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Dear Socnetters,

We hope the following message will raise your interest!

Currently, we are in the process of editing the forthcoming book 
entitled “*Computational Social Science in the Age of Big Data. 
Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications*” published by Herbert 
von Halem Verlag (Cologne, Germany) in /Neue Schriften zur 
Online-Forschung/ of the German Society for Online Research (expected 
publication in summer 2017).

In the digital age the exponential growth in the amount of data brings 
out new forms of social science research by using computational 
techniques to handle and manage big data sources. This book will 
demonstrate how data analysts both *from academia and business *analyze 
large and complex masses of data by taking a _multidisciplinary approach_.
The rapid emergence of computational social science as new discipline 
shows the potential need to discuss innovative approaches and new 
techniques to understand our complex social system (Lazer et al. 2009). 
The *purpose of the book* is to summarize the current state of knowledge 
about meaning, development, and uses of computational social science in 
the context of big data.
The book will bring together the _status quo_ of theoretical background, 
concepts, methodological approaches, instruments, tools as well as 
_applications and empirical-based research studies_. The *audience of 
this book* are the academic as well as commercial sector researchers, 
commercials, students, and teachers who have begun using big data to 
examine human behavior online.

All chapter proposals should be sent via email to [log in to unmask] no 
later than *June 30, 2016*. The contributions will be evaluated in an 
academic review process by a committee of experts. For more information 
regarding the submission procedure, read the _*further details 
*__*below*_ and/or visit our website 
(_https://sites.google.com/site/cfpcomputationalsocialsciences_).

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact 
us.

We are looking forward to your submission.

Best
Cathleen

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*Further Details
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**Working Title of Book:* Computational Social Science in the Age of Big 
Data. Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

*Publisher:* Herbert von Halem Verlag (Cologne, Germany), in Neue 
Schriften zur Online-Forschung of the German Society for Online Research 
(DGOF); anticipated publication in 2017.

*Editorial Board: *Cathleen M. Stuetzer (JGU Mainz, Institute for 
Sociology), Martin Welker (HMKW Cologne, Journalism and Communication 
Science), Marc Egger, INSIUS Berlin

*Description and Purpose of the Book:*
In the digital age the exponential growth in the amount of data brings 
out new forms of social science research by using computational 
techniques to handle and manage big data sources. This book will 
demonstrate how data analysts both from academia and business analyze 
large and complex masses of data by taking a multidisciplinary approach. 
It will uncover cutting-edge analysis techniques and methods for 
searching and using large data sets within different disciplines like 
sociology, information science, communication science, health, 
education, political science, psychology, economics, and other fields. 
The rapid emergence of computational social science as new discipline 
shows the potential need to discuss innovative approaches and new 
techniques to understand our complex social system (Lazer et al. 2009). 
The purpose of the book is to summarize the current state of knowledge 
about meaning, development, and uses of computational social science in 
the context of big data. The book will bring together the status quo of 
theoretical background, concepts, methodological approaches, 
instruments, tools as well as applications and empirical-based research 
studies. The audience of this book are the academic as well as 
commercial sector researchers, commercials, students, and teachers who 
have begun using big data to examine human behavior online.
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**Submission Procedure for Chapter Proposals and Notification:*
Each chapter should contain a critical review of literature on the topic 
of the chapter, summarize and evaluate what is known about it, report 
research findings, identify important gaps of knowledge as well as make 
suggestions for future research.

Submissions should be _*in German or in English* _and must include the 
title, author(s) name, affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), tel/fax 
numbers, and e-mail address, postal address(es), and abstract on the 
first page.

Submissions must be sent as an e-mail attachment to*Cathleen Stuetzer 
*using the e-mail address [log in to unmask] and/or [log in to unmask] .

Chapter Proposal Length: *max. 3 pages*, Format: Adobe PDF

All chapter proposals will be evaluated by a committee of experts before 
author(s) are being invited to submit the full book chapter. Papers will 
be selected based on their _originality, relevance, and clarity of 
presentation_. Authors should certify that their papers represents 
substantially new previously unpublished work. Unpublished conference 
presentations are acceptable.

*Important Dates and Anticipated Deadlines for Chapters:*
Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: *June 30, 2016*
Notification of Chapter Proposal Acceptance/Rejection: *August 1, 2016*
Final Book Chapter Submission Deadline: *December 15, 2016*
Final Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: *April 1, 2017*
Final Camera-Ready Version Deadline: *June 30, 2017*
Publication Date (tentative): *Summer 2017*

The chapter proposal should be sent via email to [log in to unmask] no later 
than *June 30, 2016*. These papers will be examined in an academic 
review process by a committee of experts. A confirmation of receipt of 
the submission will be sent within three days, and if you do not receive 
the confirmation please resend the email and/or contact _Cathleen 
Stuetzer_ ([log in to unmask]).
Notification regarding the status of each proposal will be sent by 
*August 1, 2016* to all those who submitted a chapter proposal. At that 
time authors whose chapter proposals have been accepted will also be 
e-mailed guidelines regarding full book chapter preparation. The final 
book chapter deadline is *December 15, 2016*. Following receipt, full 
chapters will be sent out for double-blind review. The editors will make 
the final decision regarding final acceptance of each book chapter until 
*April 1, 2017*. All chapters with revision requests (if necessary) need 
to be completed by *June 30, 2017*.

*Inquiries should be directed to:*
Dr. Cathleen M. Stuetzer
Board Member of the German Society for Online Research (DGOF)
Internet: www.dgof.de, Email (DGOF-Office): [log in to unmask]
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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Institute for Sociology
Department of Social Network Research and Sociology of the Family

Office: Jakob-Welder-Weg 12, Georg Forster-Gebäude
Room: 03.443 (GFG), D-55099 Mainz, Germany
Phone: +49 6131 39 29397
Email: [log in to unmask]

*Further information are available here:*
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/cfpcomputationalsocialsciences
Publisher: 
http://www.halem-verlag.de/2015/neue-schriften-zur-online-forschung
Additional Information: www.dgof.de


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