CSSSA 2016 Santa Fe

The Computational Social Science Society of the Americas
Santa Fe, NM
Nov 17 – 20, 2016

Conference Program

Proposed Bylaws


You are invited to participate in the annual conference of the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas (CSSSA).  The conference will be held at The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 17-20, 2016.  This is the same venue that delivered a great conference last year.  Its adjacent to the historic central plaza at the center of Santa Fe.

Computational Social Science (CSS) is a scientific discipline where computational methods, data analysis, and simulation models of social dynamics are employed to offer new insights into social phenomena beyond what is available with traditional social science methods.  The CSSSA 2016 Conference will bring together international practitioners of CSS to present peer reviewed research using computational social science methods.

Registration Information

Special Group Hotel Rate

The block of reserved rooms has expired and the link above no longer provides access to the group rate.  However, the hotel has agreed to extend the group rate as long as they have rooms available.  To get the group rate, call:

Kodie Valdo,Sales Coordinator, Drury Plaza Hotel Santa Fe, 844-323-0799

She will make the reservation directly.

Preliminary Conference Schedule


The link to submit a paper or poster as it the end of this section. Please read it all.

The CSSSA 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 Program Committee and conference organizers may request that submissions for papers be converted into posters, or vice versa, depending on scheduling and content.

Topics of Interest (non-exhaustive list):

  • Social network analysis
  • Agent-based models / modeling
  • Emergence
  • Economic models / resource allocation
  • Population dynamics
  • Ecosystems
  • Political/social systems
  • Biological systems / metabolism / bioenergetics
  • Efficiencies / fitness functions
  • Competition / cooperation
  • Networks / information flow
  • Social contagion
  • Vision / knowledge acquisition
  • Influence
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Adaptation / evolution
  • Decision making
  • Local knowledge / global patterns
  • Game theoretic models
  • Strategy
  • Learning


Papers should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length, including all figures, tables, notes, references and appendices. References should use APA format.  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.


Poster submissions require only an 800 word abstract at the submission deadline.  They should be clearly marked as poster submissions.  Posters should be no larger than 36″ x 48″. A PDF version of the poster should be uploaded to the conference EasyChair site by the appropriate deadline (Nov 1) to be archived on the conference website.

Paper Publication:

All accepted papers will be made publicly available on the CSSSA website. While this posting does indicate successful conference peer review, the CSSSA website is not a publication of record (no DOI or handle is assigned) and should not interfere with the submission of the same material to academic or professional journals. 

A selection of the strongest papers (as determined by the Program Committee) will be invited to submit to the Journal on Policy and Complex Systems for consideration as a special issue of the journal.  These papers will need to be extended by about 2,000 words to meet JPCS submission requirements of 5,000 to 7,000 words.

Submit a Paper or Poster

Important Dates:

Submissions Due: September 1, 2016 [EXTENDED from August 15]

Author Notification:  September 15th, 2016

Earlybird Registration Deadline (Save $50): October 16, 2016

Final Paper Versions & Posters PDFs Due:  November 1, 2016

Conference Dates:  November 17-20, 2016

Questions? Contact us at csssa2016@computationalsocialscience.org