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2014 International Conference on Behavioural, Economic and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC?014)

30 October ?2 November, 2014, Shanghai, China



Important Dates



Paper Submission deadline: 5 June, 2014

Notification of acceptance: 10 August, 2014

Final Camera-ready papers due: 30 August, 2014







All accepted papers will be published by Springer through LNAI series. Selected top quality papers accepted and presented in the conference for extension and publication in the special issue of some international journals.





Behavioral, economic and socio-cultural aspects are increasingly recognized as key components in business intelligence and problem-solving. Accordingly, Behavioral, Economic and Socio-cultural Computing (BESC) has been emerged as  new scientific fields that study effective methodologies, techniques and tools for

(1) deeply understanding cognitive and psychological capacities of human beings, and cultural, economic, social, political, legal, online, social media, spatial, environmental, and biological factors, systems, organizations, and institutions;


(2) effectively representing, modeling, analyzing, simulating, evaluating and managing behavioral, economic, social and cultural phenomena, factors, characteristics, dynamics, evolution, consequence and knowledge;


(3) developing quantitative and computational methodologies, approaches, algorithms, tools and systems towards a deeper understanding of dynamics and evolution, relations and interactions, structures and distributions, rules, patterns and exceptions, effects and consequences, and intelligence and emergence in individual and collective BESC entities, systems and organizations;


(4) delivering a deep modeling, analysis and learning of social concepts including trust, credibility, privacy and influence, and intrinsic behavior/economic/socio-cultural patterns and impacts; and


(5) showcasing the intellectual, value, process, and impact contexts that govern the development and use of science and technology into various BESC applications and domains.

BESC?014 aims to increase potential collaborations and partnerships by bringing together academic researchers and industry practitioners from data mining, statistics and analytics, business and marketing, finance and politics, and behavioral, economic, social and psychological sciences with the objectives to present updated research efforts and progresses on foundational and emerging interdisciplinary topics of BESC, exchange new ideas and identify future research directions.


Scope and Topics



BESC'014 encourages topics related but not limited to:

(1) Computational foundations: including statistical/mathematical/logic/evolutionary/formal methodologies, models and theories for engineering, representing, visualizing, analyzing, modeling, evaluating and managing cognitive, behavioral, economic, political, online, social media-based, and socio-cultural phenomena, factors, interactions, relations, structures, contexts and situations, systems and organizations; and for understanding their formation and evolution, dynamics, self-organization, mobility, learning and adaptation, change and emergence, influence, conventions, trust, norms, protocols, roles, responsibilities, utility, effects, privacy, risk, security, and decision-making and formation processes;


(2) Techniques and approaches: including specific tools, algorithms, models, systems, evaluation metrics for acquisition, extraction, detection, summarization, knowledge representation, visualization, classification, regression, clustering, pattern discovery, factor/event/effect analysis, reasoning, relation/structure/distribution analysis, collaborations/conflicts/negotiation mechanisms and crowding/community formation/grouping and diffusion understanding of BESC related systems and organizations; and for collecting, analyzing, managing and utilizing BESC-related networking, textural, imaging, sequential, spatio-temporal, multimedia, graphic and streaming data; and


(3) Applications and systems:  including innovative use and showcases, simulation and visualization of BESC problems not limited to networking, socialization, globalization, exception and risk management, crisis analysis and management, security, compliance, recommendation, retrieval and search, innovation, and decision-support.


Submission Guidelines



A submission of up to 16 pages in the Springer's LNCS format is encouraged. Please follow the Springer's guidelines and technical instructions for the preparation of contributions. (


Advisory Committee



* Usama Fayyad                               ChoozOn Corporation, USA

* Masaru Kitsuregawa   University of Tokyo, Japan

* Rao Kotagiri                    University of Melbourne, Australia

* Bengchin Ooi                  National University of Singapore

* Xin Yao                              University of Birmingham, UK

* Philip S Yu                        University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


Steering Committee



* Longbing Cao                                 University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

* Ee-Ping Lim                     Singapore Management University, Singapore

* Huan Liu                           Arizona State University, USA

* Herve Martin                 Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France

* Hiroshi Motoda             Osaka University and AFOSR/AOARD, Japan

* Wolfgan Nejdl                               Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany

* Jian Pei                             Simon Fraser University, Canada

* V.S. Subrahmanian      University of Maryland, USA

* Vincent Tseng                                National Cheng kung University, Taiwan

* Geoff Webb                   Monash University, Australia

* Osmar Zaiane                 University of Alberta, Canada


Organizing Committee



General Chairs

* V.S. Subrahmanian      University of Maryland, USA

* Shu-Heng Chen             National Chengchi University, Taiwan


Conference Chairs

* Osmar Zaiane                 University of Alberta, Canada    

* Herve Martin                 Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France

* Jian Cao                            Shanghai Jiaotong University, China


Program Committee Chairs

* Huan Liu                           Arizona State University, USA

* Guandong Xu                                 University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

* Wolfgang Nejdl             Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany


Local Arrangement Chairs           

* Hongming Cai                                                 Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

* Wei Liu                                                              University of Technology, Sydney


Workshop Chairs

* Bo An                                                                Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

* Ya Zhang                                          Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

* Jie Wang                                          Stanford University, USA


Tutorial Chairs

* Jiuyong Li                                         South Australia University, Australia

* Jaideep Srivastava                       University of Minnesota


Panel Chairs

* Gabriella Pasi                                 Universit?di Milano Bicocca, Italy

* Ee-Peng Lim                                   Singapore Management University, Singapore


Sponsorship Chairs                         

* Guangtao Xue                                               Shanghai Jiaotong University, China


Publicity Chairs

* Xiaohui Tao                                     University of Southern Queensland, Australia

* Xin Wang                                         University of Calgary, Canada

* Xiaodong Yue                                 Shanghai University


Registration/Finance Chair

* Qi Gu                                                 Shanghai Jiaotong University, China


Publication Chair

* Frank Jiang                                      University of Technology, Sydney


Technical Sponsors



* IEEE    

* Springer





* University of Technology Sydney

* Shanghai Jiaotong University

* Stanford University

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