2014 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP14)
April 1 – April 4, 2014, UCDC Center, Washington DC, USA

Tuesday, April 1 TUTORIALS  
Registration Tue 7:30 AM      
Morning Tutorials Tue 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Room AB
  Introduction to Social Data Analysis Combining R and Python Dr. Jose Manuel Magallanes
(break at 10:30am) Tue 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Room C
  Modeling a Mobile World Wendy J. Nilsen, PhD; Stephen Intille, PhD, Northeastern University; Donna Spruijt-Metz, PhD, University of Southern California; Misha Pavel, PhD, Northeastern University
Lunch Tue 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   (no conference lunch served)  
Afternoon Tutorials (break at 3:00pm) Tue 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room C
  Multiscale Strategic Interaction with vmStrat Models Dr. David Sallach
  Tue 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room AB
  Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL Dr. Marc A. Smith, Chief Social Scientist, Connected Action Consulting Group
Wednesday, April 2      
Registration 7:30 AM      
Welcome & Admin 8:00 AM   Claudio Cioffi-Revilla (SBP) & Bill Kennedy (BRiMS)  
Session 1 (BRiMS) 8:30 AM   Session Chair: Bill Kennedy  
Talk 1     Decisions from Experience: Could Models of Aggregate Choice Explain Individual Choices from Information Search? Neha Sharma and Varun Dutt
Talk 2     The Effect of Heterogeneous Agents in Socio-Cognitive Networks Changkun Zhao, Jui-Te Tseng and Frank Ritter
Talk 3     A General Instance-Based Model of Sensemaking in a Functional Architecture Robert Thomson, Christian Lebiere and Stefano Bennati
Break 9:30 AM      
Keynote 10:00 AM   Keynote by David W. Lightfoot entitled "The Complexity of Language: How It Is Acquired and How It Changes"
Break 11:00 AM      
Challenge Session 11:15 AM   Data Challenge Chairs: Kevin S. Xu, Wen Dong, Fred Morstatter, Katherine Chuang  
      Challenge Problem Description 2014  
      Winning Challenge Problem talk1  
      Winning Challenge Problem talk2  
      Challenge Problem Description 2015  
Lunch 12:30 PM   Catered lunch: sandwiches, salad, fruit, sweet, beverages
Keynote 1:45 PM   Keynote by Patty Mabry entitled "Systems Science for behavioral and social science research: A look at the future"  
  2:45 PM      
Best Paper Awards 2:55 PM   Terry Lyons memorial Best Papers (Regular and Student) presented by the Program Chairs: William G. Kennedy, Nitin Agarwal, Shanchieh Jay Yang  
Break 3:10 PM   Refreshments: cupcakes, snacks, fruit, beverages
Session 2 3:40 PM   Session Chair: Edward Ip  
Talk 1     Cover your Cough! Quantifying the Benefits of a Localized Healthy Behavior Intervention on Flu Epidemics in Washington DC  Nidhi Parikh, Mina Youssef, Samarth Swarup, Stephen Eubank and Youngyun Chungbaek
Talk 2     Sample Size Determination to Detect Cusp Catastrophe in Stochastic Cusp Catastrophe Model: A Monte-Carlo Simulation-Based Approach  Din Chen, Xinguang Chen, Wan Tang and Feng Lin
Talk 3     Mobility Patterns and User Dynamics in Racially Segregated Geographies of US Cities Nibir Bora, Yu-Han Chang and Rajiv Maheswaran
Talk 4     Quantifying Political Legitimacy from Twitter Haibin Liu, Dongwon Lee
End of day 5:00 PM
Thursday, April 3      
Welcome & Admin 8:00 AM   Claudio Cioffi-Revilla (SBP) & Bill Kennedy (BRiMS)  
Session 3 (BRiMS) 8:30 AM   Session Chair: TBD  
