CSS 2021 Call for Papers

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The Computational Social Science Society of the Americas
2021 Virtual Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS: CSS 2021

Nov 4 – 7, 2021

You are invited to participate in the Computational Social Science
(CSS 2021) annual conference
. The conference will be held virtually.


Invited Speaker – Rob Axtell

Dr. Axtell works at the intersection of the computational, social, behavioral and economic sciences. His research group combines agent-based computing with micro-data to build large-scale models having high verisimilitude with the real-world. He has worked on a variety of policy issues, from housing to fisheries, behavioral aspects of retirement and science policy. He has been a visiting Professor at the University of Oxford (UK), the New School for Social Research (NY), and Middlebury College (Vermont). Dr. Axtell’s research has been published in leading general interest journals (“Science,” “Nature” and “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”), in field journals (e.g., “American Economic Review,” “Economic Journal”, “Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory,” “Journal of Industrial Ecology”), and reprised in newspapers (e.g., “Wall St. Journal,” “Washington Post”) and technology publications (e.g., “Scientific American,” “Technology Review,” “Wired”).

A note about this year’s conference: The CSS2021 organizing committee understands that the situation with the pandemic, budgets, travel is still very fluid. The organizing committee has decided that this year’s conference will be held virtually. The virtual format will be similar to last year’s format. While this is not our preference, we feel that this is the most prudent course of action and will allow for more participation during these unpredictable and difficult times.

Paper Submissions: The CSS Program Committee invites papers and posters concerning computational models of social phenomena. Models from all social science disciplines are welcomed. All submissions, including posters, will be subject to peer review. The PC and conference organizers may request that submissions for papers be converted into posters depending on scheduling and content. 

Papers: Papers should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length, including all figures, tables, notes, references and appendices. ODD documentation of models is encouraged and can be attached to a submission without counting against the word limit. All documents should be uploaded in PDF format.

Posters: Poster submissions require only an ~800 word abstract for submission. They should be clearly marked as poster submissions in the title. A PDF version of the poster should be uploaded to the conference EasyChair site by the appropriate deadline to be archived on the conference website.

Special Interest Groups (SIG): CSS2021 will include SIG sessions before the full conference. If you are interested in organizing a SIG workshop or tutorial, please send a brief description to css2021@computationalsocialscience.org by July 1st. SIG sessions can take a wide variety of forms, ranging from tutorials and workshops to group discussions or hackathons. SIGs that are approved by the conference organizers will be announced and provided with meeting (Zoom) space. When planning your SIG event please make sure to include an estimated duration of the event in your proposal and a start time taking into account time zones of likely participants.

Paper Publication: All CSS 2021 accepted papers will be made available for conference attendees, and with author permission will be posted on our website after the conference.

Important Dates:
SIG Proposal Due: July 1, 2021
Paper / Poster Submission Due: August 1, 2021
Author Notification: September 1, 2021
Final Paper Versions & Posters PDFs Due: November 1, 2021
Conference Dates: November 4-7, 2021 held virtually via Zoom
Questions? Contact us at board@computationalsocialscience.org