***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** ***APOLOGIES FOR MULTIPLE POSTINGS*** CALL FOR ABSTRACTS International Conference on Computational Social Science Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland, 8-11 June 2015 WEBSITE http://www.iccss2015.eu/ IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for abstract submission: 7 December 2014 Opening of registration: 15 January 2015 Conference dates: 8-11 June 2015 EVENT OVERVIEW The conference will bring together scientists from different areas to meet and discuss problems on social systems and dynamics, as well as research questions motivated by large datasets, either extracted from real applications (e.g. social media, communication systems), or created via controlled experiments. PROGRAM CHAIRS Karen Cook (Stanford) Santo Fortunato (Aalto University) Michael Macy (Cornell) KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Opening talk by Michael Macy (Cornell) Lada Adamic (Facebook) Sinan Aral (MIT) Albert-Laszlo Barabasi (Northeastern University and CEU) Nicholas Christakis (Yale) Robin Dunbar (Oxford) Andreas Flache (University of Groeningen) Dirk Helbing (ETH Zurich) Matthew Jackson (Stanford) Jure Leskovec (Stanford) Alex Pentland (MIT) Alessandro Vespignani (Northeastern University) Duncan Watts (Microsoft) ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Santo Fortunato (Aalto University), Aristides Gionis (Aalto), Heikki Hämmäinen (Aalto), Kimmo Kaski (Aalto), Walter Quattrociocchi (IMT Lucca), Jari Saramäki (Aalto), Juuso Valimäki (Aalto) TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE (but are not limited to) Social networks Social contagion Communication dynamics Information diffusion and other spreading phenomena Social influence Crowd-sourcing Popularity dynamics Smart cities Attention economics Social design and user behavior Group formation, evolution and group behavior analysis Human mobility Mobility and context-awareness Economics of trust SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Contributions to the conference have to be submitted via Easychair (www.easychair.org), the name of the event there is IC2S2. Each submission consists of an extended abstract of max 2 pages (A4). Please give a sufficiently detailed description of your work, put at least one figure, otherwise it will be difficult for the PC to assess its relevance. Short, paper-like abstracts will not be considered. Abstracts do not need to refer to unpublished work. If the work is published or under submission elsewhere it is fine. We want to give to everyone the opportunity to present the most relevant work to the topics of the conference. There will be no proceedings, but we are exploring the possibility of having a special journal issue, where selected contributions will be published. Authors of those contributions would be invited to submit full papers after the conference. Each extended abstract will be reviewed by two PC members. Abstracts can be submitted from September the 15th till November 15th, 2014. We will do our best to have mostly oral presentations of the selected contributions, both plenary and in parallel sessions. However, there will be a poster session as well. During the submission process, you will be asked to specify whether your contribution is intended for a) Plenary session presentation, b) Parallel session presentation or c) Poster session presentation. The final allocation of each contribution will be decided by the Program Committee. CONTACT For any question you might have please contact Prof. Santo Fortunato ([log in to unmask]) _____________________________________________________________________ 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.