Thessaloniki (Greece), 27 September 2018


Already at the 6th edition of this satellite, which started in Barcelona (ECCS'13), the aim of CSS@CCS'18 as a one-day event is to cover the wide range of activities at the interface of Social Science and Complexity. On one hand, agent-based modelling (ABM) has grown in scope, focus and capability to produce testable hypotheses, going beyond the original goal of explaining macroscopic behaviours from simple interaction rules among stylized agents. On the other, 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. Finally, we include here the possibilities that the Social Web provide, like the opportunity of running large-scale experiments (controlled trials, natural experiment, quasi- experiments, etc), which has led to novel approaches to investigate and generate pre-existing social theories and the new ones. 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 (mis)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.
  • Online and lab experiments
  • Hierarchical structure and ranking dynamics in society


Submissions will be made by sending one A4 page abstract in pdf via mail. The deadline for abstract submission is 26th June 2018, 11.59pm Los Angeles time. 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 28th June 2018.


All the participants of the satellite meeting (with or without abstract submission) must register for the Conference on Complex Systems 2018. The Early Bird registration deadline is 30th June 2018.


Fosca Giannotti, KDD Lab (ISTI-CNR, Italy)

Carlos Gershenson (IIMAS-UNAM, México)

Sandro Meloni (BIFI-UZ, Spain)



Taha Yasseri (OII, University of Oxford, UK)

Márton Karsai (ENS de Lyon, INRIA, France)

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

Gerardo Iñiguez (Aalto University, Finland)


Please send your inquiries and questions to this email address.