Workshop: "Social Sciences and Engineering: what I need; what I can offer"

- A workshop to build an interdisciplinary research agenda in IT and beyond -

Date: June 15th, 2010
Place: Faculdade de Ciências Económicas e Empresariais da Universidade Católica, Lisbon
Organizers: Ricardo Morla (UPorto) and Francisco Veloso (CMU/UCP)
Room: 537
Registration: registration form (use the same form of the 2010 Annual Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Conference)

Objectives

The objective of this workshop is to bring researchers from ECE and CS together with those in Economics, Business and the Social Sciences to discuss and develop cross-disciplinary research questions in the strategic directions of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program.

Structure

The workshop will go from 9am to 1pm on Tuesday, June 15. There will be 4 short targeted presentations followed by periods of longer discussion. Two presentations will be based on a social science issue, paper or method and will be asking or suggesting how the engineering and natural sciences research can contribute to the issue at hand. Conversely, there will be two presentation from ECE/CS researchers which will also be asking or suggesting dimensions in which the social sciences can help. The discussion will be used to try to deepen the potential theme where joint projects could emerge. A summary of the conclusions will be made available.

Topics and Leaders

1) Networks and social analytics - looking for an engineering perspective (Pedro Ferreira, DEEC-IST)
2) Engineering applications and need to understand the role and impact on the market (Rui José, DSI-U.Minho)
3) Massive data, social sciences questions and opportunities to use engineering and science methods (Miguel Amaral, DEG-IST)
4) Machine learning tools and methods applied to the social sciences (Jaime Cardoso, DEEC-U.Porto).