Summer Workshop 2014-15

Welcome to the website for the annual Summer Workshop organized by Centre for Mathematical Social Sciences (CMSS). This page will remain as an archive after the event. Please go to the main workshop page.

Call for Participation

The Centre for Mathematical Social Science (CMSS) is pleased to announce that its 6th Summer Workshop will be held at the University of Auckland in the week of 8-12 December 2014. The CMSS is an inter-disciplinary research centre whose members include mathematicians, computer scientists, philosophers and economists. Information on the CMSS, and details of previous Workshops, can be found on our website:
This year’s theme is diffusion in social networks, but submissions on any aspect of mathematical social science are welcome.

Confirmed speakers include:
– Matthew O. Jackson (Stanford University) — Seelye Foundation Fellow
– Damon M. Centola (University of Pennsylvania)

If you would like to participate in the Workshop, please go to the workshop page and register by 15 October 2014. Contributed slides or papers will be archived on the CMSS website. We will be glad to hear from you.

There is no fee for participating in the Workshop.

Patrick Girard (Philosophy)
Dion O’Neale (Physics)
Mark C. Wilson (Computer Science)
University of Auckland


Details to be arranged – sessions held at University of Auckland City Campus.


Workshop Dinner

There will be a conference dinner, details to be arranged.

The dinner is free for presenters. Others wishing to join us for the dinner should contact Patrick Girard ( regarding availability of space and the attendance fee.


Popular hotels and serviced apartments in the vicinity of campus include:

The Quadrant

Waldorf Celestion

The Pullman

Quest Carlaw Park

Quest Parnell

The Langham

Attendees may also be interested in the following events: (to be updated later)


Finally, thanks to our generous sponsors:

  • Department of Computer Science (University of Auckland)
  • University of Auckland Foundation (Seelye Fellowship)