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SBP-BRiMS 2018 : 2018 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation


When Jul 10, 2018 - Jul 13, 2018
Where Washington DC, USA
Submission Deadline Jan 11, 2018
Notification Due Feb 12, 2018
Final Version Due Feb 26, 2018
Categories    social computing   computational social science   behavior modeling

Call For Papers

Regular Paper Submission: 11-January-2018
Author Notification: 12-February-2018
Final Version Submission for Regular Papers: 26-February-2018
Short Papers Submission: 04-May-2018
Author Notification: 01-June-2018
Final Version Submission for Short Papers: 18-June 2018
Doctoral consortium submissions due: 14-May-2018
Tutorial Submission: 14-May-2018
Demo Submission: 14-May-2018
Challenge Problem Submission: 14-May-2018
Author Notification: 01-June-2018
Final Version Submission for Challenge Problem: 25-June 2018
- Note, it is desirable but not required that regular paper abstracts be submitted by the abstract deadline.
All regular papers will be evaluated for: presentation in plenary, presentation in regular session, presentation as poster, or no presentation. All accepted regular papers will be published in the physical proceedings - the Springer LNCS volume. This volume is considered archival.

Short papers are intended for late breaking news, papers at a more conceptual stage, and other types of papers that are not appropriate as a regular paper. All short papers will be evaluated for: presentation as poster or no presentation. All accepted short papers will be published only in the on-line non-archival proceedings. All short papers submitted for late breaking news or poster presentations, if accepted, will be published on-line only in the on-line conference proceedings.

Tutorial submissions are 1 page description of the tutorial. All tutorials are 3 hours in length. All tutorial submissions, if accepted, will be published on-line only in the on-line conference proceedings.

Demo submissions are 1 page description of the software to be demoed and a PDF of the accompanying poster. All accepted demos will be run simultaneously during demo sessions with the posters shown behind the demos. All demo submissions (paper plus pdf of poster), if accepted, will be published on-line only in the on-line conference proceedings.

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

Advances in Sociocultural & Behavioral Process Modeling
* Group formation, interaction, and/or evolution
* Collective action and governance
* Cultural patterns & representation
* Social conventions, social contexts and processes
* Influence process and recognition
* Public opinion representation, identification and modeling
* Information diffusion
* Psycho-cultural situation awareness
* Intelligent agents and avatars/adversarial modeling
* Models of reasoning and decision making
* Performance prediction, assessment, & skill monitoring/tracking
* Intelligent tutoring systems
* Cognitive robotics and human-robot interaction
* Human behavior issues in model federations

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
* Analytics for social and human dynamics

Military & Intelligence Applications
* Group formation and evolution in the political context
* Networks and political influence
* Group representation and profiling
* Reasoning about terrorist group behaviors and policies towards them
* Cyber and attribution
* Computational methods to transform traditional GEOINT and open source data into spatio-temporal information describing events and activities

Applications for Health and Well-being
* Social network analysis to understand health behavior
* Modeling of public health and health care policy and decision making
* Modeling of behavioral aspects of infectious disease spread
* Modeling of behavioral aspects of prevention and treatment for chronic diseases (e.g., cancer, obesity, asthma)
* Intervention design and modeling for behavioral health

Example Other Applications of Interest to the Community
* Economic applications of behavioral and social prediction
* Model federation, integration, verification, or validation
* Evolutionary computing and optimization
* Education, training, professional development and workforce training in modeling and 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.

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

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

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