Workshop: Renmin University (Beijing)

nternational faculty and students met for one week at the School of Journalism and Communication of Renmin University to discuss modeling approaches to Big Data. The Annenberg team included professor Sandra González-Bailón and PhD students Jiaying Liu, Jingwen Zhang, Sijia Yang, and Bo Mai. Other invited international faculty included Javier Borge-Holthoefer, from the Qatar Computing Research Institute; Georgios Paltoglou, from Wolverhampton …

Course Development Grant

The Penn Social Science and Policy Forum just awarded us a grant to develop the course "The Theory of Networks: How Digital Technologies Shape Collective Behavior and Why it Matters". Sandra González-Bailón and Victor Preciado will teach this course in Spring 2015.

CfP: IPP 2014

The third edition of the Internet, Politics, Policy conference will take place on September 2014. The theme this year is "Crowdsourcing for Politics and Policy". More information.

Workshop: ANN-SONIC at Annenberg West

The Annenberg Networks Network (ANN) and the Science of Networks in Communities Laboratory (SONIC) organized an invitation-only workshop on April 10-12 2014, hosted by Annenberg-USC. The list of participants included Manuel Castells, Nosh Contractor, Janet Fulk, Peter Monge, Michelle Shumate, Joseph Galaskiewicz, and Lance Bennett, among others.

Media: Newsweek

Sandra González-Bailón was quoted today in a Newsweek article on social media. 

CfP: Social Movements and Social Media

he Laboratory for Internet Studies announced 2nd call for papers for their conference on the Internet and social media to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on September 18-19, 2014. They welcome research that focuses on the conference theme “Social Media and Social Movements”. More information.

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 ...

CfP: Web Science 2014

The call for papers and workshops for the Web Science conference, to be held in Bloomington in June 2014, is now out. More information.

Workshop: Responsible Research Agendas for Big Data

We had interesting discussions last week at the invitation-only workshop "Responsible Research Agendas for Public Policy in the Era of Big Data", organized by the Oxford Internet Institute in conjunction with the journal Policy & Internet and held at the Harvard Faculty Club. Check this blog entry by Vicki Nash for an interesting summary of the event. 

Workshop: Collective Behaviors and Networks

 This one-day satellite workshop on computational social science was organized as part of the 2013 European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS'13). Sandra González-Bailón presented the paper "The Bridges and Brokers of Global Campaigns in Social Media" (joint work with Ning Wang).