Talk 1     Mathematical Capture of Human Data for Computer Model Building and Validation Gladstone Reid, Gordon Cooke, Robert Demarco, Caitlin Weaver, John Riedener and Elizabeth Mezzacappa
Talk 2     Design Patterns for Balancing Behavior Responsiveness Randolph Jones and Robert Wray
Talk 3     Enhanced Behavioural Realism for Live Fire Targets Rick Evertsz, Andrew Lucas, Cameron Smith, Matteo Pedrotti, Frank Ritter, Robin Baker and Paul Burns
Break 9:30 AM      
Keynote 10:00 AM   Keynote by Jacquelyn Morie entitled "The Ultimate Selfie"
Session 4 11:10 AM   Session Chair: Amy Silva  
Talk 1     Segmenting Large-Scale Cyber Attacks for Online Behavior Model Generation Steven Strapp and S. Jay Yang
Talk 2     Deriving Population Assessments through Opinion Polls, Text Analytics, and Agent-Based Modeling Ian Yohai, Bruce Skarin, Robert McCormack and Jasmine Hsu
Talk 3     Incorporating Interpretation into Risky Decision-Making: A Computational Model  David Broniatowski and Valerie Reyna
Talk 4     Emergent Consequences: Complex Behaviors in a Simple Model to Support Innovation Adoption, Planning, and Evaluation H. Van Dyke Parunak and Jonathan A. Morell
Lunch 12:30 PM   (no conference lunch served)  
Session 5 1:45 PM   Session Chair: Nitin Agarwal  
Talk 1     Winning by Following the Winners: Winning the Behavior of Stock Market Experts in Social Media  Wenhui Liao, Sameena Shah and Masoud Makrehchi
Talk 2     Predicting Social Ties in Massively Multiplayer Online Games Jina Lee and Kiran Lakkaraju
Talk 3     Path Following in Social Web Search Jared Lorince, Debora Donato and Peter Todd
Talk 4     Estimating Social Network Structure and Propagation Dynamics for an Infectious Disease Louis Kim, Kimon Drakopoulos, Stephan Kolitz, Mark Abramson and Asuman Ozdaglar
Break 3:05 PM      
Poster Intros 3:30 PM   Poster Introductions, Poster Chairs: Sun-Ki Chai and David Reitter  
  5:00 PM      
Thursday Poster Session and Reception 5:30 - 7:30PM   Reception: assorted hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, sweets, beverages
Poster     The Needs of Metaphor David Bracewell
Poster     Predicting Guild Membership in Massively Multiplayer Online Games Hamidreza Alvari, Kiran Lakkaraju, Gita Sukthankar and Jonathan Whetzel
Poster     Frogs in a Pot: An Agent-Based Model of Well-Being Versus Prosperity Chris Thron
Poster     A New Paradigm for the Study of Corruption across Cultures Kobi Gal, Avi Rosenfeld, Sarit Kraus, Michele Gelfand and Bo An
Poster     Simulating International Energy Security David Masad
Poster     Emergent Behavior in Informal Text Communication: Emoticon Use in First and Second Languages Cecilia Aragon, Nan-Chen Chen, Judith Kroll and Laurie Feldman
Poster     Social Maintenance and Psychological Support using Virtual Worlds Peggy Wu, Jacquelyn Morie, J. Benton, Kip Haynes, Eric Chance, Tammy Ott and Sonja Schmer-Galunder
Poster     Temporal Dynamics of Scale-Free Networks Erez Shmueli, Yaniv Altshuler and Alex Pentland
Poster     Contexts of Diffusion: Adoption of Research Synthesis in Social Work and Women's Studies Laura Sheble and Annie Chen
Poster     Big Data-Driven Marketing: How Machine Learning Outperforms Marketers' Gut-Feeling PŒl Sunds¿y, Johannes Bjelland, Asif M. Iqbal, Alex ÒSandyÓ Pentland, and Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye
