Summary

The abundance of online data has provided exciting opportunities for computational social science. However, most social processes thrive at the intersections of online and offline worlds. It thus becomes necessary to connect online studies to the offline world, especially for tackling broad social science questions such as information access, education, healthcare, migration, discrimination, and poverty. This ICWSM workshop on “Beyond online data” aims to bring together social scientists and computer scientists to think about new ways to utilize data for addressing challenging social science questions.

This includes novel ways of utilizing offline data, combining offline and online data, and creating new data through observation and experiments. Instead of starting with available datasets, the workshop will discuss approaches that start with a substantive question and find possible ways to leverage diverse potential datasets, including both online data and offline data.

See Call for Participation.

Confirmed Speakers

Sandra González-Bailón
Assistant Professor of Communication
University of Pennsylvania

Jure Leskovec
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Stanford University

Sendhil Mullainathan
Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics
Harvard University

Brian Uzzi
Richard L. Thomas Professor at the Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

Ingmar Weber
Research Director
Qatar Computing Research Institute

Important Dates

Best Paper Award

There will be an award for the best paper among all contributed submissions, as judged by the workshop’s program committee. Authors of the best paper will receive a $300 cash prize.

Thanks to Microsoft for supporting the workshop and making this award possible!

Program Committee

Ceren Budak (University of Michigan)
Justin Cheng (Facebook)
Munmun De Choudhury (Georgia Tech)
Abbie Jacobs (UC Berkeley)
David Jurgens (University of Michigan)
Dan Larremore (University of Colorado Boulder)
Brian Keegan (University of Colorado Boulder)
Marina Kogan (University of New Mexico)
Leysia Palen (University of Colorado Boulder)
Molly Roberts (UCSD)
Johan Ugander (Stanford University)
Sam Way (University of Colorado Boulder)
Robert West (EPFL)
Yang Yang (Zhejiang University)

Organizers

Michael Macy
Goldwin Smith Professor
Department of Sociology, Cornell University
mwm14@cornell.edu

Daniel M Romero
Assistant Professor
School of Information, University of Michigan
drom@umich.edu

Amit Sharma
Researcher
Microsoft Research India
amshar@microsoft.com

Chenhao Tan
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder
chenhao@chenhaot.com