Call for papers

Submission is open
deadline 14th June 2017

Date & Venue

13-15 September 2017
Wolfson College, Oxford, UK


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: 14 June 2017
Acceptance announcement: 3 July 2017
Registration Deadline (Early bird rate): 17 July 2017
Camera ready due:  21 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 EasyChair. The submission deadline is 14th June, 23:59 (Hawaii Time).

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 17 July 2017)

Normal Registration fee £450 (Deadline 7 August 2017)

Student Registration fee £175 (Deadline 17 July 2017)



Keynotes Speakers

Prof Licia Capra
Prof Licia Capra
Professor of Pervasive Computing, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK
Prof Jennifer Golbeck
Prof Jennifer Golbeck
Director of Social Intelligence Lab, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, USA
Prof Filippo Menczer
Prof Filippo Menczer
Professor of Informatics and Computer Science, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, USA
Prof Gina Neff
Prof Gina Neff
Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology & Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK
Dr Daniele Quercia
Dr Daniele Quercia
Head of the Social Dynamics Team, Bell Labs, Cambridge, UK
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



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
Thomas Ågotnes, University of Bergen
Yong-Yeol Ahn, Indiana University Bloomington
Luca Maria Aiello, Bell Labs
Harith Alani, The Open University
Merve Alanyali, University of Warwick
Laura Maria Alessandretti, ENS Lyon
Fred Amblard, University Toulouse 1 Capitole
Jisun An, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Stuart Anderson, University of Edinburgh
Pablo Aragón, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Alex Arenas, URV
Yasuhito Asano, Kyoto University
Ching Man Au Yeung, Axon Labs Ltd.
Francois Bar, USC – Annenberg School
Vladimir Barash, Cornell University
Alain Barrat, CNRS
Dominik Batorski, University of Warsaw
Nick Beauchamp, Northeastern University
Ginestra Bianconi, Queen Mary University
Livio Bioglio, University of Turin
Arnim Bleier, GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3-UOC)
Ulrik Brandes, University of Konstanz
Jonathan Bright, University of Oxford
Piotr Bródka, Wroclaw University of Technology
Colin Campbell, Washington College
Nan Cao, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Adrián Carro, University of Oxford
Claudio Castellano, INFM-CNR
Michael Castelle, University of Chicago
Ciro Cattuto, ISI Foundation
James Caverlee, Texas A&M University
Fabio Celli, University of Trento
Nina Cesare, University of Washington
Meeyoung Cha, KAIST & Facebook
Freddy Chong Tat Chua, Hewlett Packard Labs
David Corney, Signal Media
Michele Coscia, Harvard University
Scott Counts, Microsoft Research
Andrew Crooks, George Mason University
Bhaskar Dasgupta, University of Illinois at Chicago
Munmun De Choudhury, Georgia Institute of Technology
Manlio De Domenico, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Simon Dedeo, Santa Fe Institute
Guillaume Deffuant, Cemagref
Jean-Charles Delvenne, University of Louvain
Bruce Desmarais, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jana Diesner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Victor M Eguiluz, IFISC (CSIC-UIB)
