European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges

in Computational Social Science

 

2019: Inequality and Imbalance

 

Zurich, Switzerland

2019

 

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IMPORTANT DATES

 

TBAWorkshops and tutorials proposal submission deadline
TBAWorkshops and tutorials acceptance notification
TBADeadline for abstract submission
TBANotification of acceptance & start of registration
TBARegistration closes
TBAWorkshop and tutorial day
TBAMain conference

ABOUT

This is the third in a series of three symposia that discuss societal challenges in computational social sciences. In 2019, the focus will be on “Polarization and Radicalization” (Zurich, 2019). In the previous two years, the focus was  “Inequality and Imbalance” (London, 2017) and “Bias and Discrimination” (Cologne, 2018).

With these three events we provide a platform to address one of the most pressing challenges in today’s digital society: understanding the role that digital technologies, the Web, and the algorithms used therein play in the mediation and creation of inequalities, discrimination and polarization.

By addressing inequality as the topical issue for the symposium series we intend to explore how CSS can contribute to opening up new ways of thinking about, of measuring, detecting and coping with social inequality, discrimination, and polarization. We will discuss how divides and inequalities are proliferated in digital society, how social cleavages can be observed via web data, how the organizational structure of the web itself generates biases and inequality, and how, in contrast, algorithms and computational tools might help to reduce discrimination and inequality. We will also investigate how bias and unequal social structures foster political tension and polarization, including issues of radicalization and hate.

The Symposium series is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.

 

SYMPOSIUM 2019

REGISTRATION

Details will be announced in autumn 2019.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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SCHEDULE

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for Papers

We welcome submissions in the intersection of the social sciences and the computer sciences, including (a) new approaches for understanding social phenomena and addressing societal challenges, (b) improving methods for computational social science, (c) and understanding the influence of the Web and digital technologies on society.

For the 3rd Symposium we are especially interested in:

  • Inequality and political tension, upheaval and disrupt
  • Networks in social and sociological theory
  • Discourse Polarization, Discourse Radicalization
  • Spatial and temporal components of group formation
  • Effects of filter bubbles or echo chambers
  • Online and offline group formation
  • Online and offline radicalization
  • Political networks, party politics
  • Global, national, local network structures
  • Weak and strong ties in contemporary and historic societies
  • Detecting Radicalization
  • Means for Deradicalization
  • Political instability, political balance, political tension
  • Mobilisation patterns
  • Diffusion of information, channels of information
  • Censorship Regimes
  • Astroturfing on the web
  • Political campaigning, electoral campaigns
  • Public sphere in the digital age
  • Social media as alternative communication channels
  • Viral communication
  • Democracy and equity
  • Misinformation, information leakage, whistleblowing

Other related topics are explicitly welcome.

Submission Guidelines

The call will open in 2019. Details on the submission will follow in due time.

ORGANIZATION AND VENUE

The symposium will take place in Zurich, Switzerland in 2019. More details will be announced in 2019.

 

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ADDRESS

Zurich

Switzerland

 

 

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CONTACT

Organizing Team

css.eurosymposium@gmail.com

+49 (0221) 47694-254

 

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