[Air-L] Announcement: Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction Conference (SBP10)

Sun-Ki Chai sunki at hawaii.edu
Mon Nov 1 16:08:21 PDT 2010

I apologize for the very short notice, but the 2010 Conference on Social 
Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP10) 
<http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/conferences/sbp2011/>, the largest 
interdisciplinary conference devoted to computational modeling of social 
phenomena (478 registered attendees last year), will be held March 28-31 
on the campus of the University of Maryland, near Washington D.C.  Short 
(maximum 8 pages) paper and poster submissions should be submitted by 
November 6.   Accepted papers will be published in an edited proceedings 
by Springer/Verlag.   A travel fund will be available to help those 
whose papers are accepted but do not have other resources to attend.  As 
in past years, highlights will include technical tutorials, 
presentations by program managers from a wide range of funding agencies, 
and social science/computer science "matchmaking" roundtables.  Please 
see attached announcement for more detailed info.


*Sun-Ki Chai*, Associate Professor
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*Email:* sunki at hawaii.edu <mailto:sunki at hawaii.edu>
*Web:* www2.hawaii.edu/~sunki/ <http://www2.hawaii.edu/%7Esunki/> 
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2424 Maile Way, Saunders Hall 237
University of Hawai`i
Honolulu HI 96822 USA

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   2011 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural
   Modeling, & Prediction (SBP10)
   Conference Website: [1]http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/conferences/sbp2011/
   March 29 - March 31, 2011
   Sponsored by
   An up to date list of sponsors will be listed on the conference
   Current sponsors include:
   1) Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
   2) Office of Naval Research (ONR)
   3) Army Research Organization (ARO)
   4) National Science Foundation (NSF)
   This year's SBP conference is the result of merging two successful
   international conferences on closely related subjects: the
   International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and
   Prediction (SBP) the International Conference on Computational Cultural
   Dynamics (ICCCD) The combined conference retains the acronym SBP, with
   "Behavioral" replaced by "Behavioral-Cultural".
   Social computing harnesses the power of computational methods to study
   social behavior and social context. Behavioral-cultural modeling refers
   to representing behavior and culture in the abstract, and is a
   convenient and powerful way to conduct virtual experiments and scenario
   planning.  Both social computing and behavioral-cultural modeling are
   techniques designed to achieve a better understanding of complex
   behaviors, patterns, and associated outcomes of interest. Moreover,
   these approaches are inherently interdisciplinary; subsystems and
   system components exist at multiple levels of analysis (i.e., "cells to
   societies") and cross disparate disciplines.
   Call for Papers and Posters
   Papers or posters are solicited on research issues, theories, and
   applications. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to,
   Military and security applications of SBP:
   Group formation and evolution in the political context
   Technology and flash crowds
   Networks and political influence
   Information diffusion
   Group representation and profiling
   Health applications of SBP:
   Social network analysis to understand health behavior
   Modeling of health policy and decision making
   Modeling of behavioral aspects of infectious disease spread
   Intervention design and modeling for behavioral health
   Basic research on sociocultural and behavioral processes using SBP:
   Group interaction and collaboration
   Group formation and evolution
   Group representation and profiling
   Cultural patterns and representation
   Social conventions and social contexts
   Influence process and recognition
   Public opinion representation
   Viral marketing and information diffusion
   Psycho-cultural situation awareness
   Methodological issues in SBP:
   Verification and validation
   Sensitivity analysis
   Matching technique or method to research questions
   Metrics and evaluation
   Methodological innovation
   Model federation and integration
   Limitations of and barriers to SBP
   Research gaps and opportunities
   Important Dates
   Paper/full text poster Due: Friday, November 6, 2010
   Notification of acceptance: November 27, 2010
   Camera-Ready: December 11, 2010
   Conference Chairs:
   Dana Nau, University of Maryland, nau at cs.umd.edu
   Sun-Ki Chai, University of Hawaii, sunki at hawaii.edu
   Program Chairs:
   John Salerno, AFRL, john.salerno at rl.af.mil
   Shanchieh (Jay) Yang, RIT, jay.yang at rit.edu
   Format and Submission
   Papers (maximum 8 pages) should be submitted in PDF format. Full text
   of posters should also be submitted. Format instructions and a Word
   template from Springer can be found at the conference website
   [2]http://sbp.asu.edu <[3]http://sbp.asu.edu/>
   SBP11 Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer Papers
   should be submitted at
   Questions and inquiries are welcome. Please send them to
   sbpconf11 at gmail.com
   or to the publicity Chair: Inon Zuckerman, UMD, inon [at] cs.umd.edu


   1. http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/conferences/sbp2011/
   2. http://sbp.asu.edu/
   3. http://sbp.asu.edu/
   4. http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sbp11

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