Young-Ho Eom, University of Strathclyde
Tim Evans, Imperial College London
Katayoun Farrahi, University of London
Rosta Farzan, University of Pittsburgh
Pnina Fichman, IU
Andreas Flache, ICS University of Groningen
Alessandro Flammini, Indiana U.
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 (ULB)
Nurit Gal-Oz, Sapir Academic College
Bharath Ganesh, University of Oxford
David Garcia, ETH Zurich
Ruth Garcia Gavilanes, Skyscanner
Manuel Garcia-Herranz, UNICEF
Floriana Gargiulo, GEMASS – CNRS and University of Paris Sorbonne
Armando Geller, Scensei
Carlos Gershenson, UNAM
James Gleeson, University of Limerick
Kwang-Il Goh, Korea University
Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland, College Park
Bruno Gonçalves, New York University
Marta Gonzalez, MIT
Andreea Gorbatai, UC Berkeley
Przemyslaw Grabowicz, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
André Grow, KU Leuven
Christophe Guéret, BBC
Scott Hale, University of Oxford
Alex Hanna, University of Toronto
Tim Hannigan, University of Oxford
Mohammed Hasanuzzaman, Université de Caen Normandie
Takako Hashimoto, Chiba University of Commerce
Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, Santa Fe Institute
Brent Hecht, Northwestern University
Purohit Hemant, George Mason University
Cesar A. Hidalgo, MIT
Tuan-Anh Hoang, L3S Research Center
Bernie Hogan, University of Oxford
Agnes Horvat, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems
Yuheng Hu, University of Illinois at Chicago
Baden Hughes, The University of Melbourne
Gerardo Iñiguez, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Adam Jatowt, Kyoto University
Marco Alberto Javarone, University of Hertfordshire
Mark Jelasity, University of Szeged
Pablo Jensen, ixxi
Hang-Hyun Jo, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Eurecat – Tecnology Centre of Catalonia
Fariba Karimi, GESIS
Kazuhiro Kazama, Wakayama University
Przemysław Kazienko, Wroclaw University of Technology
Lyndon Kennedy, Yahoo! Research
Ryan Kennedy, Skydio
Pan-Jun Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Mikko Kivela, University of Oxford
Adam Kleinbaum, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Andreas Koch, University of Salzburg
Farshad Kooti, Facebook
Dariusz Krol, Wrocław University of Technology
Haewoon Kwak, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Mariantonietta Noemi La Polla, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Renaud Lambiotte, University of Namur
Walter Lamendola, University of Denver
David Laniado, Eurecat
Georgios Lappas, Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia
Juyong Lee, National Institutes of Health
Deok-Sun Lee, Inha University
Sang Hoon Lee, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
Wonjae Lee, KAIST
Sune Lehmann, Technical University of Denmark
Akoglu Leman, Carnegie Mellon University
Zoran Levnajic, Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto
Elisabeth Lex, Graz University of Technology
Vera Liao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
David Liben-Nowell, Carleton College
Ee-Peng Lim, Singapore Management University
Yu-Ru Lin, University of Pittsburgh
Yabing Liu, Northeastern University
Huan Liu, Arizona State University
Kayuet Liu, UCLA