Poster     Modeling Impact of Social Stratification on the Basis of Time Allocation Heuristics in a Social Network. Michal Kakol, Radoslaw Nielek and Adam Wierzbicki
Poster     Dyadic Attribution: A Theoretical Model for Interpreting Online Words and Actions Shuyuan Mary Ho, Shashanka Ss Timmarajus, Mike Burmester and Xiuwen Liu
Poster     Cholera and Water Treatment Behavior: Modeling the '08-'09 Cholera Epidemic in Zimbabwe Anne Carpenter
Poster     Team PsychoSocial State Assessment through Discourse Analysis: Power and Comfort/Routine Christopher Miller, Jeffrey Rye, Peggy Wu, Sonja Schmer-Galunder and Tammy Ott
Poster     Using Trust Model for Detecting Malicious Activities in Twitter Mohini Agarwal and Bin Zhou
Poster     Emerging Dyanmics in Crowdfunding Campaigns Huaming Rao, Anbang Xu, Xiao Yang and Wai-Tat Fu
Poster     A Study of Mobile Information Exploration with Multi-Touch Interactions Shuguang Han, I-Han Hsiao and Denis Parra
Poster     Frabjous: A Declarative, Domain-Specific Language for Agent-Based Modelling Ivan Vendrov, Christopher Dutchyn and Nathaniel Osgood
Poster     Incorporating Social Theories in Computational Behavioral Models Eunice E. Santos, Eugene Santos Jr., John Korah, Riya M. George, Qi Gu, Jacob Jurmain, Keumjoo Kim, Deqing Li, Jacob Russell, Suresh Subramanian, Jeremy Thompson and Fei Yu
Poster     Studying the Evolution of Online Collective Action: Saudi Arabian Women's Driving Campaign on Twitter Serpil Yuce, Nitin Agarwal, Rolf Wigand, Merlyna Lim and Rebecca Robinson.
Poster     Civil Unrest Prediction: A Tumblr-based Exploration Jiejun Xu, Tsai-Ching Lu, Ryan Compton and David Allen
Poster     Mutual Information Technique in Assessing Crosstalk Through a Random-Pairing Bootstrap Method Xinguang Chen and Din Chen
Poster     Social TV and the Social Soundtrack: Significance of Second Screen Interaction during Television Viewing Partha Mukherjee
Poster     A Comparative Study of Smoking Cessation Programs on Web Forum and Facebook Mi Zhang, Christopher Yang and Katherine Chuang
Poster     The Social Aspect of Voting for Useful Reviews Asher Levi and Osnat Mokryn
Poster     The Data Absorption Technique: Coevolution to Automate the Accurate Representation of Social Structure Deborah Duong
Poster     New Methods of Mapping: The Application of Social Network Analysis to the Study of the Illegal Trade in Antiquities Michelle D'Ippolito
Poster     Social Network Structures of Primary Health Care Teams Associated with Health Outcomes in Alcohol Drinkers with Diabetes Marlon Mundt and Larissa Zakletskaia
BRiMS Poster     Support for ACT-R Modeling of Elliptical Endpoint Error Distributions in Mobile Touchscreen 2-D FittsÕ Law Tasks Kristen Greene, Melissa Gallagher and Frank Tamborello
BRiMS Poster     Quantifying and Enhancing Robustness of Cognitive and Behavioral Systems Matthew Walsh and Kevin Gluck
BRiMS Poster     Modeling Psychological Theories of Emotion and Social Identity for Helping the Conception of Psychological Messages: The System PSYMDEV Colette Faucher and Malika Machtoune
BRiMS Poster     Preparing Leaders at the United States Military Academy: A Socio-structural View Kathryn Coronges, Yulia Tyshchuk and William Wallace
BRiMS Poster     Combining Visual Cognition Systems Using the Combinatorial Fusion Model Darius A. Mulia, Randy Clinton, Charles R. Skelsey, Lihan Yao and D. Frank Hsu
BRiMS Poster     Exposing AI Configuration to Operator Control Kevin Dill and Phe Meas
