Summer School Series on Methods

for Computational Social Science

 

 

 

 

Berlin, Germany
July 22-27, 2019

Methods for Analyzing Multimedia Data

 

APPLICATION IS CLOSED

IMPORTANT DATES

 

March 13th, 2019 (midnight GMT)Application Deadline
April 3rd, 2019Notifications
July 22nd, 2019 Start of Summer School

ABOUT

The third summer school of this series will focus on methods for analyzing multimedia data (e.g. computer vision methods, spatial and temporal analysis of urban spaces via multimedia content analysis, spreading and mutation models for multimedia content). We have invited outstanding speakers from different disciplines that will teach different methods and show how multimedia data can be used to answer interesting research questions that are relevant for the social sciences and gain insights into cultural phenomena like social orientation and its expression for instance in urban spaces, images and art. Students will conduct small projects in which they will apply the newly learned methods and will be supervised by the invited speakers.

We will offer full financial support for up to 10 students (or early career researchers). Students have to apply for the travel grants and a committee of experts will select scholars based on academic excellence, financial needs and diversity (e.g. gender, ethnic and disciplinary diversity).

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Arrival

All day

Registration

09:00 AM

Welcome

09:15 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM

Hands on: Andreu Casas

11:30 AM

Lunch Break

12:00 PM

Lighting Talks

13:00 PM

Coffee Break

14:30 PM

Introduction to Mini Projects

14:30 PM

Excursion or free time

16:00 PM

Miriam Redi

Machine vision in social computing

09:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Yelena Mejova

Social Media for Lifestyle Health

11:00 AM

Lunch Break

12:30 PM

Mini Project Session

13:30 PM

Coffee Break

14:30 PM

Mini Project Session

15:00 PM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Lunch Break

12:30 PM

Mini Project Session

13:30 PM

Coffee Break

15:00 PM

Mini Project Session

15:30 PM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Sandra González-Bailón

Title: TBA

11:00 AM

Lunch Break

12:30 PM

Excursion

14:30 PM

Maximilian Schich

From Warburg to Deep Learning

09:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Lunch Break

12:30 PM

Hands on: Deep Learning Toolkits

by Björn W. Schuller

13:30 PM

Mini Project Session

14:00 PM

Coffee Break

14:30 PM

Mini Project Session

15:00 PM

Farewell Party

19:00

Project Presentations

10:00 AM

Lunch Break

12:00 PM

Awards and Closing

13:00 PM

WHAT TO EXPECT

Excellent Speakers

We’re honoured to have amazing speakers who teach the basics and specifics of their research.

Beautiful Location

The Summer School will take place in Germany. The venue will be announced soon.

Networking

Meet excellent researchers and scholars – a great chance to develop cooperations for your career.

Fun

Socialize with all participants, enjoy local food and drinks close to the beach.

APPLICATION

The application is closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted.

Please submit your motivation letter (one page max), CV, and publication list in one PDF file via EasyChair.

The school is open to anyone interested in learning about Computational Social Science. The aim is to bring together an heterogeneous international group of people. However, we have a limited number of places for participants. That means everyone needs to apply (also if you have your own funding).

Costs

Registration fee for the summer school is 100 EUR. Lunch, coffee breaks and a social event are included.

Travel Grants

Please indicate in your motivation letter if you would like to apply for a travel grant which will cover your registration fee, accommodation for the whole week and basic travel costs. Please note that travel grants are intended for students.
Please also indicate if you will only participate if you receive the travel grant or if we should also consider your application for normal positions if no travel grants are left. Students with travel grant will have to share rooms.

FAQs

Do you accept applications per email?
No, please submit your application via EasyChair.

Do I need an EasyChair account to submit my application?
Yes. If you do not have an EasyChair account, please click “create an account” in EasyChair.

When I fill in the submission form in EasyChair, what should I enter into the compulsory text fields “Title” and “Keywords”?
“Title”: It is a predefined field that cannot be deactivated in EasyChair. Please enter “CSS Summer School Application Your First + Last Name”.
“Keywords”: You can enter the areas (e.g. computational social science) that you are interested in.

VENUE AND TRANSPORTATION

The school will take place in Berlin, Germany’s capital city. The school will be at the conference hotel Akademie Berlin-Schmöckwitz located in South-East Berlin. The historic mansion is surrounded by the beautiful nature of the Wernsdorfer Lake.

Accomodation 

We have some rooms reserved at the Akademie Berlin-Schmöckwitz. There are both twin rooms and single rooms – more details will be available after the notification deadline.

Arriving at Akademie Berlin-Schmöckwitz

There are two airports in Berlin.

Schönefeld Airport

The nearest airport to the Akademie Berlin-Schmöckwitz is the Schönefeld Airport. At the airport, you can take the bus 734 to “S Zeuthen”, then change to bus 733 and get off at the bus station “Berlin, Schmöckwitzwerder”. The conference hotel is only one-minute walk from the bus station.

Tegel Airport

From the Tegel Airport, there are no direct connections to the train and metro system in Berlin. You will have to take the express bus TXL at Tegel Airport to the Berlin Central Station “S+U Hauptbahnhof”. From there, you can take a train such as the Regional Express “RE 2” to the train station “S Königs Wusterhausen”, then change to bus 733 and get off at the bus station “Berlin, Schmöckwitzwerder”. Akademie Berlin-Schmöckwitz is then only one-minute walk from the station.

For real-time directions, please check the website of Berlin Traffic Information Center.

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CONTACT

Organizing Team

css.summerschool@gmail.com

+49 (0221) 47694-254

 

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