14:00 - 14:30Welcome Addresses
  • Dirk Leuffen
    Vice Rector University of Konstanz

  • Ulrik Brandes
    ETH Zurich

  • Thomas Hinz 
    Academy of Sociology


14:30 -

Nils Weidmann
University of Konstanz (DE)
Invited Speaker
Remote-Sensing Digital Interactions: Using Network Measurement for Political Science Research


15:00 - 15:30

Sophie Mützel
University of Lucerne (CH)
Invited Speaker
Sociological Research in the Digital Age: Analytical and Methodological Challenges and Opportunities


15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 -

Andreas Diekmann
ETH Zurich (CH) and University of Leipzig (DE)
Invited Speaker
Trust, Trade, and Technology. Theory and Research on Trust Relations in the Digital World


16:30 - 17:15

Dissertation Award Ceremony

Hanno Kruse
University of Cologne (DE)

Residential Barriers and Bridges to the Social Integration of Young Immigrants in Germany


17:30 - 19:30

AS Business Meeting



Early Career Researcher Reception

Constanzer Wirtshaus

Time Program Location
09:00 - 10:30 Reputation and Open Peer Production on Digital Platforms
Chair: Andreas Jungherr
  • Wojtek Przepiorka
    University of Utrecht (NL)
    Invited Speaker
    The Effectiveness of Online Reputation Systems to Promote Social and Economic Exchange

  • Achim Edelmann, Rudolf Farys
    Bern University
    Discrimination on Social Trading Platforms
  • Lea Stahel
    University of Zurich
    "Shaming Divides": How Capital-Rich Public Figures are Aggressively Shamed by Their Audiences
  • Juergen Lerner¹, Alessandro Lomi²
    ¹University of Konstanz; ²University of Lugano
    The Liability of Balance in Open Peer-Production
09:00 - 10:30 

Network Mechanisms
Chair: Ulrik Brandes

  • Markus Strohmaier
    RWTH Aachen and GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
    Invited Speaker
    Modeling of Minorities in Social Networks 

  • Johannes Weyer
    TU Dortmund
    Governance in the Digital Age. Combining Insights From Analytical Sociology and Agent-Based Modelling
  • Christoph Spörlein¹, Elmar Schlüter2, Pamina Noack¹
    1University of Bamberg, 2University of Gießen
    Ethnic Insults in YouTube Comments: Social Contagion and Selection Effects During the German Immigration Crisis
  • Malte Doehne, Katja Rost 
    University of Zurich
    Network Mechanisms of Localized Knowledge Spillovers in the Geography of Innovation 
09:00 - 10:30 Labor Market and Digitalization I
Chair: Thomas Hinz
  • Anja-Kristin Abendroth, Martin Diewald, Mareike Reimann
    Bielefeld University
    How Digitalized is Work in Large German Workplaces, and how is Digitalized Work Perceived by Workers? New Insights In the Digitalization of Work
  • Sophia Zimmermann
    University of Konstanz
    Digital Fluency - a Key Competence to Perform in the Digital Age?
  • Philipp Brandt
    University of Mannheim
    The Data Scientist Role: Professional Identity Construction in the Digital Age
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00 - 12:30 Open Session on Inequality and Education
Chair: Claudia Diehl
  • Pia Blossfeld
    Universitity of Leipzig
    Social Origin and the Long-Term Changes in the Transitions Between the Academic and Non-Academic Educational Tracks After the First Educational Degree: Implications for the German Vocational Training System
  • Felix Bittmann, Steffen Schindler
    University of Bamberg
    Alternative Routes to Higher Education Eligibility in Germany – Diversion, Inclusion, Equalisation?
  • Christoph Müller
    Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
    Vocational Retraining in the Context of Technological Change and Social Inequality
  • Clemens Ohlert
    Office of the Minimum Wage Commission
    Decline of Collective Bargaining, the Introduction of a General Minimum Wage and the Distribution of Hourly Wages, 2010-2014
  • A702
  • 11:00 - 12:30
Terrorism and Social Media
Chair: Karsten Donnay
  • Christian Czymara, Alexander Schmidt-Catran
    Goethe University Frankfurt
    Islamist Terrorism, Online Media and Support for Refugees in Germany
  • Christof Nägel¹, Mark Lutter²
    ¹German Police University, ²University of Wuppertal
    The Christmas Market Attack in Berlin and Attitudes Toward Refugees: A Natural Experiment with Data from the European Social Survey
  • Fabian Winter, Amalia Alvarez-Benjumea
    Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
    The Breakdown of Anti-Racist Norms: A Natural Experiment on Normative Uncertainty after Terrorist Attacks
  • Malte Reichelt
    Terrorist Events, Media Coverage and Their Effects on Labor Market Segregation in Germany
11:00 - 12:30 Labor Market and Digitalization II
Chair: Thomas Hinz


