What is New

Welcome to BESC 2021

The International Conference on Behavioral and Social Computing (BESC 2021) 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 can  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 BESC 2014 in Shanghai, China, BESC 2015 in Nanjing, China, BESC 2016 in Durham, NC, USA, BESC 2017 in Krakow, Poland, BESC 2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, BESC 2019 in Beijing, China, BESC 2020 in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom, BESC2021 will be online as a VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, hosted by Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar, 29-31 Oct 2021. 

COVID-19 Note

The organising committee has decided to deliver BESC 2021 as a virtual event:

Journal Special Issues

Selected for extension and publication in several special issues of international journals
World Wide Web Journal (Springer)
Social Network Analysis and Mining (Springer)
Web Intelligence
Information Discovery and Delivery
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems
Human-Centric Intelligent Systems

Chair’s Welcome Message

On behalf of the steering committee of the International Conference on Behavioral and Social Computing (BESC2021), I would like to express our gratitude to Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)  for hosting and supporting BESC 2021. This will be the first edition of this conference in Qatar and the MENA region. BESC has always been welcoming to new ideas and interdisciplinary research. Our committee includes world-renowned researchers in AI, social networking, social and cyberpsychology, linguistics, and human-computer interaction. We aim to receive quality contributions, and we are committed to providing the best feedback and program to our BESC community.

We look forward to seeing your submissions and to seeing you all in Doha! 

Professor Guandong Xu 
University of Technology Sydney
Chair of BESC Steering Committee

Dean's Welcome Message

On behalf of the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), it is our honour to host and help organize the 8th International Conference on Behavioural and Social Computing (BESC 2021). I would like to extend my warmest greetings to all the attendees of this excellent event.

CSE aims to be a world-class multidisciplinary college with a significant positive impact on the region and the world, in the fields of science, engineering, and technology. The interdisciplinary nature of this conference is unique in terms of topics, organization team, and scientific committee. BESC synergizes fields like AI, Digital Humanities, Design, and Psychology. 

We look forward to seeing high-quality research results presented at the conference and to see the BESC 2021 community growing and becoming internationally recognized in leading these extremely important fields of research and education.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Dr. Mounir Hamdi
Founding Dean - College of Science and Engineering
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ingmar Weber
Qatar Computing Research Institute
Prof. Christian Montag
Ulm University, Germany