2010 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, & Prediction (SBP10)

Natcher Auditorium, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Main Campus Bethesda, MD

Conference description

Social computing harnesses the power of computational methods to study social behavior and social context. Behavioral modeling refers to representing behavior in the abstract and is a convenient and powerful way to conduct virtual experiments and scenario planning. Both social computing and behavioral modeling are techniques designed to achieve a better understanding of complex behaviors, patterns, and associated outcomes of interest. These approaches are inherently interdisciplinary and cross disparate disciplines and require collaborative efforts to take advantage of the state-of-the-art research in order to document lessons learned and develop novel theories, experiments, and methodologies in terms of social, physical, psychological, and governmental mechanisms. This conference offers an opportunity for behavioral and social science researchers to come together with computational and computer scientists and other related disciplines and seeks to attract researchers, practitioners, program staff from federal agencies and graduate students in disciplines such as sociology, behavioral science, psychology, cultural study, health sciences, economics, computer science, engineering, information systems, physics, and operations research. The conference program will include invited speakers from government, industry, and academia, research presentations and discussions, poster and paper sessions in addition to focused pre-conference tutorial sessions and post-conference cross-fertilization workshop.

Location

Natcher Auditorium, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Main Campus Bethesda, MD

Additional information on the venue and hotel can be found at the following link.

Conference Dates

  1. March 29, 2010 - Pre-conference Tutorials
  2. March 30-31, 2010 - SBP10 Conference
  3. April 1, 2010 - Post-conference Workshop

Generous conference support from

  1. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    1. Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), http://obssr.od.nih.gov/index.aspx
    2. National Cancer Institute (NCI), http://www.cancer.gov/
    3. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NBIB), http://www.nibib.nih.gov/
  2. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), http://www.wpafb.af.mil/AFRL/afosr/
  3. Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL), http://www.wpafb.af.mil/afrl/
  4. Office of Naval Research (ONR), http://www.onr.navy.mil/
  5. National Science Foundation (NSF), http://www.nsf.gov/

Conference proceedings published by

Springer lecture notes in computer science

This event is open to the public and there is no registration cost associated with any of the conference activities, including preconference tutorial sessions and post-conference workshop. However, space is limited and registration is required. To register for SBP10 visit: http://conferences.thehillgroup.com/SBP10/index.cfm