The Social Sciences are undergoing deep changes in terms of research style, data availability, underlying knowledge, and methods. Today, the availability of social ''big data'' cannot be overlooked by social scientists. Big data utilization and management will be an integral part of the future of Computational Social Science. The 2013 edition of the Lipari Summer School on Computational Social Science will bring together world-class experts in the fields of quantitative social science and big data analysis to provide a lecture and workshop series to an interdisciplinary international audience. The goal of the 2013 edition is to expose social science researchers to tools and methods for analyzing big datasets of socially relevant information.