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BESC 2014 : 2014 International Conference on Behavioral, Economic and Socio-Cultural Computing


When Oct 30, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014
Where Shanghai, China
Submission Deadline Jun 5, 2014
Notification Due Aug 10, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 30, 2014
Categories    behavioral computing   economic computing   social computing   socio-cultural computing

Call For Papers

2014 International Conference on Behavioral, Economic and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC 2014)
30 October - 2 November, 2014, Shanghai, China

Important Dates

Paper Submission deadline: 5 June, 2014
Notification of acceptance: 10 August, 2014
Final Camera-ready papers due: 30 August, 2014


All accepted papers will be published by Springer through LNAI series. Selected top quality papers accepted and presented in the conference for extension and publication in the special issue of some international journals.


Behavioral, economic and socio-cultural aspects are increasingly recognized as key components in business intelligence and problem-solving. Accordingly, Behavioral, Economic and Socio-cultural Computing (BESC) has been emerged as new scientific fields that study effective methodologies, techniques and tools for
(1) deeply understanding cognitive and psychological capacities of human beings, and cultural, economic, social, political, legal, online, social media, spatial, environmental, and biological factors, systems, organizations, and institutions;

(2) effectively representing, modeling, analyzing, simulating, evaluating and managing behavioral, economic, social and cultural phenomena, factors, characteristics, dynamics, evolution, consequence and knowledge;

(3) developing quantitative and computational methodologies, approaches, algorithms, tools and systems towards a deeper understanding of dynamics and evolution, relations and interactions, structures and distributions, rules, patterns and exceptions, effects and consequences, and intelligence and emergence in individual and collective BESC entities, systems and organizations;

(4) delivering a deep modeling, analysis and learning of social concepts including trust, credibility, privacy and influence, and intrinsic behavior/economic/socio-cultural patterns and impacts; and

(5) showcasing the intellectual, value, process, and impact contexts that govern the development and use of science and technology into various BESC applications and domains.
BESCí2014 aims to increase potential collaborations and partnerships by bringing together academic researchers and industry practitioners from data mining, statistics and analytics, business and marketing, finance and politics, and behavioral, economic, social and psychological sciences with the objectives to present updated research efforts and progresses on foundational and emerging interdisciplinary topics of BESC, exchange new ideas and identify future research directions.

BESC is in cooperation with ACM SIGKDD and technically co-sponsored by IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

Scope and Topics

BESC'014 encourages topics related but not limited to:
(1) Computational foundations: including statistical/mathematical/logic/evolutionary/formal methodologies, models and theories for engineering, representing, visualizing, analyzing, modeling, evaluating and managing cognitive, behavioral, economic, political, online, social media-based, and socio-cultural phenomena, factors, interactions, relations, structures, contexts and situations, systems and organizations; and for understanding their formation and evolution, dynamics, self-organization, mobility, learning and adaptation, change and emergence, influence, conventions, trust, norms, protocols, roles, responsibilities, utility, effects, privacy, risk, security, and decision-making and formation processes;

(2) Techniques and approaches: including specific tools, algorithms, models, systems, evaluation metrics for acquisition, extraction, detection, summarization, knowledge representation, visualization, classification, regression, clustering, pattern discovery, factor/event/effect analysis, reasoning, relation/structure/distribution analysis, collaborations/conflicts/negotiation mechanisms and crowding/community formation/grouping and diffusion understanding of BESC related systems and organizations; and for collecting, analyzing, managing and utilizing BESC-related networking, textural, imaging, sequential, spatio-temporal, multimedia, graphic and streaming data; and

(3) Applications and systems: including innovative use and showcases, simulation and visualization of BESC problems not limited to networking, socialization, globalization, exception and risk management, crisis analysis and management, security, compliance, recommendation, retrieval and search, innovation, and decision-support.

Submission Guidelines

A submission of up to 16 pages in the Springer's LNCS format is encouraged. Please follow the Springer's guidelines and technical instructions for the preparation of contributions. (

Advisory Committee

* Usama Fayyad ChoozOn Corporation, USA
* Masaru Kitsuregawa University of Tokyo, Japan
* Rao Kotagiri University of Melbourne, Australia
* Bengchin Ooi National University of Singapore
* Xin Yao University of Birmingham, UK
* Philip S Yu University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Steering Committee

* Huan Liu Arizona State University, USA
* Irwin King Chinese University of Hong Kong
* Wolfgan Nejdl Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany
* V.S. Subrahmanian University of Maryland, USA
* Shu-Heng Chen National Chengchi University, Taiwan
* Yong Shi Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
* Feiyue Wang Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
* Geun-Sik Jo Inha University, South Korea
* Longbing Cao University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
* Ee-Ping Lim Singapore Management University, Singapore
* Guandong Xu University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Organizing Committee

General Chairs
* V.S. Subrahmanian University of Maryland, USA
* Shu-Heng Chen National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Conference Chairs
* Osmar Zaiane University of Alberta, Canada
* Herve Martin Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
* Geun-Sik Jo Inha University, South Korea
* Jian Cao Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Program Committee Chairs
* Huan Liu Arizona State University, USA
* Guandong Xu University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
* Wolfgang Nejdl Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany

Local Arrangement Chairs
* Hongming Cai Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
* Wei Liu University of Technology, Sydney

Workshop Chairs
* Bo An Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
* Ya Zhang Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
* Jie Wang Stanford University, USA

Tutorial Chairs
* Jiuyong Li South Australia University, Australia
* Jaideep Srivastava University of Minnesota

Panel Chairs
* Gabriella Pasi Universit‡ di Milano Bicocca, Italy
* Ee-Peng Lim Singapore Management University, Singapore

Sponsorship Chairs
* Guangtao Xue Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Publicity Chairs
* Xiaohui Tao University of Southern Queensland, Australia
* Xin Wang University of Calgary, Canada
* Xiaodong Yue Shanghai University

Registration/Finance Chair
* Qi Gu Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Publication Chair
* Frank Jiang University of Technology, Sydney

Technical Sponsors

* IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
* Springer

Conference organizers

* University of Technology Sydney, Australia
* Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
* Stanford University, USA
* UniversitÈ Joseph Fourier, France

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