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== Call For Papers ==

BEAMS 2015: Behavior Analysis, Modeling, and Steering
- Workshop at IEEE International conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2015), 
November 14, 2015, Atlantic City, New Jersey

With the emergence of online social network sites and web 2.0 
applications, social interactions, online collaboration, citizen 
journalism, information sharing, and e-commerce have become easier than 
ever. Human-generated data has become available on social media at an 
unprecedented scale, providing numerous opportunities for analyzing 
human behavior, mining human behavior, and investigating means to steer 
human behavior at scale. Finding digital traces of human behavior hidden 
among millions of social interactions, textual and multimedia content 
enables conducting research in social sciences, anthropology, 
psychology, and economics at scale. For industrial applications, these 
patterns help understand the social media ecosystem better, in turn 
unleashing full potential to market billions of users.

Topics of interest
Topis of interest in this workshop include but are not limited to:

- Finding prominent human behavioral patterns on social media and web
- Designing machine learning, data mining, network science, and NLP 
tools to glean traces of digital human behavior
- Designing predictive models for human behavior,Understanding human 
behavior and developing causal models that can explain online human behavior
- Developing means of evaluation for validating digital human behavioral 
- Bridging the gap between social media data and studies in linguistics, 
anthropology, ethnography, linguistics, psychology, among others
- Gamification, designing incentive mechanisms, and steering online behavior

Important Dates
Workshop paper submissions:    (Extended) August 17, 2015
Workshop paper notifications:    September 1, 2015
Workshop date:            November 14, 2015

Submission Instructions
Papers should be prepared according to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings 
Manuscript Formatting Guidelines and 
should be at most 6 pages long. The review process is single blind. 
Papers should be submitted in PDF format through the following link:

All papers accepted to BEAMS 2015 will be included in ICDM workshops 
proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

Extended version of selected workshop papers will be invited for 
publication in special issues of international journals after the workshop.

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