July 24 to August 4, 2023 | University of Munich



From July 24 to August 4, 2023, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich will host a partner site for the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science. The Summer Institute will bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty interested in computational social science. The Summer Institute is for both social scientists (broadly conceived) and data scientists (broadly conceived).

The instructional program will involve lectures, group problem sets, and participant-led research projects. We will have outside speakers who conduct computational social science research in a variety of settings, such as academia, industry, and government. Topics covered include the collection of digital trace data, automated text analysis, transparent and reproducible research, and ethics. There will be ample opportunities for students to discuss their ideas and research with the organizers, other participants, and visiting speakers. Because we are committed to open and reproducible research, all materials created by faculty and students for the Summer Institute will be released open source.

We are inviting applications from Graduate (Master) students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study, especially applicants from groups currently under-represented in computational social science. The chosen participants will be invited, and participants are expected to fully attend and participate in the entire two-week program.

Information about the application materials are now available.

Participating in the event will be free of charge. We are currently seeking out for additional funding sources and might be able to cover some additional expenses for a small number of participants. However, please note that as of now, we are unable to provide funding for housing or related expenses. You should therefore only consider an application if you or your institution will be able to cover these expenses.

Supporting Institutions

SICSS-Munich is generiously funded by the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (BIDT).

BIDT, an Institute within the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, contributes to a better understanding of digital transformation’s developments and challenges. Thereby, they provide the foundations which will shape society’s digital future responsibly, for the common good.

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SICSS-Munich is also generiously funded by the Heinz & Sybille Laufer-Stiftung as well as the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Munich.

Host a Location

You can host a partner location of the Summer Institutes of Computational Social Science (SICSS) at your university, company, NGO, or government agency.

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