The 4th International Workshop on Application of Big Data for Computational Social Science (ABCSS2019 @ WI2019)

Web Intelligence 2019 Workshop

The 4th International Workshop on Application of Big Data for Computational Social Science (ABCSS2019)

Contemporary social sciences are facing a serious paradigm shift because of the developments in computer and Internet technologies, though traditional social sciences are still very important. Big data, such as digital traces of online activities and mobility records, allows us to quantify human behavior and social phenomena at a fine-grained level, yet it is global in scale, thereby complementing experimental data and theoretical and computational simulation results. In some cases, we can even employ the methods of natural sciences, including physics, chemistry or biology, in order to analyze big data. From this perspective, we will organize the workshop of “applications of big data for computational social science.” The scopes of the workshop include the applications of big data, as well as the methods for collecting and using big data for computational social science. Moreover, theoretical frameworks and computational techniques for big data are also very important topics in our workshop. In this workshop, social sciences are not limited to sociology, economics, marketing, political science, but also include informatics, complexity science, econophysics, sociophysics, culturomics and the arts.


October 14-19, 2019, MET HOTEL (Thessaloniki, Greece)
In conjunction with Web Intelligence 2019 (WI2019)
Our workshop will be held on October 14.


  • Application of Sociology/Sociophysics using Big Data
  • Application of Econometric/Econophysics using Big Data
  • Social Media Data analyses from economic/political/social perspective
  • Informatics using social Big Data
  • Marketing science using social Big Data
  • Business analytics using Big Data on consumer behavior
  • Culturomics and art management
  • Analysis of reputation of entertainment using Big Data


Our workshop is scheduled to start at 11:30, October 14.
All speakers are scheduled in 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions and answers.
A big typhoon is approaching Japan and airports in Japan may be closed. As a result, some speakers from Japan may cancel. If you have to cancel the presentation, please contact the main chairs.

Session 1: TV and News (11:30-13:00)

Session 2: Online Content and Network (14:00-15:30)

Session 3: Real World (16:00-17:30)


The 11 papers will be presented in our workshop were carefully reviewed and selected.

  • Isolated, untrusted people in society and charismatic person using opinion dynamics
    (Nozomi Okano and Akira Ishii)
  • Towards an Understanding of Online Extremism in Japan
    (Lyu Zeyu)
  • Employees’ Wearable Measure of Face-to-Face Communication Relates to Their Positive Psychological Capital, Well-Being
    (Satomi Tsuji, Nobuo Sato, Kazuo Yano, Julie Broad, and Fred Luthans)
  • NetMerger: Predicting Cross-network Links in Merged Heterogeneous Networks
    (Yao Zhang, Yun Xiong, Lu Ruan, Xiangnan Kong, and Yangyong Zhu)
  • Detecting Ethnic Spatial Distribution of Business People using Recurrent Neural Networks
    (Joomi Jun and Takayuki Mizuno)
  • Analysis of Factors that affect Users’ Behavioral Changes in News Service
    (Atom Sonoda, Yoshifumi Seki, and Fujio Toriumi)
  • New Opinion dynamics theory considering interpersonal relationship of both trust and distrust
    (Akira Ishii and Yasuko Kawahata)
  • Evaluating Face Tracking for Political Analysis in Japanese News Over a Long Period of Time
    (Haolin Ren, Fan Yang, Benjamin Renoust, Yusuke Matsui, Tetsuro Kobayashi, and Shin’ichi Satoh)
  • Hateful Speech Detection in Public Facebook Pages for Bengali Language
    (Alvi Md. Ishmam and Sadia Sharmin)
  • User’s Centrality Analysis for Home Location Estimation
    (Shiori Hironaka, Mitsuo Yoshida, and Kyoji Umemura)
  • BERT based Web Mining of Concerns and Reviews for TV Drama Audience
    (Kota Kawaguchi, Ryoma Kubo, Takuya Fujita, Tatsuya Maeda, Takehito Utsuro, Akio Kobayashi, Hiromitsu Nishizaki, and Yasuhide Kawada)


July 19 July 10, 2019 Workshop Papers submission
August 15 August 7, 2019 Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
August 26, 2019 Author Registration Deadline
September 8 August 20, 2019 Final, Camera Ready Papers, Due
October 14, 2019 Workshops

All workshops have common dates of paper submission and notification. This was decided by the WI organizing committee.


We accept papers of up to 8 pages. Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the Program Committee Members of our workshop.
Paper Submission Page
Submitted papers should be formatted to the ACM Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines (see link to below).
ACM Master Article Template

All registered papers that presented in this workshop will be submitted to ACM Digital Library with main conference papers, and will be submitted into some indexing system such as Web of Science, Scopus, DBLP and others.

Main Chairs

  • Fujio Toriumi, The University of Tokyo, Informatics
  • Akira Ishii, Tottori University, Social Physics
  • Hiroki Takikawa, Tohoku University, Sociology
  • Mitsuo Yoshida, Toyohashi University of Technology, Informatics
  • Isamu Okada, Soka University, Informatics

Drop us an email at abcss2019 [at] if you have any questions.

Program Committee Members

  • Kimitaka Asatani, The University of Tokyo
  • Takashi Kamihigashi, Kobe University
  • Yasuko Kawahata, Gunma University
  • Tetsuro Kobayashi, City University of Hong Kong
  • Satoshi Kurihara, Keio University
  • Asako Miura, Osaka University
  • Makoto Mizuno, Meiji University
  • Takayuki Mizuno, National Institute of Informatics
  • Yuki Ogawa, Ritsumeikan University
  • Karuna Pande Joshi, University of Maryland
  • Takeshi Sakaki, Hotto Link Inc.
  • Takuto Sakamoto, The University of Tokyo
  • Kazutoshi Sasahara, Nagoya University
  • Yoshimichi Sato, Tohoku University
  • Naoki Sudo, Gakushuin University
  • Toshiharu Sugawara, Waseda University
  • Yoshihiko Suhara, Megagon Labs
  • Masanori Takano, CyberAgent, Inc.
  • Hideaki Takeda, National Institute of Informatics
  • Shinichi Yamaguchi, GLOCOM
  • Hitoshi Yamamoto, Rissho University
  • Koichi Yasutake, Hiroshima University

Journal Special Issue

We have a special issue of Information (MDPI journal) in connection with this workshop.
Selected papers which were presented at this workshop are invited to be submitted as extended versions to this Special Issue of the journal Information. Each submission to this journal issue should contain at least 50% of new material, e.g., in the form of technical extensions, more in-depth evaluations, or additional use cases. Note that anyone can submit to the special issue. If you give up on this workshop, please submit to the special issue.

Our special issue of Information (MDPI journal):

Information (ISSN 2078-2489; CODEN: INFOGG) is a scientific peer-reviewed open access journal of information science and technology, data, knowledge, and communication, and is published monthly online by MDPI. It is indexed by EI Compendex, Scopus (Elsevier), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI – Web of Science) and other databases. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.8 days:

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