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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (POSTERS + PRESENTATIONS)
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2nd COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE WINTER SYMPOSIUM

Cologne, Germany

Main symposium dates: December 2-3, 2015
Pre-symposium workshops and tutorials: December 1, 2015

Website: http://www.gesis.org/css-wintersymposium/

Hashtag: #cssws15
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ABOUT THE WINTER SYMPOSIUM
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The CSS Winter Symposium 2015 will be an interdisciplinary three-day 
event consisting of:

* an exciting program featuring a series of invited talks that will 
provide different perspectives on current advances and limitations of 
computational social science
* an open call for contributed presentations and posters that will 
provide opportunities for computational social scientists to present and 
discuss their own work.
* the opportunity to participate in workshops and tutorials on the day 
prior to the symposium
* plenty of possibilities for interdisciplinary networking including an 
informal evening event at the famous Cologne Christmas markets.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Munmun De Choudhury (Georgia Tech), Noshir Contractor 
(Northwestern University), Sune Lehmann (Technical University of 
Denmark), Jürgen Pfeffer (Carnegie Mellon University), Ralph Schroeder 
(University of Oxford)


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IMPORTANT DATES
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Poster+presentation submissions: 
September 28, 2015

Poster+presentation notification: 				  October 19, 2015

(Workshop/Tutorial submissions:) 
(September 01, 2015)

Registration deadline: 
November 19, 2015

Pre-symposium workshops and tutorials:                 	 
December 1, 2015

Main symposium dates: 
December 2-3, 2015


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POSTER + PRESENTATION SUBMISSIONS
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We invite submissions that describe research results or tools and 
methods for computational social science.

Exemplary topics for submissions 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 for 
presentation (e.g. during Pecha Kucha or short presentation sessions) as 
well as a poster stand during the joint poster session of the event.
The event will be non-archival (i.e. no proceedings).

Submissions should be 1-2 page abstracts (up to approx. 1000 words) 
summarizing the work to be presented. We encourage researchers to also 
submit mature work that has already been published and/or submit 
work-in-progress.
Submissions will mostly be evaluated based on relevance and the 
potential to stimulate interesting discussions.

Authors are kindly requested to submit a PDF file via the easychair 
submission system for the event: 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cssws15

The full call for posters+presentations can also be found at: 
http://www.gesis.org/css-wintersymposium/home/call-for-papers-and-posters/ 



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ORGANIZATION AND VENUE
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The CSS Winter Symposium will take place at the heart of Cologne, at 
Maternushaus within walking distance of the central train station and 
the Cologne cathedral.

We aim to keep registration costs very low or - if possible - free. More 
information will be made available soon.
Paper/poster submission is not a requirement for attendance, talks are 
open to anyone interested. Attendees are highly encouraged to attend the 
pre-conference events (Dec 1st, 2015), participate in the informal 
evening event (Cologne Christmas markets) and plan their travel accordingly.
PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately we cannot take responsibility for support on 
visa related issues.



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CONTACT
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SYMPOSIUM CHAIR:
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Prof. Dr. Markus Strohmaier
GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Computational Social Science Department
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
D-50667 Köln
Germany

E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: +49 (221) 47694-225


LOCAL ORGANIZATION:
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Diana Lindner, M.A.
GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Computational Social Science Department
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
D-50667 Köln
Germany

Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: +49 (0221) 47694-401

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