When computational meets social: ISI Foundation at IC2S2 in Amsterdam

From 17th to 20th July, the University of Amsterdam hosted the 5th International Conference on Computational Social Science. Leading scientists and experts from all over the world gathered at the Roeterseiland Campus to meet  and discuss computational problems in the study of social systems and dynamics.

ISI Foundation Research Leader Yelena Mejova and ISI Researcher  Kyriaki Kalimeri joined the conference, both in the presentations and  tutorial programs. Among oral presentations was “Modeling Gun Culture in  United States: Demographics, Networks, Ideologies”  (co-authored by Mejova, with Jisun An, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales,  Haewoon Kwak). Among poster presentations: “Mapping the Anti-Vaccination  Debate in Italy” (Alessandro Cossard, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales,  Yelena Mejova and Daniela Paolotti), “Urban-Rural  Inequalities through Facebook Ads” (Daniele Rama, Michele Tizzoni,  Yelena Mejova, Kyriaki Kalimeri and Ingmar Weber), and “Employing Social  Media to Understand Human Values and Attitudes towards Vaccination”  (Kyriaki Kalimeri, Mariano Gastón Beiró, Alessandra  Urbinati, Andrea Bonanomi, Alessandro Rosina and Ciro Cattuto).

Yelena Mejova and Kyriaki Kalimeri also  curated “Modeling Human Values with Social Media”, a tutorial aimed at  bringing to light latest research on modeling and predicting human  values from digital footprints.

IC²S² - 5th International Conference on Computational Social Science.  July 17-20, Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Link