Human-Centered Data Science and Social Computing Session at the Illinois Data Science Day

Human-Centered Data Science and Social Computing are emerging fields at the nexus of computing, information science, the social sciences, linguistics, and the humanities. Human-Centered Data Science and Social Computing focus on analyzing large-scale data to discover and explain the properties, patterns and theories of social behavior, and combining Data Science with the consideration of social contexts and ethical concerns.

Session Agenda

10:50am - 12:20pm, October 10th, 2017 at the Illinois Data Science Day

Call for Submissions: Lightning talks on cutting edge research in "Human-Centered Data Science and Social Computing" - Submission closed

We are soliciting extended abstracts for five-minute lightning talks at the “Human-Centered Data Science and Social Computing” session on October 10th, 10:50am – 12:20pm. The organizers of this session are Professor Jana Diesner from the iSchool and Joe Yun from Research IT, Technology Services. This session is part of the UIUC-wide Data Science Day (from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, at The Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom) that iDSI (Illinois Data Science Initiative) is organizing.

Topics of interest include:

How to submit: Use the templates [Links to the MS Word and LaTex templates]. Submit your extended abstract of 1000 to 1200 words (references, title and meta-data not included in word count) as a PDF via EasyChair. Submitters retain their copyright. We plan to deposit the abstracts to IDEALS.

Deadline: Friday, September 29th, 2017, 11:59pm CST.

Selection process: Your single-blind submission will be reviewed by a committee. The committee will select submissions for presentation. Acceptance notification will be sent out by October 6th, 2017.

Further questions: Please email with any questions.

We thank Joseph Troy and Chieh-Li Chin for their help and support in organizing this workshop.


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