[CITASA] Call for Posters: GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium

Markus Strohmaier markus.strohmaier at gesis.org
Wed Sep 24 09:35:56 EDT 2014

Dear colleagues,

I'd be excited if you would consider submitting to and/or participating 
in the 1st Computational Social Science Winter Symposium to be held on 
Dec 1st in Cologne, Germany.

with best wishes,



on DEC 1st, Cologne, Germany




The CSS Symposium will be a one-day event consisting of: (i) an exciting 
program featuring a series of invited talks that will provide different 
perspectives on current advances and limitations of computational social 
science. (ii) an open call for contributed posters that will provide 
opportunities for computational social scientists to present and discuss 
their own work and (iii) an evening event at the famous Cologne 
Christmas markets that will provide plenty of opportunities for further 
discussions and informal networking.

The program will feature lectures from the following invited speakers 
(all confirmed):
     * Prof. Dirk Brockmann (HU Berlin)
     * Prof. Frank Schweitzer (ETH Zürich)
     * Prof. Andreas Diekmann (ETH Zürich)
     * Prof. Harald Schön (U. Mannheim)
     * Assistant Prof. Sophie Mützel (U. Luzern)
     * Dr. Ciro Cattuto (ISI Turino)
     * Dr. Suzy Moat (U. of Warwick)

Exemplary topics for posters include but are not limited to:

     - Theories and models explaining the dynamics in social systems, 
networks, communities and teams
     - Studies of political discourse and spread of opinions, attitudes 
and information on the web
     - Studies of cultures and conflicts, segregation, discrimination, 
prejudice via new kinds of data
     - Social-/Computational aspects of health, life style, sports and diet
     - Social-/Computational aspects of human movement, mobility and 
urban planning
     - Mixed methods and techniques (e.g. obtrusive/unobtrusive methods)
     - Methods to deal with biased, selective and incomplete 
observational data on the Web
     - Tools that detect and prevent mobbing or depressive behavior online
     - Tools that support social scientists to capture, store and 
analyze social data on the Web
     - Methods for the design and execution of online experiments for 
the social sciences

Other related topics are explicitly welcome. Each accepted submission 
will be given a brief plenary time slot and a poster stand during the 
joint poster session of the event. Accepted submissions will be 
non-archival (i.e. no proceedings).


The Symposium is organized by GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social 
Sciences. The event is chaired by Prof. Markus Strohmaier (GESIS & U. of 


We invite submissions for posters. Submissions could either consist of 
(i) the poster itself or (ii) a 1 page abstract of the poster that will 
be presented. Submissions will mostly be evaluated based on relevance 
and the potential to stimulate interesting discussions. We encourage 
researchers to both submit mature work that has already been published 
and/or submit work-in-progress. Authors are kindly requested to submit 
via the easychair submission system for the event: 


Registration is free of charge. Poster submission is not a requirement 
for attendance, talks are open to anyone interested. Attendees are 
highly encouraged to participate in the informal evening event (Cologne 
Christmas markets) and plan their travel accordingly. Unfortunately we 
cannot take responsibility for support on visa related issues. The 
symposium venue is located in the heart of Cologne, where accommodation 
is widely available.

Prof. Dr. Markus Strohmaier

Scientific Director, Computational Social Science
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8, 50667 Cologne, Germany
phone (office): ++49-221-47694-401

Professor of Web-Science, University of Koblenz-Landau
Universitaetsstr. 1, 56070 Koblenz, Germany

web: www.markusstrohmaier.info

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