16th International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation
September 20-22, 2023, Hybrid.
Gates Hillman Complex,
4902 Forbes Ave,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. Virtual Presenters, please upload a copy of your presentation in the case of technical issues.

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 Conference Day 1

Time Sessions
08:30 - 11:00 Tutorial: Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad & Ankur Teredesai - Algorithmic Nudging in Healthcare
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:30 Harmful Speech and Controversy
  • Edinam Klutse, Samuel Nuamah-Amoabeng, Hanjia Lyu and Jiebo Luo. Dismantling Hate: Understanding Hate Speech Trends Against NBA Athletes
  • Kai Chen, Zihao He, Rong-Ching Chang, Jonathan May and Kristina Lerman. Anger Breeds Controversy: Analyzing Controversy and Emotions on Reddit
  • Jennifer Golbeck. Misogyny, Women in Power, and Patterns of Social Media Harassment
  • Rong-Ching Chang, Jonathan May and Kristina Lerman. Feedback Loops and Complex Dynamics of Harmful Speech in Online Discussions
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00 Panel 1: Simulation Challenges with Human-Machine Teaming
  • Lingfei Wu
  • Anita Woolley
  • Leslie Blaha
  • Moderator: Geoff Dobson
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Media and Language Use
  • Brian Llinas, Guljannat Huseynli, Erika Frydenlund, Katherine Palacio, Humberto Llinas and Jose J. Padilla. Assessing Media’s Representation of Frustration Towards Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia
  • Wenjia Hu, Zhifei Jin and Kathleen M. Carley. Vulnerability Dictionary: Language Use During Times of Crisis and Uncertainty
  • Jose Mari Luis Dela Cruz and Maria Regina Justina Estuar. Classifying Policy Issue Frame Bias in Philippine Online News.
  • Xuanlong Qin and Tony Tam. Stereotype Content Dictionary: A semantic space of 3 million words and phrases using Google News Word2Vec embeddings
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00 Tech Demos
  • Jared Ettinger and Ben Shultz, Technology Description - Antisemitic Hate Groups: Associated Narratives, Entities, Infrastructures, Sentiments, and Emotions
  • Matthew Hicks, Scenario Generator
  • Suraj Jyothi Unni, Paras Sheth, Kaize Ding, Huan Liu and K. Selcuk Candan, UPREVE: An End-to-End Causal Discovery Benchmarking System
  • Ayushi Nirmal, Bohan Jiang and Huan Liu, SocioHub: An Interactive Tool for Cross-Platform Social Media Data Collection
17:00 - 18:00 Keynote - Dr. Nathaniel Persily
18:00 - 19:30 Reception & IDeaS Poster Session

