2011 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP11)
Online registration has closed, but you may register on-site at the Inn and Conference Center. Our Travel and Accommodation page includes information about getting there by public transit.
Social computing harnesses the power of computational methods to study social behavior and social context. Behavioral-cultural 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-cultural 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.
LocationThe Marriott Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland University College
- March 28, 2011 - Pre-conference Tutorials
- March 29-31, 2011 - SBP11 Conference (Single Track)
- March 29 (Afternoon), 2011 - Cross-Fertilization Roundtables
An up to date list of sponsors will be listed on the conference website. Current and anticipated sponsors include:
- Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), http://www.wpafb.af.mil/AFRL/afosr/
- Office of Naval Research (ONR), http://www.onr.navy.mil/
- National Institutes of Health (NIH), http://www.nih.gov
- National Science Foundation (NSF), http://www.nsf.gov