15th International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation
September 20-22, 2022, Hybrid.
Carnegie Mellon University, Mellon Institute – Mellon College of Science
4400 Fifth Ave, 4th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Important Information:

  1. All presentations, unless otherwise notified, are for 15 minutes with 5 minutes of questions. You will be contacted by your session moderator with further presentation instructions.
  2. There must be a unique person registered for each paper (e.g., if you are on three papers - each paper needs to have a different person registered.)
  3. Please register immediately so that your talk is not pulled.
  4. When you register it will give you a confirmation that counts as your receipt.

MAIN CONFERENCE AGENDA (All times are in US Eastern Time)

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Conference Day 0

Time Sessions
09:00 - 12:00 Tutorials
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 16:00 Tutorials
16:00 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 19:30 Tutorials

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Conference Day 1

Time Sessions
09:00 - 10:30 Graduate Consortium Public Health
  • Chasing the Wrong Cloud: Mapping the 2019 Vaping Epidemic Using Data from Social Media. Parush Gera and Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia
  • Classifying COVID-19 related Meta Ads using Discourse Representation through Hypergraph. Ujun Jeong, Zeyad Alghamd, Kaize Ding, Lu Cheng, Baoxin Li and Huan Liu
  • Optimizing Pharmaceutical and Non-pharmaceutical Interventions during Epidemics. Nitin Kulkarni, Chunming Qiao and Alina Vereshchaka
  • How is Vaping Framed on Online Knowledge Dissemination Platforms? Keyu Chen, Yiwen Shi, Jun Luo, Joyce Jiang, Shweta Yadav, Munmun De Choudhury, Ashiqur R Khudabukhsh, Marzieh Babaeianjelodar, Frederick Altice and Navin Kumar
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:15 NLP
  • Automated Utterance Labeling of Conversations Using Natural Language Processing. Maria Laricheva, Chiyu Zhang, Yan Liu, Guanyu Chen, Terence Tracey, Richard Young and Giuseppe Carenini
  • An Exploratory Study on the Author Keyphrases Selection Behaviours in Scientific Articles. Salim Sazzed
  • Analyzing Political Party Manifestos with Natural Language Processing. Salomon Orellana and Halil Bisgin
  • Counteracting Filter Bubbles with Homophily-aware Link Recommendations. Robert Warton, Chris Volny and Kevin S. Xu
Social Justice
  • Estimating Topic Exposure for Under-Represented Users on Social Media. Mansooreh Karami, Ahmadreza Mosallanezhad, Paras Sheth and Huan Liu
  • Dapping Into the Fediverse: Analyzing What's Trending on Mastodon Social.Samer Al-Khateeb
  • A simulation test bed for evaluating data analytics predictors of disinformation flow. Kiran et al.
  • Causal Data Fusion for Multi-modal Disaster Classification in Social Media. Raha Moraffah, Suraj Jyothi Unni, Adrienne Raglin and Huan Liu
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 - 15:15 Computational models for social good: Beyond bias and representation
  • Christopher Dancy, Kenneth Joseph, and Michael Miller
  • Revisiting Linus’ Law in OpenStreetMap: An Agent-Based Approach. Aylin McGough, Hamdi Kavak and Ron Mahabir
  • Modeling Priorities in Multi-agent Multi-objective Systems. Nitin Kulkarni, Jake Sanders, Chunming Qiao and Alina Vereshchaka
  • A complex, intregrative aGent-based Model of Disinformation Cascades. Kiran et al.
  • Agent-Based Modeling of a Crowd Attacked with the Chemical Weapon Sarin. Kai Koblentz and William G. Kennedy
15:15 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 17:00 Keynote - Dr. Conrad Tucker
17:00 - 19:00 Reception

