*The Computational Social Science Society of the Americas*
Santa Fe, NM
Nov 17 – 20, 2016

You are invited to participate in the annual conference of the *Computational
Social Science Society of the Americas (CSSSA)*.  The conference will be
held at The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 17-20, 2016.
This is the same venue that delivered a great conference last year.  Its
adjacent to the historic central plaza at the center of Santa Fe.

Computational Social Science (CSS) is a scientific discipline where
computational methods, data analysis, and simulation models of social
dynamics are employed to offer new insights into social phenomena beyond
what is available with traditional social science methods.  The CSSSA
2016 Conference will bring together international practitioners of CSS to
present peer reviewed research using computational social science methods.

The CSSSA program committee invites papers and posters concerning
computational models of social phenomena.  Models from all social science
disciplines are welcomed.

All submissions, including posters, will be subject to peer review.  The
Program Committee and conference organizers may request that submissions
for papers be converted into posters, or vice versa, depending on
scheduling and content.
*Topics of Interest (non-exhaustive list):*

   - Social network analysis
   - Agent-based models / modeling
   - Emergence
   - Economic models / resource allocation
   - Population dynamics
   - Ecosystems
   - Political/social systems
   - Biological systems / metabolism / bioenergetics
   - Efficiencies / fitness functions
   - Competition / cooperation
   - Networks / information flow
   - Social contagion
   - Vision / knowledge acquisition
   - Influence
   - Swarm intelligence
   - Adaptation / evolution
   - Decision making
   - Local knowledge / global patterns
   - Game theoretic models
   - Strategy
   - Learning

Conference logistics, including paper submission information, conference
registration, and hotel information are on the conference web site:

Papers should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length, including all
figures, tables, notes, references and appendices. References should use
APA format.  ODD documentation of models is encouraged and can be attached
to a submission without counting against the word limit.  All documents
should be uploaded in PDF format.

Poster submissions require only an 800 word abstract at the submission
deadline.  They should be clearly marked as poster submissions.  Posters
should be no larger than 36" x 48". A PDF version of the poster should be
uploaded to the conference EasyChair site by the appropriate deadline (Nov 1)
to be archived on the conference website.
*Paper Publication:*

All accepted papers will be made publicly available on the CSSSA website.
While this posting does indicate successful conference peer review, the
CSSSA website is not a publication of record (no DOI or handle is assigned)
and should not interfere with the submission of the same material to
academic or professional journals.

A selection of the strongest papers (as determined by the Program
Committee) will be invited to submit to the *Journal on Policy and Complex
consideration as a special issue of the journal.  These papers will need to
be extended by about 2,000 words to meet JPCS submission requirements of
5,000 to 7,000 words.
*Important Dates:*

*Submissions Due:* *August 15th, 2016*

Author Notification:  September 1st, 2016

Earlybird Registration Deadline (Save $50): October 16, 2016

Final Paper Versions & Posters PDFs Due:  November 1, 2016

*Conference Dates:  November 17-20, 2016*

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