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==== Proceedings will be published by IEEE and indexed by EI, SCI-indexed journal special issue opportunities ====
==== BESC'2014 is in cooperation with ACM SIGKDD and technically co-sponsored by IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. ====

2014 IEEE International Conference on Behavioral, Economic and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC'2014)
30 October - 1 November, 2014, Shanghai, China
Website: http://datamining.it.uts.edu.au/conferences/besc14/

Important Dates
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Paper Submission deadline:           5 July, 2014
Notification of acceptance:          10 August, 2014
Final Camera-ready papers due: 30 August, 2014

Submissions
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https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=besc14

Publications
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All accepted papers will be published by IEEE and included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The conference proceedings will be submitted for EI indexing through INSPEC by IEEE. Selected top quality papers after presented in the conference will be invited for extension and publication in the special issue of international journals, including IEEE Intelligent Systems, WWWJ, and Neurocomputing.The accepted workshop papers will be published through Springer CCIS series, which will be indexed by EI.

Introduction
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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'2014 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
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BESC'2014 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
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Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of seven (7) pages, in the IEEE 2-column format (see the IEEE Press Proceedings Author Guidelines:  http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html ). All submissions will be blind reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to conference topics of interest, originality, significance, and clarity. Author names and affiliations must not appear in the submissions, and bibliographic references must be adjusted to preserve author anonymity. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by the IEEE Press.

Advisory Committee
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* Usama Fayyad                              Barclays, United Kingdom
* Masaru Kitsuregawa     University of Tokyo, Japan
* Rao Kotagiri                   University of Melbourne, Australia
* Vipin Kumar                    University of Minnesota, USA
* Bengchin Ooi                  National University of Singapore
* Xin Yao                            University of Birmingham, UK
* Philip S Yu                        University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


Steering Committee
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* Longbing Cao                 University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
* Shu-Heng Chen                             National Chengchi University, Taiwan
* Geun-Sik Jo                     Inha University, South Korea
* Irwin King                        Chinese University of Hong Kong
* Ee-Ping Lim                     Singapore Management University, Singapore
* Huan Liu                          Arizona State University, USA
* Wolfgan Nejdl                Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany
* Yong Shi                          Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
* V.S. Subrahmanian        University of Maryland, USA
* Feiyue Wang                  Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
* Guandong Xu                  University of Technology, Sydney, Australia


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
* Geun-Sik Jo                     Inha University, South Korea
* 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  Universitidi 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
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* ACM SIGKDD
* IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
* Springer
* IEEE Task Force on Behavioral, Economic and Socio-cultural Computing
* IEEE NSW Section
* ACM SIGKDD Australia and New Zealand Chapter

Conference organizers
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* University of Technology Sydney, Australia
* Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
* Stanford University, USA
* University Joseph Fourier, France

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