Date & Venue

13-15 September 2017
Wolfson College, Oxford, UK

Call for papers

Submission is open, deadline 31st May 2017


Registration will open on the 19th June 2017


We are delighted to welcome the 9th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2017) to Oxford, UK, in September 2017.

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, we 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.

Important dates

Submission deadline: 31 May 2017
Acceptance announcement: 19 June 2017
Camera ready due:  30 June 2017
Registration Deadline (Early bird rate): 3 July 2017
Registration Deadline (Late rate): 7 August 2017
Conference: 13-15 September 2017


Social Informatics Steering Committee

Adam Wierzbicki, PJIIT, Poland
Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
Katsumi Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
Anwitaman Datta, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ee-Peng Lim, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University, US
Michael Macy, Cornell University, US
Hsinchun Chen, University of Arizona, US
Sue B. Moon, KAIST, Korea
Andreas Ernst, University of Kassel, Germany
Andreas Flache, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Dirk Helbing, ETH, Switzerland

Call for papers

The International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo17) is an interdisciplinary venue that brings together researchers from the computational and social sciences to help fill the gap between the two communities. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum to help practitioners from the two disciplines define common research objectives and explore methodologies. The organizers welcome a broad range of contributions, from those that apply methods from the social sciences to the study of socio-technical systems, to the application of computational methods to the study of complex social processes and the use of social concepts in the design of information systems.
SocInfo17 offers an opportunity for the dissemination of knowledge between the two communities by soliciting presentations of original research papers and experience-based case studies in computer science, sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology, economics, linguistics, artificial intelligence, social network analysis, and other disciplines that can shed light on the open questions in the growing field of computational social science.
SocInfo17 will also offer workshops and keynote talks that will be tailored to enhance the collaboration between the two research cultures in an era when social interactions are ubiquitous and span offline, online and augmented reality worlds.
Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • New theories, methods and objectives in computational social science
  • Computational models of social phenomena, including behavior modeling
  • Dynamics of social collaborative systems
  • Social network analysis and mining
  • Mining big social data
  • Social influence and social contagions
  • Web mining and its social interpretations
  • Quantifying offline phenomena through online data
  • Rich representations of social ties
  • Security, privacy, trust, reputation, and incentive issues
  • Opinion mining and social media analytics
  • Credibility of online content
  • Health informatics
  • Social Media and Health behaviors
  • Algorithms and protocols inspired by human societies
  • Equity in social and information systems
  • Social choice mechanisms in the e-society
  • Social applications of the semantic Web
  • Social psychology and personality
  • Virtual communities (e.g., open-source, multiplayer gaming, etc.)
  • Impact of technology on socio-economic, security, defense aspects
  • Urban informatics
  • Forecasting of social phenomena
  • Socio-economic systems and applications
  • Collective intelligence and social cognition

Information about Submission

We solicit submission of two types of contribution

  • Full papers: should not exceed 14 pages (excluding references and any appendix)
  • Short papers: should not exceed 8 pages (excluding references and any appendix)

Submissions will be reviewed through a single-blind review process (names of the authors visible). To ensure a thorough and fair review process, this year’s conference will rely on a two-tier review process and we will enforce strict review guidelines to provide even higher-quality feedback to authors. To further incentivize useful and detailed feedback to authors, contributions of best reviewers will be rewarded with special mentions.

As in previous years, accepted papers will appear in Springer’s Lecture Note Series in Computer Science. We will also allow accepted papers to be presented without publication in the conference proceedings, if the authors choose to do so. Some of the full paper submissions may be accepted as short papers after review by the Program Committee. A small set of particularly high quality and important papers will be selected for journal publication.

Submission Procedures

Original manuscripts should be submitted in English in pdf format through the EasyChair.

Because SocInfo will publish proceedings, manuscripts should be formatted according to Springer LNCS paper formatting guidelines.


Registration will open on the 19th June 2017. The fees include the lunches and the conference dinner. There will be a limited number of on-site accommodations for which the booking procedure and the rates will be announced later.

