Advances in Data and Network Sciences Applied to Computational Social Science
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 8548
The MDPI journal Information invites submissions for a Special Issue on “Advances in Data and Network Sciences Applied to Computational Social Science”.
Computational social science (CSS) is a research area devoted to the study of social phenomena represented by digital data using computational and statistical methods. CSS emerged after a computational revolution in social sciences caused by two main factors. First, new large-scale datasets allowed the study of human behavior that would not be possible using traditional methodological approaches used by social scientists (e.g., surveys and lab experiments). These datasets come from different sources such as social media, mobile phones, satellites, surveillance cameras, and all sorts of sensors. Second, faster computers and new computational techniques permitted the extraction of information from these huge behavioral datasets. Most of these techniques come from data and network sciences—two research areas in constant evolution and with many open questions. Some examples include complex data modeling, model selection in complex tasks, data biases, fairness, and forecasting. CSS also has many unanswered questions involving predictability, long-term impact, causality, interpretability, privacy, and ethics.
This Special Issue is dedicated to the development of new methods of data and network sciences applied to computational social science. Topics include (but are not limited to):
- Supervised learning;
- Unsupervised learning;
- Deep learning;
- Graph neural networks;
- Time series data mining;
- Text analysis and natural language processing (NLP);
- Spatiotemporal data mining;
- Network analysis;
- Community detection;
- Temporal networks;
- Epidemics in networks;
- Causal inference;
- Social networks analysis;
- Social media studies;
- Simulations of social phenomena;
- Large-scale social experiments.
Complete instructions for authors can be found at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/information/instructions
Dr. Leonardo Nascimento Ferreira
Manuscript Submission Information
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- computational social science
- data science
- network science
- machine learning