CSS 2020 Call for Papers

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COVID-19 Update The conference will be held virtually.

The Computational Social Science Society of the Americas
2020 Virtual Conference


Oct 8 – 11, 2020


You are invited to participate in the Computational Social Science
(CSS 2020) annual conference
. The conference will be held virtually.

Invited Speaker – Simon DeDeo


Simon DeDeo is an Assistant Professor in Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. He was previously affiliated with Complex Systems and the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University. He holds an AB in Astrophysics from Harvard University, a MA in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University, and a PhD in Astrophysics from Princeton University. Lately he, at the Laboratory for Social Minds, he has undertaken empirical investigations, and built mathematical theories, of both historical and contemporary phenomena. Studies range from the centuries-long timescales of cultural evolution to the second-by-second emergence of social hierarchy in the non-human animals, from the editors of Wikipedia to the French Revolution to the gas stations of Indiana. Other studies create synthetic, deep-time accounts of major transitions in political order, with the goal of the predicting and understanding our species’ future. You can learn more about his research at his lab website.

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. For more info: https://computationalsocialscience.org/conferences/css2020

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. Posters should be no larger than 36 inches by 48 inches. 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): CSS2020 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 css2020@computationalsocialscience.org by May 30th. Preliminary plans call for a four-hour time block, before the opening reception. 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 space at the conference venue.

Paper Publication: All CSS 2020 accepted papers will be invited to appear in the conference proceedings, published after the conference.

Important Dates:
Author Notification: September 15, 2020
Final Paper Versions & Posters PDFs Due: October 1, 2020
Earlybird Registration Deadline (Save $25): October 1, 2020
Conference Dates: October 8-11, 2020
Questions? Contact us at board@computationalsocialscience.org