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CFP: Culture Analytics Workshop at SocInfo 2016

CFP: Culture Analytics Workshop at SocInfo 2016
The Culture Analytics Working Group invites proposals for papers to be part of a day-long workshop on Culture Analytics at this year's International Conference on Social Informatics.
Previous workshops have focused on the intersections of text and media, on UX design, on multiscale data-driven models, and mathematical analyses of cultural expressive forms. Studies have been drawn from information sciences, mathematics, history, linguistics, literary studies, and folklore studies. Those studies have focused on semantic analyses of socio-textual domains, used models to reveal how texts reflect and refract larger socio-cultural formations, and tracked cultural dynamics over time and space using data drawn from novels and other digitized historical texts, the web and social media, Instagram and other non-textual archives among others.
For this workshop, the organizers invite proposals for papers on any topic that features culture as a transactional form of human behavior that can be modeled and analyzed using algorithmic approaches.
International Conference on Social Informatics:
Organizing Committee:
John Laudun, University of Louisiana (USA)
Ekaterina Lapina-Kratasyuk, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia)
Leon Gurevitch, University of Victoria at Wellington (New Zealand)

For inquiries or to submit proposals, please send an abstract of no more than 350 words along with presenter name, institutional affiliation, and contact information by September 15 to the lead organizer, John Laudun  and


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