Special Issue on Behavior Computing:
Modeling, Analysis, Mining and Applications
Knowledge and Information Systems: An International Journal
The importance of behavioral study from the informatics perspective is gaining increasing recognition. However, behavioral sciences mainly focus on empirical and qualitative studies of behaviors of animals and organisms. With the boom in social networks and Internet-based activities which are significantly increasing in most modern behaviors, it is important to build formal methods and workable tools for behavior representation, processing and engineering, namely Behavior Informatics. Behavior Informatics aims at computing methodologies and techniques for handling behavior modeling, representation, dynamics, network analysis, impact analysis, pattern analysis, management and applications.
This special issue will report on high profile, original, state-of-the-art progress made in methodologies, techniques, systems and applications of behavior modeling, analysis and mining. It aims to create an important opportunity to broaden current research to areas that consist of behaviors.
Topics of Interest
Topic areas include (but aren’t limited to)
• Behavioral data processing • Behavior impact analysis
• Behavior representation • Behavior pattern mining
• Formal methods • Exceptional behavior
• Qualitative methods • Behavior prediction
• Quantitative methods • Decision-making
• Behavior dynamics • Evaluation and validation
• Behavior network analysis • Behavior presentation
• Group behavior dynamics • Behavior management
• Behavior emergence • Behavior simulation
• Trends and prospects • Applications
Submissions due: 31 Mar 2011
Notification of acceptance: 30 May 2011
Final version submitted: 30 Jun 2011
Article online publication: Upon Acceptance
Submissions should follow the style and presentation guidelines of the journal of Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS) by referring to the Instructions for Authors (see http://www.editorialmanager.com/kais/). To submit a manuscript, access KAIS online submission system, at http://www.editorialmanager.com/kais/.
Contact Guest Editors:
Longbing Cao (firstname.lastname@example.org), Philip S Yu (email@example.com), or Hiroshi Motoda (firstname.lastname@example.org) Graham Williams (Graham.Williams@togaware.com).
About Behavior Informatics
Refer to www.behaviorinformatics.org for more information about Behavior Informatics.