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

The deadline for submission has been extended to Sunday, September 24th, 2017, 11:59pm CST!

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.

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.

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: Sunday, September 24th, 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 September 29th, 2017.

Further questions: Please email with any questions.

Session Agenda

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

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


Please submit the extended abstract via EasyChair

If you have any questions, please contact