SBP-BRiMS is an interdisciplinary computational social science conference focused on both modeling complex socio-technical systems and using computational techniques to reason
about and study complex socio-technical systems. The participants in this conference take part in forming the conversation on how computation is shaping the modern world and helping us to better understand and reason about human behavior. Both papers addressing
basic research and those addressing applied research are accepted. All methodological approaches are encouraged; however, the vast majority of papers use computer simulation, network analysis or machine learning as the method of choice in addressing human
social and behavioral activities. At the conference, these paper presentations are complemented by data science challenge problems, demonstrations of new technologies, and a government funding panel.
All papers are qualified for the Best Paper Award. Papers with student first authors will be considered for the Best Student Paper Award. Those receiving these awards will be invited to publish an extended version in a special issue
of the journal Computational
and Mathematical Organization Theory.
Regular Paper Submission: 21-February-2020 (Midnight EST)
Author Notification: 16-March-2020
Final Version Submission for Regular Papers: 03-April-2020
Working Papers, Doctoral Consortium, Tutorial, Demo, and Challenge Submission*: 15-May-2020
Submit your paper here. You
will be able to update your submission until
the final paper deadline.
, all papers undergo a rigorous peer review process for presentation in the plenary, regular, or poster sessions. All papers accepted to the plenary sessions will be published in the archival
proceedings - the Springer LNCS volume. Regular papers will be evaluated for either the archival or online proceedings. The remaining tracks will be published online for 1 year on our non-archival conference website. Each accepted paper requires confirmation
of conference registration and requires a separate registration.
PAPER FORMATTING GUIDELINE:
The papers must be in English and MUST be formatted according to the Springer-Verlag LNCS/LNAI guidelines. View
sample LaTeX2e and WORD files. All regular paper submissions should be submitted as a paper with a maximum of 10 pages. Total page count includes all figures,
tables, and references.
SPECIAL VALIDATION TRACK:
This year we are soliciting papers for a special workshop on validation to be held during the conference. When submitting your paper in EasyChair please whether you want to be considered for this track.
The conference expects to announce a computational challenge as in previous years. Additional details will be posted in December. Follow us on Facebook
PRE-CONFERENCE TUTORIAL SESSIONS:
Several half-day sessions will be offered on the day before the full conference. More details regarding the preconference tutorial sessions will be posted as soon as this information becomes available..
FUNDING PANEL & CROSS-FERTILIZATION ROUNDTABLES:
The purpose of the cross-fertilization roundtables is to help participants become better acquainted with people outside of their discipline and with whom they might consider partnering on future SBP-related research collaborations. The Funding Panel provides
an opportunity for conference participants to interact with program managers from various federal funding agencies, such as the National
Institutes of Health
of Naval Research
Force Office of Scientific Research
Threat Reduction Agency
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Geospatial Intelligence Agency
(NGA), and the Department
of Veterans Affairs
It is anticipated that a limited number of travel scholarships will be available on a competitive basis to students who are presenting papers. Additional information will be provided soon.
Submissions are solicited on research issues, methodologies, theories, and applications. Topics of interests include but are not limited to the following:
Advances in Sociocultural & Behavioral Process Modeling
Group formation, interaction, and/or evolutionCollective action and governanceCultural patterns & representationSocial conventions, social contexts and processesInfluence process and recognitionPublic opinion representation, identification and modelingInformation diffusionPsycho-cultural situation awarenessIntelligent agents and avatars/adversarial modelingModels of reasoning and decision makingPerformance prediction, assessment, & skill monitoring/trackingIntelligent tutoring systemsCognitive robotics and human-robot interactionHuman behavior issues in model federations
Information, Systems, & Network Science
Data mining on social media platformsDiffusion and other dynamic processes over networksInference of network topologies and changes over timeAnalysis of link formations and link typesDetection of communities and other types of structures in networksAnalysis of high-dimensional networksAnalytics for social and human dynamics
Military & Intelligence Applications
Group formation and evolution in the political contextNetworks and political influenceGroup representation and profilingReasoning about terrorist group behaviors and policies towards themCyber and attributionComputational methods to transform traditional GEOINT and open source data into spatio-temporal information describing events and activities
Health and Well-being
Social network analysis to understand health behaviorModeling of public health and health care policy and decision makingModeling of behavioral aspects of infectious disease spreadModeling of behavioral aspects of prevention and treatment for chronic diseases (e.g., cancer, obesity, asthma)Intervention design and modeling for behavioral health
Example Other Applications of Interest to the Community
Economic applications of behavioral and social predictionModel federation, integration, verification, or validationEvolutionary computing and optimizationEducation, training, professional development and workforce training in modeling and simulation
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Conference website: http://sbp-brims.org/
* Late breaking and short papers are now referred to as working papers.