Special Issue "Application of Big Data for Computational Social Science (ABCSS2019 @ WI 2019)"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Isamu Okada

Department of Business Administration, Soka University, Tokyo 192-8577, Japan
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Interests: Evolutionary Game Theory; Social Simulation; Application of Social Dilemma; Computational Social Science
Guest Editor
Dr. Fujio Toriumi

Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
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Guest Editor
Dr. Mitsuo Yoshida

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Aichi 441-8580, Japan
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Interests: computational social science; natural language processing
Guest Editor
Prof. Akira Ishii

Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Tottori University, Koyama, Tottori 680-8552, Japan
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Interests: computational social science; sociophysics
Guest Editor
Dr. Hiroki Takikawa

Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University, Miyagi, 980-0845, Japan
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Interests: computational social science; mathematical sociology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Contemporary social sciences are facing a serious paradigm shift because of the developments in computer and Internet technologies, though traditional social sciences are still very important. Big data, such as digital traces of online activities and mobility records, allow us to quantify human behavior and social phenomena at a fine-grained level, yet they are global in scale, thereby complementing experimental data and theoretical and computational simulation results. In some cases, we can even employ the methods of natural sciences, including physics, chemistry or biology, in order to analyze big data. From this perspective, we are organizing the workshop ABCSS2019 @ WI2019 of “Applications of Big Data for Computational Social Science”. The scopes of the workshop include the applications of big data, as well as the methods for collecting and using big data for computational social science. Moreover, theoretical frameworks and computational techniques for big data are also very important topics in our workshop. In this workshop, social sciences are not limited to sociology, economics, marketing, and political science but also include informatics, complexity science, econophysics, sociophysics, culturomics, and the arts.

Selected papers which were presented at [email protected] are invited to be submitted as extended versions to this Special Issue of the journal Information. The conference paper should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper; authors are asked to disclose that it is a conference paper in their cover letter and include a statement on what has been changed compared to the original conference paper. Each submission to this journal issue should contain at least 50% of new material, e.g., in the form of technical extensions, more in-depth evaluations, or additional use cases. All submitted papers will undergo our standard peer-review procedure. Accepted papers will be published in open access format in Information and collected together on this Special Issue website.

Prof. Isamu Okada
Dr. Fujio Toriumi
Dr. Mitsuo Yoshida
Prof. Akira Ishii
Dr. Hiroki Takikawa
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Application of sociology/sociophysics using big data
  • Application of econometric/econophysics using big data
  • Social media data analyses from economic/political/social perspective
  • Informatics using social big data
  • Marketing science using social big data
  • Business analytics using big data on consumer behavior
  • Culturomics and art management
  • Analysis of reputation of entertainment using big data

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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