The following SSIG meeting resources are organized by meeting date and are useful for understanding Systems Science. Resources are uploaded after every meeting.
May 4, 2022
- Combs, Luke, Nelson, Purtle, & McQuire (2022): Using systems science methods to improve the use of research in evidence in policymaking [recording]
- US. Street Network Shapefiles, Node/Edge Lists, and Graph ML Files: Shapefiles, node/edge lists, and GraphML files of the street networks of every city/town, urbanized area, county, census tract, and Zillow neighborhood in the United States. Street networks include public drivable streets. Created from OpenStreetMap data using the OSMnx software. Full methodological details in the related publications. (2018)
March 30, 2022
- Ahnert (2013) Network analysis and data mining in food science: the emergence of computational gastronomy
- Origin of Crops: Interactive maps and charts on where food comes from and where it goes
December 15, 2021
- An et al (2021) Projecting the Influence of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Warning Labels and Restaurant Menu Labeling Regulations on Energy Intake, Weight Status, and Health Care Expenditures in US Adults: A Microsimulation.
- Retzlaff C.O., Ziefle M., Calero Valdez A. (2021) The History of Agent-Based Modeling in the Social Sciences. In: Duffy V.G. (eds) Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management. Human Body, Motion and Behavior. HCII 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12777. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77817-0_22
- Doing evaluation in service of racial equity
- Systems Science of the Holidays
- Merry Christmas 2018: The Nativity – A Social Network Analysis
- The Definitive Analysis Of ‘Love Actually’
- DeJordy, Borgatti et al (2007): Visualizing Proximity Data. (Holiday-related data if you squint)
October 7, 2021
- Physical Activity Promotion and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Building Synergies to Maximize Impact
- Nobel Prize in Physics Honors Work on Climate Change
- Complex Systems Science & Systemic Racism
May 12, 2021
- Connected Papers: A nifty bibliometric/network tool to explore the scientific field of a journal article of your choice.
- Do you live in a political bubble? See the political leaning/voting trends in your neighborhood.
- Science running in the family
- The Premonition: A Pandemic Story – A Michael Lewis book highlighting how Laura Glass’s childhood science project on airborne pathogen transmission was inspired by her father Robert’s work.
- Targeted Social Distancing Designs for Pandemic Influenza – The father-daughter publication that followed. (How excellent to have a scientific publication as a high school student!)
April 1, 2021
- The Real Difference Between Google and Apple – interesting story featuring network data from the US Patent Office.
February 24, 2021
- How Herd Immunity Works and What Stands in its Way: simulation of vaccination and infection rates.
- To Understand This Era, You Need to Think in Systems: NY Times article on systems thinking & COVID.
- Scriptapedia: An introduction to group model building that uses structured small group exercises called scripts.
- Modeling to Learn: Provides resources for frontline healthcare teams to improve local care quality to better serve their community.
January 27, 2021
- Spatial Microsimulation with R
- Visualizing the White House COVID-19 Outbreak
- Ross Hammond’s Testing Responses through Agent-based Computational Epidemiology (TRACE) work:
- Brown School working with St. Louis City on virus containment: The Source article describing the research
- TRACE-STL: Key initial results
February 27, 2020
- markovifyR R package for Markov Chain machine learning.
November 13, 2019
- Washington DC District Mobility: Multimodal Transportation in the District (example of excellent data visualizations)
- Group Concept Mapping Co-author Network (check the northwest corner of the map for some WashU authors!)
October 17, 2019
- Ian McCulloh TedX talk on SNA applications from military to public health
- GIS, Agent-Based Modeling, and Modeling the Zombie Apocalypse
April 18, 2019
- Major Systems Science Conferences
Adopted from: Luke, D. A., Morshed, A. B., McKay, V. R., & Combs, T. B. (2017). Systems Science Methods in Dissemination and Implementation Research. In R. C. Brownson, G. A. Colditz, & E. K. Proctor (Eds.), Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice (Second Edition, New to this Edition:, pp. 157–174). Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.