Thursday, September 21, 2023 Conference Day 2

Time Sessions
08:30 - 11:00 Tutorial: Frank Ritter - How to Publish/Evaluate your Model
09:00 - 10:30 Modeling Human Performance
  • Tristan J. Calay, Basheer Qolomany, Aos Mulahuwaish, Liaquat Hossain and Jacques Bou Abdo. CCTFv1: Computational Modeling of Cyber Team Formation Strategies
  • Jeongkeun Shin, Kathleen M. Carley and Richard Carley. Integrating Human Factors into Agent-Based Simulation for Dynamic Phishing Susceptibility
  • Robert Thomson and William Frangia. Investigating the Use of Belief Bias to Measure Acceptance of False Information
  • Aadhar Gupta, Mahavir Dabas, Shashank Uttrani and Varun Dutt. Modeling human actions in the cart-pole game using Cognitive and Deep Reinforcement Learning approach.
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00 Panel 2: Humanistic Artificial Agents
  • Gwyneth Sutherlin, National Defense University
  • Laurie Fenstermacher, AFRL
  • Julie Marble, Northeastern University
  • Erin Hahn, JHU APL National Security Analysis Dept
  • Brian Hutler, Temple
  • Bill Lawless, Paine College
  • Co-Editor: Joey Jebari, JHU Berman Institute of Bioethics
  • Moderator: AM Greenberg, JHU/APL
13:00 - 14:00 Mentorship Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Transportation and Location
  • Obed Domson, Jose Padilla, Guohui Song and Erika Frydenlund. A Bayesian approach of predicting the movement of internally displaced persons
  • Tobin South, Nick Lothian, Takahiro Yabe and Alex Pentland. Building a healthier feed: Private location trace intersection driven feed recommendations
  • Kathleen Salazar-Serna, Lorena Cadavid, Carlos Franco and Kathleen M. Carley. Simulating Transport Mode Choices in Developing Countries
Political Maneuvers
  • Charity Jacobs, Lynnette Hui Xian Ng and Kathleen M Carley. Tracking China's Cross-Strait Bot Networks Against Taiwan
  • Samantha Phillips, Joshua Uyheng, Charity Jacobs and Kathleen M. Carley. Chirping Diplomacy: Analyzing Chinese Social-Cyber Maneuvers on Twitter
  • Ahana Biswas, Tim Niven and Yu-Ru Lin. The Dynamics of Political Narratives During the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
  • Ian Kloo and Kathleen M. Carley. Social Cybersecurity Analysis of the Telegram Information Environment During the 2022 Invasion of Ukraine
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30 Keynote - Dr. Charles “Chick” Macal
17:30 - 19:00 Reception & SBP-BRiMS Poster Session
  • Abhay Goyal, Muhammad Siddique, Keyu Chen, Robin O'Hanlon, Lam Yin Cheung, Koustuv Saha, Roy Ka-Wei Lee, Clara Broekaert, Allie Wong, Zach Schwitzky and Navin Kumar. Misinformative Products on Amazon
  • Al Zadid Sultan Bin Habib, Md Asif Bin Syed, Md Tanvirul Islam and Donald A. Adjeroh. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prediction via Social Media
  • Alexander Hough, Christopher Fisher, Christopher Stevens, Taylor Curley, Othalia Larue and Christopher Myers. Modeling the Continued Influence Effect in the Information Environment
  • Catherine King, Peter Carragher and Kathleen M. Carley. Citation network analysis of misinformation interventions
  • Chi-Shiun Tsai. Staying Connected & Healthy: Exploring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Friendship Networks and Well-Being of High School Students
  • Christine Lepird and Kathleen M. Carley. Automated Pink Slime Detection from Social Network Features
  • David Beskow, Haley Seaward and Jasmine Talley. ArxNet Model and Data: Building Social Networks from Image Archives
  • Dian Hu, Manisha Salinas, Daniel Lee, Sandra Bisbee, Folakemi Odedina and Hongfang Liu. What Happened After the Great Resignation? An Observational Study of a Health Research Center using Social Network Analysis as Part of a Community Outreach and Engagement Program Evaluation
  • Faisal Alatawi, Paras Sheth and Huan Liu. Inside Echo Chambers: An Exploration of Polarization and Topic Diversity on Social Media
  • Gayane Grigoryan, Andrew Collins, Wimarsha Jayanetti and Dean Chatfield. Game-Theoretic Coalition Formation Using Genetic Algorithm and Agent-Based Modeling
  • Guocheng Feng, Huaiyu Cai and Wei Quan. Exploring the Emotional and Mental Well-Being of Individuals with Long COVID Through Twitter Analysis
  • Harsh Katakwar, Cleotilde Gonzalez and Varun Dutt. Attackers have some prior beliefs: Understanding cognitive factors of confirmation bias on adversarial decisions
  • Himarsha Jayanetti, Erika Frydenlund and Michele Weigle. Xenophobic Events vs. Refugee Population – Using GDELT to Identify Countries with Disproportionate Coverage
  • Iuliia Alieva, Ian Kloo and Kathleen M Carley. Analyzing Russian Propaganda on Twitter during the Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Using Mixed Methods Network Analysis
  • Jinhang Jiang, Mei Feng, Kiran Kumar Bandeli and Karthik Srinivasan. Forecasting Future Economic Uncertainty with Sentiments Embedded in Social Media
  • Mainuddin Shaik, Niloofar Yousefi, Nitin Agarwal and Billy Spann. The Role of Instagram's Multimedia on Social Unrest in Brazil and Peru: A Connective Action Analysis Based on Diffusion of Innovation and Cognitive Mobilization Theories
  • Matthew Hicks and Kathleen Carley. BEND Battle: An Agent Based Simulation of Social-Cyber Maneuvers
  • Mayor Inna Gurung, Hayder Al Rubaye, Nitin Agarwal and Ahmed Al-Taweel. Analyzing Narrative Evolution about South China Sea Dispute on YouTube: An Exploratory Study using GPT-3
  • Nahiyan Bin Noor, Niloofar Yousefi, Billy Spann and Nitin Agarwal. Predicting Toxicity in Reddit Discussion Threads
  • Obianuju Okeke, Mert Can Cakmak, Ugochukwu Onyepunuka, Billy Spann and Nitin Agarwal. Evaluating Emotion and Morality Bias in YouTube's Recommendation Algorithm for the China-Uyghur Crisis
  • Rebecca Dorn, Negar Mokhberian, Julie Jiang, Jeremy Abramson, Fred Morstatter and Kristina Lerman. Non-Binary Gender Expression in Online Interactions
  • Rr. Nefriana and Yu-Ru Lin. The Prevalence of Hate-Based Conspiracy Theory in the United States
  • Shadi Shajari, Mustafa Alassad and Nitin Agarwal. Detecting Suspicious Commenter Mob Behaviors on YouTube Using Graph2Vec
  • Shan Wang and Frank Ritter. Modeling Multiple Strategies and Learning in a Complex Fault-Finding Task
  • Siyu Wu, Amir Bagherzadeh, Frank Ritter and Farnaz Tehranchi. Cognition Models Bake-off: Lessons Learned from Creating Long-Running Cognitive Models
  • Steven Albert. What Can We Learn from Simple Computational Models of Health Behavior Change?
  • Tran Hien Van, Abhay Goyal, Muhammad Siddique, Lam Yin Cheung, Nimay Parekh, Jonathan Y Huang, Keri McCrickerd, Edson C Tandoc Jr., Gerard Chung and Navin Kumar. How is Fatherhood Framed Online in Singapore?
  • Wenyu Liao, Yiqing Shi, Yujia Hu and Wei Quan. Yelp Reviews and Food Types: A Comparative Analysis of Ratings, Sentiments, and Topics
  • Zeyad Alghamdi, Faisal Alatawi, Mansooreh Karami, Tharindu Kumarage, Ahmadreza Mosallanezhad and Huan Liu. Code RED: Reactive Emotion Difference For Stress Detection on Social Media.

