Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2011 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP) Call for Papers

Mark your calendars!

Information on the 2011 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction is now available on the conference website! The conference will take place March 29-31, 2011 at the University of Maryland College Park, with tutorials on March 28.

I enjoyed last year's conference so much at which Dr. Patrick Qiang and I presented a tutorial on Fragile Networks: Identifying Vulnerabilities and Synergies in an Uncertain World that I agreed to be the tutorial chair at this year's conference.

This conference is truly interdisciplinary and the researchers and practitioners that we met last year were fascinating to interact with.

Call for Papers and Posters

Papers or posters are solicited on research issues, theories, and applications. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

  1. Military and security applications of SBP
    1. Group formation and evolution in the political context
    2. Technology and flash crowds
    3. Networks and political influence
    4. Information diffusion
    5. Group representation and profiling
  2. Health applications of SBP
    1. Social network analysis to understand health behavior
    2. Modeling of health policy and decision making
    3. Modeling of behavioral aspects of infectious disease spread
    4. Intervention design and modeling for behavioral health
  3. Basic research on sociocultural and behavioral processes using SBP
    1. Group interaction and collaboration
    2. Group formation and evolution
    3. Group representation and profiling
    4. Cultural patterns and representation
    5. Social conventions and social contexts
    6. Influence process and recognition
    7. Public opinion representation
    8. Viral marketing and information diffusion
    9. Psycho-cultural situation awareness
  4. Methodological issues in SBP
    1. Verification and validation
    2. Sensitivity analysis
    3. Matching technique or method to research questions
    4. Metrics and evaluation
    5. Methodological innovation
    6. Model federation and integration
    7. Limitations of and barriers to SBP
    8. Research gaps and opportunities
The full call for papers can also be downloaded here in pdf format and the deadline for paper submissions is November 6, 2010.

For the 2011 SBP Conference Committee click here.