The Computational Social Science Society of the Americas (CSS 2017) - Santa Fe, NM; Oct 19th - 22nd, 2017


You are invited to participate in CSS 2017, the annual Computational Social Science conference of the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas (CSSSA).  The conference will be held at The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 19-22, 2017.  This is the same venue that delivered a great conference the past two years.  Its adjacent to the historic plaza at the center of Santa Fe.

Computational Social Science (CSS) is a scientific discipline where computational methods, data analysis, and simulation models of social dynamics are employed to offer new insights into social phenomena beyond what is available with traditional social science methods.  The CSS 2017 Conference will bring together international practitioners of CSS to present peer reviewed research using computational social science methods.

Program Committee


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The CSS 2017 program committee invites papers and posters concerning computational models of social phenomena.  Models from all social science disciplines are welcomed.

All submissions, including posters, will be subject to peer review.  The Program Committee and conference organizers may request that submissions for papers be converted into posters, or vice versa, depending on scheduling and content.

Proceedings to be published by ACM.

Topics of Interest (non-exhaustive list):

  • Social network analysis
  • Agent-based models / modeling
  • Emergence
  • Economic models / resource allocation
  • Population dynamics
  • Ecosystems
  • Political/social systems
  • Biological systems / metabolism / bioenergetics
  • Efficiencies / fitness functions
  • Competition / cooperation
  • Networks / information flow
  • Social contagion
  • Vision / knowledge acquisition
  • Influence
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Adaptation / evolution
  • Decision making
  • Local knowledge / global patterns
  • Game theoretic models
  • Strategy
  • Learning


Papers should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length, including all figures, tables, notes, references and appendices. References should use ACM sigconf format.  ODD documentation of models is encouraged and can be attached to a submission without counting against the word limit.  All documents should be uploaded in PDF format.


Poster submissions require only an 800 word abstract at the submission deadline.  They should be clearly marked as poster submissions.  Posters should be no larger than 36″ x 48″. A PDF version of the poster should be uploaded to the conference EasyChair site by the appropriate deadline (Nov 1) to be archived on the conference website.

Publication of Proceedings:

All CSS 2017 accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, published by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). ACM proceedings format and the sigconf templates can be found here.

Start Date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 00:00