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

Diliara Valeeva
IC2S2 2019 – 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE

July 17-20, 2019

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

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

Deadline for abstracts: 5 February 2019


This summer the fifth edition of IC2S2 is hosted by the University of
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. IC2S2 brings together researchers in
computational science, complexity, and social science, and provides a
platform for new work in the field of computational social science.
Following a day of tutorials on July 17, contributed abstracts are
presented orally in parallel thematic sessions or as posters at the
three day conference, which takes place at the University of Amsterdam
in the Netherlands from July 18 to 20.


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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Kenneth Benoit (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Jana Diesner (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

Deen Freelon (University of North Carolina)

Mirta Galesic (Santa Fe Institute)

Cesar Hidalgo (MIT Media Lab)

Devra Moehler (Facebook Research)

Scott Page (University of Michigan)

Leto Peel (Université Catholique de Louvain)

Emma Spiro (University of Washington)

Lukas Vermeer (Booking.com)

Claudia Wagner (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)



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SPECIAL SESSION “5 YEARS OF IC2S2"

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After an opening talk by Duncan Watts (Microsoft Research), several
renowned computational social scientists from the field will engage in a
panel discussion on the future of the field of computational social
science. Among confirmed panelists are:


Ulrik Brandes (ETH Zürich)

Sandra González-Bailón (University of Pennsylvania)

Helen Margetts (University of Oxford, The Alan Turing Institute)Markus
Strohmaier (RWTH Aachen University)

Duncan Watts (Microsoft Research)


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        CALL FOR PAPERS (ABSTRACTS)


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IC2S2 solicits abstracts from researchers in the social sciences with a
clear component of computation, simulation or data analysis or data
science. This includes for example sociology, psychology, communication
science, anthropology, media studies, political science, public health,
and economics. In addition, contributions from computer science, data
science, and computational science with real-world applications in the
social sciences or related fields, are welcome. We emphatically welcome
abstracts that try to integrate both components. This is not limited to
empirical studies; more general theoretical contributions are also welcome.

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

Contributions to the conference should be submitted via EasyChair
at:https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ic2s2-2019 
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ic2s2-2019>

Please follow the extended abstract template guidelines for Word
(ic2s2-word-template.docx
<https://2019.ic2s2.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/ic2s2-word-template.docx>)
and LaTeX (ic2s2-latex-template.zip
<https://2019.ic2s2.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/ic2s2-latex-template.zip>)
for formatting instructions. Note that abstracts should be submitted as
a PDFfile no larger than 20MB. Submissions that exceed the 2-page limit
(including figures and references) will be automatically rejected.

The extended abstract should include a title and a list of 5 keywords,
but no authors’ names or affiliations. The abstract should outline the
main contribution, data and methods used, results, and the impact of the
work. Authors are encouraged to include one figure in their submission
(the figure counts towards the page limit).

Please do not include authors’ names and affiliations in the submitted
document, as peer review will be double blind. Each extended abstract
will be reviewed by multiple members of the Program Committee, composed
of experts in computational social science.

When submitting on EasyChair you will be asked to provide information
about the authors and their affiliations and to include a one-sentence
summaryof the extended abstract (20-50 words). The summary will be used
for assigning reviewers. You can indicate a preference for an oral
presentation or a poster presentation, but your preference may not be
honored in the final decision.

Submissions will be non-archival, and the presented work can be already
published, in preparation for publication elsewhere, or ongoing
research. Submission implies willingness to present a talk or poster at
the conference.

The deadline for abstract submission is February 5, 2019.


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IMPORTANT DATES

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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]


IC2S2 2019 is hosted byCORPNET <https://corpnet.uva.nl/>, University of
Amsterdam and so far it is sponsored by Microsoft Research, Statistics
Netherlands, ODISSEI, University of Amsterdam, Leiden University,
Municipality of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies and
SAGE Publishing.


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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