The International Conference on Behavioural and Social Computing (BESC) is a major international forum that brings together academic researchers and industry practitioners from artificial intelligence, computational social sciences, natural language processing, business and marketing, and behavioural and psychological sciences to present updated research efforts and progresses on foundational and emerging interdisciplinary topics of BESC, exchange new ideas and identify future research directions.

The Organizing Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions that cover any topic related to BESC. Special Sessions can also cover any other area focusing on challenging open problems of relevance in applications on Behavioural, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Computing.

Papers accepted in the Special Sessions will be included in the same conference proceedings volume with those accepted in the main track and will be candidates for being invited to the journal special issues that will be organised for BESC 2024.

The proposals for organising Special Sessions should be submitted to the Special Sessions Chairs by 15 April 2024. A proposal should be submitted in PDF, be no longer than 2 pages in length, and contain the following:

  • Title of the proposed Special Session;
  • Names, affiliations, and contact information of the proposers;
  • Names and affiliations of the Program Committee of the Special Session;
  • Description of the proposed Special Session, including the covered topics and the rationale as to why it fits into the themes of BESC;
  • A dissemination plan of the CFP for the proposed Special Session that the proposers will undertake if their proposal is accepted.

Please note:

  • All submissions should use IEEE two-column style. Templates are available from here.
  • All papers must be submitted electronically through the BESC 2024 paper submission system in PDF format only.
  • BESC 2024 accepts Special Session papers in 6 pages. The page count includes the references.
  • Paper review will be double-blind.
  • Papers must be clearly submitted in English.
  • The use of artificial intelligence (AI)–generated text in an article shall be disclosed in the acknowledgements section of any paper submitted to an IEEE Conference or Periodical. The sections of the paper that use AI-generated text shall have a citation to the AI system used to generate the text.

Important Dates (tentative)

  • Submission of Special Session Proposals: 15 April 2024
  • Acceptance Notification: 22 April 2024
  • Special Session Papers Submission: 1 June 2024
  • Acceptance Notification: 15 June 2024
  • Author Registration: 18 June 2024
  • Camera-Ready Submission: 18 June 2024


All inquiries about the special session proposal can be directed to the Special Session Chairs:

Jiaxing Shen, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
Email: jiaxingshen[at]ln.edu.hk

Hao Chen, Nankai University, China.
Email: hull[at]nankai.edu.cn