Please note: each FULL paper has 20 minutes for presentation, and each SHORT paper has 10 minutes for presentation. Each DC paper has 15 minutes for presentation.
You can download the booklet here .

Please be aware of the changed jet lag if you will participate remotely, as daylight saving time in Cyprus ends on 29 October.

Day 1: Monday, 30 October 2023

Time Session
08:30-09:15 Registration
09:15-09:30 Opening & Welcome
09:30-10:30 Keynote: Imbalanced Data Learning: From Class Imbalance to Long-tailed Data Classification
Speaker: Prof. Yiu-ming Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Chair: Guandong Xu
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Technical Session 1: Social Computing (Session Chair: Raian Ali)

[Full Paper] #10: EventsVista: Enhancing Event Visualization and Interpretation
Mohamad Khalil Farhat, Ji Zhang, Xiaohui Tao, Tianning Li and Ting Yu

[Full Paper] #40: A Socio-Ecological Antecedents Analysis of Collective Action in Contemporary China: A Four-Factor Predictive Model
Ma Yiwen, Hao Chen and Meihan Du

[Full Paper] #26: Exploring Travel Intentions in Post-COVID-19 China: A Weibo Case Study
Ziyue Zhu, Yuanyuan Wang and Kaichun Lei

[Short Paper] #32: The geography of face-reserving violence crime prevalence and its climate roots within-China
Qiran Pan and Xiaopeng Ren

[Short Paper] #51: Intentions Matter: The Role of Purpose in Excessive Social Media Usage and Smartphone Addiction
Amal A.M Ali, Areej B. Babiker, Aiman Erbad and Raian Ali

[Short Paper] #83: #HerMetaverseToo - Gender-based Hate and Abuse in the Metaverse: The Case of Female Athletes
Andria Procopiou and Andriani Piki
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 Technical Session 2: Computational Social Science and Applications (Session Chair: Zhiang Wu)

[Full Paper] #7: Data-driven Analytics in Government Auditing: A First Look at Real-world Cases
Zhiang Wu, Yixiang Mao and Changjian Fang

[Full Paper] #50: Local Outlier Detection Based on K-distance Variation to Enhancing Imaging-aided Diagnosis
Huiwen Dong, Rongcheng Li, Wenhua Wang, Shangrui Wu, Guandong Xu, Zhiwen Zhao and Qing-Guo Wang

[Full Paper] #53: MAgic: A Morphable Attention Based Algal Tiny Object Detection Mode
Shuai Yuan, Ningkang Peng, Ziyan Shi, Yanhui Gu and Beili Sun

[Full Paper] #27: Churn Prediction via Multimodal Fusion Learning: Integrating Customer Financial Literacy, Voice, and Behavioral Data
David Hason Rudd, Huan Huo, Md Rafiqul Islam and Guandong Xu

[Short Paper] #41: How do Economic Inequality and Urban-rural Inequality Affect Individual Psychology? An Analysis Based On WEIBO Big Data
Xin Li, Hao Chen and Meihan Du
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Technical Session 3: COVID-19 (Session Chair: Ji Zhang)

[Full Paper] #25: A Dataset for Entity Recognition of COVID-19 Public Opinion in social media
Linlin Hou, Dandan Ren, Ting Yu, Lingling Li, Xin Wang and Ji Zhang

[Full Paper] #28: Does Explanation Matter? An Exploratory Study on the Effects of Covid–19 Misinformation Warning Flags on social media
Dipto Barman and Owen Conlan

[Full Paper] #63: Public perception towards intelligent medical technologies during and postCOVID-19 pandemic: Exploring health communication in social media using neural topic models
Li Lei and Guan Liu

[Full Paper] #20: Evaluating Role of Instagram’s Multimedia in Connective Action Leveraging Diffusion of Innovation and Cognitive Mobilization Theories: Brazilian and Peruvian Social Unrest Case Studies
Mainuddin Shaik, Niloofar Yousefi, Nitin Agarwal and Billy Spann
18:30-20:00 Welcome Reception

Day 2: Tuesday, 31 October 2023

Time Session
09:00-10:30 Keynote: Emerging Extended Reality Applications
Speaker: Prof. Fotis Liarokapis, Centre of Excellence, Nicosia, Cyprus
Chair: Georgia Kapitsaki
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Technical Session 4: Digital Humanities (Session Chair: Georgia Kapitsaki)

[Full Paper] #77: ChatGPT for generating stories and mind-maps in storytelling.
Xieling Chen, Di Zou, Haoran Xie and Fu Lee Wang

[Full Paper] #29: Decoupling Teaching Ability in Meta Knowledge Distillation
Haohui Xia, Shengjie Guo, Feng Xiang, Shiyu Miao and Yanhui Gu

[Short Paper] #8: Double Pepper: Mediated Human-Robot Interaction and Its Influence on Human Perception
Lisa Keller and Nicholas H. Müller

[Short Paper] #11: Identifying Emotions of Children with Autism During a Virtual Reality Simulation of an Airplane
Dena Al-Thani, Achraf Othman and Abdelrahman Al-Saadi

[Short Paper] #52: Course Review Sentiment Analysis: A Comparative Study of Machine Learning and Deep Learning Methods
Ekin Fergan and Tsegaye Misikir Tashu

[Short Paper] #64: Mining Software Repositories to identify Electric Vehicle Trends: The Case of GitHub
Emmanouil Rigas, Maria Papoutsoglou, Georgia Kapitsaki and Nick Bassiliades
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 Technical Session 5: Information Security and Systems (Session Chair: Evgenia Christoforou)

