Call for Papers

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Conference Scope

The 5th International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC2018) will take place in Garden Villa Hotel, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 12-14 November, 2018.

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 of BESC, exchange new ideas and identify future research directions.

All accepted conference papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I), e.g. EI and DBLP. Top quality papers after presented in the conference will be selected for extension and publication in several special issues of international journals, including

The conference committee invites submissions of applied or theoretical research and application-oriented papers on any below areas/tracks.


Papers are invited in the areas below, but do not exclude research in the general areas of the topic headings.

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
Behavioral and Economic Computing

  • Agent-based modeling
  • Artificial/experimental markets
  • Asset pricing
  • Computational finance
  • Financial crises
  • Monetary policy
  • Optimization
  • Volatility modeling
  • Evolutionary economics
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

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
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

Key Dates

  • Papers due:31/07/2018 (Extended)
  • Notification due:9/09/2018
  • Camera-ready due:30/09/2018
  • Conference date:12-14/11/2018

Special Session

2018/05/28: Special Session on Social Computing for Business Intelligence and Analytics (SC-BI&A 2018), Special Session Chair: Muhammad Zubair Asghar, Institute of Computing and Information Technology, Gomal University D.I.Khan, KP, Pakistan

2018/05/07: Special Session on Wireless and Network Security (WNS 2018), Special Session Chair: Aneel Rahim, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland

Paper Submission

All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to BESC 2018, originality, significance and clarity. Please note:

Paper submission system is available at:

Further Information

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