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

The 4th International Conference on Behavioral, Economic,
and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC2017)  will  take  place at the AGH
University of Science and Technology  in 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,
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 World Wide Web Journal (Springer), Social Network Analysis
and Mining (Springer) and Information Discovery and Delivery Journal

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 belongs to 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.

** Important Dates:  **
  Submissions of papers due:  5/06/2017  (postponed)
  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.

** Registration fee **

                                Regular Registration Student Registration
Early Registration
(By Aug. 15, 2017)                410 Euro            290 Euro
Late Registration                 500 Euro            350 Euro
(After Aug. 15, 2017)


** Organizing Committee **

  General Chair:
   Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
  Conference Chairs:
   Jaroslaw Kozlak, Faculty of IET, AGH-UST, Krakow, Poland
   Klaus Mueller, Faculty of Humanities, AGH-UST, Krakow, Poland

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

  Steering Committee Chair:
   Guandong Xu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

  Research Track Chairs:

   Behavioral and Economic Computing:
    Tony He, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
    Herbert Dawid, Bielefeld, Germany

   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
     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

  **  Programme Committee **

   Rafael Alcala, University of Granada, Spain
   Esther Andrés, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
   Yuji	Aruka, Chuo University, Japan
   Cristina Baroglio, University of Torino, Italy
   Jason	Barr, Rutgers University, USA
   Pietro Battiston, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
   Michael Berger, DocuWare AG, France
   Cécile Bothorel, Telecom Bretagne, France
   Piotr	Bródka, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
   Myong-Hun Chang, Cleveland State University, USA
   Zhiyuan Chen,	University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
   Xhangxiu Cheng, Beijing Normal University, China	
   Bin-Tzong Chie, Tamkang University, Taiwan
   Marianne Clausel, University of Grenoble Alpes, France
   Germán Creamer, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
   Hasan	Davulcu, Arizona State University, USA
   Massimiliano	De Leoni, Eindhoven University of Technology, The 
   Andres Diaz Pace, University of Tandil, Argentina
   Johannes Fähndrich, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
   Jose Luis Fernandez-Marquez, University of Geneva, Switzerland
   Svitlana Galeshchuk, Nova Southeastern University, USA
   Catherine Garbay, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 
Grenoble, France
   Yanhui Gu, Nanjing Normal University,	China
   Ziyu	Guan, Northwest University of China, China
   Vincent Hilaire, Technical University of Belfort-Montbéliard, France
   Vicente Julian, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
   Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University, Greece
   Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, 
   Martin Kollingbaum, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
   Jaroslaw Kozlak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
   Pascale Kuntz, Université de Nantes, France
   Robin	Lamarche-Perrin, CNRS - ISC, France
   Lei Li, Hefei University of Technology, China
   Hung-Wen Lin,	Sun Yat-Sen University,	Taiwan
   Wen-Yang Lin,	National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
   Guanfeng Liu,	Macquarie University, China
   Shaowu Liu, Deakin University, Australia
   Yun Liu, Beijing jiaotong University, China
   Yu Liu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
   Domitile Lourdeaux, Technical University of Compiègne, France
   Arnaud Martin, Université de Rennes, France
   Luis Martinez, University of Jaen, Spain
   Eric Matson, Purdue University, USA
   Ronaldo Menezes, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
   José M. Molina, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
   Mikolaj Morzy, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
   Klaus	Mueller, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
   Federico Neri, Synthema, Italy
   Eiji Okamoto,	University of Tsukuba, Japan
   Massimo Panella, University of Roma La Sapienza, Italy
   Na Pang, Chinese Academy of Sciences,	China
   Michael Pidd, University of Sheffield, UK
   Marianne Ping Huang, Aarhus University, Denmark
   Agostino Poggi, University of Parma,	Italy
   Weiguang Qu, Nanjing Normal University, China
   Juwel Rana, Telenor Group, Norway
   Alexander Redlein, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
   Tarik	Roukny Ornia, MIT, USA
   Chris	Ruebeck, Lafayette College, USA
   Silvia Schiaffino, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de 
Buenos Aires, Argentina
   Ishwar Sethi,	Oakland University, USA
   Ali Shahrabi,	Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
   Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
   Ivan Silva, University of São Paulo, Brazil
   Gerardo Simari, Universidad Nacional del Sur and CONICET, Argentina
   Shyam Gouri Suresh, Davidson College, USA
   Chung-Ching, Tai Tunghai University, Taiwan
   Patrick Taillandier, University of Rouen, France
   Xiaohui Tao, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
   I-Hsien Ting,	National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
   Marijana Tomic, University of Zadar, Croatia
   Hanghang Tong, City College of New York, USA
   Paolo	Torroni, University of Bologna, Italy
   Chueh-Yung, Tsao Chang Gung University, Taiwan
   Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg, Germany
   Domenico Ursino, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
   Iraklis Varlamis, University of Athens, Greece
   Julien Velcin, University of Lyon, France
   Jinlong Wang,	Qingdao University of Technology, China
   Yan Wang, Macquarie University, Australia
   Junzo	Watada,	Waseda University, Japan
   Katarzyna Wegrzyn-Wolska, Engineering School of Digital Sciences, France
   Qingzheng Xu,	Xi’an Communication Institute, China
   Ronald Yager, Iona College, USA
   Hsin-Chang Yang, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
   Zhenglu Yang,	University of Tokyo, Japan
   Feng Yi, Chinese Academy of Sciences,	China
   Kun Yue, Yunnan University, China
   Chengde Zhang, Southwest Jiaotong University,	China
   Lefeng Zhang,	Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China
   Min-Ling Zhang, Southeast University,	China
   Yuan Zhang, Nanjing University, China
   Shang-Ming Zhou, Swansea University, United Kingdom
   Jianke Zhu, Zhejiang University, China
   Tingshao Zhu,	University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
   Xingquan Zhu,	Florida Atlantic University, USA

  (to be completed)

** Address: **
   Dr. 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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