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International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2012)
LAUSANNE, December 5-7, 2012

http://www.socinfo2012.com
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The Fourth International Conference on Social Informations (SocInfo 2012) is
focusing this year on how technology can influence social phenomena through
better motivation of human agents, through the use of social norms, through
better modeling, or through a better understanding of social concepts like
trust, credibility, privacy, and fairness. SocInfo 2012 will be held at EPFL in
Lausanne, a young engineering school that has grown in many dimensions, to the
extent of becoming one of the leading European institutions of science and
technology. The mission of Socinfo 2012 is to provide an interdisciplinary venue
for researchers from Computer Science, Informatics, Social Sciences and
Management Sciences to share ideas and opinions, and present original research
work on studying the interplay between socially-centric platforms and social
phenomena. The conference program will reflect this in the keynote talks,
tutorials, workshops and paper sessions addressing emerging topics which attract
interdisciplinary research attention.

The conference will be preceded by two workshops on December 4, 2012, the First
international workshop on Just-in-time Sociology JITSO 2012 and the EINS
Workshop on Internet Trust, Reputation, Identity and Privacy. On December 7,
afternoon the FutureICT flagship initiative will organize a special session.

In addition, there will be a social program that covers reception and a banquet
in the pre-Christmas ambiance of Montreux for participants to know one another
better and to appreciate the local environment.  With a good combination of work
and fun, SocInfo 2012 hopes to foster collaboration among the social informatics
researchers as well as to demonstrate the relevance of their research to a wider
community.

The conference receives support from Nokia Research, The European Network of
Excellence in Internet Science and the LARC Living Analytics Research Center.

The online registration of SocInfo2012 is now open. The early-bird full and
student registration fees are *** CHF 550 and CHF 290 *** respectively.

We strongly encourage early registrations at:
http://www.socinfo2012.com/registration/#info
The early registration deadline is *31 October 2012*.

The program highlights include:

Keynotes
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About the Why? and the How? of psychologically plausible agents
Andreas Ernst, University of Kassel

Big Data and the Attention Economy
Bernardo Huberman, HP Research

From Computational Social Science to Socio-Inspired Technology to Artificial
Societies
Dirk Helbing, ETH Zürich

Tutorials
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Human activity and mobility patterns: measurements, models, and implications.
Vittoria Colizza, INSERM, Paris

Supporting sociological theories with social media data mining
Luca Aiello, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain

Online Social Experiments with nodeGame
Stefano Balietti, ETH Zürich

More information about the program can be found at the conference website.

Student Travel Support
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The SocInfo 2012 organizing committee invites applications for small grants to
help cover the travel expenses and registration. The award grant has kindly been
made available by the previous SocInfo organizers.  Please check out
http://www.socinfo2012.com/registration/#support

Learn more at http://socinfo2012.com
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