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Computational Social Science Winter Symposium

3rd GESIS Computational Social Science
Winter Symposium 2016

Understanding social systems via computational approaches and new kinds of data

November 30 - December 1, 2016 at KOMED im MediaPark, Cologne, Germany

Do you have questions or need help? Contact us: css.wintersymposium(at)gesis(dot)org


Based on the success of first two events in 2014 and 2015 we have decided to continue to organize a follow-up event: we are delighted to announce that the 3rd CSS Winter Symposium will take place in Cologne on November 30th and December 1st, 2016.

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 presentations that will provide opportunities for computational social scientists to present and discuss their own work,
  • plenty of possibilities for interdisciplinary networking including an evening event at the famous Cologne Christmas markets [how to get there].
Confirmed invited speakers:

Noshir Contractor (Northwestern University)

Leveraging Computational Social Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges

Abstract / Slides (15.42 MB)


Tina Eliassi-Rad (Network Science, Institute College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University)

The Reasonable Effectiveness of Roles in Complex Networks

Abstract / Slides (13.56 MB)


Marko Grobelnik (Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Jožef Stefan Institute)

Cross-lingual Global Media Monitoring

Abstract / Slides (6.57 MB)


Krishna Gummadi (Networked Systems Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems)

Discrimination in Human vs. Algorithmic Decision Making

Abstract / Slides (1.01 MB)



Petter Holme (Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University)

Temporal Networks of Human Interaction

Abstract / Slides (7.25 MB)


Helen Margetts (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)

The Computational Social Science of Turbulent Politics

Abstract / Slides (3.10 MB)


Submission deadline Sep 30, 2016
Notification of acceptance Oct 18, 2016
Registration deadline Nov 14, 2016
Symposium Date Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2016