BESC 2023 : 10th International Conference on Behavioural and Social Computing
Call For Papers
*** Call for Papers and Special Session Proposals ***
10th International Conference on Behavioural and Social Computing (BESC 2023)
October 30 - November 1, 2023, 5* Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus
The International Conference on Behavioural and Social Computing (BESC) is a major
international forum that brings together academic researchers and industry practitioners from
artificial intelligence, computational social sciences, natural language processing, business
and marketing, and behavioural and psychological sciences to present updated research
efforts and progresses on foundational and emerging interdisciplinary topics of BESC,
exchange new ideas and identify future research directions.
The BESC series of conferences are technically sponsored by IEEE SMC (Systems, Man and
Cybernetics) Society as well as IEEE CIS (Computational Intelligence Society) (currently pending
approval for the 2023 edition) and the proceedings are published by IEEE
BESC 2023 invites submissions of original, high-quality research papers addressing
cutting-edge developments from all areas of behavioural and social computing. The
conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to
share their knowledge, experience, and perspectives on the latest trends, challenges, and
opportunities in this rapidly evolving field. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Social Computing, Computational Social Science and Applications
• Computational models of social phenomena
• Social behaviour
• 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 behaviours
• Social psychology and personality
• New theories, methods, and objectives in computational social science
• 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.)
Information Management and Information Systems (IS)
• Decision analytics
• Decision analytics
• Computational finance
• Societal impacts of IS
• Human behaviour and IS
• IS in healthcare
• IS security and privacy
• IS strategy, structure and organizational impacts
• Service science and IS
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 Modelling and Psycholinguistics
Behaviour and User Modelling, Privacy, and Ethics
• Behaviour 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 behaviour
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
• E-Learning and M-Learning
• Open and Distance Learning
• User modeling and personalization in TEL
• TEL in secondary and in higher education
• New tools for TEL
The paper submission system is using Easy Chair and the submission link is:
All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality,
relevance to BESC 2023, originality, significance and clarity.
• All submissions should use IEEE two-column style. Templates are available here:
• All papers must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system in PDF
format only. BESC 2023 accepts research papers (6 pages), special session papers (6 pages)
and Doctoral Symposium papers (4 pages).
• The page count above excludes the references (but includes any appendices).
• Paper review will be double-blind, and submissions not properly anonymized will be
desk-rejected without review.
• 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 clearly submitted in English and 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
• All accepted papers will be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by EI. Top quality papers
after presented in the conference will be selected for extension and publication in several
special issues of international journals, e.g., World Wide Web Journal (Springer), Web
Intelligence (IOS Press), and Social Network Analysis and Mining (Springer), Human-Centric
Intelligent Systems (Springer), Information Discovery and Delivery (Emerald Publishing).
SPECIAL SESSION PROPOSALS
The Organizing Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions that cover any topic related
to BESC. Special Sessions can also cover any other area focusing on challenging open problems
of relevance in applications on Behavioural, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Computing.
Papers accepted in the Special Sessions will be included in the same conference volume with
those accepted in the main track and will be candidates for being invited to the journal special
issues that will be organised for BESC 2023.
The proposals for organising Special Sessions should be submitted to the Special Sessions
Chairs by the indicated deadline. A proposal should be submitted in PDF, be no longer than 2
pages in length, and contain the following:
(i) Title of the proposed Special Session.
(ii) Names, affiliations and contact information of the proposers.
(iii) Names and affiliations of the Program Committee of the proposed Special Session.
(iv) Description of the proposed Special Session, including the covered topics and the rationale
as to why it fits into the themes of BESC.
(v) A dissemination plan of the CFP for the proposed Special Session that the proposers will
undertake, if their proposal is accepted.
• Submission of Special Session proposals: 10 April 2023
• Acceptance notification for Special Session proposals: 15 April 2023
• Submission of all papers: 15 July 2023
• Notification of acceptance for submitted papers: 15 September 2023
• Camera-Ready Submission: 1 October 2023
• Author Registration: 1 October 2023
Steering Committee Chair
• Guandong Xu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
• George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
• Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
• Ji Zhang, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Special Session Chairs
• Taotao Cai, University of Southern Queensland, Australia (taotao.cai AT usq.edu.au)
• Ting Yu, Zhejiang Lab, China (yuting AT zhejianglab.com)
The complete list of Chair posts and members of the Program Committee are available
on the conference web site. For general enquiries, please send an e-mail to:
ieee.besc AT gmail.com .