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BESC 2020 : BESC 2020: The 7th International Conference on Behavioural and Social Computing (VIRTUAL)

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Link: http://besc-conf.org/2020/
 
When Nov 4, 2020 - Nov 7, 2020
Where VIRTUAL - Bournemouth, UK
Submission Deadline Aug 14, 2020
Notification Due Sep 30, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 15, 2020
Categories    social informatics   digital humanity   cyber psychology   data analytics
 

Call For Papers

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CALL FOR PAPERS [with COVID-19 Note]

The 7th International Conference on Behavioral and Social Computing (BESC 2020)
ONLINE- Virtually hosted by Bournemouth University, United Kingdom, 5-7 November 2020)

*** Paper Submission Deadline *** - EXTENDED to 14 Aug 2020

Conference Website: http://besc-conf.org/2020/

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COVID-19 Note
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- BESC 2020 conference will run online
- All accepted BESC2020 papers will pay a reduced amount of fee, mainly to cover proceedings, technical and organisational support, and online hosting;
- Presentations for BESC 2020 shall be prepared by authors with audio/video embedded on them. They will be uploaded online and made accessible to the conference registrants and, with authors’ consent, to the public.
- Both synchronous and asynchronous Q&A will be arranged. This is to accommodate differences in timezones.
- Authors of BESC2020 accepted papers will be given the option to present in BESC2021; they will pay a discounted registration fees.

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The 7th International Conference on Behavioral and Social Computing (BESC 2020) is planned to take place in Bournemouth, United Kingdom, 5-7 November 2020.

BESC conference aims to become a premier forum in which academic researchers and industry practitioners from artificial intelligence, 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 will take place in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom.

The BESC Organizing Committee invites submissions of applied or theoretical research and application-oriented papers on any below topics.





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TOPICS OF INTEREST
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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Social Computing and Applications
- Social behavior
- Social network analysis
- Semantic web
- Collective intelligence
- Security, privacy, trust in social contexts
- Social recommendation


* 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

* 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

* Behavior and User Modeling, 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

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IMPORTANT DATES
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Papers Submission due: 14 Aug 2020
Notification of Acceptance: 30 Sep 2020
Camera-ready due: 15 Oct 2020
Conference date: 5-7 Nov 2020

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PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
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All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to BESC 2020, originality, significance and clarity. Please note:

- All submissions should use IEEE two-column style. Templates are available from
http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html
- All papers must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system in PDF format only. BESC 2020 accepts research papers (6 pages), industry papers (2 pages), special session papers (6 pages) and demo papers (2 pages). Extra pages need to be agreed with the program chairs in advance to the submission.
- 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 work.

Paper submission system is available at:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=besc2020

All accepted conference papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I), e.g. EI and DBLP. 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) and Social Network Analysis and Mining (Springer).

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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* Conference Chair
John McAlaney, Bournemouth University, UK

* Steering Committee Chair
Guandong Xu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

* Program Committee Chairs
Raian Ali, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Hongzhi Yin, University of Queensland, Australia

* Special Session Chair
Lin Qiu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

* Local Arrangement Chair
Sarah Hodge, Bournemouth University, UK

* Publicity Chair
Elvira Bolat, Bournemouth University, UK
Hongxu Chen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Imran Razzak, Deakin University, Australia

* Publication Chair
Emily Arden-Close, Bournemouth University, UK

* Industry Chair
Jose Abdelnour-Nocera, University of West London, UK

* Web Chair
Shaowu Liu, University of Technology, Sydney


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CONTACTS
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* General enquiry: ieee.besc@gmail.com

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