  • Anita Tisch, Sophie-Charlotte Meyer
    Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Work Intensification and Digitalisation of Work
  • Michael Otto, Andreas Damelang
    FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Who is Hit by Automation Technology? - Testing Skill Inequality and Occupational Inequality with German Robot Data
  • Simon Walo
    University of Zurich
    Skills, Automation, and Occupational Change
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break K7
13:30 - 14:30

Poster Session

  • Emily Bello-Pardo1, Carly Knight2, Jeff Lockhart3, Stan Oklobdzija4, iacopo Pozzana5, Martijn Schoonvelde6, Carsten Schwemmer7
    1American University, 2New York University, 3University of Michigan, 4University of California San Diego, 5Birkbeck, University of London, 6University College Dublin, 7University of Bamberg
    Potentials and Biases of Image Recognition Algorithms
  • Dirk Betz1, Claudia Biniossek1, Hermann Helke2
    1GESIS, 2University of Vienna
    x-hub Project: Transdisciplinary Reuse of Experimental Data
  • Claudia Biniossek1, Dirk Betz1, Hermann Helke2
    1GESIS, 2University of Vienna
    x-science Repository Service for Different Types of Sociological Experiments
  • Matthias Collischon
    University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
    Personality Traits as a Partial Explanation for Gender Wage Gaps and Glass Ceilings
  • Freya Gassmann¹, Janina Beck², Nora Gourmelon², Zinaida Benenson²
    ¹Saarland University, ²University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
    What is More Valuable: Confidentiality or Availability of Data? Work in Process on an Online Experiment Using Willingness to Pay in a Ransomware Scenario to Examine Users’ Valuation of Their Data
  • Elisa Gensler, Anja Abendroth
    Bielefeld University
    Digitalised Regulation and Control and the Implications for Work Autonomy
  • Zbignev Gricevic
    HU Berlin
    Segregation and Charitable Giving
  • Hermann Helke
    University of Vienna
    Communication Structures vs. Contextual Vocabulary of Shared Generic Terms
  • Per Kropp, Katharina Dengler
    Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
    Social Consequences of the Digital Transformation of Occupations
  • Aleksandra Urman, Mykola Makhortykh 
    University of Bern, University of Amsterdam
    Webs of Deception: Detecting and Measuring the Diffusion of Online Disinformation During the Elections in Ukraine
  • Ramona Martins, Daniel Degen
    University of Education Luzern 
    Innovation Transfer in Vocational and Educational Training (VET) System Switzerland
  • Ingrid Stöhr, Corinna Krämer
    Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)
    School Performance: Does Distance to School Matter?
  • Sandra Walzenbach¹, Annette Jäckle¹, Jon Burton¹, Mick P. Couper², Tom Crossley¹
    ¹University of Essex, ²University of Michigan
    Foot-in-the-Door or Door-in-the-Face? A Survey Experiment on Multiple Requests for Consent to Data Linkage
  • Sebastian Weingartner
    University of Zürich
    Is Television Dead? The Digital Divide and Omnivorous Film Consumption
  • Fabienne Wöhner, Sebastian Mader
    University of Bern
    Digitalization and the Labour Market: Home Office and Flextime Usage in International Comparison
14:30 - 16:00 Open Session on Social Inequality
Chair: Cornelia Kristen
  • Holger Lengfeld, Stephanie Pravemann, Katharina Müller
    University of Leipzig
    The German Middle Class: the Sensitive Center of Society?
  • Andreas Eberl
    IAB Nuremberg
    Who Cares about Social Capital? The Effect of Informal Caregiving on Social Capital Investments
  • Anna-Theresa Saile¹, Susanne Strauß¹, Andreas Haupt²
    ¹University of Konstanz, ²KIT Karlsruhe
    Explaining Women’s Increasing Contribution to the Couple Income. The Case of East and West Germany 1976-2011
  • Ariane Bertogg, Susanne Strauß
    University of Konstanz
    How Couples’ Division of Labour Influences Their Caregiving Activities – a European Comparison Among the 50+ Population
14:30 - 16:00  Opinion Formation
Chair: Andreas Jungherr
  • Michael Maes
    University of Groningen (NL) 
    Invited Speaker
    Do Filter Bubbles Foster Opinion Polarization? What We Know and What We Need to Know to Answer this Question 

