Symposium on Recent Advances in Computational Social Science (SoRiCS'19)

The increasing integration of technological know-how into our lives has created unprecedented volumes of information on everyday social behaviour. Computational social science is an emerging research area at the intersection of computer science, statistics, and the social science. In this field, novel computational techniques are used to discover the social and behavioural dynamics of the society. The Symposium on Recent Advances in Computational Social Science (SoRiCS'19) aims at bringing together researchers from both the academia as well as the industry to interact about their interests in the area of computational social science. SoRiCS'19 is co-affiliated with the Third International Conference on Computing and Network Communications (CoCoNet'19), December 18-21, 2019, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Call for Papers
The program committee solicits previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in any aspect of computational social science. Papers without a clear application to computational social science, however, will be considered out of scope and may be rejected without full review. Simultaneous submission of the same paper to another venue with proceedings or a journal is not allowed and will be grounds for automatic rejection. Prospective authors are invited to submit their manuscripts reporting original work. Further guidelines for submission are posted at
The major areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
  • Algorithmic Bias and Discrimination
  • Algorithms and Protocols Inspired by Human Societies
  • Archaeological Modelling
  • Behavioural Computational Social Science 
  • Collective Intelligence and Social Cognition
  • Computational Social Psychology
  • Computational Social Science and Discourse Analysis
  • Computational Social Science of Disasters
  • Credibility of Online Content
  • Cultural Patterns and Dynamics 
  • Ethics in Computational Social Science 
  • GIS and Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences
  • Inclusivity in Computational Social Science
  • Integrated Human-Machine Decision-Making
  • Language Communities, Corpora, and Cognition
  • Large-Scale Social Experiments
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining for Social Systems
  • Modelling Cultural Shift, Demography, Economy and Transport
  • Natural Language Processing for Computational Social Science
  • Network Analysis of Social Systems 
  • Participatory Social Sensing
  • Population Spread and Cultural Transmission
  • Prediction and Explanation in Social Systems
  • Quantifying Offline Phenomena through Online Data
  • Rich Representations of Social Ties
  • Security, Privacy, Trust, Reputation and Incentive Issues
  • Sequence Analysis and Visual Sociology
  • Simulating Ancient Societies/Societal Change
  • Simulation of Social Processes
  • Social Influence and Social Contagion
  • Social Information and Communication Dynamics
  • Social Interaction in Augmented Reality
  • Social News Curation and Collaborative Filtering 
  • Social System Design and Architectures
  • Socio-Economic Systems and Applications
  • Text Analysis and Natural Language Processing of Social Phenomena
  • Theoretical Discussions in Computational Social Science 
All papers that conform to submission guidelines will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. Acceptance of papers will be communicated to authors by email. All accepted papers will be published by Elsevier as a special issue in the open-access Procedia Computer Science journal.
Key Dates
Papers Due: August 30, 2019
Acceptance Notification: September 25, 2019
Final Paper Deadline: October 25, 2019
Technical Program Committee

Thomas Ågotnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Vladimir Barash, Graphika, Inc., USA
Pritam Gundecha, IBM, USA
Georgios Lappas, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Jaime Lloret, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Ahmed Mobashsher, The University of Queensland, Australia
Bongkyo Moon, Dongguk University, Korea
Luca Pappalardo, University of Pisa, Italy
Grienggrai Rajchakit, Maejo University, Thailand
Priya Ranjan, Amity University, India
Marie Therese Saliba, Lebanese University, Lebanon
Shirin Shafiei Ebrahimi, University Technology of Malaysia, Malaysia
Amando Singun, Higher College of Technology, Muscat, Oman
Gunasekar Thangarasu, Linton University College, Malaysia
Jie Wang, University of Massachusetts, USA