On behalf of the organizers of the workshop on the subject, this is a test of the social and information network. If you think you are influential, be sure to share this with all of your colleagues. If you are submitting a paper, be sure to include with your submission that you heard about the workshop here on Turing’s Invisible Hand and who first shared it with you. (Or don’t.)
The Workshop on Social and Information Networks
(with the Conference on Economics and Computation)
June 15, 2015 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Social and economic networks have recently attracted great interest within computer science, operations research, and economics, among other fields. How do these networks mediate important processes, such as the spread of information or the functioning of markets? This research program emerges from and complements a vast literature in sociology. Much of the recent excitement is due to the availability of social data. Massive digital records of human interactions offer a unique system-wide perspective on collective human behavior as well as opportunities for new experimental and empirical methods.
This workshop seeks to feature some of the most exciting recent research across the spectrum of this interdisciplinary area. On the computational end, we invite work on applications of machine learning, algorithms, and complex network theory to social and economic networks. On the social science end, we welcome new theoretical perspectives, empirical studies, and experiments that expand the economic understanding of network phenomena. As an organizing theme, we emphasize the flow of information in networks, but the workshop is not limited to this.