Participants are welcome not only from academic institutions, but also mass media, industry, and institutions concerned with computing in social sciences, complex societal methodologies, and creative economies. In practice, representatives of those areas get in contact with leading experts of the conference fields, learn the state-of-the-art technology as well as new academic software tools to be applied in future. Participants from the academic sector are informed about the challenges of modelling and simulation in social sciences, faced by practitioners and about their need to find new solutions and metodologies. There will be contributed sessions for the participants as well as invited sessions organized by special experts who are excellently prepared in order to best display the directions and schools of social systems modelling and simulation together with their colleagues. Finally, a relatively low registration fee allows the participation of a considerable number of Ph.D. students.
We encourage researchers, in particular young ones, who start or develop their research related with computing in social sciences to present their work for discussion at the conference and submit it to the conference paper issues in top-rated journals and Proceedings (note that submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this conference).
Contributors are encouraged to submit full papers (up to 25 pages) via EasyChair for one of the following journals:
Title: EURO Journal on Decision Processes
Issue: Modelling and Simulation of Social-Behavioural Phenomena Towards Efficient Decision Processes
Editors: Leonidas Sakalauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania; Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber, Poznan University, Poland
Title: Central European Journal of Operations Research
Issue: Modelling and Simulation of Social-Behavioural Phenomena
Editors: Dorien Detombe, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands; Ulrike Leopold-Wildburger, University of Graz, Austria; Leonidas Sakalauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Title: Creativity Studies
Issue: Modelling and Simulation in Creativity Studies
Editors: Rimvydas Lauzikas, Vilnius University, Lithuania; Darius Plikynas, Vilnius University, Lithuania; Irina Spakovska, Lviv Technical Unibersity, Ukraine
Issue: Modelling and Simulation in Social Studies
Editors: Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkanzas at Little Rock, USA; Leonidas Sakalauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania; Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber, Poznan University, Poland
The conference Proceedings will be published before the conference in Springer Conference Proceedings Series “Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS)” (see the list of Springer’s Forthcoming Proceedings <ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/ccis/CCISforth.pdf>).
Normally, papers should be no less than 12 pages long. However, a small fraction of shorter papers (but no less than 8 pages long) can be included in the volume as well, so feel free to submit them too.
Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines <ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/svproc/guidelines/Springer_Guidelines_for_Authors_of_Proceedings.pdf> and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX <ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/llncs/llncs2e.zip> or for Word <ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/llncs/word/splnproc1703.zip>, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs <http://bit.ly/2H5xBpN> in their papers.
In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form (will be sent personally), through which the copyright for their paper is transferred to Springer.