2nd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science

24 – 26 June 2016 / General Session
22 – 23 June 2016 / Pre-Sessions#IC2S2

Hosted by the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL USA

2016 2nd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science

Discover, discuss, and collaborate at the intersection of data science and social science

Join a community of interdisciplinary researchers—academics, industry experts, open data activists, government agency workers, think tank analysts— to explore questions critical to the future of computational social science and the many disciplines and industries it may come to redefine.

IC2S2 event attendees are granted the option to select to participate in one of our Pre-Sessions, participating in either the Datathon on June 22-23, or the Skills Workshops on June 24.

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Benefits of attending

At IC2S2 2016, you will:

Apply advanced quantitative methods to diverse disciplines

Access new research on social datasets and networks

Understand the challenges of applying complex computational methods to social science questions

The IC2S2 experience

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The 2017 International Conference on Computational Social Science will be held July 10-13 in Cologne, Germany.

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Two events, unified into one industry-leading conference

A collaborative field deserves a collaborative effort. IC2S2 2016 is the combination of two inaugural computational science conferences, the Computational Social Science Summit (last held May 15-17, 2015 in Evanston, Ill.) and the International Conference on Computational Social Science (last held June 8-11, 2015 in Helsinki, Finland).

Computational Social Science Summit

The May 15-17 2015 Computational Social Science Summit hosted by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, IL USA.  CSSS15 featured:
  • Over 200 international participants
  • An innovative format featuring skills workshops, a datathon, two days of panels as well as vendor booths and poster sessions
  • Keynotes from luminaries such as Katy Börner, Moran Cerf, David Ferrucci, Sandra Gonazales-Bailon and Michael Macy
  • Industry, government, not-for-profit and academic sponsors: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Facebook, Kellogg School of Management, the National Science Foundation and Syndio

International Conference on Computational Social Science

The June 2015 8-11 International Conference on Computational Social Science hosted by Aalto University School of Science Helsinki, Finland. The inaugural IC2S2 featured:
  • Over 400 participants spanning four continents
  • ~500 abstracts submitted
  • Publication of conference proceedings, “Advances in Data-Driven Computational Social Science,” in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal EPJ Data Science
  • Keynotes from luminaries including Lada Adamic, Sinan Aral, Albert-László Barabási, Nicholas Christakis, Robin Dunbar, Andreas Flache, Dirk Helbing, Matthew Jackson, Jure Leskovec, Michael Macy, Alex Pentland, Alessandro Vespignani, and Duncan Watts
  • Featured panelists including: Kathryn Coronges, Ivica Cubic, Patrick Goymer, Barbara Jasny
  • Broad support from sponsors and partners including: Comptel, CSC, Elisa, Lifeline, Reaktor, Supercell, AScI and BECS
  • Social events including a cruise in the archipelago of Helsinki

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