This is the third in a series of three symposia that discuss societal challenges in computational social sciences. In 2019, the focus will be on “Polarization and Radicalization” (Zurich, 2019). In the previous two years, the focus was “Inequality and Imbalance” (London, 2017) and “Bias and Discrimination” (Cologne, 2018).
With these three events we provide a platform to address one of the most pressing challenges in today’s digital society: understanding the role that digital technologies, the Web, and the algorithms used therein play in the mediation and creation of inequalities, discrimination and polarization.
By addressing inequality as the topical issue for the symposium series we intend to explore how CSS can contribute to opening up new ways of thinking about, of measuring, detecting and coping with social inequality, discrimination, and polarization. We will discuss how divides and inequalities are proliferated in digital society, how social cleavages can be observed via web data, how the organizational structure of the web itself generates biases and inequality, and how, in contrast, algorithms and computational tools might help to reduce discrimination and inequality. We will also investigate how bias and unequal social structures foster political tension and polarization, including issues of radicalization and hate.
The Euro CSS 2019 will be a three-day event consisting of:
You can register online via Eventbrite (click here) until August 17th, 2019. Paper/poster submission is not a requirement for attendance.
The registration fee is 60 CHF. It covers the participation fee, coffee breaks and lunch (September 2nd-4th, 2019). To secure a place for a workshop or tutorial on the first day, don’t forget to register early.
Attendees can receive refunds up to 14 days before the event starts (August 19th, 2019). Cancellation must be made in writing by sending an email to css.eventsgesisorg