Call for

Tutorials

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

Overview

IC2S2 2022 will be preceded by a day of tutorials and skills workshops on Tuesday, July 19. They should provide social science researchers, and data analysts the opportunity to add new tools to their toolkit. Specifically we are calling for proposals of tutorials that address methods, skills and tools useful to conduct research in computational social science, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • data collection / text mining approaches for social scientists

  • deep neural networks applied to social data

  • new advances in (social) network analysis

  • new advances in text analysis

  • new advances in visual analysis

  • active and adaptive learning applied to experimental design

  • visual communication and visualizations

  • using sensors for studying behavior

  • combining digital trace data and additional data (e.g., surveys)

  • assessing biases in data collection

  • best practices for working with online communities (including crowdsourcing and participants recruitment)

  • legal and ethical dimensions of CSS research

  • reproducibility in CSS research

  • experimental design and development in CSS

 

We particularly invite proposals for "disciplinary state of the art sessions" that give a focused overview on the latest developments, trends and perspectives in a specific discipline or research area. They can also focus on a specific platform or environment (e.g., PyTorch). These should help researchers in the interdisciplinary field of CSS to catch up with developments in areas beyond their core expertise.

We also welcome proposals for tutorials on any other topics at the intersection of the social sciences, computer science and/or statistics/data science. We will consider any topic; provided that the proposal makes a strong argument that the tutorial is important for the IC2S2 community. 

Tutorials should be of interest to a substantial portion of the community and should represent a sufficiently mature area of research or practice. Tutorials should be comprehensive and should not focus only on the presenter’s previous work.

We anticipate that each accepted tutorial will be 3 hours long. However, we are also accepting half-tutorials (1.5 hours) and full-day tutorials (6 hours).

Submission Format

 

Submissions can be sent to ehlee@uchicago.edu. Proposals for tutorials should be no more than three pages in length and contain the following:

 

  • Title

  • Presenters / organizers: Please provide names, affiliations, email addresses, and short bios (up to 200 words) for each presenter. Bios should cover the presenters’ expertise related to the topic of the tutorial. If there are multiple presenters, please describe how the time will be divided between them.

  • Topic: An abstract describing the topic (approx. 250 words)

  • Audience: A short statement about the expected target audience. What prior knowledge, if any, do you expect from the audience?

  • Rationale: What is the objective / learning outcome of the tutorial? What is the benefit for the attendees? Why is this tutorial important to the IC2S2 community?

  • Format: A description of the proposed event format (tutorial, hands-on, workshop, etc.) and a list of proposed activities.

  • Equipment: A short note on equipment or features required for the tutorial format.

  • Previous tutorials: Has the tutorial (or a similar/highly related tutorial) been presented at another venue previously? If so, please list the dates and venues, and describe the similarities and differences between the previous tutorials and the proposed tutorial.

  • Proposed length of the tutorial: please choose from 1.5 hours (half session), 3 hours (full session), and 6 hours (full day). If you are flexible, please indicate in the outline the content that will not be included if a short/long version of the tutorial is given. If you would like to give a 6 hour tutorial please justify why a full day is necessary.

 

Organizers of accepted tutorials are expected to provide some information material to announce the tutorial on the conference website and to help to spread the word about the tutorial via mailing lists and social media. Our hope is that the tutorial day will be among the most highly visible and attended of the entire conference.

Important Dates

 

Proposal deadline (AoE, anywhere on Earth)

February 25

Decision notification

April 15

Participant registration deadline

April 29

Tutorial day

July 19