DSAA Special Session on Big Behavioral Data Analytics

Key dates and deadlines
SubmissionMay 20, 2016
Jun 12, 2016
NotificationJul 15, 2016
Camera ReadyAug 19, 2016
ConferenceOct 17-19, 2016

IEEE/ACM DSAA 2016 - Montreal, Canada

Call for Papers for a Special Session on

Big Behavioral Data Analytics (BBDA 2016)

Aims and Scope

With the rapid proliferation of web applications, such as search engine, e-commerce and social networking service, more and more user behaviors are available online, which opens a new perspective for behavioral data analytics where more focus should be put on various types of interactions on the web. For example, users can build friendships with, send messages to and make phone calls with other users, creating user-user interactions; they can also post messages, buy products and check in restaurants, creating user-item interactions. Developing computational methods to model user behaviors, analyze different behavioral patterns, understand mechanisms underlying behavioral logs and eventually predict the next behaviors or detect strange behaviors is of paramount importance since it would improve applications like web search, recommender system and social networking services and, on the other side, stop frauds, spams and attacks. This presents clear challenges to behavior modeling: user behavior depends on contents, intentions and contexts in complex online environments. Moreover, the online settings bring big challenges to behavioral data analysis since user behavioral data is in web scale, heterogeneous, of multiple dimensions, highly sparse and dynamic.

Topics of Interest

General areas of interest to BBDA 2016 include but are not limited to:

Methods and techniques

Applications of online user behavioral analytics, such as:


Please follow the special session papers guidelines, and select the track "Special session" on the submission website.



Meng Jiang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Peng Cui, Tsinghua University, China
Philip S. Yu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA & Tsinghua University, China
Longbing Cao, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Program Committee

U Kang, Seoul National University (Korea)
Jiliang Tang, Yahoo! Labs (USA)
Quan Yuan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
Evangelos Papalexakis,University of California, Riverside (USA)
Alex Beutel, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)

As Seen On

DSAA 2016 Special Sessions Page