[Air-L] Announcement: 2010 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, & Prediction

Sun-Ki Chai sunki at hawaii.edu
Mon Oct 19 17:26:30 PDT 2009

The 2010 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral 
Modeling, & Prediction (SBP10), the largest conference devoted to social 
science-related research in computer science, will be held March 
29-April 1 on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus in 
Bethesda, MD near Washington D.C.   (Short) paper and poster submissions 
should be submitted by November 6.  As in past years, there will be 
opportunities to hear presentations from and talk to representatives of 
the largest federal funding agencies for scholarly research, including 
the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Office 
of Naval Research, and Air Force Office of Scientific Research.  
Conference proceedings will be published as a book in the Lecture Notes 
in Computer Science Series by Springer/Verlag.  More information, 
including the call for papers and previous years's programs, can be 
found at the conference website <http://sbp.asu.edu/>. 

I am co-program chair this year, and am particularly interested in 
gaining the participation of more social scientists in order to make 
this a fully interdisciplinary conference.  This year, we will be 
featuring some unique events designed to promote that interchange.  The 
first day will be devoted to tutorial sessions, including those on 
computer science methods for social scientists and vice versa.  
Tutorials tentatively scheduled include introductions to principles of 
agent-based simulation; comparisons of network models in sociology, 
economics, and physics; and application of computational behavioral 
models to public health.  If you have a proposal for a tutorial, 
particularly one introducing methods from the mathematical social 
sciences to outsiders, please send them directly to me at 
<sunki at hawaii.edu> by November 6.    The last half-day will be devoted 
to informal round tables to bring together social and computer 
scientists for intellectual cross-fertilization, as well as for forming 
interdisciplinary, interuniversity teams that could work together on 
grant applications.  I welcome suggestions for topics to be covered at 
these roundtables.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Sun-Ki Chai

*Sun-Ki Chai*
*Email* sunki at hawaii.edu <mailto:sunki at hawaii.edu>
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Department of Sociology
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University of Hawai`i
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