CfP: SocInfo 2014


Important dates

  • Full paper submission: August 8
  • Notification of acceptance: September 19
  • Submission of final version: October 10
  • Conference dates: November 10-13

Call for papers

The International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo) is an interdisciplinary venue that brings together researchers from informatics and social sciences to help fill the gap between the two communities. The goal of the conference is to contribute to the definition and exploration of common methodologies and research goals that encompass the objectives and motivate the two disciplines. More information.

Talk: Paper Presentation at Sunbelt

andra presented a paper at the XXXIV Social Networks Conference organized by INSNA. The working paper is joint work with Pablo Barberá and it is titled “The Self-Organization of Mass Political Protests in the Absence of Media Freedom”

Talk: Computational Social Science Panel

Sandra joined a panel on Computational Social Science organized by Brooke Foucault-Welles at the NCA conference held in Washington DC. Other invited panelists included Noshir Contractor (Northwestern Univeristy), Steven Corman (Arizona State University), Marshall Scott Poole (University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne) and Kevin Crowston (Syracuse University).

New Article: Big Data and Human Geography

González-Bailón, S. (2013). “Big Data and the Fabric of Human Geography”, Dialogues in Human Geography, vol. 3 no. 3 292-296

Abstract: Digital data tracking what we do, the time and place of our actions, and the chains of interdependence that link those actions together, help us draw a richer picture of human geography as it unfolds in its multiple layers. This commentary briefly illustrates the type of maps and models we can build with that data as well as some important challenges that arise from their complexity and unsolved validity concerns.