Computational Social Science Winter Symposium


November 30, 2016

08:15–09:00 Registration
09:00–09:25 Opening Remarks by Markus Strohmaier, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and University of Koblenz-Landau

Keynote by Helen Margetts, University of Oxford

The computational social science of turbulent politics [abstract]/[slides] (3.0 MB)


Keynote by Krishna Gummadi, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems

Discrimination in Human vs. Algorithmic Decision Making [abstract]/[slides] (986 KB)
10:55–11:25 Break

Pecha Kucha session 1 [list]

2-minute presentations to introduce all accepted posters

12:30–14:00 Lunch

Pecha Kucha session 2 [list]

2-minute presentations to introduce all accepted posters


Poster exhibition [list]

and coffee


Keynote by Marko Grobelnik, Jožef Stefan Institute

Cross-lingual Global Media Monitoring [abstract]/[slides] (6.3 MB)

Informal evening event

Cologne christmas markets [how to get there]

December 1, 2016

09:00–09:15 Welcome Remarks by Markus Strohmaier

Keynote by Tina Eliassi-Rad, Northeastern University

The Reasonable Effectiveness of Roles in Complex Networks [abstract]/[slides] (12.9 MB)

Plenary talks 1:

  • A Quantitative Study of the Ringelmann Effect in Software Development Teams. Ingo Scholtes [slides] (9.7 MB)
  • Creative Team Success in Multi-level Networks. Aniko Hannak, Johannes Wachs, Andras Voros
  • Crowd-sourced Text Analysis: Reproducible and Agile Production of Data from Text. Kenneth Benoit [slides] (4.0 MB)
10:45–11:15 Break

Plenary talks 2

  • Memory Remains: Understanding Collective Memory in the Digital Age. Ruth Garcia Gavilanes, Anders Mollgaard, Milena Tsvetkova, Taha Yasseri [slides] (2.5 MB)
  • Conversations That Make You Feel Better: Applying Natural Language Processing to Mental Health. Tim Althoff [slides] (1.7 MB)
  • Quantifying the Evolution of Individual Scientific Impact. Roberta Sinatra [slides] (5.2 MB)
  • Beyond Self-citations: The Origin of Citations and Success of Multi-authorship Publications. Christian Schulz, Olivia Woolley-Meza, Brian Uzzi, Dirk Helbing
12:15–14:00 Lunch

Plenary talks 3

  • The Effect of Elections on Ethnic Interactions: Evidence from a Bosnian Blogger Network. Annerose Nisser [slides] (8.8 MB)
  • Quantifying Search Bias: Investigating Sources of Bias for Political Searches in Social Media. Juhi Kulshrestha, Motahhare Eslami, Johnnatan Messias, Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Saptarshi Ghosh, Krishna Gummadi, Karrie Karaholios [slides] (1.0 MB)
  • Challenges in Measuring and Understanding Cross-cultural Crisis News Media Bias on Twitter. Abdallah El Ali, Tim Stratmann, Wilko Heuten, Susanne Boll
  • The Propagation of Risk Judgements in Experimental Communication Chains. Mehdi Moussaïd [slides] (4.3 MB)
15:00–15:30 Break

Keynote by Petter Holme, Sungkyunkwan University

Temporal networks of human interaction [abstract]/[slides] (6.9 MB)

Keynote by Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University

Leveraging Computational Social Science to address Grand Societal Challenges [abstract]/[slides] (14.7 MB)
17:00–17:15 Closing remarks by Markus Strohmaier