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The 6th International Conference on Behavioural, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC 2019)

Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, 28-30 October 2019

*** Paper Submission Deadline *** - May 15, 2019

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The 6th International Conference on Behavioural, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC2019) will take place in Beijing, China, 28-30 October 2019.

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 Behavioural, 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. Following the successful BESC2014 in Shanghai, China, BESC2015 in Nanjing, China, BESC2016 in Durham, NC, USA, BESC2017 in Krakow, Poland, BESC2018 in Kaohsiung, BESC2019 will take place in Beijing, China.

The BESC 2019 Demonstration track provides a space for researchers and practitioners to bring hands-on experiences to conference attendees. Demonstrations will also provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from BESC related R&D and to obtain feedback from industry practitioners. We look forward to seeing interesting systems, applications, prototypes, and services on any of the following areas:

  • Social Computing and Applications
  • Behavioural and Economic Computing
  • Information Management and Systems
  • Digital Humanities
  • User Modeling, Privacy, and Ethics

Demo paper submissions should be 2 pages in IEEE two-column style. Accepted demo papers will also be included in the conference proceedings and submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I), e.g. EI and DBLP.

Authors of the accepted demo papers should also prepare a demonstration of their works on the conference site. We encourage making your demonstration appealing and presenting it in an innovative way, to attract the participation of attendees.


  • Papers Submission due:    15 May 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance:    15 June 2019
  • Camera-ready due:    12 August 2019
  • Conference dates:    28-30 October 2019


All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to BESC 2019, originality, significance and clarity. Please note:

  • All industry track submissions should use IEEE two-column style. Templates are available from
  • All industry track papers must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system in PDF format only. BESC2019 accepts research papers (6 pages), industry papers (2 pages), special session papers (2 pages) and demo papers (2 pages).
  • Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.
  • Papers must be clearly submitted in English and will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation.
  • Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work.

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, e.g., World Wide Web Journal (Springer) and Social Network Analysis and Mining (Springer).


  • Steering Committee Chair:     Guandong Xu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • General Chair:     Yidong Li, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  • Program Committee Chairs:      Lin Li, Wuhan University of Technology, China; Haoran Xie, the Education University of Hong Kong, HKSAR; Uesugi Shiro, Matsuyama University, Japan
  • Special Session Chair:     Xiaohui Tao,University of Southern Queensland
  • Local Arrangement Chair:     Jun Wu, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  • Publication Chair:     Yi Jin, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  • Finance and Registration Chair:     Songhe Feng, Beijing Jiaotong University, China