The 8th International Conference on Behavioral and Social Computing (BESC 2021) will be a Virtual Conference, hosted by Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar 29-31 October 2021. BESC conference aims to become a premier forum in which academic researchers and industry practitioners from artificial intelligence, computational social sciences, natural language processing, 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 in Bournemouth, UK, BESC 2021 will take place in Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar.
The BESC Organizing Committee invites submissions of applied or theoretical research and application-oriented papers on any below topics as well as two special sessions and a Doctoral Symposium track.
All submissions should use IEEE two-column style. Templates are available from http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html
Paper submission system is available at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=besc2021
List of Topics
Social Computing, Computational Social Science and Applications
Natural Language Processing
Information Management and Information Systems (IS)
Behavior and User Modelling, Privacy, and Ethics
This year, we also welcome submissions to two special sessions and a Doctoral Symposium track:
We call for papers focusing on the relation between Computing and Social Psychology in the context of Covid-19. This includes papers relating to usage of social media and all aspects of social behaviour in the online world in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Papers for this session will focus on how psychology can be applied to cybersecurity. A wide range of aspects of this topic are welcomed, which encompass understanding the motivations of hackers and the social context in which they operate, and how psychology can be applied to protect individuals and organisations from cyber attacks.
The BESC 2021 Doctoral Symposium aims to provide a supportive environment that enables doctoral students to get constructive feedback on their research. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their work with experienced members in the interdisciplinary field of behavioral and social computing. The BESC doctoral symposium covers the same research topics as the conference. The Doctoral Symposium track has its own important dates, please consult the Doctoral Symposium track website for more details.
ORGANIZING COMMITTEEConference Chair
Raian Ali, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Steering Committee Chair
Guandong Xu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Program Committee Chairs
Wajdi Zaghouani, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Xiaohui Tao, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Lin Li,Wuhan University of Technology, China
Special Session Chair
Hao Chen, Nankai University, China
Emily Arden Close, Bournemouth University, UK
Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs
Aiman Mohmood M. Erbad, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Barbara Caci, University of Palermo, Italy
Panel and Tutorial Chair
George Mikros, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Anke Gorzig University of Greenwich, UK
Xujuan Zhou, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Xiangguo Sun, Southeast University, China
Md Rafiqul Islam, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Sameha Al-Shakhsi, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Khansa Chemnad, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Tarek S. Eldebsi, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Ezzeddine A. Ben Abdennebi, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
All inquiries about the conference, including submissions, can be
directed to the organising committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
For inquiries specific to the special sessions, please Emily Arden-Close: email@example.com