Early Registration fee £350 (Deadline 7th July 2017)

Normal Registration fee £450 (Deadline 7th August 2017)

Student Registration fee £175 (Deadline 7th July 2017)



Keynotes Speakers

Prof Markus Strohmaier
Prof Markus Strohmaier
Professor of Web-Science, Scientific Director of Department of Computational Social Science GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, Germany
Prof Licia Capra
Prof Licia Capra
Professor of Pervasive Computing, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK
Prof Filippo Menczer
Prof Filippo Menczer
Professor of Informatics and Computer Science, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, USA
Dr Daniele Quercia
Dr Daniele Quercia
Head of the Social Dynamics Team, Bell Labs, Cambridge, UK
More Keynote Speakers
More Keynote Speakers
TBC soon!



Venue and Accommodation

The conference takes place at Wolfson College, the largest post-graduate college of Oxford University, noted for its contemporary architecture and stunning riverside location. Plenary sessions take  place in the auditorium of the College’s recently built, award-winning Academic Wing, with syndicate sessions  in close proximity. Luncheon, and breakfast for residential delegates, are provided staff service in the dining Hall. Accommodation is in single en-suite bedrooms, arranged in sets with  communal lounges for after-hours socialising. For venue specific information, please feel free to contact the Wolfson Events Office:

Venue Wolfston College, University of Oxford


Wolfson College
Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UD

Programme Committee

Palakorn Achananuparp, Singapore Management University
Eytan Adar, University of Washington
Yong-Yeol Ahn, Indiana University Bloomington
Luca Maria Aiello, Bell Labs
Harith Alani, KMi, The Open University
Merve Alanyali, University of Warwick
Stuart Anderson, University of Edinburgh
Pablo Aragón, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Ching Man Au Yeung, Axon Labs Ltd.
Vladimir Barash, Cornell University
Alain Barrat, CNRS
Nick Beauchamp, Northeastern University
Ginestra Bianconi, Queen Mary University
Arnim Bleier, Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Ulrik Brandes, University of Konstanz
Jonathan Bright, Oxford Internet Institute
Piotr Bródka, Wroclaw University of Technology
Nan Cao, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Adrián Carro, University of Oxford
Michael Castelle, University of Chicago
Ciro Cattuto, ISI Foundation
Fabio Celli, University of Trento
Freddy Chong Tat Chua, Hewlett Packard Labs
David Corney, Signal Media
Michele Coscia, Harvard University
Munmun De Choudhury, Georgia Institute of Technology
Simon Dedeo, Santa Fe Institute
Jean-Charles Delvenne, University of Louvain
Bruce Desmarais, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Victor M Eguiluz, IFISC (CSIC-UIB)
Young-Ho Eom, University of Strathclyde
Tim Evans, Imperial College London
Katayoun Farrahi, Goldsmiths, University of London
Pnina Fichman, Indiana University
Andreas Flache, University of Groningen
Brooke Foucault Welles, Northeastern University
Diego Fregolente Mendes de Oliveira, Indiana University
Seth Frey, Dartmouth College
Vanessa Frias-Martinez, University of Maryland
Gerhard Fuchs, University of Stuttgart
Matteo Gagliolo, Université libre de Bruxelles
Ruth Garcia Gavilanes, Skyscanner
Floriana Gargiulo, CNRS and University of Paris Sorbonne
James Gleeson, University of Limerick
Kwang-Il Goh, Korea University
Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland, College Park
Bruno Gonçalves, New York University
Andreea Gorbatai, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
André Grow, KU Leuven
Christophe Guéret, Accenture
Alex Hanna, University of Toronto
Mohammed Hasanuzzaman, Université de Caen Normandie
Takako Hashimoto, Chiba University of Commerce
Cesar A. Hidalgo, MIT
Tuan-Anh Hoang, L3S Research Center
Bernie Hogan, University of Oxford
Agnes Horvat, Northwestern University
Yuheng Hu, University of Illinois at Chicago
Baden Hughes, The University of Melbourne
Gerardo Iñiguez, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Adam Jatowt, Kyoto University
Mark Jelasity, University of Szeged
Hang-Hyun Jo, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Tecnology Centre of Catalonia
Kazuhiro Kazama, Wakayama University
Przemysław Kazienko, Wroclaw University of Technology
Lyndon Kennedy, Yahoo! Research
Mikko Kivela, University of Oxford
Farshad Kooti, Facebook
Renaud Lambiotte, University of Namur
Walter Lamendola, University of Denver
David Laniado, Eurecat
Juyong Lee, Inha University
Sang Hoon Lee, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
Zoran Levnajic, Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto

