Workshop on Sequences, Traces and Time

Topic: Sequences, Traces and Time
Temporal and spatial trace data are increasingly available and relevant to a wide range of disciplines, from small group dynamics to cultural geography. At the same time, there is a rapid growth in computational tools to analyze trace data.  In this meeting, we plan to bring top scholars from diverse areas to share ideas and perspectives on theory, method and new directions for research.

Location: Henry Center, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI 48910

Date: May 19-20, 2017

Program: 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. Scott has applied computational
and qualitative approaches to sequence analysis in research on group, organizational,
and inter-organizational processes. The title of his talk will be: Thinking
Sequentially: The Intersection of Theory and Method in the Analysis of Social Processes. 

Registration:  Registration deadline is May 5, 2017:  http://tinyurl.com/CBSA-EventReg
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):
http://henrycenter.broad.msu.edu/attend-an-event/candlewood-suites/

Tentative schedule: 

Thursday May 18
6:30-8:30 Dinner for early arrivals @ Four Seasons (out-of-town guests only)

Friday May 19
7:30 Continental Breakfast @ Henry Center
9:00 Keynote (Scott Poole)
10:30 Talk/discussion
12:00 Lunch @ Henry Center
1:00 Talk/discussion/break
2:30 Talk/discussion
4:00 Wrap-up
6:00 Bus to Dinner

Saturday May 20
7:30 Continental Breakfast @ Henry Center
9:00 Talk/discussion/break
10:30 Talk/discussion
12:00 Lunch @ Henry Center
1:00 Talk/discussion/break
2:30 Wrap-up session
3:00 Done