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July 17-20, 2019

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Twitter: @IC2S2 / #IC2S2

Deadline for abstracts: 5 February 2019

This summer the fifth edition of IC2S2 is hosted by the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. IC2S2 brings together researchers in computational science, complexity, and social science, and provides a platform for new work in the field of computational social science. Following a day of tutorials on July 17, contributed abstracts are presented orally in parallel thematic sessions or as posters at the three day conference, which takes place at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands from July 18 to 20.




Kenneth Benoit (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Jana Diesner (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

Deen Freelon (University of North Carolina)

Mirta Galesic (Santa Fe Institute)

Cesar Hidalgo (MIT Media Lab)

Devra Moehler (Facebook Research)

Scott Page (University of Michigan)

Leto Peel (Université Catholique de Louvain)

Emma Spiro (University of Washington)

Lukas Vermeer (

Claudia Wagner (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)




After an opening talk by Duncan Watts (Microsoft Research), several renowned computational social scientists from the field will engage in a panel discussion on the future of the field of computational social science. Among confirmed panelists are:

Ulrik Brandes (ETH Zürich)

Sandra González-Bailón (University of Pennsylvania)

Helen Margetts (University of Oxford, The Alan Turing Institute) Markus Strohmaier (RWTH Aachen University)

Duncan Watts (Microsoft Research)




IC2S2 solicits abstracts from researchers in the social sciences with a clear component of computation, simulation or data analysis or data science. This includes for example sociology, psychology, communication science, anthropology, media studies, political science, public health, and economics. In addition, contributions from computer science, data science, and computational science with real-world applications in the social sciences or related fields, are welcome. We emphatically welcome abstracts that try to integrate both components. This is not limited to empirical studies; more general theoretical contributions are also welcome.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Contributions to the conference should be submitted via EasyChair at:

Please follow the extended abstract template guidelines for Word (ic2s2-word-template.docx) and LaTeX ( for formatting instructions. Note that abstracts should be submitted as a PDF file no larger than 20MB. Submissions that exceed the 2-page limit (including figures and references) will be automatically rejected.

The extended abstract should include a title and a list of 5 keywords, but no authors’ names or affiliations. The abstract should outline the main contribution, data and methods used, results, and the impact of the work. Authors are encouraged to include one figure in their submission (the figure counts towards the page limit).

Please do not include authors’ names and affiliations in the submitted document, as peer review will be double blind. Each extended abstract will be reviewed by multiple members of the Program Committee, composed of experts in computational social science.

When submitting on EasyChair you will be asked to provide information about the authors and their affiliations and to include a one-sentence summary of the extended abstract (20-50 words). The summary will be used for assigning reviewers. You can indicate a preference for an oral presentation or a poster presentation, but your preference may not be honored in the final decision.

Submissions will be non-archival, and the presented work can be already published, in preparation for publication elsewhere, or ongoing research. Submission implies willingness to present a talk or poster at the conference.

The deadline for abstract submission is February 5, 2019.







Do you want to affiliate your organisation to IC2S2? Bespoke sponsorship packages are available on request. Contact the local chairs Eelke Heemskerk and Frank Takes at [log in to unmask]

IC2S2 2019 is hosted by CORPNET, University of Amsterdam and so far it is sponsored by Microsoft Research, Statistics Netherlands, ODISSEI, University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, Municipality of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies and SAGE Publishing.

Please watch the video “IC2S2 comes to Amsterdam.

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