Paul Lukowicz, University of Passau
Mark Lutter, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Xiao Ma, Cornell Tech
Matteo Magnani, Uppsala University
Rosario Mantegna, Universita’ di Palermo
Michael Mäs, ETH Zurich
Emanuele Massaro, Carnegie Mellon University
Naoki Masuda, University of Bristol
Julian Mcauley, UC San Diego
Peter McMahan, University of Chicago
Yelena Mejova, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Rosa Meo, University of Torino
Stasa Milojevic, Indiana University
Natasa Miskov-Zivanov, University of Pittsburgh
Marija Mitrovic, Institute of physics Belgrade
Asako Miura, Kwansei Gakuin University
Hisashi Miyamori, Kyoto Sangyo University
Suzy Moat, University of Warwick
John Mohr, University of California, Santa Barbara
Yamir Moreno, Universidad de Zaragoza
Jose Moreno, Normandie University
Mikolaj Morzy, Poznan University of Technology
Tsuyoshi Murata, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Mirco Musolesi, University College London
Shinsuke Nakajima, Kyoto Sangyo University
Keiichi Nakata, University of Reading
Mirco Nanni, KDD-Lab ISTI-CNR Pisa
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover
Dong Nguyen, University of Twente
Finn Årup Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark
Laura Noren, NYU
Anastasios Noulas, Lancaster University
Carlos Nunes Silva, University of Lisbon
Jason Nurse, University of Oxford
Katherine Ognyanova, Rutgers University
Nuria Oliver, DataPopAlliance
Anne-Marie Oostveen, University of Oxford
André Panisson, ISI Foundation
Daniela Paolotti, ISI Foundation
Mario Paolucci, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies
Symeon Papadopoulos, Information Technologies Institute
Luca Pappalardo, University of Pisa
Patrick Park, Northwestern University
Jaimie Park, KAIST
Leto Peel, Universite catholique de Louvain
Tiago Peixoto, University of Bath
Konstantinos Pelechrinis, University of Pittsburgh
Orion Penner, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Matjaz Perc, University of Maribor
María Pereda, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Nicola Perra, University of Greenwich
Alexander Petersen, University of California Merced
Georgios Petkos, Information Technologies Institute / CERTH
Giovanni Petri, ISI Foundation
Gregor Petrič, University of Ljubljana
Elizabeth Pontikes, University of Chicago Booh
Tobias Preis, University of Warwick
Alessandro Provetti, University of London
Michal Ptaszynski, Kitami Institute of Technology
Hemant Purohit, George Mason University
Cornelius Puschmann, Hans Bredow Institut
Walter Quattrociocchi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies
Giovanni Quattrone, University College of London
Matthias R. Brust, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Danica Radovanovic, University of Novi Sad
Jose J. Ramasco, IFISC (CSIC-UIB)
Christoph Riedl, Northeastern University
Salvatore Rinzivillo, ISTI – CNR
Georgios Rizos, CERTH-ITI
Alice Robbin, Indiana University
Luca Rossi, IT University of Copenhagen
Alessandra Sala, Nokia-Bell Labs
Mostafa Salehi, University of Tehran
Kazutoshi Sasahara, Nagoya University
Antonio Scala, Italian National Research Council
Samuel Scarpino, University of Vermont
Michael Schaub, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Maximilian Schich, University of Texas at Dallas
Rossano Schifanella, University of Turin
Harald Schoen, University of Mannheim
Ralph Schroeder, Oxford Internet Institute
Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zurich
Amirhossein Shirazi, Shahid Beheshti University
Elena Simperl, University of Southampton
Thanakorn Sornkaew, Ramkhamheang University
Rok Sosic, Stanford University
Viktoria Spaiser, University of Leeds
Emma Spiro, University of Washington
Bogdan State, Stanford University
Markus Strohmaier, University of Koblenz-Landau
Pål Sundsøy, Telenor ASA
Taro Takaguchi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Katsumi Tanaka, Kyoto University
Jie Tang, Tsinghua University
Dario Taraborelli, Wikimedia Foundation
Maurizio Teli, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
Xian Teng, University of Pittsburgh
Rochelle Terman, UC Berkeley
John Ternovski, Yale
Dimitrios Thilikos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Bart Thomee, Google
Michele Tizzoni, ISI Foundation
Klaus G. Troitzsch, University of Koblenz-Landau
Milena Tsvetkova, London School of Economics and Political Science
Lyle Ungar, University of Pennsylvania
Carmen Vaca Ruiz, ESPOL
George Valkanas, University of Athens
Onur Varol, Indiana University
Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan
Marc Ventresca, University of Oxford
Miguel Vicente-Mariño, Universidad de Valladolid
Bertram Vidgen, Oxford Internet Institute
Dani Villatoro, IIIA-csic
Daniele Vilone, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologia della Cognizione
Yana Volkovich, Appnexus
Dylan Walker, Boston University
Ning Wang, University of Oxford
Wenbo Wang, Wright State University
Ingmar Weber, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Xidao Wen, University of Pittsburgh
Tim Weninger, University of Notre Dame
Adam Wierzbicki, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology
Joss Wright, Oxford University
Kevin S. Xu, University of Toledo
Hayato Yamana, Waseda University
Pu Yan, University of Oxford
Emine Yilmaz, University College London
Elad Yom-Tov, Microsoft Research
Hyejin Youn, MIT
Burcu Yucesoy, Northeastern University
Li Zeng, University of Washington
Weining Zhang, University of Texas at San Antonio
Arkaitz Zubiaga, University of Warwick