[Full Paper] #91: Beyond Scores: A Novel Method for Predicting Student Performance Based on Rank and Positional Embedding
Wei Han, Zongxi Li, Haoran Xie, Kevin Hung and Minhong Wang

[Full Paper] #73: MASSE: A Multi-Agent Based Air Ticketing Service Selection Approach
Jian Cao, Chunhou Liu, Yudong Tan and Qiqi Cai

[Short Paper] #54: Machine Learning with Explainability for Suicide Ideation Detection from Social Media Data
Md Rafiqul Islam, Md Kowsar Hossain Sakib, Shanjita Akter Prome, Xianzhi Wang, Anwaar Ulhaq, Cesar Saninand David Asirvatham

[Short Paper] #39: Who to Trust? Towards the Explanation Consistency of Citizens Happiness Prediction
Xiaohua Wu, Lin Li and Xiaohui Tao

[Short Paper] #71: Two-factor authentication by combining PIN and biometrics Touch Dynamics
Vincenzo Gattulli, Donato Impedovo and Giuseppe Pirlo
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Technical Session 6: Behavior and User Modelling, Privacy, and Ethics (Session Chair: Lisa Keller)

[Full Paper] #21: Use of Compression Analytics to Detect Deception
Travis Bauer, Lisa Gribble, Joshua Clifford, Aaron Jones, Nicole Murchison and Kyra Wisniewski

[Full Paper] #80: Feasibility of Structured, Machine-Readable Privacy Notices
Vitor Jesus, Asma Patel and Deepak Kumar

[Full Paper] #89: Auditing Machine Behaviors: Does a diverse crowd result in different social norms?
Evgenia Christoforou, Kalia Orphanou, Nicolas Nicolaou, Efstathios Stavrakis and Jahna Otterbacher

[Full Paper] #61: Saving the Day for Users in Web Platforms: A Chatbot-based Solution for Privacy
Evangelia Vanezi, Aliki Kallenou and George Angelos Papadopoulos

[Short Paper] #62: Mapping Frameworks for Digital Behavior Change Interventions to Goal-Directed Design
Farhat Ul Ain and Vladimir Tomberg
17:45-23:00 Tour and Banquet

Day 3: Wednesday, 01 November 2023

Time Session
09:00-10:30 Keynote: Diversity, Non-discrimination, and Fairness in AI: From technical approaches to education and societal engagement in the era of Generative AI
Speaker: Prof. Jahna Otterbacher, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Chair: George Angelos Papadopoulos
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Technical Session 7: Natural Language Processing (Session Chair: Guandong Xu)

[Full Paper] #16: From Occupations to Tasks: A New Perspective on Automatability Prediction Using BERT
Dawei Xu, Haoran Yang, Marian-Andrei Rizoiu and Guandong Xu

[Full Paper] #4: Using GWAPs for Verifying PoS Tagging of Spoken Dialectal Spanish
Johnatan Bonilla, Rosa Lilia Segundo Díaz and Miriam Bouzouita

[Full Paper] #76: Media’s Coverage and Public Opinion on Traditional Chinese Medicine
Qiaoqiao Sun, Xianzhe Feng and Yan Huang

[Short Paper] #33: Digital Games and Mobile Learning for Inclusion: Perspectives from Special Education Teachers
Andriani Piki and Markos Markou

[Short Paper] #84: Underwriting Knowledge Graph Construction, Maintenance and Its Application on Explainable Exclusion
Khanh Van Nguyen, Huan Huo, Peter Tilocca and Guandong Xu
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 Technical Session 8: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep learning (Session Chair: Luke Gassmann)

[Full Paper] #34: Predicting Interpersonal Influence from Conversational Features
Luke Gassmann, Matthew Edwards and Ryan McConville

[Full Paper] #68: Envy and Gratitude at Work: Modeling the Effect of Fairness Comparisons on Production
Riyang Phang and Shanshan Yang

[Full Paper] #17: Finding Potential Research Collaborations from Social Networks Derived from Topic Models
Md Asaduzzaman Noor , John Sheppard and Jason Clark

[Short Paper] #92: Measuring the Rise and Fall of a Subreddit using Text Analytics: The Life Course of r/Antiwork
Ari Stillman and Jessica Witte

[Short Paper] #90: Fostering Cyber security Awareness and Skills Development Through Digital Game-Based Learning
Andriani Piki, Eliana Stavrou, Andria Procopiou and Anthimos Demosthenous

[Short Paper] #55: Applying the Q-sort Method for Designing Mobile DatingApps: An Exploration of Matchmaking and Selection Using Personality
Abigail Green, Gerry Chan and Rita Orji
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:45 Doctoral Symposium (Session Chair: Raian Ali)

#36: A Research Proposal for Correcting Happiness Misperceptions on social media
Asma Elfadl

#46: Cross-Lingual Sentiment Analysis in Literary Translation: A Case Study on the Novel “Crystal Boys”
Yanwen Hou and Yurong Ma

#67: Exploring Conversational Agents as an Effective Tool for Measuring Cognitive Biases in Decision-Making
Stephen Pilli

16:45-17:30 Panel Discussion: How LLM can facilitate interdisciplinary research?
  • What are the key benefits of using large language models (LLMs) for interdisciplinary research?
  • How might LLMs affect the traditional methodologies employed within individual disciplines?
  • What challenges might arise in implementing large language models within interdisciplinary research frameworks?
  • What are the ethical considerations when employing large language models in interdisciplinary research?
Moderator: Ji Zhang, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

John Sheppard, Montana University, USA
Travis Bauer, Sandia National Lab, USA
Raian Ali, HBKU, Qatar
Fotis Liarokapis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
17:30-17:45 Closing Session