Summer School Series on Methods

for Computational Social Science

 

July 24th – 29th 2017

 

Sardinia, Italy

 

HOW TO APPLY

IMPORTANT DATES

 

10th of March (midnight GMT)Application Deadline
23th of MarchNotifications
10th of AprilSpecial rates for rooms available

ABOUT

The first summer school of this series focuses on methods for capturing, analyzing and modeling digital trace data (e.g., click streams, interaction networks, sequences of user activities). We have invited outstanding keynote speakers and lecturers from different disciplines that will teach different methods and show how digital trace data can be used to answer interesting research questions that are relevant for the social sciences and gain insights into social phenomena like prosocial behavior, consensus or mobility. Students will conduct small projects in which they will apply the newly learned methods and will be supervised by the lectureres.

We will offer full financial support for up to 10 students (or early career researchers). Students have to apply for the travel grants and a committee of experts will select scholars based on academic excellence, financial needs and diversity (e.g., gender, ethnic and disciplinary diversity).

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SCHEDULE

Arrival

All day

Registration

08:15 AM

Opening

09:00 AM

Keynote Alessandro Vespignani

Modelling contagion processes in complex societies

09:15 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Lecture: Rossano Schifanella

Mapping the geography of social interactions

11:00 AM

Lunch break

12:30 PM

Lighting Talks

14:00 PM

Coffee Break

15:30 PM

Excursion or free time on the beach

16:00 PM

Keynote: Dirk Helbing

Computational Social Science – the Science behind the Society 4.0

09:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Lecture: Milena Tsvetokva

Theory-driven social research with online experiments

11:00 AM

Lunch break

12:30 PM

Project Work Kick-off

14:00 PM

Coffee Break

15:30 PM

Time for Group Project Work

16:00 PM

Keynote: Tina Eliassi-Rad

Learning, Mining and Networks

09:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Lecture: Bruno Ribeiro

Modeling and Predicting Heterogeneous User Behavior

11:00 AM

Lunch break

12:30 PM

Time for Group Project Work

Lecturers are available

14:00 PM

Coffee Break

15:30 PM

Time for Group Project Work

Lecturers are available

 

16:00 PM

Lecture: Ancsa Hannák

Data collection methods and biases in digital trace data

09:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Time for Group Project Work

Lecturers are available

11:00 AM

Lunch break

12:30 PM

Excursion

14:00 PM

Keynote: Ciro Cattuto

Measuring and modeling social networks in physical space

09:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Lecture: Andrea Baronchelli

Social dynamics in the lab: Designing and running controlled online experiments

11:00 AM

Lunch break

12:30 PM

Time for Group Project Work

Lecturers are available

14:00 PM

Farewell Party (Dinner and Party close to the beach)

19:00 PM

Project presentations

09:00 AM

Break and Judges deliberation

12:00 PM

Awards and Closing

12:30 PM

Closing

13:00 PM

WHAT TO EXPECT

Excellent Speakers

We’re honoured to have amazing speakers who teach the basics and specifics of their research.

Beautiful Location

The Summer School will take place in the wonderful Mercury Boutique Hotel in Sardinia, Italy.

Networking

Meet excellent researchers and scholars – a great chance to develop cooperations for your career.

Fun

Socialize with all participants, enjoy local food and drinks close to the beach.

APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION
How to apply?

The school is open to anyone interested in learning about Computational Social Science. The aim is to bring together an heterogeneous international group of people. However, we have a limited number of spots for participants. That means everyone needs to apply (also if you have your own funding).

Please upload the following documents (in one single pdf) at easychair (link below) and attach:

Motivation Letter (one page max)

CV and Publication List

Costs?

Registration fee for the summer school: 150 EUR

Lunch and coffee breaks and a social event are included

Students will receive a special rate for rooms if they book before 10th of April

Financial Support?

Please indicate in your motivation letter if you would like to apply for a travel grant which will cover your registration fee, the accommodation for the whole week and basic travel costs. Please note that travel grants are intended for students.

Please also indicate if you will only participate if you receive the travel grant or if we should  also consider your application for normal positions  if no travel grants are left

Students with travel grant will have to share rooms

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VENUE AND TRANSPORTATION

The school will take place in Sant’Antioco an island of Sardinia, right in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. The school will be located at the  Mercury Boutique Hotel  a brand new four stars hotel located in Calasapone. The hotel is directly at the sea, at walking distance to many different creeks with cristalline water.

Lodging options

We have some rooms reserved until the 10/04/2017. These will be assigned on a “first come first served” basis, so book early! The rooms can host up to two persons and cost 150 Euro per night. We suggest sharing rooms.

After the notification deadline, we will put students in contact and help you finding room mates.

Alternative lodging

If  you will not find place at the Mercury Hotel, you can arrange your lodging in one of the many bed and breakfast, hotels, and airbnb located in the town. Calasapone is indeed 15 km from the main town (Sant’Antioco) and connected via public transportation (local bus). We will add more details about this soon.

Arriving in Sant’Antioco

Sant’Antioco is located about 80 km from the main airport of Sardinia: Cagliari Elmas (CAG).

We organized shuttle buses that will bring from/to the airport. We selected the timing considering the arrival/departure time of all the participants. In particular:

Arrival: On Sunday 23/07/2017 we will have three shuttles. They will depart from the airport at 13:30; 18:30; and 20:30 respectively and go to Sant’Antioco and to the Mercury Boutique Hotel. If you can’t connect to one of our shuttles: The airport is also conveniently connected by train. To reach the school you will need to take the train from “Elmas Aereoporto” to “Carbonia Serbariu” (the train runs every two hours in the morning and every hour in the afternoon). From Carbonia there is bus that can bring you to Sant’Antioco. The bus leaves from the train station (the bus is the line 801 towards Calasetta). The bus will depart (on Sunday 23/07) at 9:40, 11:00, 12:20, 16:19, 21:39, 22:47. Alternatively, you can hire a taxi from there (30-40 Euros).

Departure I: On Saturday 29/07/2017 we will have one shuttle. It will depart from the Mercury Boutique Hotel (making a stop in Sant’Antioco, Piazza Repubblica 5, at the bus stop) at 13:30.

Departure II: On Sunday 30/07/2017 we will have two shuttles. They will depart from the Mercury Boutique Hotel (making a stop in Sant’Antioco, Piazza Repubblica 5, at the bus stop) at 7:30 and 10:30 respectively.

Arriving at the Summer school

During the summer school we organized daily shuttle buses connecting Sant’Antioco (the town) with the school venue (Mercury Boutique Hotel). In particular, we will have a daily shuttle leaving from

Sant’Antioco (Piazza Repubblica 5, at the bus stop) at 8.30. The shuttle will depart from the Mercury Boutique Hotel at 18.30.

The day of the social dinner (28/07/2017) we will have a double service:

Sant’Antioco -> Mercury Boutique Hotel 8.30

Mercury Boutique Hotel -> Sant’Antioco 17:30

Sant’Antioco -> Mercury Boutique Hotel 19.00

Mercury Boutique Hotel -> Sant’Antioco 00:00

There is also public transportation connecting Sant’Antioco to Mercury Boutique Hotel. The service is offered by “Autoservizi Senis”. The bus departs from Viale Trento 4, Sant’Antioco at 9:00, 10:30, 14:00, 15:15, 18:30. The bus departs from Mercury Boutique Hotel at 12:32, 14:32, 18:02, 19:32 for return.

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ADDRESS

Mercury Boutique Hotel

Località Cala Sapone

09017 Sant’ Antioco CI

Italy

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CONTACT

Organizing Team

css.summerschool@gmail.com

+49 (0221) 47694-254

 

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