2019 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation
July 09-12, 2019, Lehman Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

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 Organization Theory.


Regular Paper Submission: 01-March-2019 (Midnight EST)
Author Notification: 22-March-2019
Final Version Submission for Regular Papers: 12-April-2019
Working Paper Submission*: 17-May-2019
Doctoral Consortium Submission due: 17-May-2019
Tutorial Submission: 17-May-2019
Demo Submission: 17-May-2019
Challenge Response Submission: 17-May-2019

Submit your paper here. Until the final paper deadline, you will be able to update your submission.

To submit the final version, the authors should update easychair with their final submission and any zips (containing source images) at the same location as their original submission. In addition, authors should download and sign the copyright form and upload it in easychair along with their submission. The editors of the proceedings are: Robert Thomson, Chris Dancy, Halil Bisgin, Ayaz Hyder. Please list them on your copyright form as the editors.

Note, all regular papers will be evaluated for: presentation in plenary, presentation in regular session, presentation as poster, or no presentation. All accepted regular papers will be published in the physical proceedings - the Springer LNCS volume. This volume is considered archival.

All accepted papers require confirmation of conference registration when uploading final versions. Each accepted paper requires a separate registration.

All papers will be a maximum of 10 pages.

All accepted late breaking papers will be published in the on-line proceeding and presented as posters.


The papers must be in English and MUST be formatted according to the Springer-Verlag LNCS/LNAI guidelines. View sample LaTeX2e and WORD files. 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. Total page count includes all figures, tables, and references. All accepted and finalized papers will be published in the formal printed proceedings. This is an archival document.


Submissions are solicited on research issues, methodologies, theories, and applications. Topics of interests include but are not limited to the following:

Advances in Sociocultural & Behavioral Process Modeling

  • Group formation, interaction, and/or evolution
  • 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
  • Models of reasoning and decision making
  • Performance prediction, assessment, & skill monitoring/tracking
  • Intelligent tutoring systems
  • Cognitive robotics and human-robot interaction
  • Human behavior issues in model federations
  • 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

  • Group formation and evolution in the political context
  • Networks and political influence
  • Group representation and profiling
  • Reasoning about terrorist group behaviors and policies towards them
  • Cyber and attribution
  • Computational methods to transform traditional GEOINT and open source data into spatio-temporal information describing events and activities
  • Applications for Health and Well-being

  • Social network analysis to understand health behavior
  • Modeling of public health and health care policy and decision making
  • Modeling of behavioral aspects of infectious disease spread
  • Modeling of behavioral aspects of prevention and treatment for chronic diseases (e.g., cancer, obesity, asthma)
  • Intervention design and modeling for behavioral health

    Example Other Applications of Interest to the Community

  • Economic applications of behavioral and social prediction
  • Model federation, integration, verification, or validation
  • Evolutionary computing and optimization
  • Education, training, professional development and workforce training in modeling and simulation

    The conference expects to announce a computational challenge as in previous years. Additional details will be posted soon. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to receive updates. The deadline for submissions this year will be 17-May-2019.


    Several half-day sessions will be offered on the day before the full conference. More details regarding the preconference tutorial sessions, including instructors, course content, and registration information will be posted as soon as this information becomes available. For further information, please contact sbpbrims@andrew.cmu.edu and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


    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 National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Army Research Office (ARO), National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


    Information on hotel and logistics is provided in the Location and Travel section.


    It is anticipated that a limited number of travel scholarships will be available on a competitive basis to students who are presenting papers. Additional information will be provided soon.

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    Download Call for Papers in PDF format here.

    * Late breaking and short papers are now referred to as working papers.



    The submission website is available here. To submit your paper, use the standard Easychair submission website. Until the final paper deadline, you will be able to update your submission.
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