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Utah 2nd Winter Information Systems Conference


Final Program


March 2    


3, 4, 5 pm                    Transportation from University Guest House to Breeze/Brighton Ski Rental/Resort


5:30 pm – 8:30 pm       Dinner Reception at Molly Green’s, Brighton Ski Resort

                                    Options at attendee’s cost: night skiing, 4 – 8:30 pm or night skiing lesson at 6 pm


8, 8:15, 8:30 pm           Transportation from Brighton Ski Resort to University Guest House


March 3               Meetings are held in Commander’s House


Before 7:00 am Continental Breakfast at University Guest House


7:15 am   7:25 am       Welcoming Remark by Robert Allen, Director, School of Accounting & Information Systems


7:25 am   8:10 am       Keynote presentation:  Redefining Business Intelligence

Bassel Ojjeh, VP of Strategic Data Solutions, Yahoo!


8:10 am   10:00 am     Session I:        Chaired by Sriram Thinumalai (University of Utah)


Title:                NetVizer System: Supporting the Comprehension of Topological Features of a Social Network

Presenter:       Bin Zhu (Boston University)

Discussant:     Jackie Rees (Purdue University)


Title:                Evolutionary Patterns and Cycles in Technology Ecosystems

Presenter:       Gediminas (Gedas) Adomovicius (University of Minnesota)

Discussant:     Kerem Tomak (University of Texas, Austin)


Title:                Information, Technology and Information Worker Productivity: Task Level Evidence

Presenter:       Sinan Aral (MIT)

Discussant:     Hsing K. (Kenny) Cheng (Univ. of Florida)


10:00 am                      Transportation to Breeze Ski Rental and Brighton Ski Resort


11:00 am – 4:00 pm     Discussion and Snow Sports at Brighton/Solitude Ski Resorts


3:30, 4 , 4:30 pm          Transportation from Brighton Ski Resort to University Guest House


6:00 pm – 7:00 pm       Buffet Dinner, Commander’s House

7:00 pm –  9:00 pm      Session II Chaired by Paul Hu (University of Utah)


Title:                IT and Business Process Change in Corporate Travel: Implications for Business Intelligence

Presenter:       Alina Chircu (University of Texas, Austin)

Discussant:     Kaushal Chari (Univ. of South Florida)


Title:                Second Opinions and Online Consultations

Presenter:       Kemal Altinkemer (Purdue University)

Discussant:     Ram Gopal (University of Connecticut)


Title:                Semantic Retrieval of Medical Records Related to Patient Symptoms

Presenter:       Huimin Zhao (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Discussant:     Huan Liu (Arizona State University)


March 4               Meetings are held in Commander’s House


Before 7:30 am Continental breakfast at the Guest House


7:30 am – 9:00 am        Session III      Chaired by Randy Boyle (University of Utah)


Title:                Viral Marketing: Identifying Likely Adopters via Consumer Networks

Presenter:       Shawndra Hill (New York University)

Discussant:     Thomas Lee (University of Pennsylvania)


Title:                Using a Hybrid Lexical Model to Find and Name Entities

Presenter:       Dan McDonald (University of Arizona)

Discussant:     Gautam Pant (University of Utah)


Title:                Interest-based Personalized Search

Presenter:       Zhongming Ma (University of Utah)

Discussant:     Maytal Saar-Tsechansky (University of Texas, Austin)


 9:00 am – 10:00 am     Panel   Scalability of BI: Issues and Future Directions (Commander’s House)

                                    Moderator:     Balaji Padmanabhan (University of Pennsylvania)                                                                      

Panelists:        Amit Basu (Southern Methodist University)

                                                            Vasant Dhar (New York University)

                                                            Sumit Sarkar (University of Texas, Dallas)


10:00 am                      Transportation to Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resorts


11:00 am – 6:00 pm     Discussion and Snow Sports at Park City Mountain Resort or Deer Valley Resort


6:00 pm – 6:30 pm       Transportation from Park City Mountain Resort to Deer Valley Resort


6:30 pm   8:30 pm      Closing Seafood Buffet Dinner at Deer Valley Resort (Snow Park Lodge)


8:30 pm                        Transportation from Deer Valley Resort back to University Guest House


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