[Corpora-List] First Call for papers - The 8th International Conference on Behavioral and Social Computing (BESC 2021) - Doha, Qatar

Wajdi Zaghouani wajdiz at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 10:38:30 CEST 2021


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CALL FOR PAPERS

The 8th International Conference on Behavioral and

Social Computing (BESC 2021)

Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar, November 9-11, 2021

Conference website: http://besc-conf.org/ ################################################################# The 8th International Conference on Behavioral and Social Computing (BESC 2021) will take place in Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, 9-11 November 2021. BESC conference aims to become a premier forum in which academic researchers and industry practitioners from artificial intelligence, computational social sciences, natural language processing, 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.

The BESC Organizing Committee invites submissions of applied or theoretical research and application-oriented papers on any below topics as well as two special sessions and a Doctoral Symposium track.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* 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 Modeling and Psycholinguistics

* Social Computing, Computational Social Science and Applications

- Computational models of social phenomena

- Social behavior

- 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 behaviors

- Social psychology and personality

- New theories, methods, and objectives in computational social

science

* 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

- Virtual communities (e.g., open-source, multiplayer gaming,

etc.)

* 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

* Behavior and User Modelling, 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

- Ethics of computational research on human behavior

This year, we also welcome submissions to two special sessions and a Doctoral Symposium track:

* Special Session 1 - Covid-19 and Social Computing We call for papers focusing on the relation between Computing and Social Psychology in the context of Covid-19. This includes papers relating to usage of social media and all aspects of social behaviour in the online world in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

* Special Session 2 - Psychology for Cyber Security Papers for this session will focus on how psychology can be applied to cybersecurity. A wide range of aspects of this topic are welcomed, which encompass understanding the motivations of hackers and the social context in which they operate, and how psychology can be applied to protect individuals and organisations from cyber attacks.

* Doctoral Symposium track The BESC 2021 Doctoral Symposium aims to provide a supportive environment that enables doctoral students to get constructive feedback on their research. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their work with experienced members in the interdisciplinary field of behavioral and social computing. The BESC doctoral symposium covers the same research topics as the conference. The Doctoral Symposium track has its own important dates, please consult the Doctoral Symposium track website for more details.

+++++++++++++++ IMPORTANT DATES +++++++++++++++ Submission of papers: 30 Jul 2021 Acceptance notification: 15 Sep 2021 Conference date: 9-11 Nov 2021 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ PAPER SUBMISSION AND PROCEEDINGS ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The paper submission system is available at:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=besc2021

All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to BESC 2021, originality, significance and clarity. Please note:

* Submissions are not anonymous (Single Blind Review process)

* 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 2021 accepts research

papers (6 pages), special session papers (6 pages) and Doctoral Symposium papers (4 pages).

* The page count above excludes the references.

* 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.

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, and Social Network Analysis and Mining (Springer).

++++++++++++++++++++ ORGANIZING COMMITTEE ++++++++++++++++++++

* Conference Chair

Raian Ali, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

* Steering Committee Chair

Guandong Xu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

* Program Committee Chairs

Wajdi Zaghouani, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Xiaohui Tao, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

* Special Session Chair

Hao Chen, Nankai University, China

Emily Arden Close, Bournemouth University, UK

* Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs

Aiman Mohmood M. Erbad, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Barbara Caci, University of Palermo, Italy

* Panel and Tutorial Chair

George Mikros, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Anke Gorzig University of Greenwich, UK

* Proceeding Chair

Xujuan Zhou, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

* Publicity Chair

Md Rafiqul Islam, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Sameha Al-Shakhsi, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Khansa Chemnad, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

* Local Organizers

Tarek S. Eldebsi, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Ezzeddine A. Ben Abdennebi, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

++++++++ CONTACTS ++++++++ All inquiries about the conference, including submissions, can be directed to the organising committee: * ieee.besc at gmail.com

For inquiries specific to the special sessions, please contact: * Emily Arden-Close <eardenclose at bournemouth.ac.uk>

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*Wajdi Zaghouani, Ph.D.*

*Assistant Professor* College of Humanities and Social Sciences

P.O. Box 34110 | Education City | Doha, Qatar tel: +974 4454 5601 | mob: +974 33454992

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