2012 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP12)

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.

Conference description

The SBP conference is the result of merging two successful international conferences on closely related subjects:

The combined conference retains the acronym SBP, with “Behavioral” replaced by “Behavioral-Cultural”.

Social computing harnesses the power of computational methods to study social behavior within a social context. Cultural behavioral modeling refers to representing behavior and culture in the abstract, and is a convenient and powerful way to conduct virtual experiments and scenario planning. Both social computing and cultural behavioral 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 cross disparate disciplines.


The Marriott Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland University College

Conference Dates

  1. April 2, 2012 - Pre-conference Tutorials
  2. April 3 - 5, 2012 - SBP12 Conference (Single Track)
  3. April 3 (Afternoon), 2012 - Cross-Fertilization Roundtables

Important Dates

  1. January 6, 2012 - Paper and Source File Upload Deadline
  2. October 1, 2011 - Paper Submission Open
  3. November 4, 2011 Friday, October 28, 2011 - Paper Registration Deadline
  4. November 11, 2011 November 4, 2011 - Paper / Full Text Poster Deadline
  5. December 19, 2011 - Notification of Acceptance
  6. January 6, 2012- Camera-Ready


Currently we are seeking sponsors for SBP2012.

SBP2011 was sponsored by:

  1. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), http://www.wpafb.af.mil/AFRL/afosr/
  2. Office of Naval Research (ONR), http://www.onr.navy.mil/
  3. National Science Foundation (NSF), http://www.nsf.gov
  4. National Institutes of Health (NIH), http://www.nih.gov

Conference proceedings published by

Springer lecture notes in computer science