***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** --------------------------------------------------------- CALL FOR POSTERS GESIS COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE (CSS) WINTER SYMPOSIUM on DEC 1st, Cologne, Germany http://www.gesis.org/en/events/css-wintersymposium/ IMPORTANT DATES: POSTER SUBMISSION: OCT 29th 2014 NOTIFICATION: NOV 5th 2014 --------------------------------------------------------- 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). ORGANIZATION: The Symposium is organized by GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. The event is chaired by Prof. Markus Strohmaier (GESIS & U. of Koblenz). SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: 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: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cssws14 REGISTRATION: 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. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.