2013 Workshop on Behavior and Social Informatics

The 2013 International Workshop on Behavior and Social Informatics (BSI2013) will be held in conjunction with The 2013 Pacific-Asia Conference on Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (PAKDD2013).

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline (Extended): January 26, 2013 (Submission System)
  • Author Notification: February 12, 2013
  • Registration Due: February 28, 2013
  • Date of Workshop: April 14, 2013 (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Camera-Ready Due: April 30, 2013 (Post Conference)

What is New?

  • BSI-UCBCN 2013 Workshop Program is available
  • Prof. Horoshi Motoda will give the keynote speech on Opinion Formation by Voter Models in Social Networks
  • Prof. Yanchun Zhang will give the keynote speech on Social networking meets recommender systems
  • At least one author of your paper must attend the conference to present the paper and pay the registration fee (with non-student rate). BSI-UCBCN 2013 doesn't organize paper registration. All papers need to follow the PAKDD'13 registration policies and register through the PAKDD'13 registration system at: http://pakdd2013.pakdd.org (Author Registration by 28 Feb 2013)
  • BSI-UCBCN 2013 received 36 submissions, with 16 accepted to be presented in the workshop.
  • UCBNC-2013 workshop has been merged into BSI2013, and the workshop is going to be a combined BSI-UCBNC-2013 workshop.
  • Selected quality papers from the workshop will be recommended for publication in World Wide Web Journal
  • BSI2013: Extended Call for Papers (Now Due on January 26, 2013)

General Information

Behavior and social science are increasingly recognized as a key component in business intelligence and problem-solving. Behavior and Social Informatics (BSI) has been emerged as a new scientific field that studies effective methodologies, techniques and technical tools for representing, modeling, analyzing, understanding and managing human behaviors and social characteristics. Unlike traditional behavior and social science, which mainly focuses on qualitative and explicit behavior and social appearance and drivers, BSI intends to support explicit behavioral and societal involvement through a conversion from transactional entity spaces to behavior/social feature spaces, through a better understanding of interactions between users and computing systems and better modeling of social concepts like trust, credibility, privacy, and, and influence, further genuine analysis of native behavior/social patterns and impacts, and the facilitation of deployment of information technologies in various socially-centric application domains. A typical BSI process consists of key components including behavior/social modeling and representation, behavior/social data construction, behavior/social impact modeling, behavior/social pattern analysis and utilization, and behavior/social interplay with information technologies. Some popular examples of BSI include web usage and user preference analysis, collective intelligence and crowd behavior, credit evaluation, exceptional behavior analysis of terrorist and criminals, and trading pattern analysis of investors in capital markets.

Recent years have witnessed increasing research attention on behavior/social-oriented analyses including behavioral and social interaction and network, behavioral/social patterns, behavioral/social impacts, the formation of behavioral/social-oriented groups and collective intelligence, and behavioral/social intelligence emergence. This trend raises the need for launching the International Workshop on Behavior and Social Informatics (BSI). BSI’2013 aims to increase potential collaborations and partnerships by bringing together academic researchers and industry practitioners from data mining, statistics and analytics, business and marketing, finance and politics, and behavioral, social and psychological sciences with the objectives to present updated research efforts and progresses on foundational and emerging interdisciplinary topics of BSI, exchange new ideas and identify future research directions.