1st ODYCCEUS conference on Opinion Dynamics and Cultural Conflict in European Space


All talks will be held in the Leibniz-Saal (E1 05),
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Inselstraße 22).

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
09:15 - 09:30Welcome Coffee & Registration

Welcome Session

09:30 - 10:00Eckehard Olbrich (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany)
The ODYCCEUS project
10:00 - 10:30Luc Steels (University of Venice, Italy)
How can we probe deeper in social texts?
10:30 - 11:00Coffee & Tea

Opinion Mapping

11:00 - 11:30Walter Quattrociocchi (Università Ca' Foscari, Italy)
Post-truth under the lens of Science
11:30 - 12:00Marc Tuters (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) (joint work with Richard Rogers)
Mapping the Memetic Antagonistisms of the Deep Vernacular Web
12:00 - 12:30David Krähenbühl (sotomo GmbH, Switzerland)
The impact of external events on the Swiss parliamentary issue agenda
12:30 - 13:30Lunch buffet at the institute

After Lunch session

13:30 - 14:00Christian Kahmann (University Leipzig, Deutschland) (joint work with Gerhard Heyer)
iLCM - A Virtual Research Infrastructure for Large-Scale Qualitative Data
14:00 - 14:30Ivan Yamshchikov (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany)
Thematic "competition" of political programs
14:30 - 15:00Denise Pumain (University of Paris I, France)
Social sciences and computer science : forced marriage or marriage of convenience?
15:00 - 15:30Coffee & Tea

Opinion Dynamics and Geopolitical Conflits

15:30 - 16:00Claude Grasland (University Paris Diderot, France) (joint work with Vladimir Kolosov, Romain Leconte, and Maria Zotova)
Geopolitical conflicts and opinion dynamics : Georgian crisis (2008) in the miror of French and Russian newspapers
16:00 - 16:30Etienne Toureille (UMR 8504 Géographie Cités, France)
How is Europe declining in minds? Semantic vs econometric diachronic analysis of what “Europe” could be according to the representation of Turkish undergraduate students (2009-2013)
16:30 - 17:00Georg Glasze (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
Analyzing the discursive constitution of spaces – importing corpus linguistic tools into social and cultural geography
17:00 - 19:00Posters and Demonstrations 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
09:15 - 09:30Welcome Coffee

Political Dynamics on Twitter

09:30 - 10:00David Chavalarias (Centre d'Analyses de Mathématiques Sociales (CAMS), France, and École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France)
What can be learned from the multi-level reconstruction of online political landscapes dynamics? The French 2017 Presidential Elections through the lens of Twitter data.
10:00 - 10:30Justus Uitermark (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) (joint work with Livia Teernstra)
The structure of politicians' retweet networks in 23 countries
10:30 - 11:00Pedro Ramaciotti Morales (UPMC, Sorbonne University, France) (joint work with Robin Lamarche-Perrin)
Measuring the Diversity of Shared News and the Effect of Recommendation Algorithms
11:00 - 11:30Coffee & Tea

Different belief systems and Projective Games

11:30 - 12:00Marco LiCalzi (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy) (joint work with Roland Mühlenbernd)
Cognitive frames and cooperation over Give-Take-Collect games
12:00 - 12:30Kristian Lindgren (Chalmers, Sweden)
Adaptive mechanisms
(presented by Sven Banisch and Eckehard Olbrich)
12:30 - 13:30Lunch buffet at the institute

After Lunch session

13:30 - 15:00Opinion Observatory Pilot
hands-on pilot and evaluation + requests for future components
15:00 - 15:30Coffee & Tea

Opinion dynamics - frames alignment and polarization

15:30 - 16:00Michael Mäs (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
An empirical study on micro influence and macro dynamics of opinion formation on the Internet
16:00 - 16:30Sven Banisch (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany)
Opinion Models in ODYCCEUS
16:30 - 17:00Petter Törnberg (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) (joint work with Claes Anderson)
Modeling Identity Dynamics: Social and spatial sorting in a shrinking world
Consortium meeting
17:00 - 18:30General assembly ODYCCEUS
19:30Conference dinner (on the basis of individual payment)
Thursday, June 21, 2018
09:15 - 09:30Welcome Coffee

Digital History, Precision Language Processing and Argument Mining

09:30 - 10:00Simon Levis Sullam (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy)
Historicizing Cultural Conflict: French Antisemitism and the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" between Textual Influences and Social Networks
10:00 - 10:30Katrien Beuls (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) (joint work with Paul van Eecke)
Argumentative Frame Retrieval in the Climate Change Debate
10:30 - 11:00Coffee & Tea
11:00 - 11:30Valentin Gold (University of Goettingen, Germany)
Augmented Deliberative Democracy (ADD-up)
11:30 - 12:00Massimo Warglien (Università Ca'Foscari, Italy) (joint work with Rocco Tripodi)
The anatomy of text
12:00 - 12:30Przemyslaw Grabowicz (The Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany)
Bayesian Social Influence in the Online Realm
12:30 - 13:30Lunch buffet at the institute

After Lunch session

13:30 - 14:30Discussion with input by Richard Rogers
Social Media Research after the Fake News Debacle: Ethics and Issues

Experimental Approaches to Opinion Dynamics

14:30 - 15:00Marcel Sarközi (University of Leipzig, Germany)
An Experimental Study on Opinion Dynamics in ODYCCEUS
15:00 - 15:30Coffee & Tea

Dynamical networks and information flows

15:30 - 16:00Konstantin Klemm (IFISC, University of the Balearic Islands)
Branch decompositions in networks analysis
16:00 - 16:30Natasa Djurdjevac Conrad (Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany)
Agent-based modeling of innovation spreading in ancient times
16:30 - 17:30Working groups
Friday, June 22, 2018
09:15 - 09:30Welcome Coffee

Towards the opinion observatory

09:30 - 10:00Eckehard Olbrich (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany)
Inferring political spaces from data
10:00 - 10:30Luc Steels (University of Venice, Italy)
Discussion on the Opinion Facilitator
10:30 - 11:00Coffee & Tea


11:00 - 12:10Penelope tutorial: How to create a new component/how to add your component to the pipeline?
Katrien Beuls (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Paul van Eecke (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), and Michael Anslow (Sony CSL)
12:10 - 12:30Closing

Date and Location

June 19 - 22, 2018
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig
see travel instructions

Scientific Organizers

Eckehard Olbrich
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Leipzig (Germany)

Sven Banisch
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Leipzig (Germany)

Scientific Committee

  • Katrien Beuls, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel (Belgium)
  • Claude Grasland, Université Paris Diderot, Paris (France)
  • Jürgen Jost, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig (Germany)
  • Robin Lamarche-Perrin, Pierre and Marie Curie University and CNRS, Paris (France)
  • Stephan Poppe, Leipzig University, Leipzig
  • Richard Rogers, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Petter Törnberg, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenborg (Sweden)
  • Justus Uitermark, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Massimo Warglien, Università Ca'Foscari, Venezia (Italy)

Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Leipzig (Germany)
Contact by Email

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