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George Angelos Papadopoulos <[log in to unmask]>
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*** Final Call for Papers ***

10th International Conference on Behavioural and Social Computing (BESC 2023)

October 30 - November 1, 2023, 5* Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus

(*** Submission Deadline: 29 July, 2023 AoE ***)

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 BESC series of conferences are technically sponsored by IEEE SMC (Systems, Man and
Cybernetics) Society as well as IEEE CIS (Computational Intelligence Society) and the
proceedings are published by IEEE

BESC 2023 invites submissions of original, high-quality research papers addressing
cutting-edge developments from all areas of behavioural and social computing. The
conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to 
share their knowledge, experience, and perspectives on the latest trends, challenges, and 
opportunities in this rapidly evolving field. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Social Computing, Computational Social Science and Applications
• Computational models of social phenomena
• Social behaviour
• Social network analysis
• Semantic web
• Collective intelligence
• Security, privacy, trust in social contexts
• Social recommendation
• Social influence and social contagions
• Quantifying offline phenomena through online data
• Forecasting of social phenomena
• Science and technology studies approaches to computational social science
• Social media and health behaviours
• Social psychology and personality
• New theories, methods, and objectives in computational social science

Digital Humanities
• Digital media
• Digital humanities
• Digital games and learning
• Digital footprints and privacy
• Crowd dynamics
• Digital arts
• Digital healthcare
• Activity streams and experience design
• Virtual communities (e.g., open-source, multiplayer gaming, etc.)

Information Management and Information Systems (IS)
• Decision analytics
• E-Business
• Decision analytics
• Computational finance
• Societal impacts of IS
• Human behaviour and IS
• IS in healthcare
• IS security and privacy
• IS strategy, structure and organizational impacts
• Service science and IS

Natural Language Processing
• Web mining and its social interpretations
• Sentiment Analysis, Stylistic Analysis, and Argument Mining
• Opinion mining and social media analytics
• Credibility of online content
• Computational Linguistics
• Mining big social data
• Cognitive Modelling and Psycholinguistics

Behaviour and User Modelling, Privacy, and Ethics
• Behaviour change
• Positive technology
• Personalization for individuals, groups and populations
• Large scale personalization, adaptation and recommendation
• Web dynamics and personalization
• Privacy, perceived security and trust
• Technology and Wellbeing
• Ethics of computational research on human behaviour

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
• E-Learning and M-Learning
• Open and Distance Learning
• User modeling and personalization in TEL
• TEL in secondary and in higher education
• New tools for TEL

BESC 2023 will also host the following Special Sessions. Papers accepted in any of the Special
Sessions will be included in the same IEEE conference proceedings with the papers accepted
for the general technical program.

● Computational Social Psychology in Post Covid-19 Period
● Artificial Intelligence for Mental Health, Mental Illness, Psychiatic Diagnosis, and 
● Intelligent E-Learning at Post Covid-19 Era
● Big Data and AI-Powered Decision Support Systems in Business
● Understanding the Citizen's Behavior in Cognitive Cities
● Nudges and Behavioural Computing Models for a Sustainable and Equitable


The paper submission system is using Easy Chair and the submission link is: .

All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, 
relevance to BESC 2023, originality, significance and clarity.

Please note:
• All submissions should use IEEE two-column style. Templates are available here:
• All papers must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system in PDF 
format only. BESC 2023 accepts research papers (6 pages), special session papers (6 pages)
and Doctoral Symposium papers (4 pages).
• The page count above excludes the references (but includes any appendices).
• Paper review will be double-blind, and submissions not properly anonymized will be
desk-rejected without review.
• Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or
that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.
• Papers must be clearly submitted in English and will be selected based on their originality, 
timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation.
• Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be 
accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the
• 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.
• All accepted papers will be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by EI. Top quality papers
after presented in the conference will be selected for extension and publication in several
special issues of international journals, e.g., World Wide Web Journal (Springer), Web
Intelligence (IOS Press), and Social Network Analysis and Mining (Springer), Human-Centric
Intelligent Systems (Springer), Information Discovery and Delivery (Emerald Publishing).


• Submission of all papers: 29 July 2023 AoE (*** extended ***)
• Notification of acceptance for submitted papers: 15 September 2023

• Camera-Ready Submission: 1 October 2023
• Author Registration: 1 October 2023


Steering Committee Chair
• Guandong Xu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

General Chair
• George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Chairs
• Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
• Ji Zhang, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Special Session Chairs
• Taotao Cai, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
• Ting Yu, Zhejiang Lab, China

Doctoral Symposium Chair
• Barbara Caci, University of Palermo, Italy

Panel and Tutorial Chair
• Philippe Fournier-Viger, Shenzhen University, China

Proceedings Chair
• Md Rafiqul Islam, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Publicity Chairs
• Chandan Gautam, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore
• Thanveer Shaik, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
• Sanjay Sonbhadra, ITER, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan, India

• Shiqing Wu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia



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