Elisabeth Lex, Graz University of Technology
Ee-Peng Lim, Singapore Management University
Yabing Liu, Northeastern University
Huan Liu, Professor, Arizona State University
Paul Lukowicz, University of Passau
Naoki Masuda, University of Bristol
Peter McMahan, University of Chicago
Yelena Mejova, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Stasa Milojevic, Indiana University
Natasa Miskov-Zivanov, University of Pittsburgh
Marija Mitrovic, Institute of physics Belgrade
John Mohr, University of California, Santa Barbara
Yamir Moreno, Universidad de Zaragoza
Jose Moreno, Normandie Univ
Mikolaj Morzy, Poznan University of Technology
Tsuyoshi Murata, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Mirco Musolesi, University College London
Michael Mäs, ETH Zurich
Shinsuke Nakajima, Kyoto Sangyo University
Keiichi Nakata, University of Reading
Dong Nguyen, University of Twente
Carlos Nunes Silva, University of Lisbon
Jason Nurse, University of Oxford
Nuria Oliver, DataPopAlliance
Anne-Marie Oostveen, University of Oxford
André Panisson, Data Science Lab, ISI Foundation
Symeon Papadopoulos, Information Technologies Institute
Luca Pappalardo, University of Pisa)
Leto Peel, Universite catholique de Louvain
Orion Penner, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Matjaz Perc, University of Maribor
Nicola Perra, University of Greenwich
Alexander Petersen, IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies
Tobias Preis, University of Warwick
Michal Ptaszynski, Kitami Institute of Technology
Hemant Purohit, George Mason University
Walter Quattrociocchi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies
Jose J. Ramasco, IFISC (CSIC-UIB)
Salvatore Rinzivillo, ISTI – CNR
Alice Robbin, Indiana University
Mostafa Salehi, University of Tehran
Kazutoshi Sasahara, Nagoya University
Samuel Scarpino, University of Vermont
Michael Schaub, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rossano Schifanella, University of Turin
Harald Schoen, University of Mannheim
Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zurich
Thanakorn Sornkaew, Ramkhamheang University
Viktoria Spaiser, University of Leeds
Emma Spiro, University of Washington
Markus Strohmaier, University of Koblenz-Landau
Maurizio Teli, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
Dimitrios Thilikos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Bart Thomee, Google
Michele Tizzoni, ISI Foundation
Klaus G. Troitzsch, University of Koblenz-Landau
Lyle Ungar, University of Pennsylvania
Carmen Vaca Ruiz, ESPOL
George Valkanas, University of Athens
Onur Varol, Indiana University
Miguel Vicente-Mariño, Universidad de Valladolid
Bertram Vidgen, Oxford Internet Institute
Dani Villatoro, IIIA-csic
Wenbo Wang, Wright State University
Ingmar Weber, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Xidao Wen, University of Pittsburgh
Joss Wright, Oxford University
Kevin S. Xu, University of Toledo
Pu Yan, University of Oxford
Elad Yom-Tov, Microsoft Research
Burcu Yucesoy, Northeastern University
Li Zeng, University of Washington
Weining Zhang, University of Texas at San Antonio
Arkaitz Zubiaga, University of Warwick