2nd GESIS Computational Social Science
Winter Symposium 2015

December 2-3, 2015, Symposium
December 1, 2015, Pre-symposium Workshops and Tutorials
Cologne, Germany

Understanding social systems via computational approaches and new kinds of data

Based on the success of the one-day CSS Winter Symposium 2014 with more than 100 attendees in Cologne last year, we had decided to organize a follow-up event in December 2015.

The CSS Winter Symposium 2015 included:

  • an exciting program featuring a series of invited talks that provided different perspectives on current advances and limitations of computational social science
  • an open call for contributed posters and presentations that provided opportunities for computational social scientists to present and discuss their own work.
  • the opportunity to participate in workshops and tutorials on the day prior to the symposium
  • plenty of possibilities for interdisciplinary networking including an evening event at the famous Cologne Christmas markets.

We would like to thank all participants for this amazing event. We are looking forward to this year's continuation.

Invited speakers:
  Andrea Baronchelli
(City University London)
The Spontaneous Emergence of Social Conventions: An Experimental Study of Cultural Evolution
  Johan Bollen
(Indiana University)
Modeling critical transitions in mental health from longitudinal social media data
  Munmun De Choudhury
(Georgia Tech)

Communities in Distress: Opportunities and Challenges of Social Media in Mental Well-being
  Andreas Flache
(University of Groningen)

Ethnic segregation and the fragility of opinion pluriformity in a diverse society

  Sune Lehmann
(Technical University of Denmark)
The fundamental structures of complex social systems
  Jürgen Pfeffer
(Carnegie Mellon University)

Know Your Data! Know Your Methods!
  Ralph Schroeder
(University of Oxford)
Big Data and Social Theory