  • Susumu Shikano1, Theresa Kuentzler1, Taehee Kim
    1University of Konstanz, 2University of Oldenbourg
    A Paradox of Digital Innovation in Political Participation: Emerging new Digital Divides
  • Kieran Mepham, András Vörös, Christoph Stadtfeld
    ETH Zurich
    The Joint Dynamics of Social Networks and Political Opinions: A Bipartite Network Approach
  • Amalia Alvarez-Benjumea, Fabian Winter, Nan Zhang
    Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
    Tracking the Trump Effect: A Long-Term Study of How Political Campaigns Change the Unsayable
14:30 - 16:00 Labor Market and Digitalization III
Chair: Thomas Hinz
  • Matthias Dütsch
    Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
    The Effect of Wage Shocks on Automatable Jobs. Evidence from the Introduction of the German Minimum Wage 
  • Myriam Baum, Felix Lukowski
    Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) 
    Work in the Digital Age: More Complexity, More Training? Firm-Level Evidence from Germany 
  • Anja-Kristin Abendroth
    Bielefeld University 
    Digitalized Work as a Status Characteristic? Investigating the Implications of Digitalized Work for Claims Making for Career Advancement Among Different Groups of Workers in Large German Workplaces 
  • Hilke Brockmann, John Torpey, Wiebke Drews
    European University Institute
    A Class for Itself? On the Worldviews of the New Tech Elite 
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break  
16:30 - 18:00 Mixed Methods and Data Quality
Chair: Karsten Donnay
  • Jana Diesner
    University of Illinois (USA)
    Invited Speaker

