***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to submit paper to the Computational Approaches to Social Modeling workshop ( http://chasm.ws ), to be held in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, on June 4-6, 2012, in conjunction with the 2012 International Conference on Computational Sciences ( http://www.iccs-meeting.org )

Thank you for forwarding this information to those potentially interested in making a submission.

Sincerely,

Bruno Gonçalves
Nicola Perra

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CALL FOR PAPERS
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Computational Approaches to Social Modeling 2012
Omaha, Nebrasca
June 4-6, 2012
http://www.chasm.ws
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Modern life is infused with a myriad of gadgets and new technologies that are quickly becoming online extensions of our offline lives. How we interact with others, where we are and where we go are all facets that are increasingly captured with ever greater detail by our online tools and gadgets.The digital traces constantly produced by these tools create hitherto unseen possibilities for the study of human behavior, but also pose their own challenges. The avalanche of data we are witnessing demands new tools and concepts to be analyzed and the new problems that are within our reach demand new algorithms and models to be developed.

This workshop aims to bring together practitioners of both computer science and social science so that both may better understand the challenges faced by each other and how best they may collaborate to overcome them.

Topics of Interest:

* Measures, metrics in characterization of Social Networks
* Social Media
* Human mobility, models and data
* Epidemic Modeling
* Social and Behavioral Changes
* Dynamics and Evolution of Social Systems
* Computational Social Science
* Human Dynamics
* Prediction and Prediction Markets (Wisdom of Crowds)
* Collective Behavior
* Voter Behavior
* Social Movements
* Analysis of Proxy Data

Important Dates:

* Paper submission: Jan 31, 2012 (Extended)
* Notification of Acceptance: Feb 9, 2012
* Camera Ready: March 1, 2012

Organizers:

* Bruno Gonçalves
* Nicola Perra

The submited paper must be camera-ready and formatted according to the rules of Procedia Computer Science. Please use this file for a LaTeX template plus instructions and click here for a MS word template file). Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. PostScript and source versions of your paper must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system.

Program Committee (Alphabetically):

* Alain Barrat (CNRS, France)
* Francesco Bonchi (Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain)
* Carlos Castillo-Ocaranza (Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain)
* Ciro Cattuto (ISI Foundation, Torino, Italy)
* Alessandro Flammini (Indiana University, USA)
* Filippo Menczer (Indiana University, USA)
* Panagiotis Metaxas (Wellesley College, USA)
* Jose Ramasco (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain)
* Alessandro Vespignani (Northeastern University, USA)
* Eiko Yoneki (Cambridge University, UK)
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