Computational social science revolutionizes both fundamental legs of the scientific method: empirical research, especially through big data, by analyzing the digital footprint left behind through social online activities; and scientific theory, especially through computer simulation model building through social simulation.
The Computational Social Science Society of the Americas official website
The Computational Social Science Society of the Americas (CSSSA) is a professional society that aims to advance the field of computational social science in all its areas, including basic and applied orientations, by holding conferences and workshops, promoting standards of scientific excellence in research, teaching, and publishing research findings and results.
CSSSA has the goals of:
Improve the scientific credibility of computational social science.
Maintain a institutionally neutral society characterized by scientific integrity.
Promote the advancement of computational social science through scientific exchange, transparency, and open discussion.