Atlanta Computational Social Science Workshop
November 21 at Georgia Tech
 
Description

As computing grows ever more embedded into daily life, computational techniques can now be applied to shed insight on basic social science questions. At the same time, the increasingly social aspect of computing means that technologists must wrestle with and understand social science principles. The emerging cross-disciplinary field of computational social science addresses these challenges and opportunities, combining computational methods with social science theory and research.

On November 21, 2014, Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology will host the second-annual workshop for exchanging research ideas in this exciting new area. The program will include distinguished visiting speakers, oral presentations from local researchers, an interactive poster session, and breakout sessions to allow graduate students and faculty across area to meet and exchange ideas. Participation is open, and free to all who register to attend.

If you would like to present research related to computational social science, please submit an abstract (250 words maximum) by October 21 to css-atlanta-organizers@googlegroups.com. We seek proposals to present overviews of recent work, late-breaking new results, or demos of innovative projects. The majority of presentations will appear in an interactive poster session. A small number of abstracts may be selected for plenary presentations in order to provide as wide a representation of computational social science as possible.

organizing committee

Eugene Agichtein – Emory
Tom Clark – Emory
Munmun De Choudhury – Tech
Jacob Eisenstein – Georgia Tech
Eric Gilbert – Georgia Tech
Jeffrey Staton – Emory

keynote speakers

Arthur Spirling – Harvard
+ tbd (but will be amazing)