Workshop: Sequences, Traces, & Time

05/19/2017 - 05/20/2017

poster for workshopMay 19-20

Sequences, Traces, & Time: Building a Research Community

The James B. Henry Center (MAP)
3535 Forest Rd., East Lansing, MI 48910 

The MSU Center for Business and Social Analytics is hosting this workshop to explore new research opportunities and challenges in the analysis and interpretation of sequence and trace data. The goal is to promote interdisciplinary dialog and cross-fertilization, as the basic concepts and methods are not unique to any single discipline. (Click on the poster on the right for more information.)


"Thinking Sequentially: The Intersection of Theory and Method in the Analysis of Social Processes" 
Marshall Scott Poole, 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


Empirical researchers who have experience in the analysis of sequence or trace data, as well as researchers who are interested in learning more about it. All participants will be asked to prepare a small poster (11“x17“) to share with the group.


Meals will be provided, but 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):


Participation will be limited by the size of the facility (approximately 60 participants), so early sign-up is encouragedDeadline: Friday, May 5, 2017

To register, please visit

For more information, contact Brian Pentland (