For the last 10 to 15 years, data from Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, and weblogs have been shown to strongly correlate to, and even predict, elections, opinions, attitudes, movie revenues, and oscillations in the stock market, to cite a few examples. In this context, data from technology-mediated social collectives is taking an important role in the advancement of social science, under the cross-disciplinary effort of Computational Social Science. The general aim of this satellite (one of the oldest satellite series of CCS, active since 2013) is to address the question of ICT-mediated social phenomena emerging over multiple scales, ranging from the interactions of individuals to the emergence of self-organized global movements.
On the other hand, this year’s edition intends to highlight the contribution of an ecological approach to computational social science. Indeed, data on economy, online labour markets and collaborative platforms (e.g. Github) have started, recently, to attract attention regarding the possibility to model them from an ecological perspective. The underlying idea is that such systems may be, at least partially, driven by cooperative-competitive dynamics, which strongly resemble those shaping the evolution of mutualistic ecosystems where, for example, insects compete among them – but hold mutually beneficial interactions with plants.
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.
Broad topics in Computational Social Science (day 1 - October 2nd):
The ecological special focus includes the following questions (day 2 - October 3rd):
Submissions will be made by sending one A4 page abstract in pdf via email. The deadline for abstract submission is 5th July 2019, 11.59pm anywhere in the world. 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 10th July 2019.
Day 1 - October 2nd:
Marta C. Gonzalez
Environmental Design - UC Berkeley
Centre de Physique Théorique, CNRS, France
Taha Yasseri (OII, University of Oxford, UK)
Samir Suweis (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)
Albert Solé-Ribalta (IN3-UOC, Catalonia)
Sandro Meloni (IFISC-CSIC, Spain)
Márton Karsai (ENS de Lyon, INRIA, France)
Gerardo Iñiguez (Central European University, Hungary)
Javier Borge-Holthoefer (IN3-UOC, Catalonia)