    Impact of Human Decision Making on Social Computing Research
  • Christoph Beuthner¹, Bernd Weiß¹, Florian Keusch², Henning Silber¹
    ¹GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, ² University of Mannheim
    Linking Digital Data to Survey Data – Respondents Willingness to Consent and the Potential of Facebook Data
  • Jan Rasmus Riebling¹, Andreas Schmitz², Jörg Blasius²
    ¹University of Wuppertal, ²University of Bonn
    Data Quality of Process-Generated Data 
  • Elad Ben Elul
    Tel Aviv University, Israel
    The Privacy Settings of the House and the Architecture of Social Networks: A Case Study from Urban Ghana 
16:30 - 18:00 Political Sociology
Chair: Sebastian Schnettler
  • Philipp Lutscher
    University of Konstanz
    Digital Responses to Sanctions? Denial-of-Service Attacks against Sender Countries
  • Vincenz Frey¹, Delia Baldassarri², Francesco Billari¹
    ¹Bocconi University, ²New York University
    Internet Access and Participation: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment
  • Katrin Paula
    University of Mannheim
    Sometimes less is more: Censorship, News Falsification, and Disapproval in 1989 East Germany
  • Simon Kühne, Dorian Tsolak
    Bielefeld University
    Welfare State Support and Stereotypes Towards Recipients
16:30 - 18:00 Environmental Applications of Digital Data
Chair: Thomas Wöhler
  • Tobias Rüttenauer
    TU Kaiserslautern/University of Oxford
    Using Large Scale Register Based Data to Analyse Environmental Inequality: Different Measures, Different Scales - Same Results?
  • Valentina Rotondi¹, Ridhi Kashyap², Luca Maria Pesando³, Simone Spinelli¹, Francesco C. Billari¹
    ¹Bocconi University, ²Oxford University, ³University of Pennsylvania
    Leveraging Mobile Phones to Attain Sustainable Development
  • Axel Franzen, Fabienne Wöhner
    University of Bern
    The Impacts of the Digitalization of the Labour Market on Commuting Behaviour in Switzerland: Evidence from the Swiss Mobility and Transport Microcensus
  • Marco Hellmann, Jan Schlüter
    TU Dortmund
    Data-Driven Coordination Between Human Driver and Partially Automated Car. Measurement Challenges of Human-Machine-Interaction
18:15 - 19:15 Presentation Open Science Initiative A701
20:00 - 22:00 Conference Dinner il Boccone

Time Program Location
09:00 - 10:30

Gender and Ethnic Biases
Chair: Sebastian Schnettler

  • Ridhi Kashyap
    University of Oxford
    Invited Speaker

    Measuring Global Gender Inequality Indicators Using Large-Scale Online Advertising Data

  • Claudia Wagner
    University Koblenz-Landau and GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
    Invited Speaker

    Digital Manifestations of Gender Bias
  •  Carsten Schwemmer, Sebastian Jungkunz
    University of Bamberg
    Whose Ideas are Worth Spreading? The Representation of Women and Ethnic Groups in TED Talks
09:00 - 10:30

Open Session on Replication and Publication Bias
Chair: Katrin Auspurg

  • Gerhard Krug, Benjamin Fuchs
    Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
    Will the True Causal Effect Please Stand Up? – A Critique of Using Fixed-Effects Regression to Estimate the Effects of Personal Contacts on Wages
  • Nico Sonntag
    Bergische Uni Wuppertal
    Not Seeing the Forest for the IVs
  • Andreas Schneck
    LMU München
    Are Really Most of our Research Findings False? An Empirical Estimation of Trends in Statistical Power, Publication Bias and the False Discovery Rate in Psychological Journals (1975-2017)
  • Katarina Zigova1, Thomas Hinz1, Chris Doucouliagos2
    1University of Konstanz, 2Deakin University 
    Publication Bias and Academic Age: Evidence from Meta-Studies in Economics
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00 - 12:30 Open Session on Integration of Immigrants
Chair: Claudia Diehl
  • Johanna Gereke
    Covert Discrimination is Unaffected by Immigrants’ Socioeconomic Status
  • Amalia Alvarez Benjumea
    Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
    Uncovering Hidden Opinions: The Contagion of Anti-immigrant Views
  • Jörg Dollmann, Markus Weißmann
    Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung
    The Story after Immigrants' Ambitious Educational Choices: Real Improvement or Back to Square One?
  • Julia Rüdel, Jan-Philip Steinmann
    Göttingen University
    "With a Little Help From my Educated Friends": Revisiting the Role of Social Capital for New and Long-Term Immigrants' Labour Market Integration in Germany
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch Break A5
13:15 - 13:45

Suzy Moat
University of Warwick (UK)
Invited Speaker

Sensing Human Behavior with Online Data

13:45 - 14:15

Emilio Zagheni
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (DE) and University of Washington, Seattle (US)
Invited Speaker

Using Digital Trace Data for Demographic Research

14:15 - 14:45

Dirk Helbing
ETH Zurich (CH)
Invited Speaker

Digital Society and Sustainability Transition - Grand Challenges for the Social Sciences

14:45 - 15:00 Closing Remarks A701