Thursday, September 22, 2022 Conference Day 2 and Closing

Time Sessions
09:00 - 10:30 COVID
  • Improving Vaccine Stance Detection by Combining Online and Offline Data. Anique Tahir, Lu Cheng, Paras Sheth and Huan Liu
  • CoVaxNet: An Online-Offline Data Repository for COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Research. Bohan Jiang, Paras Sheth, Baoxin Li and Huan Liu
  • Bridging the Gap: Commonality and Differences between Online and Offline COVID-19 Data. Nayoung Kim, Ahmadreza Mosallanezhad, Lu Cheng, Baoxin Li and Huan Liu
  • Evolution of Intent and Social Influence Networks and their Significance in Detecting COVID-19 Disinformation Actors on Social Media. Chathika Gunaratne, Debraj De, Gautam Thakur, Chathurani Senevirathna and William Rand
  • Human Behavior Modeling of Crowds: Coding Individuals and Social Influences. Susan Aros and Anne Marie Baylouny
  • Teaching Agents to Understand Teamwork: Evaluating and Predicting Collective Intelligence as a Latent Variable via Hidden Markov Models. Michelle Zhao, Fade Eadeh, Thuy Ngoc Nguyen, Pranav Gupta, Henny Admoni, Cleotide Gonzalez and Anita Woolley
  • Imitation Learning for Social Simulation. Justin Downes and Hamdi Kavak
  • Mitigation of Optimized Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Disruptions by Criminal Agents. Abhisekh Rana, Hamdi Kavak, Andrew Crooks, Carlotta Domeniconi, Sean Luke and James Jones
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:15 Emotion and Affect
  • Transition to Adulthood for Young People with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: Emotion Detection and Topic Modeling. Yan Liu, Maria Laricheva, Chiyu Zhang, Patrick Boutet, Guanyu Chen, Terence Tracey, Giuseppe Carenini and Richard Young
  • Cultural Value Resonance in Folktales: A Transformer-based Analysis with the World Value. Noam Benkler, Scott Friedman, Sonja Schmer-Galunder, Drisana Mosaphir, Vasanth Sarathy, Pavan Kantharaju, Matthew McLure and Robert Goldman
  • The Missing Link Between User Engagement and Misinformation's Impact on Online Behavior. Daniele Bellutta, Joshua Uyheng and Kathleen Carley
  • Frames and their Affective Dimensions: A Case Study of Climate Change News Articles. Aman Tyagi, Kenneth Joseph and Kathleen Carley
  • Evacuation in the Presence of Bad Actors. Clark Petri and Hamdi Kavak
  • OSIRIS : Organization Simulation In Response to Intrusion Strategies. Jeongkeun Shin, Geoffrey Dobson, Kathleen Carley and Richard Carley
  • Detection of Coordination Between State-Linked Actors. Keeley Erhardt and Alex Pentland
  • Modeling Memory Imprints Induced by Interactions in Social Networks. James Flamino, Ross DeVito, Omar Lizardo and Boleslaw Szymanski
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch Break Business Lunch
13:45 - 15:15 Political Misinformation
  • Competing State and Grassroots Opposition Influence in the 2021 Hong Kong Election. Samantha C. Phillips, Joshua Uyheng and Kathleen M. Carley
  • #WhoDefinesDemocracy: Analysis on a 2021 Chinese Messaging Campaign. Charity Jacobs and Kathleen Carley
  • Leveraging Topic Modeling and Toxicity Analysis to understand China-Uyghur Conflicts⋆ Connice Trimmingham and Nitin Agarwal
  • Detecting Radicalization on YouTube using Computational Models. Efrat Ravid, Kobi Gal, Avi Segal and Sophia Solomon
Models and Methods
  • Mutual Information Scoring: Increasing Interpretability in Categorical Clustering Tasks. Pranav Sankhe, Seventy Hall, Melanie Sage, Maria Rodriguez, Varun Chandola and Kenneth Joseph
  • Unleashing Computational Organization Theory with Quantum Probability Theory. David Mortimore and Mustafa Canan
  • A Systematic Approach for Contextualizing Focal Structure Analysis in Social Networks. Mustafa Alassad and Nitin Agarwal
  • Graph Classification of Evolutionary Dynamic Networks. Joseph Johnson and Christophe Giraud-Carrier
15:15 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 17:00 Keynote - Dr. Ariel Greenberg
17:00 - 17:30 Farewell