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.

As the COVID-19 Global Pandemic status evolves with the Omicron variant and beyond, we are aware of the surge and the current situation in the State of Illinois and around the world. We are cautiously optimistic about hosting an in-person conference in Chicago, but prepared to manage our place-based events with the health, safety, and well-being of our attendees in mind. The University of Chicago is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment in which to learn. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, university staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by our code of conduct and all policies in effect for the event.


We will continue to monitor and update safety precautions for the 8th IC2S2 regularly and coordinate with trusted national resources, state and local public health agencies, and the hotels/venues hosting the event.


At this time, we plan to gather in Chicago for our first place-based annual conference since 2019. We will continue to assess the risks in the area local to the event and the current status in the United States. Please continue to check the website for event updates and changes.

Important Dates

Extended Date March 11, 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline

April 25, 2022

Abstract Acceptance

Decisions have been delayed, but will be sent out by Monday, April 25, and conference deadlines will be extended correspondingly.

April 29, 2022

Early Bird Registration Deadline

Extended to May 29


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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