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2018 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation

IMPORTANT DATES: Regular Paper (10-page) Submission: 22-December-2017 Author Notification: 05-February-2018 Final Version Submission: 26-February-2018 Short/Late Breaking Paper (6-page) Submission: 14-May-2018 Tutorial, Demo, and Challenge Problem Submissions: 14-May-2018 Doctoral consortium submissions due: 14-May-2018 Author Notification: 01-June-2018 Final Version Submission for Short Papers: 18-June 2018 Final Version Submission for Challenge Problem: 25-June 2018

All papers are qualified for the Best Paper Award. Papers with student first authors will be considered for the Best Student Paper Award. Top papers will be invited to publish an extended version in a special issue of Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory.

All accepted regular papers will be published in our archival physical proceedings - the Springer LNCS volume. Short papers are intended for late breaking findings, research at a more conceptual stage, and other research not appropriate as a regular paper. Accepted short papers will be published only in our on-line non-archival proceedings.

The conference will include the following special sessions: Pre-conference Tutorial Sessions: July 10 (first day of the conference) Graduate Consortium: July 13 Poster Session: At Conference Poster Night Technology Demos: During Conference lunch times and Poster Night Challenge Problem Evaluation: At Conference Poster Night Funding Panel & Cross-Fertilization Roundtable* * Previous SBP conferences have included a Cross-Fertilization and/or Funding Panels. The purpose of these panels is to help participants become better acquainted with people outside of their discipline and provide an opportunity for conference participants to interact with program managers from various federal funding agencies.

FORMAT AND SUBMISSION: See our webpage (http://sbp-brims.org) for format details. For any questions and inquiries concerning submissions, please email at sbpbrims@andrew.cmu.edu.

CALL FOR PAPERS: SBP-BRIMS is an interdisciplinary conference integrating methods from the computational sciences and the social sciences. Submissions are solicited on research issues, theories, methodologies, and applications. Late-breaking research is encouraged. Historical topics of interest have included the following, however this is by no means exhaustive or exclusive: Advances in Sociocultural & Behavioral Process Modeling * Group formation, interaction, and evolution * Collective action, public opinion representation, and governance * Cultural patterns, representation, and psycho-cultural situation awareness * Social conventions, social contexts and influence processes * Intelligent agents and avatars/adversarial modeling * Models of reasoning and decision making * Performance prediction, assessment, & skill monitoring/tracking Information, Systems, & Network Science * Data mining and analytics on social media for social and human dynamics * Diffusion and other dynamic processes over networks * Detection and inference over network topologies and changes over time * Analysis of high-dimensional networks, link formations, and link types Military & Intelligence Applications * Evaluation, modeling and simulation of military capacities and political influence * Impact of technological innovation on influence and information spread * Group representation and profiling, including extremist behaviors and policies * Cybersecurity, cyber-policy, and attribution * Methods of collating open source data into information describing events and activities Applications for Health and Well-being * Social network analysis to understand health behavior * Modeling of public health and health care policy and decision making * Modeling of behavioral aspects of infectious disease spread * Modeling 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 * Model federation, validation and integration * Evolutionary computing and optimization * Education, training, professional development and workforce training in modeling and simulation

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS: It is anticipated that a limited number travel scholarships will be available on a competitive basis. Additional information will be provided on the SBP-BRiMS Conference website (http://sbp-brims.org) as it becomes available.

Location: 
Washington DC, USA
Event Dates: 
Tue, 07/10/2018 to Fri, 07/13/2018
Submission Deadline: 
Fri, 12/22/2017