Call for Special Sessions

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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 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions to be held during the BESC 2020 conference in Bournmouth. While we welcome special sessions in all areas of Economy, Social Science, Psychology, and Computer Science, we are particularly interested in focused research topics, specifically those related to the following innovation themes:

Special sessions can also cover any other area focusing on challenging open problems of relevance in applications on Behavioral, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Computing.

Submissions to accepted special sessions will be 2 pages in IEEE two-column style. Accepted special session 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.

COVID-19 Note

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

Key Dates

  • Special Session (SS) propoal due: 29 May 2020
  • Notification of SS acceptance: 10 June 2020
  • SS Paper submission due: 28 Aug 2020 (extended)
  • Notification of paper 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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