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BESC 2022 : The 9th International Conference on Behavioral and Social Computing


When Oct 29, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022
Where Japan
Abstract Registration Due Jul 5, 2022
Submission Deadline Jul 12, 2022
Notification Due Aug 16, 2022
Final Version Due Aug 23, 2022
Categories    social computing   computational social science   digital humanities   natural language processing

Call For Papers

BESC 2022 - Call for papers
Important date
• Abstract Registration: 5 July 2022
• Paper Submission: 12 July 2022
• Notification of Acceptance: 16 August 2022
• Camera ready: 23 August 2022

• Submission of Doctoral Symposium: 20 August 2022
• Notification of Acceptance for Doctoral Symposium: 26 August 2022

• Conference Date: 29-31 Oct. 2022

The 9th International Conference on Behavioral and Social Computing (BESC 2022) will be a hybrid mode Conference, hosted by Matsuyama University, Japan, 29-31 October 2022. BESC conference aims to become a premier forum in which academic researchers and industry practitioners from artificial intelligence, computational social sciences, natural language processing, business and marketing, and behavioral and psychological sciences could present updated research efforts and progresses on foundational and emerging interdisciplinary topics of BESC, exchange new ideas and identify future research directions. Following the successful BESC2014 in Shanghai, China, BESC2015 in Nanjing, China, BESC2016 in Durham, NC, USA, BESC2017 in Krakow, Poland, BESC2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, BESC2019 in Beijing, China, BESC2020 in Bournemouth, UK, BESC 2021 in Doha, Qatar, BESC 2022 will take place in Matsuyama University, Ehime, Japan.

Submission Guidelines
The BESC Organizing Committee invites submissions of applied or theoretical research and application-oriented papers on any below topics as well as Doctoral Symposium track papers.

All submissions should use IEEE two-column style. Templates are available from

Paper submission system is available at:
• All papers must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system in PDF format only. BESC 2021 accepts research papers (6 pages), special session papers (6 pages) and Doctoral Symposium papers (2~4 pages).
• The page count above excludes the references.
• Conference paper review will be double-blind, and submissions not properly anonymized will be desk-rejected without review.
• Doctoral Symposium track submissions don’t need to be double-blind.
• Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.
• Papers must be submitted entirely in English
• Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation.
• Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work. All accepted papers will be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by EI. Top-quality papers presented in the conference will be invited for extension and publication in several special issues of international journals, e.g., World Wide Web Journal (Springer), Web Intelligence, and Social Network Analysis and Mining (Springer).

List of Topics
Social Computing, Computational Social Science and Applications
• Computational models of social phenomena
• Social behavior
• Social network analysis
• Semantic web
• Collective intelligence
• Security, privacy, trust in social contexts
• Social recommendation
• Social influence and social contagions
• Quantifying offline phenomena through online data
• Forecasting of social phenomena
• Science and technology studies approaches to computational social science
• Social media and health behaviors
• Social psychology and personality
• New theories, methods, and objectives in computational social science
Digital Humanities
• Digital media
• Digital humanities
• Digital games and learning
• Digital footprints and privacy
• Crowd dynamics
• Digital arts
• Digital healthcare
• Activity streams and experience design
• Virtual communities (e.g., open-source, multiplayer gaming, etc.)
Natural Language Processing
• Web mining and its social interpretations
• Sentiment Analysis, Stylistic Analysis, and Argument Mining
• Opinion mining and social media analytics
• Credibility of online content
• Computational Linguistics
• Mining big social data
• Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics
Information Management and Information Systems (IS)
• Decision analytics
• E-Business
• Decision analytics
• Computational finance
• Societal impacts of IS
• Human behavior and IS
• IS in healthcare
• IS security and privacy
• IS strategy, structure and organizational impacts
• Service science and IS
Behavior and User Modelling, Privacy, and Ethics
• Behavior change
• Positive technology
• Personalization for individuals, groups and populations
• Large scale personalization, adaptation and recommendation
• Web dynamics and personalization
• Privacy, perceived security and trust
• Technology and Wellbeing
• Ethics of computational research on human behavior

Doctoral Symposium track
The BESC 2022 Doctoral Symposium aims to provide a supportive environment that enables doctoral students to get constructive feedback on their research. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their work with experienced members in the interdisciplinary field of behavioral and social computing. The BESC doctoral symposium covers the same research topics as the conference.

Steering Committee Chair
Guandong Xu, UTS, Australia

General Chair
Shiro UESUGI, Matsuyama University, Japan

Program Committee Chairs
Jianxin Li, Deakin University, Australia
Tun Lu, Fudan University, China

Special Session Chairs
Hemachandran K, Woxsen University, India
Yunliang Chen, China University of Geosciences, China

Doctoral Symposium Chairs
Raian Ali, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qantar

Panel and Tutorial Chairs
Firoj Alam, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Zhaoquan Gu, Guangzhou University, China

Web Chair
Dawei Xu, UTS

Proceedings Chair
Rafiqul Islam, Tennessee Medical University, USA

Publicity Chairs
Zhi-Hui Zhan, South China University of Technology, China
Nayyar Zaidi, Deakin University, Australia

Local Chairs
Bruce Lander, Matsuyama University, Japan
Takashi Okamoto, Ehime University, Japan

All inquiries about the conference, including submissions, can be directed to the organising committee:

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