About the Conference

2015 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP15)
March 31 – April 3, 2014, UCDC Center, Washington DC, USA

The 2015 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction (SBP) is a multidisciplinary conference with a selective single paper track and poster session. SBP also invites a small number of high quality tutorials and nationally recognized keynote speakers.

The SBP conference provides a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government agencies to exchange ideas on current challenges in social computing, behavioral modeling and prediction, and on state-of-the-art methods and best practices being adopted to tackle these challenges. Interactive events at the conference are designed to promote cross-disciplinary contact.

Social Computing harnesses the power of computational methods to study social behavior within a social context. Behavioral Cultural modeling refers to representing behavior and culture in the abstract, and is a convenient and powerful way to conduct virtual experiments and scenario analysis. Both social computing and behavioralcultural modeling are techniques designed to achieve a better understanding of complex behaviors, patterns, and associated outcomes of interest. Moreover, these approaches are inherently interdisciplinary; subsystems and system components exist at multiple levels of analysis (i.e., "cells to societies") and across multiple disciplines, from engineering and the computational sciences to the social and health sciences.

The SBP Proceedings have been in the 25% most downloaded ebooks for three consecutive years on SpringLink.

  • 2013: Since its online publication on March 02, 2013, there has been a total of 51633 chapter downloads.
  • 2012: Since its online publication on March 20, 2012, there has been a total of 15037 chapter downloads.
  • 2011: Since its online publication on February 22, 2011, there has been a total of 17381 chapter downloads.