Friday, September 22, 2023 Conference Day 3 and Closing

Time Sessions
08:30 - 11:00 Tutorial: Jeff Reminga - ORA and Information Operations
09:00 - 10:30 Health and Pandemic Behavior
  • Nitin Kulkarni, Chunming Qiao and Alina Vereshchaka. Dynamic Modeling and Forecasting of Epidemics Incorporating Age and Vaccination Status
  • Scott Leo Renshaw, Samantha C. Phillips, Michael Miller Yoder and Kathleen M. Carley. Pandemic Personas: Analyzing Identity Signals in COVID-19 Discourse on Twitter
  • Kirti Jain, Vasudha Bhatnagar and Sharanjit Kaur. Regression Chain Model for Predicting Epidemic Variables
  • Roland Abao, Maria Regina Justina Estuar and Patricia Angela Abu. Physical distancing and mask wearing behavior dataset generator from CCTV footages using YOLOv8
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00 Social Identity and Stance
  • Falah Amro and Hemant Purohit. User Identity Modeling to Characterize Communication Patterns of Domestic Extremists Behavior on Social Media
  • Peter Carragher, Lynnette Hui Xian Ng and Kathleen M. Carley. Simulation of Stance Perturbations
  • Pratyush Arya and Nisheeth Srivastava. Understanding Clique Formation in Social Networks - An Agent-Based Model of Social Preferences in Fixed and Dynamic Networks
  • Rezvaneh Rezapour, Daniela Delgado Ramos, Sullam Jeoung and Jana Diesner. Moving Beyond Stance Detection in Cross-cutting Communication Analysis
13:00 - 14:00 Business Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Information and Simulation
  • Meysam Alizadeh and Jacob Shapiro. Few-Shot Information Operation Detection Using Active Learning Approach
  • Hirthik Mathavan, Zhen Tan, Nivedh Mudiam and Huan Liu. Inductive Linear Probing for Few-shot Node Classification
  • David Mortimore, Raymond R. Buettner Jr. and Eugene Chabot. Designing Organizations of Human and Non-Human Knowledge Workers
  • Evan Williams and Kathleen M. Carley. Agent-Based Moral Interaction Simulations in Imbalanced Polarized Settings
15:30 - 16:00 Awards and Farewell