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2nd European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science:
BIAS AND DISCRIMINATION

Euro CSS Symposium (#eurocss)
December 5-7, 2018
Cologne, Germany

Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__symposium.computationalsocialscience.eu&d=DwIF-g&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=X2XnvbPwWVCuFA0nwFSL1boS-KJOhrYb8U84LJYTKjc&s=Ga2PO3Fxr-OqbKAaDYI1MoYdLuQfbLCkG2FMMwBNqPo&e=
Easychair: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dcsssymposium18&d=DwIF-g&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=X2XnvbPwWVCuFA0nwFSL1boS-KJOhrYb8U84LJYTKjc&s=xBV3S3rN1lQcM02UepjgD1DfKAqtEQdb_wgdKkMoW40&e=
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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
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For the 2nd European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science we are calling for different types of submissions:

- extended abstract of research to be presented as short TALKS OR POSTERS (deadline August 1)

- proposals for WORKSHOPS OR TUTORIALS to be held on the pre-symposium day (deadline August 1)

- creative ideas to work with the datasets in our DATASET CHALLENGE (deadline September 1)

- applications to participate in our DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM (deadline September 1)

- Authors of accepted submissions of all types also qualify for applications for TRAVEL GRANTS (deadline September 1)

Below you will find information on how to apply for the different formats.


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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (TALKS OR POSTERS)
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Submission deadline: August 1, 2018
Submit via Easychair: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dcsssymposium18&d=DwIF-g&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=X2XnvbPwWVCuFA0nwFSL1boS-KJOhrYb8U84LJYTKjc&s=xBV3S3rN1lQcM02UepjgD1DfKAqtEQdb_wgdKkMoW40&e=

Submissions should be abstracts of approx. 2-3 pages (up to 1000 words plus references and figures) summarizing the work to be presented. We encourage researchers to also submit abstracts of work that has already been published and/or submit work in progress. Please give a sufficiently detailed description of your work and your methods so we can adequately assess its relevance. Please consider that reviewers will be from an interdisciplinary community.
Submissions may be accepted as talks or posters.

The full call can be found here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__symposium.computationalsocialscience.eu_2018_-23workshops&d=DwIF-g&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=X2XnvbPwWVCuFA0nwFSL1boS-KJOhrYb8U84LJYTKjc&s=vXQ9QNZOL_Jn7uSE_aTgh7Dqws0SOf8XWyVHdpw5NV4&e=


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WORKSHOP + TUTORIALS
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Submission deadline: August 1, 2018
Submit via email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Proposals for workshops and tutorials should be no more than three pages in length, written in English, and should contain the following:
- A concise title
- The names, affiliations, and contact information of the organizers
- Planned duration of the event (half-day or full-day meeting)
- A short abstract describing the scope and main objective of the event
- A description of the proposed event format and a detailed list of proposed activities

The full call can be found here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__symposium.computationalsocialscience.eu_2018_-23call&d=DwIF-g&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=X2XnvbPwWVCuFA0nwFSL1boS-KJOhrYb8U84LJYTKjc&s=hIT3iDIzkMYCkwaqNCevghXf9WPffcwlQCS84rVbS1A&e=


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DATASET CHALLENGE
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Submission deadline: September 1, 2018
Submit via Easychair: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dcsssymposium18&d=DwIF-g&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=X2XnvbPwWVCuFA0nwFSL1boS-KJOhrYb8U84LJYTKjc&s=xBV3S3rN1lQcM02UepjgD1DfKAqtEQdb_wgdKkMoW40&e=

We provide links to three suggested datasets on the topic of political communication and ask participants to creatively and innovatively engage with these datasets. A jury will select the best presentation (including any created resources, such as secondary datasets or analysis code) to be awarded the very first Euro CSS Dataset Challenge Award.
The work presented at the symposium can be early stage, but should be methodically sound and provide either preliminary insights into an interesting research question or first inductively-reached conclusions of systematic patterns of bias in the dataset. These can also be on a meta-level or may be designated to positioning the work in broader theoretical contexts, e.g., about biases in the data collection.
Submissions should be abstracts of approx. 2-3 pages (maximum up to 1000 words plus references and figures).

The full call can be found here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__symposium.computationalsocialscience.eu_2018_-23data&d=DwIF-g&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=X2XnvbPwWVCuFA0nwFSL1boS-KJOhrYb8U84LJYTKjc&s=P2sEn7YiBVjAu9Y2OW9NCmxvEbqycrnMsLHFTFfhnns&e=


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DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
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Submission deadline: September 1, 2018
Submit via Easychair: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__easychair.org_conferences_-3Fconf-3Dcsssymposium18&d=DwIF-g&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=X2XnvbPwWVCuFA0nwFSL1boS-KJOhrYb8U84LJYTKjc&s=xBV3S3rN1lQcM02UepjgD1DfKAqtEQdb_wgdKkMoW40&e=

Please submit a PDF file of up to approx. 1000 words with the following information:
– an abstract of the PhD thesis topic including information about the research question, applied methods and the current state of progress
– a short paragraph about the applicant’s biography
– a paragraph on open questions that the applicant would want to discuss with experts in the field

The full call can be found here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__symposium.computationalsocialscience.eu_2018_-23consortium&d=DwIF-g&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=X2XnvbPwWVCuFA0nwFSL1boS-KJOhrYb8U84LJYTKjc&s=GFovWULTbC_cN9GTZLNyYrUcMjkbUATzrb0IysegnUc&e=


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TRAVEL GRANTS
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Submission deadline: September 1, 2018
Submit via email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Due to the generous funding by Volkswagen Foundation we are able to offer a limited number of travel grants to researchers whose submissions are accepted for the symposium (presenters of talks or posters at the main symposium, workshop or tutorial organizers, participants of doctoral consortium and dataset challenge).

To apply for a travel grant please send an email with the subject “Travel Grant” to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> including the following information: a) your submission number in EasyChair or the title of your submitted workshop/tutorial, b) your contact details, c) your motivation for the grant application and d) whether you will still attend the symposium without a travel grant.

More information can be found here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__symposium.computationalsocialscience.eu_2018_-23grants&d=DwIF-g&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=X2XnvbPwWVCuFA0nwFSL1boS-KJOhrYb8U84LJYTKjc&s=VZtHZBePa4YwK0EXQq8_NqtL_OKbegm-Fogh4XcwO_o&e=


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ORGANISERS
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SYMPOSIUM CHAIRS
Katrin Weller
Markus Strohmaier

MENTORS FOR DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
Sandra González-Bailón
Jürgen Pfeffer

DATASET CHALLENGE CHAIRS
Fabian Flöck
Juhi Kulshrestha

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Katrin Weller
Markus Strohmaier
Luca Maria Aiello
David Garcia
Frank Schweitzer



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