Annual conferences exploring current issues in information technology & politics

    2011 Sponsors

  • UW Political Science

    Center for American Politics and Public Policy
  • MicrosoftGoogle
  • IdeaScale


  • Taylor and FrancisQualitative Data Analysis Program at UMass AmherstContextMinerJournal of Information Technology and Politicspolitical sciencetexifter









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Conference Website:

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Keynote Speaker:

Jaime Teevan, Microsoft Research


Registration is open through April 25. Click here to register

Conference Dates:

May 16-17, 2011


University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Draft Program:

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Computational social science is an emergent field and source of new theoretical and methodological innovation for social science more broadly. Multidisciplinary teams of social and computer scientists are increasingly common in the lab and at workshops where cross-fertilization occurs in the areas of theory, data, methods, and tools. Peer-reviewed interdisciplinary work is becoming more common as the computational tools and techniques of computer science are being used by social scientists. Previously, large-scale computational processing was the purview of expensive, university-centric computing labs. Now, with the democratization of technology, universities and for-profit firms increasingly provide large amounts of inexpensive computing power to researchers and citizens alike. [more]

Past Conferences

The Politics of Open Source
May 6 & 7, 2010
University of Massachusetts Amherst


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Bronze Sponsors
UMA Computer SciencePolitical Science Department at UMass Amhersttexifter

Other & In-Kind Sponsors
qdap ossi National Center for Digital Government at UMass Amherst Panopto


Past Conferences


youtubeconfernce YouTube and the 2008 Election Cycle in the United States
April 16 & 17, 2009
University of Massachusetts Amherst



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JITP 2009 was made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation (SES 0903886) and the UMass Amherst RLA Program. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Massachusetts or the National Science Foundation.