Special Issue on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction

IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems

Recent updates

November 3: Initial reviews have been completed for several papers. We expect initial decisions to made for most papers by November 30.
August 23: The review process has been delayed due to some administrative difficulties with IEEE. We are moving to a rolling schedule for decisions and will contact authors as soon as a decision is reached on their particular paper.
June 7: Final deadline extension to June 14.
June 1: Added manuscript submission link. Deadline extended to June 7.


The emerging fields of social computing and computational social science have been driven by the transdisciplinary efforts of scientists, researchers, and scholars from many fields of study. Collaborations across the social, natural, physical, information, computer, mathematical, and health sciences in addition to the humanities have resulted in significant advancements in our understanding of human behavior. The 2015 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction (SBP 2015) aimed to continue to advance our understanding of human behavior through the development and application of mathematical, computational, statistical, and simulation-based models.

We invite authors of selected full and short papers from SBP 2015 to submit substantially extended versions of their SBP papers to this special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems. Invited submissions will go through an expedited review process for this special issue.

Specific topics to be featured include but are not limited to
  • Agent-based models of sociocultural dynamics.
  • Analysis of data from social media sources.
  • Applications of social media to health sciences.
  • Cultural differences in social computing.
  • Models of information and disease propagation over social networks.
  • Models of trust and objectivity in social computing.
  • User profiling and identification in social media.

Manuscript submission

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines available at the IEEE Author Digital Toolbox. There is no hard page limit for manuscripts; however we expect most manuscripts to be roughly 10-12 pages.

Submit manuscripts using ScholarOne: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tcssSelect Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction as the manuscript type in Step 1 of the submission process.


  • Manuscript submission: May 31, 2015 June 14, 2015
  • First review completed: July 15, 2015 Rolling, expected by November 30 for most papers
  • Revised manuscript due: August 15, 2015
  • Second review completed: September 15, 2015
  • Final manuscript due: September 30, 2015
  • Publication date: October 2015

Guest editors