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*** 4th International Conference on Behavioural, Economic,          ***
*** and Socio-Cultural Computing -  16-18 October, 2017 (BESC 2017) ***

4th International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, and Socio-Cultural 
Computing (BESC2017)  will  take  place  in  AGH  -  University of 
Science and Technology - Krakow - POLAND, 16-18 October, 2017,

BESC aims to become a premier forum in which academic researchers and 
industry practitioners from data  mining, artificial intelligence, 
statistics  and analytics, business and marketing, finance and politics, 
and behavioral,  economic, social 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.

All accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as 
well  as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) services, e.g. EI, DBLP 
and Thomson Reuters  (Web of Science). Top quality papers after 
presented in the conference will be selected for extension and 
publication in several special issues of international journals, including
  1) World Wide Web Journal (Springer),
  2) Social Network Analysis and Mining (Springer)
  3) Information  Discovery and Delivery Journal (SSCl-Indexed).

  **   Place    **

This edition of the conference takes place in Krakow, at the AGH 
University of Science and Technology. Krakow is the second largest and 
one   of the oldest cities in Poland. The city is located in the 
southern part of Poland  in the Lesser Poland region.
The history of the city dates back to the 7th century.
Since the Middle Ages Krakow had been the capital of the Polish state 
until the 17th century  and has kept the character of a spiritual 
capital till the present day.
Poland is a member of the European Union since  May 2004 and Schengen 
Area since 2007.

The AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH-UST) is one of the 
leading technical  universities in Poland.  The university was 
established on 20th October, 1919, and was formerly known as the 
University of Mining and Metallurgy. Being mainly a technical school, 
AGH serves science  and industry through educating students,
the development of academic staff,  as well as research and development.

** Important Dates:  **

  Submissions Papers due: 29/05/2017
  Notification due:       16/07/2017
  Camera-ready due:       02/08/2017
  Conference date:     16-18/10/2017

** Areas of interest: **

* Behavioral and Economic Computing
    - Agent-based modeling
    - Artificial/experimental markets
    - Asset pricing
    - Computational finance
    - Financial crises
    - Monetary policy
    - Optimization
    - Volatility modeling
    - Evolutionary economics

* Digital Humanities
    - Digital media
    - Digital humanities
    - Digital games and learning
    - Digital footprints and privacy
    - Twitter histories creation
    - Crowd dynamics
    - Digital arts
    - Digital Healthcare
    - Mobile technologies
    - Activity streams and experience design

* Information Management and Systems
    - Decision Analytics
    - E-Business
    - 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

  * Social Computing and Applications
    - Social behavior
    - Social network analysis
    - Semantic web
    - Collective intelligence
    - Security, privacy, trust in social contexts
    - Social commerce and related applications
    - Social recommendation
    - Social data mining

  * User Modeling, Privacy, and Ethics
    - Personalization for individuals, groups and populations
    - Large scale personalization, adaptation and recommendation
    - Web dynamics and personalization
    - Privacy, perceived security and trust

** Submissions: **

All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis
of technical quality, relevance, originality, significance, and clarity.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format through:
* All submissions should use IEEE two-column style. Templates are 
available from 

* BESC2017 accepts scientific papers (6 pages), position papers
   (2 pages) and demo papers (2 pages)
* Submission of a paper is 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.

** Organizing Committee **

  General Chair
  - Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada

  Conference Co-Chairs
  - Jaroslaw Kozlak, Faculty of IET, AGH-UST, Krakow, Poland
  - Klaus Mueller, Faculty of Humanities, AGH-UST, Krakow, Poland

  Program Committee Co-Chairs:
  - Yves Demazeau, CNRS, France
  - JianBo Gao, Guangxi University, China

  Steering Committee
  - Guandong Xu, UTS, Australia
  - Huan Liu, Arizona State University, USA
  - Irwin King, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  - Wolfgang Nejdl, Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany
  - V.S. Subrahmanian, University of Maryland, USA
  - Leon Wang, National Kaohsiung University, Taiwan
  - Feiyue Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  - Geun-Sik Jo, Inha University, South Korea
  - Longbing Cao, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  - Ee-Peng Lim, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  - Jian Cao, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  - Jie Wang, Stanford University, USA

  Research Track Chairs

  Behavioral and Economic Computing:
  - Herbert Dawid, Bielefeld, Germany
  - Jingjing Zhang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

  Digital Humanities:
  - Koraljka Golub, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  - Ekaterina Lapina-Kratasyuk, Russian State University for the 
Humanities, Russia
  - Krzysztof Pietrowicz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

  Information Management and Systems:
  - Wu He, Old Dominion University, USA
  - Xitong Li, HEC Paris, France

  Social Computing and Applications:
  - Chris Kuhlman, Virginia Tech, USA
  - Anna Zygmunt, AGH-UST, Krakow, Poland
  User Modeling, Privacy, and Ethics:
  - Yidong Li, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  - Eugenio Oliveira, University of Porto, Portugal
  Applications Chairs
  - Juan Manuel Corchado,  University of Salamanca, Spain
  - Xin Li, iFlyTek, China
  Special Session Chair
  - I-Hsien (Derrick) Ting, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

  Publicity Chairs
  - Shaowu Liu, UTS, Australia
  - Malgorzata Zabinska, AGH-UST Krakow, Poland,

** Contact Address **
   Jaroslaw Kozlak
   Department of Computer Science
   Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics
     and Telecommunications (IET),
   AGH University of Science and Technology,
   al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, POLAND
   e-mail: [log in to unmask]
   phone: +48 123283308

** Organisers and Sponsorship: **
  AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
  UTS University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

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