Introduction

The growing challenges of societal sustainability and cohesion are becoming more and more acknowledged worldwide. However, there is a conceptual and analytical gap in understanding the driving forces behind them. Thorough multidisciplinary research efforts are in demand for making valuable contributions, starting from concepts and models, and ending with recommendation and decision support systems capable of contributing to the efficient global and Europe-wide social and environmental sustainable policy formation agendas.

Application of computational models to study issues in the social sciences and humanities has been undergoing rapid development during the last decades. The conference MSBC-2021 aims to create an open panel for the effective dialogue among researchers and practitioners interested in the integration of computer science and social science and humanities, focusing on data-driven operationalisation behind evidence-based decisions.

MSBC-2021 continues the purpose and main topics of the 1st International & EURO Mini Conference MSBC-2019.