Chicago, IL | July 19-22, 2022
8th International Conference on Computational Social Science
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The International Conference for Computational Social Science (IC2S2) will be held at the Harper Center of the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, July 19-22, 2022. IC2S2 has emerged as the dominant conference at the intersection of social and computational science, bringing together researchers from around the world in economics, sociology, political science, psychology, cognitive science, management, computer science, statistics and the full range of natural and applied sciences committed to understanding the social world through large-scale data and computation.

The conference will begin with a one-day session of tutorials in a range of social and computational methods, and also a “datathon” (July 19) for students and scientists to collaborate and compete on a complex, data- and computation-driven research challenge. This will be followed by a full-scale three-day conference (July 20-22) featuring research and researchers from around the world, across a broad range of relevant fields, and working on all areas of computational social science to advance its many frontiers.

Unlike important social computing and associated computer science conferences, the IC2S2 community actively balances and maintains a conversation between social and computational scientists which integrates technological advances and opportunities with social scientific rigor and insight.

Important Dates

February 25, 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline

April 15, 2022

Abstract Acceptance

April 29, 2022

Early Bird Registration Deadline


Chicago Booth Harper Center

5807 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

The Charles M. Harper Center is the global headquarters of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, home to our faculty, leadership, and many of our administrative, program, and research center offices.

The Chicago Booth campus is a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art location offering students and researchers an amount of support and resources unmatched in the world of business school education.


Since its inception in 2015, the Annual Conference has been organized by an informal group of scholars with a shared vision of the emerging Computational Social Science as a theoretically coherent and practically useful interdisciplinary field. In preparation for the 2022 Conference, this group has established the International Society for Computational Social Science (ISCSS), which will ensure that the Conference continues in perpetuity, protect its brand, and maintain its standards. The registration for IC2S2-2022 will include the ISCSS membership for one year.

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