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SBP-BRiMS 2016 : 2016 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation


When Jun 28, 2016 - Jul 1, 2016
Where Washington, DC, USA
Abstract Registration Due Jan 22, 2016
Submission Deadline Jan 28, 2016
Notification Due Mar 1, 2016
Final Version Due Mar 14, 2016
Categories    social computing   behavior modeling   prediction   simulation

Call For Papers

2016 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation
June 28 - July 1, 2016, UCDC Center, Washington DC, USA

All papers are qualified for the Best Paper Award. Papers with student first authors will be considered for the Best Student Paper Award. Those receiving these awards will be invited to publish an extended version in a special issue of the journal Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory.


General Paper Registration Deadline: January 22, 2016
General Paper Due: January 28, 2016
Author Notification: March 1, 2016
Final Version: March 14, 2016

- Note, all general papers will be evaluated for: presentation in plenary, presentation as poster, or no presentation. All accepted papers will be published in the physical proceedings.

Posters & Demos Short Papers Registration Deadline: None
Short Papers due: February 1 - May 1, 2016 (rolling)
Author Notification: 2 weeks after submission

- This submission is intended for late breaking results, technology demos, those papers from industry, government or the military where constraints prevent the authors from writing a full paper. All short papers (including those describing demos) will be evaluated for: presentation as a poster, or no presentation. All accepted papers will be published in the online proceedings only.

Tutorial proposals due: February 1, 2016

Pre-conference Tutorial Sessions: June 28, 2016
Poster Session: June 29 evening
Technology Demos: June 29 - July 1, 2016
Challenge Problem Evaluation: June 29 evening
Conference General Paper Presentations: June 29-July 1, 2016, in plenary


Submissions are solicited on research issues, theories, and applications. Topics of interests include the following:

* Intelligent agents and avatars/adversarial modeling
* Cognitive robotics and human-robot interaction
* Models of reasoning and decision making
* Model validation & comparison
* Socio-cultural M&S: team/group/crowd/behavior
* Physical models of human movement
* Performance assessment & skill monitoring/tracking
* Performance predicition/enhancement/optimization
* Intelligent tutoring systems
* Knowledge acquisition/engineering
* Human behavior issues in model federations

Basic Research on Sociocultural & Behavioral Processes
* 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
* Information diffusion
* Psycho-cultural situation awareness

Methodological Issues
* 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
* Optimization

Information, Systems, & Network Science
* Data mining on social media platforms
* Diffusion and other dynamic processes over networks
* Inference of network topologies and changes over time
* Analysis of link formations and link types
* Detection of communities and other types of structures in networks
* Analysis of high-dimensional networks

Military & Intelligence Applications
* Evaluation, modeling and simulation
* 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
* 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
* Economic applications of behavioral and social prediction
* Viral marketing
* Reasoning about development aid through social modeling
* Reasoning about global educational efforts through cognitive simulation


The conference solicits three categories of papers:

Regular papers (max. 10 pages)
All topics and authors (academic, government, industry) welcome
Published in a Springer volume and online. Plenary or poster presentation.

Late-breaking results (max. 6 pages)
All topics and authors welcome.
Published online. Typically a poster or plenary presentation.

Demos and Industry Track (2-page abstract, or max. 6 pages)
Published online. Typically a poster or demo presentation.

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

A selection of authors will be invited to contribute journal versions of their papers to one of two planned special issues of the Springer journal “Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory” and another high-profile journal.

Authors of accepted submissions of any category have the choice to withhold their paper from publication online and in the Springer book. The submission, however, follows the regular format and undergoes the same review process.

The submission website will be available at:

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