2019.ic2s2.org/call-for-papers/>

We will do our best to have mostly oral presentations of the selected
contributions, both plenary and in parallel sessions. However, since we
cannot estimate the number of submissions we may accept some abstracts
for a poster session. For additional information, see the conference
website which also includes the Extended Abstract Template (.docx and
LaTeX available).

The deadline for abstract submission is February 5, 2019.

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CALL FOR TUTORIALS

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On the pre-conference day (July 17, 2019), IC2S2 will host a day of
tutorials and skills workshops. They should give social science
researchers and data analyst enthusiasts the opportunity to add new
tools to their toolkit.

For this we are calling for proposals of tutorials that address methods,
skills and tools useful to conduct research in computational social
science, including but not limited to the following topics:

- data collection / text mining approaches for social scientists

- new advances in social network analysis

- text analysis

- visual communication and visualizations

- experimental designs in CSS

- using sensors for studying behavior

- combining digital trace data and additional data (e.g. surveys)

- assessing biases in data collection

- best practices for working with online communities (including
crowdsourcing)

- legal and ethical dimensions of CSS research

- reproducibility in CSS research

We welcome proposals for tutorials on topics at the intersection of the
social sciences, computer science and/or statistics. We will consider
any topic; provided that the proposal makes a strong argument that the
tutorial is important for the IC2S2 community. Tutorials should be
comprehensive and should not focus only on the presenter’s previous
work. We anticipate that each accepted tutorial will be 3 hours long.
However, we are also accepting half-tutorials (1.5 hours) and full-day
tutorials (6 hours).

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PROPOSAL FORMAT

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Proposals for tutorials should be no more than three pages in length and
should contain the following:

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    Title

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    Presenters / organizers: Please provide names, affiliations, email
    addresses, and short bios (up to 200 words) for each presenter. Bios
    should cover the presenters' expertise related to the topic of the
    tutorial. If there are multiple presenters, please describe how the
    time will be divided between them.

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    Topic: An abstract describing the topic (approx. 250 words)

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    Audience: A short statement about the expected target audience. What
    prior knowledge, if any, do you expect from the audience?

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    Rationale: What is the objective / learning outcome of the tutorial?
    What is the benefit for the attendees? Why is this tutorial
    important for IC2S2 community?

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    Format: A description of the proposed event format and a list of
    proposed activities

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    Equipment: A short note on equipment required for the tutorial
    format (e.g. whiteboards).

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    Previous tutorials: Has the tutorial (or a similar/highly related
    tutorial) been presented at another venue previously? If so, please
    list the dates and venues, and describe the similarities and
    differences between the previous tutorials and proposed tutorial.

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    Proposed length of the tutorial: please choose from 1.5 hours (half
    session), 3 hours (full session), and 6 hours (full day). If you are
    flexible, please indicate in the outline the content that will not
    be included if a short/long version of the tutorial is given. If you
    would like to give a 6 hour tutorial please justify why a full day
    is necessary.

Organizers of accepted tutorials are expected to provide some
information material to announce the tutorial on the conference website
and to help spreading the word about the tutorial via mailing lists and
social media. Tutorial organizers will receive free admission to the
main conference.

Please submit your proposal as PDF file via email to [hidden email]
<mailto:[hidden email]>.

The deadline for tutorial proposals is January 24, 2019.


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IMPORTANT DATES

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    January 24, 2019 – Tutorial proposal deadline

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    February 5, 2019 – Regular abstract submission deadline

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    March 6, 2019 – Acceptance notification

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    April 30, 2019 – Early bird registration deadline

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    June 30, 2019 – Registration deadline

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    July 17-20, 2019 – Conference


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SPONSORSHIP

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Do you want to affiliate your organisation to IC2S2? Bespoke sponsorship
packages are available on request. Contact the local chairs Eelke
Heemskerk and Frank Takes at [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>


IC2S2 2019 is hosted by CORPNET <https://corpnet.uva.nl/>, University of
Amsterdam and sponsored by Microsoft, Statistics Netherlands, ODISSEI,
University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, Municipality of Amsterdam.


Please watch the video“IC2S2 comes to Amsterdam
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUWvAysyqPk&t=2s>/”/.


Web: https://2019.ic2s2.org/ Twitter: @IC2S2
<https://twitter.com/IC2S2>/ #IC2S2

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