The 2nd International Conference on Behavioral, Economic and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC 2015)
30 October – 1 November, 2015, Nanjing, China

Call for Special Sessions
BESC 2015 aims to increase potential collaborations and partnerships by bringing together academic researchers and industry practitioners from data mining, statistics and analytics, business and marketing, finance and politics, and behavior, economic, social and psychological sciences with the objectives to present updated research efforts and progresses on foundational and emerging interdisciplinary topics of BESC, exchange new ideas and identify future research directions.

The Program Committees of the International Conference on Behavioral, Economic and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC 2015) invites proposals for Special Sessions to be held during the conference in 30 October – 1 November, 2015, Nanjing, China. The special sessions intend to provide an opportunity to researchers to present and discuss their work in focused areas, as well as to offer a forum for interaction among a broader community of researchers. A Special Session will consist of a group of papers in a sub-discipline of computing related to human behaviors, economy, and social and cultural issues related to the main topics of BESC 2015. The papers will be required to meet the same standards as BESC 2015 papers and will be published by IEEE in the conference proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Special sessions will also form part of the main conference program.


Please send the Special Session proposals to Xiaohui Tao (
or BAntoaneta Serguieva ( with the following information:

1. Title of the special session
2. Names of the special session organizers, the affiliations, the postal mailing addresses, and the e-mail addresses
3. Short CV of the organizers
4. Publication lists of the organizers (no more than 20)
5. A description of the topics of the special session (not exceeding 200 words)
6. Description of how the special session will contribute to the field of Behavioral, Economic and Socio-Cultural Computing
7. Short description on how the special session will be advertised so as to ensure a sufficiently wide range of authors and high quality papers
8. Expected number of paper submissions
9. Information about previous offerings of the proposed special session by BESC series or other forums (if any).
10. List of potential Program Committee members (if applicable)
11. Information on the potential invited talk(s), and sponsorship (if any)


The organizers will be responsible for the advertisement and promotion of the special session and the conference including the Special Session webpage preparation. The management of papers review will be achieved by Special Session Committees, using the Conference Submission System (a separate EasyChair track will be provided for each accepted Special Session). The organizers are responsible for managing the review process. All the reviews should be submitted through the provided EasyChair track. Each paper should obtain at least three reviews.


Special Session Proposals: April 19, 2015
Special Session Notification: April 29, 2015
Submission of papers to collocated events: June 17, 2015
Notification of acceptance: August 12, 2015
Camera ready papers: August 30, 2015
Conference dates: October 30 - November 1, 2015


Xiaohui Tao, Universidad of Southern Queensland, Australia
Antoaneta Serguieva, University College London, United Kingdom

The 2nd International Conference on Behavioral, Economic and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC 2015)
30 October – 1 November, 2015, Nanjing, China