|International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining||asonam.cpsc.ucalgary.ca|
|For more than a century, social networks have been studied in a variety of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, psychology, and economics. The Internet, the social Web, and other large-scale, socio-technological infrastructures have triggered a growing interest and significant methodological advancements in social network analysis and mining. Method development in graph theory, statistics, data mining and machine learning, and statistical mechanics is inspired by new research problems and, in turn, opens up further possibilities for application. These spiraling trends have led to a rising prominence of social network analysis and mining methods and tools in academia, politics, security, and business.|
|The International Sunbelt Social Network Conference is the official annual conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA). INSNA currently has over 1,000 members and more people than ever are interested in attending and presenting their work at Sunbelt conferences.|
|The International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications aims at bringing together researchers from different scientific communities working on areas related to complex networks. Two types of contributions are welcome: theoretical developments arising from practical problems, and case studies where methodologies are applied. Both contributions are aimed at stimulating the interaction between theoreticians and practitioners.|
|Conference of the System Dynamics Society||systemdynamics.org/conference|
|As new challenges emerge, it is increasingly important to have a systemic understanding of their effects and unknown risks to societies, infrastructure, business, economies, and governments. The speed and magnitude of these changes make management of emerging risks increasingly difficult. We welcome all research and documented consulting activities in System Dynamics including: applications, technical developments, software developments, and integration with other modeling and simulation techniques. We particularly encourage submissions from a cross-section of disciplines and domains of practice that expand our understanding of resilience and sustainability principles.|
|Innovations in Collaborative Modeling||cerc.msu.edu/projects/community/innovations-in-collaborative-modeling|
|The Innovations in Collaborative Modeling Conference features presentations, demonstrations, and posters pertaining to the use of a variety of quantitative systems modeling techniques to tackle social and environmental problems related to (but not limited to) food systems, natural systems, wildlife management, water, health, transportation, and education. Many of the most challenging social and environmental problems are generated by complex systemsExternal link – opens in new window. Quantitative systems modeling consists of a variety of techniques that represent the behavior of complex systems mathematically using computer simulation software. Such modeling can help to clarify the often puzzling dynamics of complex systems, leading to more effective problem solving efforts.|
|International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction||sbp-brims.org|
|SBP-BRiMS is a multidisciplinary conference with a selective single paper track and poster session. The conference also invites a small number of high quality tutorials and nationally recognized keynote speakers. The conference has grown out of two related meetings: SBP and BRiMS, which were co-located in previous years.|
|Social Simulation Conference||http://www.essa.eu.org/event/social-simulation-conference-2019/|
|The conference is one of the key activities of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) to promote social simulation and computational social science in Europe and elsewhere.|
|Swamfest is the annual meeting of the Swarm Development Group (SDG), and one of the oldest communities involved in the development and propagation of agent-based modeling. Swarmfest has traditionally involved a mix of both tool-users and tool-developers, drawn from many domains of expertise. These have included, in the past, computer scientists, software engineers, biomedical researchers, ecologists, economists, political scientists, social scientists, resource management specialists and evolutionary biologists. Swarmfest represents a low-key environment for researchers to explore new ideas and approaches, and benefit from a multi-disciplinary environment.|
- Divided Congress A YouTube network animation demonstrating the increase in Congressional partisanship over the last 60 years.
February 28, 2019
NDC-SDG Connections: The research and visualization project aim at illuminating synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement, and at identifying entry points for coherent policies that promote just, sustainable and climate-smart development
October 25, 2018
Magnify Your Voice A free civic action network that leverages the frontier of network science research to make civic engagement fun, easy, and social. Systems science in the service of civil progress.
May 23, 2018
Systems Science Methods in Public Health: Dynamics, Networks, and Agents Webinar presented by Doug Luke. (Link is to series archives – webinar should be up shortly.)
March 15, 2018
Political Networks in Kenya: Twitter thread and graphics examining the links between politicians and political parties in a parliamentary system.
The Controversial Theory That Explains the Structure of the Internet: Turns out that the power law of scale-free networks may not be as ubiquitous as we thought.
February 1, 2018
Awesome Network Analysis: An absolutely fantastic repository of network resources. Includes books, conferences, courses, datasets, journals, professional groups, papers, software, and more.
Collecting Ego Network Data with Shiny Apps: small online tool for collecting ego network data and saving it to Dropbox.
- Code on Github
- Ego Collection Demo: Online demonstration version. Doesn’t save data anywhere, so go ahead and play with it all you like.
- Persistent data storage in Shiny apps: Other methods of storing data input to Shiny
November 1, 2017
October 4, 2017
Claudel et al 2017: An exploration of collaborative scientific production at MIT through spatial organization and institutional affiliation
May 24, 2017
GENSI: New graphical tool to collect eco-centered network data
Network Resource Inventory: First steps in content for online tool of resources for network researchers.
Growing Inequality: New book on systems and health disparities.
A Day in the Life of Americans: Nifty simulation of what folks are up to during the day and their movements between activities.
March 1, 2017
February 1, 2017
St. Louis Mayoral Candidate Campaign Donations (works best in Chrome)
December 1, 2016
October 27, 2016
March 10, 2016
Gallery: Gorgeous networks that help us understand the world: TED talk by Manuel Lima demonstrating creative visualizations.
November 16, 2015
Extracting the multiscale backbone of complex weighted networks
Paper | R Code
This paper describes a method for filtering large networks in order to determine the most relevant nodes
October 26, 2015
September 21, 2015