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

Regular Paper (10-page) Submission: 22-December-2017
Author Notification: 05-February-2018
Final Version Submission: 26-February-2018
Short/Late Breaking Paper (6-page) Submission: 14-May-2018
Tutorial, Demo, and Challenge Problem Submissions: 14-May-2018
Doctoral consortium submissions due: 14-May-2018
Author Notification: 01-June-2018
Final Version Submission for Short Papers: 18-June 2018
Final Version Submission for Challenge Problem: 25-June 2018

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

All accepted regular papers will be published in our archival physical proceedings - the Springer LNCS volume. Short papers are intended for late breaking findings, research at a more conceptual stage, and other research not appropriate as a regular paper. Accepted short papers will be published only in our on-line non-archival proceedings.

The conference will include the following special sessions:
Pre-conference Tutorial Sessions: July 10 (first day of the conference)
Graduate Consortium: July 13
Poster Session: At Conference Poster Night
Technology Demos: During Conference lunch times and Poster Night
Challenge Problem Evaluation: At Conference Poster Night
Funding Panel & Cross-Fertilization Roundtable
Previous SBP conferences have included a Cross-Fertilization and/or Funding Panels. The purpose of these panels is to help participants become better acquainted with people outside of their discipline and provide an opportunity for conference participants to interact with program managers from various federal funding agencies.

See our webpage (http://sbp-brims.org) for format details. For any questions and inquiries concerning submissions, please email at [email protected]

SBP-BRIMS is an interdisciplinary conference integrating methods from the computational sciences and the social sciences. Submissions are solicited on research issues, theories, methodologies, and applications. Late-breaking research is encouraged. Historical topics of interest have included the following, however this is by no means exhaustive or exclusive:
Advances in Sociocultural & Behavioral Process Modeling
Group formation, interaction, and evolution
Collective action, public opinion representation, and governance
Cultural patterns, representation, and psycho-cultural situation awareness
Social conventions, social contexts and influence processes
Intelligent agents and avatars/adversarial modeling
Models of reasoning and decision making
Performance prediction, assessment, & skill monitoring/tracking
Information, Systems, & Network Science
Data mining and analytics on social media for social and human dynamics
Diffusion and other dynamic processes over networks
Detection and inference over network topologies and changes over time
Analysis of high-dimensional networks, link formations, and link types
Military & Intelligence Applications
Evaluation, modeling and simulation of military capacities and political influence
Impact of technological innovation on influence and information spread
Group representation and profiling, including extremist behaviors and policies
Cybersecurity, cyber-policy, and attribution
Methods of collating open source data into 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
Model federation, validation and integration
Evolutionary computing and optimization
Education, training, professional development and workforce training in modeling and simulation

It is anticipated that a limited number travel scholarships will be available on a competitive basis. Additional information will be provided on the SBP-BRiMS Conference website (http://sbp-brims.org) as it becomes available.

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