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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (POSTERS / SHORT PRESENTATIONS)
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3rd COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE WINTER SYMPOSIUM

Cologne, Germany

Symposium dates: NOV 30 - DEC 01, 2016

Website: http://www.gesis.org/css-wintersymposium/

Hashtag: #cssws16
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CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
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We are delighted to announce that the following keynote speakers will be giving a talk at this years' CSS Winter Symposium:

Noshir CONTRACTOR (Northwestern University), Tina ELIASSI-RAD (Northeastern University), Krishna GUMMADI (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems), Petter HOLME (Sungkyunkwan University), Helen MARGETTS (University of Oxford)


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ABOUT THE WINTER SYMPOSIUM
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The CSS Winter Symposium 2016 will be a two-day event consisting of:

* an exciting program featuring a series of invited talks that will provide different perspectives on current advances and limitations of computational social science
* an open call for contributed posters and short presentations that will provide opportunities for computational social scientists to present and discuss their own work
* plenty of possibilities for interdisciplinary networking including an informal evening event at the famous Cologne Christmas markets



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IMPORTANT DATES
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September30 2016:        submissions due

October 18 2016:             notifications

November 14 2016:        registration deadline

Nov 30 - Dec 01 2016:    symposium days


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SUBMISSIONS FOR POSTERS + SHORT PRESENTATIONS
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We invite submissions that describe research results or tools and methods for computational social science.

Exemplary topics for submissions include but are not limited to:

- Theories and models explaining the dynamics in social systems, networks, communities and teams
- Studies of political discourse and spread of opinions, attitudes and information on the web
- Studies of cultures and conflicts, segregation, discrimination, prejudice via new kinds of data
- Social-/Computational aspects of health, life style, sports and diet
- Social-/Computational aspects of human movement, mobility and urban planning
- Mixed methods and techniques (e.g. obtrusive/unobtrusive methods)
- Methods to deal with biased, selective and incomplete observational data on the Web
- Tools that detect and prevent mobbing or depressive behavior online
- Tools that support social scientists to capture, store and analyze social data on the Web
- Methods for the design and execution of online experiments for the social sciences

Other related topics are explicitly welcome.


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PRESENTATION FORMATS
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Based on the submitted abstracts, submissions may be accepted as posters and/or short presentations. The standard format will be a poster presentation. As this is a single track conference, only few submissions can be selected for short plenary presentations of approx. 10-15 minutes.


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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
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Submissions should be 1-2 page abstracts (up to approx. 1000 words) summarizing the work to be presented. We encourage researchers to also submit mature work that has already been published and/or submit work-in-progress. Accepted submissions will be non-archival, i.e. there are no proceedings. We may however discuss options for publishing selected submissions after the conference (e.g. as a journal special issue or edited collection).

Submissions will mostly be evaluated based on relevance and the potential to stimulate interesting discussions.

Authors are kindly requested to submit a PDF file via the easychair submission system for the event: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cssws16

The full call for submissions can also be found at: http://www.gesis.org/css-wintersymposium/call/


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ORGANIZATION AND VENUE
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The CSS Winter Symposium will take place at the heart of Cologne, at KOMED Im MediaPark 7.

We aim to keep registration costs as low as possible (approx. around 70 EUR). More information will be made available soon.
Paper/poster submission is not a requirement for attendance. PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately we cannot take responsibility for support on visa related issues.



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CONTACT
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SYMPOSIUM CHAIRS:
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Prof. Dr. Markus Strohmaier
GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Computational Social Science Department
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
D-50667 Köln
Germany
E-mail: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Phone: +49 (221) 47694-225


Dr. Katrin Weller
GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Computational Social Science Department
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
D-50667 Köln
Germany
E-mail: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Phone: +49 (221) 47694-472



LOCAL ORGANIZATION:
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Diana Lindner, M.A.
GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Computational Social Science Department
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
D-50667 Köln
Germany
E-mail: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Phone: +49 (221) 47694-401

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