[Call for Papers] SBP 2015 : 2015 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction

Mar 31, 2015 – Apr 3, 2015
Washington DC, USA
Abstract Registration Due: Nov 7, 2014
Submission Deadline: Nov 14, 2014
Notification Due: Dec 19, 2014
Final Version Due: Jan 16, 2015
http://sbp-conference.org/

SBP is a multidisciplinary conference with a selective single paper track and poster session. SBP also invites a small number of high quality tutorials and nationally recognized keynote speakers.

Social computing harnesses the power of computational methods to study social behavior within a social context. Cultural behavioral modeling refers to representing behavior and culture in the abstract, and is a convenient and powerful way to conduct virtual experiments and scenario analysis. Both social computing and cultural behavioral modeling are techniques designed to achieve a better understanding of complex behaviors, patterns, and associated outcomes of interest. Moreover, these approaches are inherently interdisciplinary; subsystems and system components exist at multiple levels of analysis (i.e., “cells to societies”) and across multiple disciplines, from engineering and the computational sciences to the social and health sciences.

The SBP conference provides a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government agencies to exchange ideas on current challenges in social computing, behavioral modeling and prediction, and on state-of-the-art methods and best practices being adopted to tackle these challenges.

Call for Papers:
Papers (both regular and short papers) are solicited on research issues, theories, and applications. Topics
of interests include, but are not limited to,

Basic Research on Sociocultural & Behavioral Processes using SBP
 Group interaction and collaboration
 Group formation and evolution
 Group representation and profiling
 Collective action and governance
 Cultural patterns & representation
 Social conventions and social contexts
 Influence process and recognition
 Public opinion representation
 Viral marketing and information diffusion
 Psycho-cultural situation awareness

Methodological Issues in SBP
 Mathematical foundations
 Verification and validation
 Sensitivity analysis
 Matching technique or method to research questions
 Metrics and evaluation
 Methodological innovation
 Model federation and integration
 Evolutionary computing
 Network analysis and optimization

Military & Security Applications
 Group formation and evolution in the political context
 Technology and flash crowds
 Networks and political influence
 Group representation and profiling
 Reasoning about terrorist group behaviors and policies towards them

Health Applications of SBP
 Social network analysis to understand health behavior
 Modeling of health policy and decision making
 Modeling of behavioral aspects of infectious disease spread
 Intervention design and modeling for behavioral health

Other Applications of SBP
 Economic applications of SBP
 Reasoning about development aid through SBP
 Reasoning about global educational efforts through SBP

IMPORTANT DATES:
Paper Registration Deadline: November 7, 2014 (11:59pm, EST)
Paper Submission: November 14, 2014 (11:59pm, EST)
Author Notification: December 19, 2014 (11:59pm, EST)

Format and Submission:
SBP15 Conference Proceedings will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LCNS) by Springer. The papers must be in English and MUST be formatted according to the
Springer-Verlag LNCS/LNAI guidelines. Sample LaTeX2e and WORD files are available at
https://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0.

Papers for SBP15 can be in one of two categories: regular papers or short papers. Regular papers will have up to 10 pages and short papers will have up to 6 pages. The short papers will be presented as posters at the conference. Both regular and short papers will be included in the final conference proceedings. Papers should be submitted in PDF before the specified deadlines.
Submission website is open at:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sbp15.