Sequences, Traces, and Time Workshop

Date/Time: Friday, May 19, 2017 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Henry Center, Lansing, MI

Widespread digitization is creating new sources of data that record sequences of actions and events over time and space. These action sequences can be used to trace coherent streams of activity in social, economic and business processes as they unfold over time. These sources of data, along with new computational methods, create an opportunity to visualize, analyze, and compare patterns of actions in ways that were never before possible.

This workshop is intended to explore new research opportunities and challenges in the analysis and interpretation of sequence and trace data. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary dialogue and cross-fertilization, as the basic concepts and methods are not unique to any single discipline.

Our keynote speaker, Marshall Scott Poole, is the David L. Swanson Professor of Communication, senior research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and director of I-CHASS: The Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of Illinois. The title of his talk will be: Thinking Sequentially: The Intersection of Theory and Method in the Analysis of Social Processes.

Registration deadline is May 5, 2017. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Candlewood Suites hotel (connected to the Henry Center).

For more information, visit the Center for Business and Social Analytics.