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Call For Presenters

The Computational Social Sciences workshop is currently looking for presenters for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The workshop provides a forum for researchers who apply computational methods to social science fields, particularly for the sake of data analysis. Topics include but are not limited to content analysis, data mining, machine learning, and estimation; non-traditional and very large pools of information such as textual databases, simulation results, Internet-based user data, and mobile technology-enabled data often fuel the need for such techniques. The workshop focuses on both the analytical techniques and the social scientific applications, so long as one either drives, motivates, or interacts with the other. If you aren’t sure if your material suits the CSS workshop, it would certainly not hurt to ask! Check the “About” page for more info.

The workshop is specifically looking for proposals for presentations from graduate students and junior faculty in these areas, whose subject matter should be grounded in formal research. Presentations can be in the form of talks or instructional workshops. We also encourage proposals involving historical or qualitative research on the relationship between computation and social scientific inquiry/results. If you have interest in presenting at the Computational Social Sciences workshop, please email Sean Laguna with your name, departmental affiliation, the title of your presentation, and a 200-500 word abstract. Don’t hesitate to ask questions, make comments, or provide feedback of any sort.

The Computational Social Sciences workshop generally meets every other Friday from 2-3pm beginning on October 11th (stay tuned for location information). If you are interested in keeping in touch with the workshop, please attend and sign up for the listserv. We look forward to a lively year!