5.0382 CFP: CSS92/Computing & Social Sciences (1/109)
Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Fri, 11 Oct 1991 17:40:02 EDT
Cumanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0382. Friday, 11 Oct 1991.
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1991 13:23:56 EDT
From: CSS Conference92 <USERCS92@UMICHUM.BITNET>
Subject: CSS92 Call for Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
1992 Conference on Computing for the Social Sciences
May 4-7, 1992 // University of Michigan // Ann Arbor
Sponsored by the Social Science Computing Association in
cooperation with the Bureau of the Census and the Oak Ridge
You are invited to submit an abstract of a paper for possible
presentation at the third annual conference on Computing for the
Social Sciences. The conference theme -- Gateways to the Future --
focuses on the revolutionary capabilities for the management and
analysis of social, economic, political, and demographic data
brought about by the technological changes of recent years.
The conference will offer a forum for an expected 300 users,
and potential users, on the computing power, storage of mass
data, electronic networks, graphics systems, and applications
made possible by this new technology.
The program will follow five major tracks, with several sub-themes
featured in each track. Selected papers will be photocopied for
all registrants. Presenters will be have 30 minutes for presenta-
tion and Q&A. Papers will be reviewed for possible publication in
the Social Science Computer Review.
The conference will also include opening and closing general
sessions (with keynote speakers); opening panel discussions
introducing each of the tracks; hands-on tutorials and
special demonstrations for direct experience with tools,
applications, and data; an on-site contest using census and
survey data; and several food/social events.
The conference registration fee will be $200. Registration,
accommodation, and travel fees will be the responsibility of each
presenter. The deadline for submitting abstracts is
December 1, 1991. The deadline for sending full text of selected
papers is April 1, 1992.
1. DATA ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT, AND DISTRIBUTION
Creating, managing, or accessing local and remote data archives;
acquiring census/survey data; networking to remote archives --
2. RESEARCH STRATEGIES AND ANALYTIC METHODS
Innovative applications of computing and information technology to
the management and analysis of social data -- including Artificial
Intelligence and simulation.
3. GRAPHICS AND VISUALIZATION
Graphics and visualization as tools for the analysis of data and
the presentation of findings -- including graphical techniques for
exploratory data analysis and geographic information systems.
Facilities, administrative and technical support, and funding
required to create and maintain computer environments for social
science instruction, research, and planning. This track
will also discuss resources for the physically and mentally
Resources available via local, national, and international networks;
access to the networks; and electronic communication -- including
file transfers, e-mail, and electronic conferences.
Any of these tracks may include special topics such as teaching
methods; international collaboration; ethics and values; PCs/Macs;
supercomputing; operating systems, user interfaces; or other topics
that you may suggest.
If you have questions or suggestions about the program, contact:
Al Anderson, Program Chairman
University of Michigan
If you would like to submit an abstract, send a fax or e-mail
message to the Program Chairman with the following information:
- Your Name
- Job Title
- Organization Name
- E-mail Address
- Preferred Track 1 2 3 4 5
- Abstract and outline of your paper in 300-800 words
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS IS DECEMBER 1, 1991
If you are not submitting an abstract, but would like to receive
registration material in January, send your name and address to: