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International Summer School on Computational Social Science Methods (HSE-CSS 2020)

12.03.2020 20:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

July 10-20, 2020

St. Petersburg, Russia

Deadline: April 5, 2020

National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg Campus) invites you to participate in the 1st International Summer School on CSS Methods, held 10 - 20 July, 2020 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The deadline for applications is April 5, 2020.

HSE CSS 2020 is an academic and educational event, aimed at mastering computational social science methods and developing international collaboration of scholars in the related fields.

The School includes two major tracks: Methods Track and Research Track


Methods Track is a two-module track organized for intermediate and advanced students. Each module consists of three parallel courses, 2 ECTS each (38 contact hours) and participate in a series of the keynote lectures by invited speakers. Also students will have an opportunity to develop their own project.

Courses of the 1st Module (July 11 – 14, 2020): 1) Social Network Analysis; 2) Text Mining; 3) Machine Learning in Social Sciences

Courses of the 2nd Module (July 16 – 19, 2020): 1) Bad Data: Advanced Data Cleaning and Scrapping; 2) Advanced Data Visualization; 3) Machine Learning: Causal and Interpretable Models


Research Track is a 10-day session held for the students who are already familiar with the CCS Methods and currently working on the research related to some of the CSS Methods. This track is designed as a series of workshops where students can present and discuss their projects, as well as get a valuable feedback from the professors and improve their research.

To apply for the Research Tracks, students are supposed to submit a short paper based on their current research, which are then selected by the School organization committee. These short papers are to be presented on the first day of the School. During the two weeks of the School students are supposed to advance their research and improve their paper. They will be presented at the second Poster Session.

Best posters are planned to be submitted for the publication by the international publisher.

The workshops will cover such topics as: Science Mapping, Statistical Inference, Experimental Research, Causal and Interpretable Machine Learning Models, Texts and Networks, Advanced Visualization for CSS and Poster Design.


The deadline for applications is April 5, 2020. Notifications about decisions will be sent to participants no later than April 10, 2020. For the Research Track students are supposed to submit a short paper with their ongoing research. Please visit our website ( to apply.


The full participation fee for the Methods Track is RUB 15,000 (approximately EUR 210). For the Research Track the full participation fee is RUB 3,500 (approximately EUR 50).


  • February 27, 2020 – Start of the application campaign
  • April 5, 2020 – Deadline for applications
  • April 10, 2020 – Notification about decision (Advanced Track)
  • April 15, 2020 – Registration of participants (deadline for applications for visa invitations from non-EU and UK countries, as well as dormitory accommodation)
  • July 10-20, 2020 – Summer School


Yury Kabanov, HSE CSS Coordinator,




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