All papers are qualified for the Best Paper Award. Papers with student first authors will be considered for the Best Student Paper Award.
Those receiving these awards will be invited to publish an extended version in a special issue of the journal Computational and Mathematical
Regular Paper Abstract Submission: March 1 (Wed), 2017
Regular Paper Submission: March 8 (Wed), 2017
March 24 (Fri) April 1 (Sat), 2017
Final Version Submission:
April 7 (Fri) April 10 (Mon), 2017 at 6am EDT
- Note, it is desirable but not required that regular paper abstracts be submitted by the abstract deadline.
All regular papers will be evaluated for: presentation in plenary, presentation in regular session, presentation as poster,
or no presentation. All accepted papers will be published in the physical proceedings - the Springer LNCS volume.
This volume is considered archival.
- New Information, All papers that were accepted for presentation as either a short or long paper on April 2
will be published in the proceedings. This proceedings is archival. An author of each paper must register before May 1.
As noted in your acceptance letter the final version of the paper is due on 4/17/2017.
If your paper was not accepted for presentation, you can resubmit it for possible poster presentation.
All short papers submitted for late breaking news or poster presentations, if accepted, will be only published on-line.
Challenge Problem Submission: June 12 (Mon), 2017
Those submitting a response to the challenge are to submit a poster and a short paper by this date. All accepted papers will be published in
the online proceedings only and will not be included in the Springer LNCS volume. The online proceedings is not considered archival.
Posters & Demos Short Papers Submision: May 12 (Fri), 2017
- This short paper submission is intended for late breaking results, technology demos, those papers from industry, government or the
military where constraints prevent the authors from writing a full paper. All short papers (including those describing demos) will be
evaluated for: presentation as a poster, or no presentation. All accepted papers will be published in the online proceedings only and will
not be included in the Springer LNCS volume. The online proceedings is not considered archival.
Tutorial proposals Submission:
April 28May 12 (Fri), 2017
The conference will take place from July 5 (Wed) to 8 (Sat), 2017 and will include the following special sessions:
Pre-conference Tutorial Sessions: July 5, 2017 (first day of the conference)
Poster Session: At Conference Poster Night
Technology Demos: During Conference lunch times and Poster Night
Challenge Problem Evaluation: At Conference Poster Night
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Submissions are solicited on research issues, theories, and applications. Topics of interests include the following:
Advances in Sociocultural & Behavioral Processes
* Group interaction and collaboration
* Group formation and evolution
* Group representation and profiling
* Collective action and governance
* Cultural patterns & representation
* Social conventions, social contexts and processes
* Influence process and recognition
* Public opinion representation, identification and modeling
* Information diffusion
* Psycho-cultural situation awareness
* Intelligent agents and avatars/adversarial modeling
* Cognitive robotics and human-robot interaction
* Models of reasoning and decision making
* Model validation & comparison
* Socio-cultural M&S: team/group/crowd/behavior
* Physical models of human movement
* Performance assessment & skill monitoring/tracking
* Performance predicition/enhancement/optimization
* Intelligent tutoring systems
* Knowledge acquisition/engineering
* Human behavior issues in model federations
* Mathematical foundations
* Verification and validation
* Sensitivity analysis
* Matching technique or method to research questions
* Metrics and evaluation
* Methodological innovation
* Model federation and integration
* Evolutionary computing
Information, Systems, & Network Science
* Data mining on social media platforms
* Diffusion and other dynamic processes over networks
* Inference of network topologies and changes over time
* Analysis of link formations and link types
* Detection of communities and other types of structures in networks
* Analysis of high-dimensional networks
* Analytics for social and human dynamics
Military & Intelligence Applications
* Evaluation, modeling and simulation
* Group formation and evolution in the political context
* Technology and flash crowds
* Networks and political influence
* Group representation and profiling
* Reasoning about terrorist group behaviors and policies towards them
Applications for Health and Well-being
* Social network analysis to understand health behavior
* Modeling of health policy and decision making
* Modeling of behavioral aspects of infectious disease spread
* Intervention design and modeling for behavioral health
* Economic applications of behavioral and social prediction
* Viral marketing
* Reasoning about development aid through social modeling
* Reasoning about global educational efforts through cognitive simulation
FORMAT AND SUBMISSION:
The conference solicits three categories of papers:
Regular papers (max. 10 pages)
All topics and authors (academic, government, industry) welcome
Published in a Springer volume and online. Plenary or poster presentation.
