Focus & Scope

 

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 and collective intelligence
  • Social network analysis and mining
  • Mining big social data
  • Web mining and its social interpretations
  • Quantifying offline phenomena through online data
  • Forecasting of social phenomena with digital traces
  • Social influence and social contagion
  • Ethical, security, privacy, trust, reputation, and incentive issues
  • Opinion mining and social media analytics
  • News production & consumption in the Internet era
  • Credibility of online content
  • Tracing and preventing of harmful content and risk events
  • Health informatics
  • Social media and health behaviors
  • Equity in social and information systems
  • Social applications of the semantic Web
  • Social psychology and personality in the era of new ICTs & Internet
  • Virtual reality, augmented reality, & hologram technology impact in social life
  • Virtual communities
  • Game studies
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Urban informatics
  • Social implications of geoinformation systems
  • Socio-economic systems and applications
  • Digital entertainment
  • The impact of new ICT in education
  • IoT impact in social life
  • National and international policies
  • The economic, cultural, and organizational dimensions of computerization
  • Social behaviour of people who develop and use computerized systems
  • The growing importance of cyber-culture