Call for Tutorials

Important dates

  • Tutorial submission deadline: January 20, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2023
  • Tutorial day: July 17, 2023

Submission instructions

Submissions for Tutorial proposals should be formatted according to the official LATEX template or MS WORD template and should be no more than three pages in length. The submission file must be submitted in PDF format and should be no larger than 20MB. Proposals should contain the following:

  • Title
  • Presenters / organizers: Please provide names, affiliations, email addresses, and short bios (up to 200 words) for each presenter. Bios should cover the presenters' expertise related to the topic of the tutorial. If there are multiple presenters, please describe how the time will be divided between them.
  • Topic: An abstract describing the topic (approximately 250 words)
  • Rationale: What is the objective / learning outcome of the tutorial? What is the benefit for the attendees? Why is this tutorial important to the IC2S2 community?
  • Format: A description of the proposed event format and a list of proposed activities, with a description of the hands-on component (tools, packages, methods etc). We encourage organizers to specify any technique that they can offer to broaden the accessibility of the content (e.g., closed captioning of slides).
  • Equipment: A short note on equipment or features required for the tutorial.
  • Audience: A short statement about the expected target audience. What prior knowledge, if any, do you expect from the audience?
  • Proposed length: please choose from 3 hours (full session) or 6 hours (full day). If you are flexible, please indicate in the outline which parts will be included in the short/long versions.
  • Preferred time slot: Please indicate your preference for the morning slot (from 9.15am) or the afternoon slot (from 1:45pm)
  • Number of participants: Please specify the maximum number of participants that could reasonably attend and be instructed by the organizers.
  • Previous tutorials: Has the tutorial been presented previously? If so, specify the previous venues and years in which the event was held, and provide either a short description or a link to the websites of the previous editions.

The aim with tutorials is that participants can take home knowledge and skills on methods that they can apply to their own research. Priority will be given to tutorials that include hands-on and active learning components. Tutorials should be comprehensive and should not focus only on the presenter’s previous work. We also welcome proposals for tutorials on "disciplinary state of the art sessions" that give a focused overview on the latest developments, trends and perspectives in a specific discipline or research area and any other topics at the intersection of the social sciences, computer science and/or statistics. Tutorials should be of interest to a substantial portion of the community and should represent a sufficiently mature area of research or practice. A regular tutorial slot is 3 hours long. However, we are also accepting proposals for full-day tutorials (6 hours). The full conference registration fee will be waived for one organizer per tutorial.

Topics

Every year, IC2S2 hosts experts from a variety of fields to collaborate and share knowledge. We are calling for proposals of tutorials that address methods, skills and tools useful to conduct research in computational social science including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Methods and issues of data collection
  • Text mining approaches for social science research
  • Image and video analyses for social science research
  • New advances in social network and behavioral data analysis
  • Visual communication and data visualizations
  • Using sensors for studying behavior
  • Combining digital trace data and additional data (e.g., surveys)
  • Assessing biases in data collection
  • Best practices for working with online communities (including crowdsourcing and participants recruitment)
  • Legal and ethical dimensions of CSS research
  • Innovative mixed methods for research on socio-technical systems
  • Reproducibility in CSS research
  • Experimental design and development in CSS

Enquiries

For any questions regarding tutorial submissions, please write to: ic2s2.2023@gmail.com