Call for


Decisions have been delayed, but will be sent out by Monday, April 25, and conference deadlines will be extended correspondingly.


We welcome submissions on any topic in the field of computational social science, including (a) work that advances methods and approaches for computational social science, (b) data-driven work that describes and discovers social and cultural phenomena or explains and estimates relations between them and other things, and (c) theoretical work that generates new insights, connections and frameworks for computational social science research.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Methods and analyses of integrated human-machine decision-making

  • Network analysis of social systems

  • Large-scale social experiments and/or phenomena

  • Agent-based or other simulation of social phenomena

  • Text analysis and natural language processing (NLP) of social phenomena

  • Analysis of meaning through computational analysis of text, images, audio, video, etc.

  • Use of computational methods to map and study cultural patterns and dynamics

  • Theoretical discussions/concepts in computational social science

  • Integration and triangulation of multi-modal social and cultural data

  • Causal inference and computational methods for social science

  • Neural network methods for social analysis and policy exploration

  • Methods and analyses of algorithmic accountability and trustworthiness

  • Building and evaluating socio-technical systems

  • Novel digital data and/or computational analyses for addressing societal challenges

  • Methods and analyses of biased, selective, or incomplete observational social data

  • Social news curation and collaborative filtering

  • Methods and analyses for social information / digital communication dynamics

  • Ethics of computational research on human behavior

  • Reproducibility in computational social science research

  • Infrastructure to facilitate industry/academic cooperation in computational social science

  • Computational social science research in industry, government, and philanthropy

  • Science and technology studies approaches to computational science work

  • Practical problems in computational social science

  • Issues of inclusivity in computational social science

  • All other topics in computational social science


Researchers across disciplines, faculty, graduate students, industry researchers, policy makers, and nonprofit workers are all encouraged to submit computational data-driven research and innovative computational methodological or theoretical contributions on social phenomena for consideration.


In order to present, at least one of the authors must register for the conference by the presenter registration deadline (and early bird discount date) of 29 April 2022.

Submission Guidelines


Contributions to the conference should be submitted via EasyChair at

Please follow the abstract template guidelines [download as docx] for formatting instructions. Note that abstracts should be formatted as a PDF file no larger than 20MB. It is encouraged to not exceed the 2-page limit.

The submission should include a title, a list of 5 keywords, and an extended abstract (= main text of the submission). The abstract should outline the main theoretical contribution, data and methods used, findings, and the impact of the work, whichever is relevant. Authors are encouraged to include figures and/or tables at the end of their submission (note that figures will not count towards the page limit).

For submitting on EasyChair you will also need the information about authors and their affiliations, and an abstract summary paragraph. The summary will be used during the paper bidding phase and for assigning reviewers.

Please do not include authors' names and affiliations in the submitted document, as peer review will be double blind. Each extended abstract will be reviewed by multiple members of the Program Committee, which will be composed of experts in computational social science.

Submissions will be non-archival, and thus the presented work can be already published, in preparation for publication elsewhere, or ongoing research.

Presentation Format


The abstract will be selected either for oral presentation in parallel tracks or in a poster presentation session.