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Mapping the landscape

Good luck. The academy is the wild wild west” – A colleague, after we told him our ambition to map the landscape of institutes, grants, organisations, and events in our field.

Where or to whom do I turn if I need technical assistance, e.g. on databases or search engines? Which grants are available, specifically for computational social or behavioral research? What is the Institute for Advanced Study, and how can they help me? 

Conducting successful research requires knowing where to turn for help and collaborations. Science doesn’t happen in silos, but builds on networks of individuals, organisations, funders, knowledge hubs and infrastructure. But as individual researchers, we do not have an overview of these networks and entities. In fact, no one has.

CSBS makes an attempt to provide such an overview (‘mapping the landscape’) for the computational social and behavioral science landscape in Amsterdam. It will not be exhaustive, especially not in these early days, and its success depends on your inputs. Please add to this page directly, or drop an email to Javier or Anna.

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International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications (Complex Networks)

Entity Category: Global Conferences
Website: https://complexnetworks.org/

The International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications aims at bringing together researchers from different scientific communities working on areas related to complex networks. Two types of contributions are welcome: theoretical developments arising from practical problems, and case studies where methodologies are applied. Both contributions are aimed at stimulating the interaction between theoreticians and practitioners.

    IIS – Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies

    Entity Category: UvA Institutes and Centers
    Funding Availability: No
    Funding: Large Grant
    Website: https://iis.uva.nl/

    The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) is the expertise centre of the UvA in the field of interdisciplinary learning and teaching. Together with faculties or external clients, the IIS develops and implements education. You can turn to the Institute for advice about learning, teaching and the development of new educational concepts in an interdisciplinary context with the accompanying organisational professionalisation and teacher professionalisation.

      Summer Institute of Computational Social Science (SICSS)

      Entity Category: Workshops
      Location: Other
      Website: https://sicss.io/

      Bringing together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty for 2 weeks of intensive study and interdisciplinary research.

        DMI – Digital Methods Initiative

        Website: https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/DmiAbout

        The Digital Methods Initiative (DMI) is one of Europe’s leading Internet Studies research groups. Comprised of new media researchers and PhD candidates, it designs methods and tools for repurposing online devices and platforms (such as Twitter, Facebook and Google) for research into social and political issues.

          NPCS – Netherlands Platform Complex Systems

          Website: https://portal.insticc.org/

          INSTICC defines its mission as “to serve the international academic community and to promote the interaction of the academy with the active society, at a global scale, in fields related to engineering and technology, especially if involving informatics, control or communication”. Knowledge dissemination is one of its main activities, through technical/scientific conferences and congresses, as well as publications. Many internationally distinguished researchers contribute either as authors, keynote speakers or reviewers at INSTICC technical/scientific events, and many universities, innovative companies and international associations maintain collaboration relationships with INSTICC.

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            DMI Summer School

            Entity Category: Workshops
            Website: https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/SummerSchool2021

              GCSCS – Groningen Center for Social Complexity Studies

              Website: https://www.rug.nl/research/gcscs/?lang=en

              The GCSCS serves as a platform connecting researchers at or affiliated with the University of Groningen working in the field of social complexity. The aim of the GCSCS is to provide high quality research and education, interacting actively with business, government and the public, and in particular to address the goal of stimulating cross-border research and education.

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              Wander Jager

                International Network for Social Network Analysis (SunBelt)

                Entity Category: Global Conferences
                Location: Other
                Website: https://www.insna.org/sunbelt-2022##

                INSNA is the professional association for researchers interested in social network analysis. The association is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Delaware and founded by Barry Wellman in 1977.

                  ODISSEI: Social Data Science

                  Location: Rotterdam
                  Funding Availability: Yes
                  Website: https://odissei-data.nl/

                  ODISSEI (Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations) is the sustainable research infrastructure for social sciences in the Netherlands. Through ODISSEI, researchers within the social sciences have access to large-scale, longitudinal data collections that can be connected to registerdata from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) in a secure environment. This virtual web enables researchers to answer new, cross-disciplinary research questions and to investigate existing questions in new ways.

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                  Lucas van der Meer

                    ODISSEI Social Data Science Team (SoDa)

                    Location: Rotterdam
                    Funding Availability: Yes
                    Website: https://odissei-data.nl/en/using-soda/

                    The ODISSEI Social Data Science (SoDa) team exists to support social scientists in their research projects. Researchers from ODISSEI member organisations can propose research projects for which our computational, statistical, and research engineering skills will help answer questions that would otherwise remain unanswered.

                      IAS – The Institute for Advanced Study

                      Entity Category: UvA Institutes and Centers
                      Website: https://ias.uva.nl/

                      The University of Amsterdam has established its Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) to offer outstanding researchers a haven – free from constraints of disciplinary boundaries – where they can work collaboratively on complex scientific and societal challenges.

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                        International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2)

                        Entity Category: Global Conferences
                        Location: Europe
                        Website: https://boothuchicagocaai.wixsite.com/website-2

                        IC2S2 has emerged as the dominant conference at the intersection of social and computational science, bringing together researchers from around the world in economics, sociology, political science, psychology, cognitive science, management, computer science, statistics and the full range of natural and applied sciences committed to understanding the social world through large-scale data and computation.

                          BIGSSS Summer School In Computational Social Science

                          Entity Category: Workshops
                          Location: Europe
                          Website: http://janlo.de/bigssscss/

                          The summer school will serve as a research incubator aimed at fostering the use of computational methods in the social sciences and developing a topical contribution to research about social cohesion.

                            Winter Workshop Complex Systems (WWCS)

                            Entity Category: Workshops
                            Website: http://wwcs.altervista.org/?doing_wp_cron=1654265035.4942700862884521484375

                            The Winter Workshop on Complex Systems is a one-week workshop where young researchers from all over the world gather together for discussing about complexity science and engaging into novel research projects.

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                              CCS.Amsterdam – Computational Communication Science Amsterdam

                              Website: http://ccs.amsterdam/

                              CCS.Amsterdam is a group of computational communication scientists from the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Across various research projects, we aim at employing and developing computational methods in order to answer social scientific research questions. This includes, among other exciting topics, research into news flows, polarisation, political microtargeting, fake news and recommender design.

                              A core goal of our group is to disseminate knowledge among a growing community of enthusiastic computational communication scientists. To this end, we are organising regular mini-workshops, research talks and guest lectures that are attended by the core CCS.Amsterdam group, as well as interested members and students from the VU’s and UvA’s communication science departments.