Call: Towards equitable and just societies: Unravelling the Complexities

Calls for Submission,
Towards equitable and just societies: Unravelling the Complexities
October 18-19, 2023
A Satellite of CCS-2023, Salvador, Brasil

Submission deadline: August 04, 2023 (Extended)
Acceptance notification: August 14, 2023

Keynote Speakers

Systemic inequality renders life disproportionately challenging for disadvantaged individuals and groups. These inequalities permeate societies and institutions, characterised by intricate mechanisms of interaction. Addressing systemic inequality relies, in part, on effectively modeling it, describing its antecedents and outcomes, and identifying effective interventions. Applying a lens of complex systems to the study of inequality holds profound implications for enhancing societal and individual well-being. It has the potential to facilitate improved access to education, reduce income inequality, transform power dynamics, and mitigate the detrimental effects of discrimination, among others. By leveraging rich data on human interaction, complex systems approaches can be employed to examine the intricate processes that generate and perpetuate inequality. Numerous avenues exist for utilising complex systems to reduce inequality, including identifying vulnerable individuals and communities, discovering opportunities for network interventions, scrutinising power imbalances, and uncovering identity-based biases and under-representation across various domains (such as human mobility, public health, career advancement, political influence, and scientific collaboration, to name a few).

This satellite session welcomes experts from diverse fields, including theoretical network science, agent-based models, anthropology, analytical social science, experimental psychology, fairness in computer science, complex systems, and computational social science. This collaborative effort aims to provide a holistic perspective on inequality and foster advancements in its combat.

Works related to include, but not limited to, the following:
  • Ego, Multilayer and multiplex network analysis
  • Agent based models
  • Social Mobility
  • Epidemics
  • Metapopulation models
  • Inequalities, Gaps and Differences (e.g. Gender, Race, Socioeconomic, Age)
  • Social Movements and activism
  • Misinformation and Media Manipulation 
  • Economic Inequality 
  • School and Educational Networks
  • Organisational Networks and Career Success
  • Evidence-based policy-making and network science
  •  Scientific networks
  • Knowledge flow, sharing, and collaboration

Extended Abstracts about published or unpublished research. 

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Ana Maria Jaramillo, Network Inequality Group, CSH Vienna, Austria
Mariana Macedo, CCL - ANITI, University of Toulouse, France
Fariba Karimi, Network Inequality Group, CSH Vienna, Austria
Ronaldo Menezes, BioComplex Laboratory, University of Exeter, UK