McCormick / NICO / Kellogg 2018: 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science

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

IC2S2 2018 is a multi-day conference that dives deeply into the field of computational social science that features prominent speakers defining research and practice in an environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration.

In addition to world reknowned keynotes and cutting edge presentations, the agenda includes a pre-session day for highly experiential skills workshops and a datathon.

Thursday, July 12
Pre-Session / Skills Workshops and Datathon
Friday, July 13
General Session / Opening Remarks, Five Keynotes, Datathon Presentations and Awards, Concurrent Sessions and Conference Reception

Keynotes Include:

  • Iain Couzin, University of Kostanz, Germany – Keynote title TBD
  • Nitesh Chawla, University of Notre Dame - "What does the quantified self tell about qualified self
  • David Ferrucci, Elemental Cognition; Bridgewater Associates - "Machines as thought partners"
  • Marta Sales-Pardo, University of Rovira i Virgili
  • Duncan Watts, Microsoft - "Contagion on social networks"

Saturday, July 14
General Session / Five Keynotes, Concurrent Sessions, Poster Sessions and Conference Banquet Dinner

Keynotes Include:

  • Damon Centola, University of Pennsylvania - “The mind of society: new findings in network theory and social change”
  • Aaron Clauset, University of Colorado Boulder - "Scale free networks are rare"
  • Marta C. Gonzalez, University of California, Berkeley - “Modeling and planning urban systems with novel data sources”
  • Matt Jackson, Stanford University - “Dynamic networks and increasing homophily and polarization''
  • David Lazer, Northeastern University - "The future of prediction from digital sources"

Sunday, July 15

General Session / Two Keynotes, Concurrent Sessions, Best Paper and Best Poster Awards, Closing Remarks

Keynotes Include:

  • Tanzeem Choudhury, Cornell University – Keynote title TBD
  • Lada Adamic, Facebook - "How cascades grow"