SocInfo 2014: The 6th International Conference on Social Informatics


The 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014) will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from November 10th to November 13th. SocInfo is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from Computer Science, Informatics, Social Sciences and Management Sciences to share ideas and opinions, and present original research work on studying the interplay between socially-centric platforms and social phenomena. The ultimate goal of Social Informatics is to create better understanding of socially-centric platforms not just as a technology, but also as a set of social phenomena. To that end, they are inviting interdisciplinary papers, on applying information technology in the study of social phenomena, on applying social concepts in the design of information systems, on applying methods from the social sciences in the study of social computing and information systems, on applying computational algorithms to facilitate the study of social systems and human social dynamics, and on designing information and communication technologies that consider social context.

This year’s special purpose of the conference is to to bridge the gap between the social sciences and computer science. SocInfo aspires to a conference that is equally attractive to computer scientists and social scientists by putting emphasis on the methodology needed in the field of computational social science to reach long-term research objectives.

The event will also offer tutorials, workshops and keynote talks that will be tailored to address the collaboration between the two research cultures in an era when social interactions are ubiquitous and span offline, online and augmented reality worlds.

Visit their official site for information on the Calls for Papers and Workshops, research areas and more.

Important dates

Full paper submission: August 8, 2014 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)
Notification of acceptance: October 3, 2014
Submission of final version: October 10, 2014
Conference dates: November 10-13, 2014

About P. Andreadis

Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant in AI and Social Computation @ University of Edinburgh.

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