Special Session on Computational Social Psychology (CSP 2019)

In conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC 2019)](http://besc2019.org/index.html) in Beijing China, October 28-30, 2019


Aims and Scope

Over the last one hundred years, Social Psychology has developed to be the central science that explores human experience and human nature. Meanwhile, due to the enduring scientization effort and methodological limitations, temporarily manipulated experimentation in laboratory context and unidirectional causality testing have been the dominant research paradigm, originated from which many insightful but fragmental middle-range theories are proposed and established. Afterwards, there was the so-called Social Psychology Crisis encountered in the 1970s, continuing to be unresolved today.

In recent years, significant advances in computing capacity as well as ubiquitous digital fingerprints of human experience recorded by internet, mobile devices, and internet of things, have made it promising that we could unpack the underlying mechanism and processes, via social simulation and big-data techniques, how some defining features of human experience interact and develop in multi-level socio-ecological contexts and under different time-scales. The research issues above are also what Wilhelm Wundt, Kurt Lewin and other eminent scholars have advocated to explore, at the beginning of establishment of (social) psychology a hundred years ago. We refer to the emerging approach of methodological transformation and theorizing re-direction of the field as Computational Social Psychology.

Themes and Topics

This special session mainly calls for papers from Chinese scholars engaging in computational social psychology research and exhibits their cutting-edge work. We aim to make progress in integrating the currently fragmental theories and take Kurt Lewin’s field research tradition back to social psychology. The topics of this special session are mainly related to computational social psychology, which mainly includes the following themes:

Invited Keynotes

Big Data in Computational Social Psychology: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
邱林教授(Prof. Lin Qiu),新加坡南洋理工大学心理系
Who are “We” in Big Data Era
任孝鹏教授(Prof. Xiaopeng Ren),中科院心理所
Expressions of emotion and well-being in social media: A big data approach
刘盼教授(Prof. Pan Liu),湖南大学公共管理学院(岳麓学者)

Technical Program

Session I (Chair: Hao Chen)
  1. Keynote: Big Data in Computational Social Psychology: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
    Lin Qiu
  2. Twitter Analysis for Depression on Social Networks Using Natural Language Processing Techniques
    Xiaohui Tao, Ravi Dharmalingam, Ji Zhang, Xujuan Zhou, Lin Li and Raj Gururajan
  3. Content Characteristics and Transmission Strategies of Social Media Rumors in China: Big Data Analysis of WeChat Rumors
    Lingnan He, Jing Gu, Dan Li and Kaisheng Lai
  4. Research on Social Network Inference Method Based on Observation Data
    by Hailiang Chen, Bin Chen, Jian Dong and Lingnan He
  5. The Social Media Ecology of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area based on Big Data Method
    Kangfu Liu
Session II (Chair: Lingnan He)
  1. Keynote Speech: Who are “We” in Big Data Era
    Xiaopeng Ren
  2. Keynote Speech: Expressions of emotion and well-being in social media: A big data approach
    Pan Liu
  3. How Patent Protection Policies and Collectivism Culture Together Impact National Innovation?
    Ting Xue and Yantong Di
  4. The Social Mentality of Netizens in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: Big Data Monitoring of Social Media
    Zhongxuan Lin, Lingnan He and Kaisheng Lai

Key Dates

Deadline Date
Full paper submission 31 July 2019
Notification of acceptance 15 August 2019
Special Session day 28-30 October 2019

Review Process and Index

Each paper will be reviewed by at least two program committee members, and final decisions are given by the guest editorial board based on the scores given by the reviewers of this special issue. Submissions to accepted special sessions will be 2 pages in IEEE two-column style.

All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to BESC 2019, originality, significance and clarity. Please note:

All accepted conference papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I), e.g. EI and DBLP. Top quality papers after presented in the conference will be selected for extension and publication in several special issues of international journals, e.g., World Wide Web Journal (Springer) and Social Network Analysis and Mining (Springer).

Online submission link

Organising Committee