*** Second Call for Papers and Special Session Proposals ***
10th International Conference on Behavioural and Social Computing (BESC 2023)
October 30 - November 1, 2023, 5* Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus
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 network analysis
Security, privacy, trust in social contexts
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 games and learning
Digital footprints and privacy
Activity streams and experience design
Virtual communities (e.g., open-source, multiplayer gaming, etc.)
Information Management and Information Systems (IS)
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
Mining big social data
Cognitive Modelling and Psycholinguistics
Behaviour and User Modelling, Privacy, and Ethics
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
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.
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
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).
SPECIAL SESSION PROPOSALS
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 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 2023.
The proposals for organising Special Sessions should be submitted to the Special Sessions
Chairs by the indicated deadline. A proposal should be submitted in PDF, be no longer than 2
pages in length, and contain the following:
(i) Title of the proposed Special Session.
(ii) Names, affiliations and contact information of the proposers.
(iii) Names and affiliations of the Program Committee of the proposed Special Session.
(iv) Description of the proposed Special Session, including the covered topics and the rationale
as to why it fits into the themes of BESC.
(v) A dissemination plan of the CFP for the proposed Special Session that the proposers will
undertake, if their proposal is accepted.
E-mails for submission of Special Session Proposals:
taotao.cai AT usq.edu.au / yuting AT zhejianglab.com
Submission of Special Session proposals: 10 April 2023
Acceptance notification for Special Session proposals: 15 April 2023
Submission of all papers: 15 July 2023
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
George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Ji Zhang, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Special Session Chairs
Taotao Cai, University of Southern Queensland, Australia (taotao.cai AT usq.edu.au)
Ting Yu, Zhejiang Lab, China (yuting AT zhejianglab.com)
Doctoral Symposium Chair
Barbara Caci, University of Palermo, Italy
Panel and Tutorial Chair
Philippe Fournier-Viger, Shenzhen University, China
Md Rafiqul Islam, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
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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