Call for Papers

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Conference Scope

The 7th International Conference on Behavioral and Social Computing (BESC 2020) will take place in Bournemouth, United Kingdom, 5-7 November 2020.

BESC conference aims to become a premier forum in which academic researchers and industry practitioners from artificial intelligence, business and marketing, and behavioral 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, Taiwan, BESC2019 in Beijing, China, BESC2020 will take place in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom.

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 recommendation
Information Management and Information Systems (IS)

  • Decision analytics
  • E-Business
  • Decision analytics
  • Computational finance
  • 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
  • Activity streams and experience design
Behavior and User Modeling, Privacy, and Ethics

  • Behavior change
  • Positive technology
  • Personalization for individuals, groups and populations
  • Large scale personalization, adaptation and recommendation
  • Web dynamics and personalization
  • Privacy, perceived security and trust
  • Technology and Wellbeing

COVID-19 Note

The organizing committee has decided to deliver BESC 2020 as a virtual event:

Key Dates

  • Paper due: 28 Aug 2020 (extended)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 30 Sep 2020
  • Camera-ready due: 15 Oct 2020
  • Conference date: 5-7 Nov 2020

Paper Submission

All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to BESC 2020, originality, significance and clarity. Please note:

Paper submission system is available at:

All accepted papers are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by EI. 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).

Journal Special Issues

Selected for extension and publication in several special issues of international journals

Further Information

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