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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 *** - June 30, 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 conference 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 Organizing Committee invites submissions of applied or theoretical research and application-oriented papers on any below topics.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

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
  • Reconfigurable architecture

Behavioural 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
  • 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


  • Papers Submission due:    30 June 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance:    15 August 2019
  • Camera-ready due:    30 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 submissions should use IEEE two-column style. Templates are available from
  • All papers must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system in PDF format only. BESC 2019 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, Australia
  • 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