The rooms blocked for the conference will not be available after March 5.
The rest of the rooms at the University Guest House are sold out during the conference.
Please reserve your room at the University Guest House early!

In its fourth year, Winter Conference on Business Intelligence ( provides a unique forum for exchanging creative research ideas/findings/perspectives as well as building strong synergy among leading information systems researchers and business executives. The theme of the conference is “Data-Driven Business Optimization.” Through papers, panels, and discussions we will highlight the data-centric challenges and opportunities for creating business intelligence strategies and impacts in modern organizations. The conference will provide abundant opportunities for feedback and dialogue among participants --- either at the conference venue or while racing down the slopes of scenic Wasatch mountains.

Conference topics include but are not limited to the following:

Participants will have authorized access to soft copies of papers and presentation slides. The conference does not publish proceedings but provides researchers valuable opportunities to receive detailed feedback and constructive comments for paper revisions and submissions to prestigious research outlets.

Important Dates
Deadline for submission of paper summary*: Dec 17, 2007
Decision on paper selection: Jan 17, 2008
Deadline for complete paper: March 4, 2008

* The paper summary (< 1,000 words) should include: (1) research question (2) approach (3) main findings/expected contributions, and (4) current status of manuscript. We invite both preliminary and mature works for presentation at the conference.

Conference registration ($325) will cover meals and transportation between the meeting facility and the snowsports/event venues. The conference closing dinner will be a seafood dinner buffet at one of Zagat's America's Top Restaurants – Snow Park Lodge at Deer Valley with lots of favorite food items available to vegetarians or meat lovers as well.  Box lunches will be distributed before departures for optional snowsports during breaks. Lodging will be hosted at the University Guest House on the beautiful campus of the University of Utah. Participants will be responsible for lodging, travel and snowsports costs in addition to conference registration. The conference registration fee ($325) will be completely waived for up to two PhD students presenting at the conference.

Email for Submissions

Conference Chair: Olivia R. Liu Sheng (, 801.585.9071)
Program Co-Chair: Gautam Pant (, 801.585.3360)
David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112