Research Topic

Research topics in Behavior and Social Informatics includes but are not limited to the following aspects:

 

 

(1) Foundational Methods for BSI

• Formal methods
• Temporal logic
• Model checking
• Statistic relational learning
• Advanced Bayesian network
• Multi-agent systems
• Self-organization systems
• Adaptive systems
• Complex sequence analysis
• Temporal-sequential pattern mining
• Impact-oriented behavior mining
• Event/activity/action mining
• Agent-based data mining
• Frequent pattern mining
• Domain-driven behavior mining
• Behavior data visualization

 

(2) Behavior/Societal Analysis

• Societal characteristics understanding
• Norm, protocol, policy, role and responsibility
• Emotional factors
• Psychological factors
• Subjective factors
• Cultural factors
• Psycho-cultural factors
• Belief, design, intention, utility etc
• Convention, process, procedure
• Emotional diffusion
• Hypothesis understanding
• Context, environment
• Reflection

 

(3) Behavior/Social Modeling and Representation

• Abstract behavior model
• Behavior life cycles
• Action representation
• Behavior structure understanding
• Behavior detection and extraction
• Sequential behavior modeling
• Parallel/concurrent behavior modeling
• Distributed behavior modeling
• Behavior dynamics
• Temporal-spatial relationship modeling
• Behavior privacy processing
• Multi-agent based social network modeling and analysis
• Temporal analysis on social networks topologies
• Computational models of behavior and social informatics
• Behavior and social informatics theories
• Behavior and social privacy processing
• Modeling social conventions and context
• Visual representation of dynamics social networks

 

(4) Behavior/Social Learning and Reasoning

• Behavior learning theory
• Reasoning about action
• Learning of actor's BDI
• Activity recognition

 

(5) Behavior/Social Pattern Analysis

• Frequent behavior/social pattern
• Behavior/social classification
• Behavior/social clustering
• Demographic-behavioral combined pattern
• Interaction pattern analysis
• Stream behavior/social pattern
• Cultural patterns and representation
• Social media mining and intelligence
• Trust, privacy, risk and credibility in social contexts
• Social behavior analysis and synthesis
• Coupled behavior/social pattern
• Evolutionary behavior/social pattern
• Incremental behavior/social pattern
• Combined behavior/social pattern
• Application of social network analysis
• Crime data mining and network analysis
• Dynamics and evolution patterns of social networks
• Evolution of patterns in the web

 

(6) Behavior/Social Impact and Risk Analysis

• Positive/negative impact modeling
• Risk, benefit, cost and trust of behavior
• High-impact behavior identification
• Impact-transferred behavior pattern
• Cause-effect analysis
• Exceptional/outlier behavior
• Critical event detection and prediction
• Critical event detection and prediction
• Social influence analysis and ranking
• Social cognition and social intelligence
• Impact on people activities in complex and dynamic environments
• Impact of technology on socio-economic
• Social influence and diffusion models of social influence
• Social choice mechanism in e-society
• Behavior reputation and trust
• Behavior security, risk, and privacy
• Personalized behavior
• Economical impact of social network discovery
• Impact of social networks on recommendations systems
• Influence of cultural aspects on the formation of communities
• Political impact of social network discovery

 

(7) Behavior/Social Emergence

• Behavior/Social self-organization
• Behavior/Social evolution
• Behavior/Social impact formation and evolution
• Behavior/Social group emergence
• Behavior/Social mobility
• Behavior-environment interaction
• Influence formation and evolution
• Sentiment analysis and opinion mining and representation
• Emotional intelligence and influence process
• Social blog, micro-blog, Internet forum
• Collaborative filtering, mining and prediction
• Group behavior formation and evolution
• Trend, burst, opinion and event formation and evolution
• Communities discovery and analysis in large scale online social networks
• Communities discovery and analysis in large scale offline social networks
• Misbehavior detection in communities

 

(8) Behavior/Social Networking

• Intrinsic mechanisms inside a network
• Behavior network topological structures
• Convergence and divergence of associated behavior
• Hidden group and community formation and identification
• Behavior/social network topological structures
• Linkage formation and identification
• Group formation and evolution
• Community detection
• Community behavior analysis
• Explicit linkage
• Implicit linkage

 

(9) Behavior/Social Simulation

• Behavior/social reaction mechanisms
• Behavior/social self-organizing
• Behavior/social convergence and divergence process
• Behavior/social learning and adaptation
• Group behavior/social formation and evolution
• Behavior/social interaction and linkage
• Behavior/social impact formation
• Behavior effect, impact and influence process
• Critical event replay
• Emergent event detection and signaling
• Handheld/mobile social computing
• Situated behavior interaction
• Organizational/social factor impact process

 

(10) Behavior/Social Presentation

• Rule-based behavior presentation
• Flow visualization
• Tree-based behavior representation
• Graph-based behavior modeling and presentation
• Sequence presentation and visualization
• Dynamic/hidden group presentation
• Dynamic/realtime behavior/social presentation
• Visual behavior/social network
• Social system design and architecture
• Group interaction, collaboration, representation and profiling
• Opinion dynamics, human and social dynamics
• Market dynamics and crowd behavior

 

(11) Behavior Evaluation Mechanisms

• Behavior impact metrics
• Behavior risk metrics
• Behavior effect/influence metrics
• Behavior pattern significance
• Behavior pattern actionability

 

(12) Application-Oriented Behavior/Social Analysis and Mining Tools

• Web usage mining
• Customer/Consumer analytics
• Recommender system and personalization
• Fraud detection
• Misuse and anomaly detection
• Human-computer interactions
• AI games
• Facial expression and human gesture analysis
• Computational linguistics
• Intelligent decision support system
• Student learning behaviors in intelligent tutoring system
• Criminal behavior analysis
• Social networking behavior analysis
• Behavior analysis in video data
• Pattern presentation for end-users and experts
• Enterprise process and workflow analysis
• Design and analysis of social/collaborative Web applications
• Human-Computer interaction and interface design
• Socio-economic systems and applications
• Social computing applications and case studies