Technology-mediated social collectives are taking an important role in the design of social structures. Yet our understanding of the complex mechanisms governing networks and collective behaviour is still deplorably shallow. Fundamental concepts of on- and off-line networks such as power, authority, leader-follower dynamics, consensus emergence, information sharing, conflict, and collaboration are still not well defined and investigated. These are all crucial to illuminate the advantages and pitfalls of collective decision-making, which can cancel out individual mistakes, but also spiral out of control.
In recent endeavours, data from Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Wikipedia, and weblogs have been shown to strongly correlate to, and even predict, elections, opinions, attitudes, movie revenues, and oscillations in the stock market, to cite few examples. Similar data provided insights into the mechanisms driving the formation of groups of interests, topical communities, and the evolution of social networks. They also have been used to study polarization phenomena in politics, diffusion of information, and the dynamics of collective attention. However, a deeper understanding of these phenomena is still very much on demand. In parallel, and even preceding the surge in interest towards social media, the area of agent-based modeling (ABM) has grown in scope, focus and capability to produce testable hypotheses, going beyond the original goal of explaining macroscopic behaviors from simple interaction rules among stylized agents.
The aim of this satellite is to address the question of ICT-mediated social phenomena emerging over multiple scales, ranging from the interactions of individuals to the emergence of self-organized global movements. We would like to gather researchers from different disciplines and methodological backgrounds to form a forum to discuss ideas, research questions, recent results, and future challenges in this emerging area of research and public interest. Particular attention will be devoted to the following topics:
Submission is Closed!
Submissions will be made by sending one A4 page abstract in pdf via Easychair.
The deadline for abstract submission is
22 June 30 June 2014.
The contributions to the event will be evaluated by the programme committee through a peer review process that will account for the scientific quality as well as for the relevance of the contribution to the aims of the satellite.
The authors of accepted abstracts will be notified via e-mail by end of July 2014.
All the participants of the satellite meeting (with or without abstract submission) must register for the European Conference on Complex Systems 2014
WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER, SAN FRANCESCO CHURCH
|Session 1, Chair: Alessandro Flammini|
|9.15-10.00||Kimmo Kaski||Computational Social Science Approach to Human Sociality|
|10.00-10.15||H. Nax, D. Helbing, R. Murphy, S. Balietti and M. Perc||Meritocratic matching, group formation, cooperation|
|10.15-10.30||A. Zeng, C. Ho Yeung, M. Medo and Y.-C. Zhang||Adverse effects of recommendation on information ecosystems|
|10.30-10.45||A.-I. Babeanu, L. Talman and D. Garlaschelli||Structural properties of cultural spaces|
|10.45-11.00||A. Faqeeh, S. Melnik and J. Gleeson||Network cloning unfolds the effect of clustering on dynamical processes|
|Session 2, Chair: Taha Yasseri|
|11.30-12.15||János Kertész||Spreading on temporal networks: Results from empirical analysis, model calculations and simulation|
|12.15-12.30||J.I. Cano, N. Gilbert and C. Elsenbroich||Conceptualizing communication in the formation of small groups|
|12.30-12.45||J. Badham and N. Gilbert||Protective behaviour during an epidemic: feedback between social and viral contagion|
|12.45-13.00||S. Balietti, M. Mäs and D. Helbing||On fragmentation and scientific progress|
|Session 3, Chair: Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia|
|14.00-14.45||Ciro Cattuto||Learning structures from high-resolution social network data|
|14.45-15.00||J. Borge-Holthoefer||The nested assembly of collective attention in online social systems|
|15.00-15.15||P. Nulty||Retrieving and parsing linguistic expressions of political attitudes|
|15.15-15.30||F. Giardini, D. Vilone and R. Conte||Opinion dynamics in social influence A cognitive account|
|15.30-15.45||F. Karimi, A. Samoilenko, L. Bohlin, M. Rosvall A. Lancichinetti||News, innovations, entertainment: learning about the global dynamics of awareness through Wikipedia activity|
|15.45-16.00||C. Consonni||Nuts4nuts: geospatial information from Wikipedia|
|16.00-16.15||C. Elsenbroich||Organised crime and social movements|
THURSDAY 25 SEPTEMBER, AUDITORIUM SAN MICHELETTO
|Session 4, Chair: Javier Borge-Holthoefer|
|9.00-9.45||Esteban Moro||Using Friends as Sensors to Detect Global-Scale Contagious Outbreaks|
|9.45-10.00||C. Puschmann, S. Friesike, B. Fecher and K. Scheliga||Long-term motivation and power as key differentiators in crowd science platforms|
|10.00-10.15||H. Yamada and T. Hashimoto||Self-organization of community activity driven by subjective norm and self-efficacy|
|10.15-10.30||R.K. Vatrapu, R. R. Mukkamala and A. Hussain||A set theoretical approach to big social data analytics: concepts, methods, tools, and findings|
|10.30-10.45||S. O. Palermos||Group knowledge and social machines|
|10.45-11.00||D. Busquets, P. Petruzzi and J. Pitt||The formal representation of social capital in socio-technical systems|
|Session 5, Chair: Márton Karsai|
|11.30-12.15||Alain Barrat||Day-to-day human interaction networks: from data to social sciences and epidemiology|
|12.15-12.30||E. Del Val, M. Rebollo and V. Botti||Analysis of the evolution of events on online social networks|
|12.30-12.45||S. Pramanik, A. Das and B. Mitra||Information spread on twitter: does mention help?|
|12.45-13.00||A. Rescigno, L. Gargano, M. Mecchia and U. Vaccaro||A fast and efficient heuristic for target set selection in social networks|
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