In Memoriam Rosaria Conte

20-21 September 2017


"The increasing integration of technology into our lives has created unprecedented volumes of data on society's everyday behaviour. Such data opens up exciting new opportunities to work towards a quantitative understanding of our complex social systems, within the realms of a new discipline known as Computational Social Science. Against a background of financial crises, riots and international epidemics, the urgent need for a greater comprehension of the complexity of our interconnected global society and an ability to apply such insights in policy decisions is clear. This manifesto outlines the objectives of this new scientific direction, considering the challenges involved in it, and the extensive impact on science, technology and society that the success of this endeavour is likely to bring about."

Rosaria Conte et al. Manifesto of computational social science. Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 214, 325–346 (2012)

Rosaria Conte (1952-2016)

Already at the 5th edition of this satellite, which started in Barcelona (ECCS'13), CSS@CCS'17 will be an opportunity to commemorate Rosaria and her scientific legacy. The aim of this two-days event is to address the question of ICT-mediated social phenomena unfolding over multiple scales, ranging from the interactions of individuals to the emergence of self-organized global movements. We would like to gather researchers from different disciplines and methodological backgrounds to form a forum to discuss ideas, research questions, recent results, and future challenges in this emerging area of research and public interest. Particular attention will be devoted to the following topics:

  • Temporally evolving networks and dynamics of social contagion.
  • Online communication and information diffusion.
  • Interdependent social contagion processes.
  • Peer production and mass collaboration.
  • Cognitive aspects of belief formation and revision.
  • Viral propagation in online social networks.
  • Crowd-sourcing; herding behavior vs. wisdom of crowds.
  • Online socio-political mobilizations.
  • Temporal and geographical patterns of information diffusion.
  • E-democracy and online government-citizen interaction.
  • Public attention and popularity.
  • User-information interplay.
  • Group formation, evolution and group behavior analysis.
  • Modeling, tracking and forecasting dynamic groups in social media.
  • Community detection and dynamic community structure analysis.
  • Social simulation. Cultural, opinion, and normative dynamics.
  • Empirical calibration and validation of agent-based social models.
  • Coevolution of network and behavior.


Submissions will be made by sending one A4 page abstract in pdf via Easychair. ** NEW ** The deadline for abstract submission is 14th July 2017. The contributions to the event will be evaluated by the programme committee through a peer review process that will account for the scientific quality as well as for the relevance of the contribution to the aims of the satellite. The authors of accepted abstracts will be notified via e-mail by 21th July 2017.


All the participants of the satellite meeting (with or without abstract submission) must register for the Conference on Complex Systems 2017. The Early Bird registration deadline is 15th June 2017.


Alex Arenas (URV)

Tina Eliassi-Rad (Netsi)

Maxi San-Miguel (IFISC)

Rafael Barrio (UNAM)

Elisa Omodei (UNICEF)

Noshir Contractor (Northwestern)



Taha Yasseri (OII, University of Oxford, UK)

Mario Paolucci (ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy)

Márton Karsai (ENS de Lyon, INRIA, France)

Alessandro Flammini (CnetS, Indiana University, USA)

Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia (IUNI, Indiana University, USA)

Javier Borge-Holthoefer (IN3-UOC, Barcelona, Catalonia)

Alessandro Vespignani (Netsi-Northeastern University, Boston, USA)

Vittorio Loreto (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)

Gerardo Iñiguez (Aalto University, Finland)

Emilio Ferrara (University of Southern California, USA)

Guido Caldarelli (IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy)

Giulia Andrighetto (ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy)


Please send your inquiries and questions to this email address.