Short papers and Late-breaking results (max. 6 pages)
All topics and authors welcome.
Published online. Typically a poster or plenary presentation.
Demos (2-page abstract, or max. 6 pages)
Published online. Typically a poster or demo presentation.
Paper Formatting Guideline
The papers must be in English and MUST be formatted according to the Springer-Verlag LNCS/LNAI guidelines. Sample LaTeX2e
and WORD files are available at
It is not required to submit a cover page first, this is optional.
All regular paper submissions should be submitted as a paper with a maximum of 10 pages using the foregoing format. All accepted
and finalized papers will be published in the formal printed proceedings. This is an archival document.
All posters and their associated paper, all demo descriptions, and all challenge problems and their associated paper will be published
only in the on-line proceedings.
All submissions for posters, demo-presentations, challenge problem entries and late breaking results should be submitted as a paper with a
maximum of 6 pages using the same format as the regular papers. All accepted entries will be posted on the SBP-BRiMS 2017 website.
A selection of authors will be invited to contribute journal versions of their papers to one of two planned special
issues of the Springer journal “Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory” and another high-profile journal.
The submission website will be available
at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sbpbrims2017. To
register a paper abstract, use the standard Easychair submission website and submit your title and abstract. Until the final paper deadline, you
will be able to update your submission.
For any questions and inquiries concerning submissions, please email the program chairs at
PRE-CONFERENCE TUTORIAL SESSIONS:
Several half-day sessions will be offered on the day before the full conference. Sessions will be designed to meet the needs of one of two
distinct groups. One group will consist of attendees who have backgrounds in computational science; computer science, engineering, and other
mathematically oriented disciplines. Other tutorial sessions will be designed for behavioral and social scientists and others (e.g. those with
medical backgrounds or training in public health) who may have limited formal education in the computational sciences. Attendees will gain an
understanding of terminology, theories, and general approaches employed by computationally based fields, especially with respect to modeling approaches.
Tutorial proposal submission:
Tutorial proposals should be submitted online to firstname.lastname@example.org:
. At minimum, each proposal must
contain the following information:
* Title of the tutorial
* Description of the tutorial topic and structure.
* Expected audience (including the expected backgrounds of the attendees)
* Short bio and contact information of the organizers
More details regarding the preconference tutorial sessions, including instructors, course content, and registration information will be posted to
the conference website (SBP-BRiMS.org) as soon as this information becomes available. For further information, please contact
The conference expects to announce a computational challenge as in previous years. Additional details will be posted on the conference
FUNDING PANEL & CROSS-FERTILIZATION ROUNDTABLES:
Previous SBP conferences have included a Cross-fertilization Roundtable session or a Funding Panel. The purpose of the cross-fertilization
roundtables is to help participants become better acquainted with people outside of their discipline and with whom they might consider
partnering on future SBP-related research collaborations. The Funding Panel provides an opportunity for conference participants to interact
with program managers from various federal funding agencies. Participants for the previous funding panels have included representatives from
federal agencies, such as the NSF, NIH, DoD, ONR, AFOSR, USDA, etc.
BEST PAPER AWARDS:
SBP-BRiMS17 will feature a Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award. All papers are qualified for the Best Paper Award. Papers with
student first authors will be considered for the Best Student Paper Award.
HOTEL AND LOGISTICS:
Information on hotel and logistics will be provided at the conference website
as it becomes available.
It is anticipated that a limited number travel scholarships will be available on a competitive basis. Additional information will be
provided on the SBP-BRiMS Conference website
as it becomes available.