University of Maryland

SoDa Center Workshop: The Future of Measurement, Surveys and Social Data Science Research


The first Social Data Science (SoDa) Center Workshop will serve as a bridge among statisticians, survey methodologists, sociologists, economists, political scientists, journalists, psychologists, information scientists among others interested in combining information from multiple databases in developing reliable inferences at granular levels. 

The Workshop on The Future of Measurement, Surveys and Social Data Science Research is scheduled for September 21, 2022 at the Riggs Alumni Center on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The event will convene a diverse group of approximately 200 researchers and professionals from academia, industry, and government. The workshop sessions will cover a number of timely and relevant topics, including: measuring race, gender, and other protected attributes to inform official statistics and AI models, survey research for social science and health applications; social data science, privacy, and perceptions; measuring emotion, conflict and disagreement; large scale infrastructure for social data science; social data science and collective resilience; and gathering and sampling social media streams.


  • Roundtable Discussions
  • Plenary Speakers
  • Panel Discussion
  • Poster Session
  • Exhibits
  • SoDa Seed Grant Program Announcement



We invite you to submit a one-page abstract until August 19, 2022 via our submission link: EasyChair. Successful presenters will be notified by August 26, 2022. Registration is FREE and presenters must register by September 2nd, 2022 to have their  presentations confirmed. 

The workshop sessions will cover a number of timely and relevant topics, including: 

  •  Survey Research and Health Applications
  •  Improving the Measurement of Economic Activity
  •  Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Improving Survey Research Methods
  •  Privacy and Data Security by Design
  •  Big Data and Machine Learning
  •  Measuring Emotion, Conflict and Disagreement
  •  Large Scale Infrastructure for Social Data Science
  •  Social Data Science and Business Applications
  •  Educational Measurement and Data Science
  •  Geospatial Information Science
  •  Computational Social Science
  •  Government & Applied Political Analytics
  • Disinformation/Misinformation
  • Measuring Food Systems and Agricultural Activity
  • Nonprobability Sample Design and Analysis

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: August 19, 2022
  • Author notifications: August 26, 2022
  • Author registration: September 2nd, 2022
  • Workshop: September 21, 2022


Welcoming Reception: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Meta Office, Washington DC

Workshop: Wednesday, September 21, 2022: 9 am – 5 pm (Continental breakfast from 8 – 9 am)
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
Orem Alumni Hall, University of Maryland.
7801 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742

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