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

Tuesday, March 31

Time Tutorial Sessions
Registration begins at 7:30am
Morning Session
9:00am - 12:00pm

1. Big Data Analytics for Behavioral Modeling
Hsuanwei Chen, Shuyuan Mary Ho, Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca

2. A Tutorial on Text and Network Analysis Methods
David Broniatowski

Afternoon Session (SBP)
1:00pm - 4:00pm

1. Behavioral Mining, Cultural Differences and Social Network Analysis in Massive Online Games
Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, Jaideep Srivastava

2. Introduction to social network and spatial data in R and Python to social scientists
Jose Manuel Magallanes

Afternoon Session (BRiMS)
1:00pm - 4:00pm

1. Introduction to Dynamic Network Analysis
Geoffrey Morgan, William Frankenstein and Kathleen Carley

Wednesday, April 1

Time Sessions
Registration begins at 7:30am
Session 1 (SBP)
8:30am

Behavioral and Social Sciences and Economics (Session Chair: Wen Dong)

1. A model of policy formation through simulated annealing
Vincent Kane, Clarence Dillon and Scott Atherly

2. Persistence in voting behavior: stronghold dynamics in elections
Toni Perez, Juan Fernandez-Gracia, Jose J. Ramasco and Victor M Eguiluz

3. Advantages of cooperative behavior during tsunami evacuation
Adam Skucki and Radoslaw Nielek

4. A novel mental state model of social perception of brand crisis from an entertainment perspective
Rungsiman Nararatwong, Roberto Legaspi, Hitoshi Okada and Hiroshi Maruyama

9:50am Break
10:15am Keynote by Prof. Scott Page - "Something Beyond Belief: Behavioral Models of Culture"
Session 2 (BRiMs)
11:30am

Inference and Decision-Making (Session Chair: Bill Kennedy)

1. Malware identification using cognitive inspired inference
Robert Thomson, Christian Lebiere, Stefano Bennati, Paulo Shakarian and Eric Nunes

2. How could cyber analysts learn faster and make better decisions
Fangting Wu and Cleotilde Gonzalez

3. A process for developing accurate kinesic cues in virtual environments
Stephanie Lackey, Karla Badillo-Urquiola, Eric Ortiz and Irwin Hudson

12:30pm Lunch
1:45pm SBP Challenge
2:45pm SBP Best Paper Awards Presentation
2:55pm Break
Session 3 (SBP) 3:20pm

Information, Systems, and Network Science 1 (Session Chair: Don Adjeroh)

1. Social complexity in the virtual world
Vincent Kane

2. A network-based model for predicting hashtag breakouts in Twitter
Sultan Alzahrani, Saud Alashri, Anvesh Reddy Koppela, Hasan Davulcu and Ismail Toroslu

3. Conflict and communication in massively-multiplayer online games
Alireza Hajibagheri, Kiran Lakkaraju, Gita Sukthankar, Rolf Wigand and Nitin Agrawal

4. Women’s right to drive: spillover of brokers, mobilization, and cyberactivism
Serpil Yuce, Nitin Agarwal and Rolf Wigand

5. Social computing for impact assessment of social change
Jana Diesner and Rezvaneh Rezapour

5:00pm End of Day

Thursday, April 2

Time Sessions
Registration begins at 7:30am
Session 4 (SBP)
8:30am

Health Sciences (Session Chair: Nate Osgood)

1. A comparative study of symptom clustering on clinical and social media data
Christopher Yang, Edward Ip, Nancy Avis, Qing Ping and Ling Jiang

2. Temporal causality of social support in an online community for cancer survivors
Ngot Bui, John Yen and Vasant Honavar

3. Are you satisfied with life?: Predicting satisfaction with life from Facebook
Susan Collins, Yizhou Sun, David Stillwell, Michal Kosinski and Natasha Markuzon

4. The impact of human behavioral changes in 2014 west Africa Ebola outbreak
Kun Hu, Simone Bianco, Stefan Edlund and James Kaufman

Session 5 (BRiMs)
9:50am

Multi-Agent Models / Social (Session Chair: David Reitter)

1. Cognitive leadership framework using instance-based learning
Noam Ben-Asher, Jin-Hee Cho and Adali Sibel

2. Extending formative models of large scale networks
Eli Stickgold, Bruce Skarin, Ian Stewart and Corey Lofdahl

3. Agents and decision trees from microdata
John B. Nelson, William G. Kennedy and Ariel M. Greenberg

10:50am Break
11:15am Keynote (SBP) Prof. Phil Bourne - "Data Science at NIH and its Relationship to Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction"
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Keynote (SBP) Prof. Mark Newman - "Contact networks, behavior, and the spread of disease"
3:15am Break
3:45pm Poster Introductions
5:30pm Poster Session and Reception
7:30pm End of Day

Friday, April 3

Time Sessions
Session 6 (SBP)
8:30am

Military and Security (Session Chair: Nitin Agarwal)

1. The influence of collaboration on research quality: social network analysis of scientific collaboration in terrorism studies research groups
Alla Khadka and Mike Byers

2. Learning automated agents from historical game data via tensor decomposition
Peter Walker and Ian Davidson

3. Social network extraction and High Value Individual (HVI) identification within fused intelligence data
Alireza Farasat, Geoff Gross, Rakesh Nagi and Alexander Nikolaev

Session 7 (BRiMs)
9:30am

Modeling Emotion and Perception (Session Chair: Ariel Greenberg)

1. Semantic labelling of objects in a simulated environment
Ralph Brewer and Maryanne Fields

2. Long-term dementia care: modeling the decision process
Emily Ihara, William Kennedy, Catherine Tompkins and Michael Wolf-Branigin

3. An emotion and temperament model of cognitive mobile robots
Lyle Long, Troy Kelley and Eric Avery

10:30am Break
11:00am Keynote (BRiMs) CDR Joseph Cohn - "Enhancing Intuitive Decision Making Across Levels: From Individuals to Societies"
12:30pm Lunch and SBP Panel
Session 8 (SBP) 2:00pm

Information, Systems, and Network Science 2 (Session Chair: Chandler Johnson)

1. VIP: incorporating human cognitive biases in a probabilistic model of retweeting
Jeonhyung Kang and Kristina Lerman

2. Structural properties of ego networks
Sidharth Gupta, Xiaoran Yan and Kristina Lerman

3. Are tweets biased by audience? An analysis from the view of topic diversity
Sandra Servia-Rodríguez, Rebeca P. Díaz-Redondo and Ana Fernández-Vilas

4. Network-based group account classification
Patrick Park, Ryan Compton and Tsai-Ching Lu

3:20pm Break
Session 9 (SBP) 3:40pm

Information, Systems, and Network Science 3 (Session Chair: Kat Chuang)

1. Analysis of music tagging and listening patterns: do tags really function as retrieval aids?
Jared Lorince, Kenneth Joseph and Peter Todd

2. Efficient learning of user conformity on review score
Kazumi Saito, Kouzou Ohara, Masahiro Kimura and Hiroshi Motoda

3. Detecting rumors through modeling information propagation networks in a social media environment
Yang Liu, Songhua Xu and Georgia Tourassi

4. Subjective versus objective questions: perception of question subjectivity in social Q&A
Zhe Liu and Bernard J. Jansen

5:00pm End of Day