BRiMS Poster     The Virtual Employment Test Bed: An Immersive Synthetic Environment Allows Engineers to Test and Evaluate Material Solutions Robert Demarco, Gordon Cooke, John Riedener and Elizabeth Mezzacappa
BRiMS Poster     An Improved Genetics-based Model of Emotion Diffusion on Facebook based on Similarity, Interactivity and Connectivity Principles Roche Lee Razonable and Kurt Junshean Espinosa
End of day 7:30 PM      
Friday, April 4      
Welcome & Admin 8:00 AM   Claudio Cioffi-Revilla (SBP) & Bill Kennedy (BRiMS)
Session 6 8:30 AM   Session Chair: S. Jay Yang  
Talk 1     A New Approach for Item Ranking Based on Review Scores Reflecting Temporal Trust Factor Kazumi Saito, Masahiro Kimura, Kouzou Ohara and Hiroshi Motoda
Talk 2     mFingerprint: Privacy-Preserving User Modeling with Multimodal Mobile Device Footprints  Haipeng Zhang, Zhixian Yan, Jun Yang, Emmanuel Tapia and David Crandall
Talk 3     How Individuals Weigh Their Previous Estimates to Make a New Estimate in the Presence or Absence of Social Influence  Mohammad S. Jalali
Talk 4     Multi-objective Optimization for Multi-level Networks  Brandon Oselio, Alex Kulesza and Alfred Hero
Break 9:50 AM   Refreshments: Muffins, rice cakes, fresh fruit, beverages
Session 7 10:20 AM   Session Chair: Kevin Xu  
Talk 1     Labeling Actors in Social Networks using a Heterogeneous Graph Kernel  Ngot Bui and Vasant Honavar
Talk 2     Who Will Follow a New Topic Tomorrow? Biru Cui and S. Jay Yang
Talk 3     Identifying Users with Opposing Opinions in Twitter Debates Ashwin Rajadesingan and Huan Liu
Talk 4     Two 1%s Don't Make a Whole: Comparing Simultaneous Samples from Twitter's Streaming API  Kenneth Joseph, Peter Landwehr and Kathleen Carley
Lunch pickup/re-arrange room 11:40 AM   Pick up lunch in foyer, return to sponsors' panel & roundtable discussions with sponsors
Lunch & Funding panel 12:00 PM   Funding Panel Session Chairs: Fahmida Chowdhury, Tisha Wiley  
  1:30 PM   Fahmida Chowdhury, NSF/SBE  
      Chris Clifton, NSF/CISE  
      Bethany Deeds, NIH/NIDA  
      Jason Matheny, IARPA  
      Stephen Marcus, NIH/ NIGMS  
      Erin Fitzgerald, DoD/Minerva  
Session 8 1:40 PM   Session Chair: Bill Kennedy  
Talk 1     System-subsystem Dependency Network for Integrating Multicomponent Data and Application to Health Sciences Edward Ip, Shyh-Huei Chen and Jack Rejeski
Talk 2     Integrating Epidemiological Modeling and Surveillance Data Feeds: A Kalman Filte- based Approach Weicheng Qian, Nathaniel Osgood and Kevin Stanley
Talk 3     Identifying Emergent Thought Leaders Andrew Duchon and Emily Patterson
Talk 4     Human Development Dynamics: An Agent Based Simulation of Adaptive Heterogeneous Games and Social Systems Mark Abdollahian, Zining Yang, Patrick Neal and Birol Yesilada
Break 3:00 PM   Refreshments: sweets, snacks, fruit, beverages
Session 9 (BRiMS) 3:30 PM   Session Chair: David Reitter  
Talk 1     Simulating Network Behavioral Dynamics by using a Multi-agent approach driven by ACT-R Cognitive Architecture Oscar Javier Romero López
Talk 2     Modeling Proficiency in a Tailored, Situated Training Environment Jeremiah T. Folsom-Kovarik, Charles Newton, Joshua Haley and Robert E. Wray
Talk 3     Threat Density Map Modeling for Combat Simulations Francisco Baez and Christian Darken
Talk 4     Rapid modeling of training progress Margery Doyle
Conference Wrap-up 4:50 PM   SBP 2015 preview Jeff Johnson  
End of day 5:00 PM