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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) (currently pending

approval for the 2023 edition) and the proceedings are published by IEEE.


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 (taotao.cai AT

• Ting Yu, Zhejiang Lab, China (yuting AT


The complete list of Chair posts and members of the Program Committee are available

on the conference web site. For general enquiries, please send an e-mail to:

ieee.besc AT .

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper submission deadline
Draft paper acceptance notification
Final paper submission deadline

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.

Submission Topics

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


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


• 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).

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  • Conference Date

    Oct 30



    Nov 01


  • Jul 15 2023

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • Sep 15 2023

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

  • Oct 01 2023

    Final Paper Deadline

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