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Mid-term Conference of ESA RN21

Cracow (Poland), 3rd-6th of October, 2018

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Key Note Speakers

Key Note Speakers

Markus Strohmaier

Markus Strohmaier is the Professor for Methods and Theories of Computational Social Sciences and Humanities at RWTH Aachen University (Germany), and the Scientific Coordinator for Digital Behavioral Data at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. Previously, he was a Post-Doc at the University of Toronto (Canada), an Assistant Professor at Graz University of Technology (Austria), a visiting scientist at (XEROX) Parc (USA), a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University (USA) and the founder and scientific director of the department for Computational Social Science at GESIS (Germany). He is interested in applying and developing computational techniques to research challenges on the intersection between computer science and the social sciences / humanities.

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Werner Raub

Werner Raub is a Professor of Sociology at Utrecht University and the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS).His research and teaching cover a variety of areas in theoretical sociology, social science applications of mathematical models, organization studies and economic sociology, experimental research, and topics on the interface of analytical social science and philosophy. He has contributed to establishing choice-based models as a paradigm in modern sociology, including but not restricted to rational choice models and applications of game-theoretic models. Advocating the use of complementary research designs such as surveys, experiments, and quasi-experimental designs for repeated tests of the same hypotheses and implementing this approach in empirical studies, he has contributed to integrating formal theoretical models and quantitative empirical research in sociology. 

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Filomena Maggino

Filomena Maggino is Professor of Social Statistics at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, Editor-in-Chief of Social Indicators Research journal (Springer), Editor-in-Chief of Encyclopedia of Quality-of-Life and Well-being Research (Springer). She was President of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) and chair and organizer of two ISQOLS conferences (Florence, 2009; Venice, 2012). As well she is President and co-founder of the Italian Association for Quality-of-Life Studies (AIQUAV). Currently she is also the member of the Secretariat of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development and the Scientific Director and co-founder of the Cyber Security and International Relations Laboratory (CIRLab) and Scientific Director and founder of Laboratory of Statistics for Research in Social and Economic field (StaRSE). She is advisor of several governmental organizations and member of ad-hoc committees, like Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), Expert Group on Quality of life (Eurostat – European Commission), External Expert on Survey Management and Quality of life at Eurofound, and being expert for DG-Regio – European Commission, DG for Research and Innovation – European Commission and others. She is interested in definition and construction of indicators and systems of indicators, statistics and complexity (definition of indicators and statistical analysis in complex system; forecasting in complex systems), composite and synthetic indicators (proponent of innovative approach for synthesizing indicators), social indicators, social indicators and Big Data, Big Data and official statistics, representing and communicating complex data, statistics and political communication. She applied her knowledge in research on: quality of life, quality of society; wellbeing measurement and analysis, beyond GDP indicators, inequalities and sustainability indicators, measuring deprivation and poverty, data revolution.