Winter Conference on Business Intelligence http://gkmc.utah.edu/winter/ 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. Through papers, panels, and discussions we will highlight the data-centric challenges and opportunities for creating business strategies. 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:
  • Data driven strategies, optimization, applications, solutions or experimentation
  • Knowledge discovery from social or complex networks
  • Mobile, wireless and multimedia applications
  • Search engine marketing and optimization
  • Online auctions
  • Personalization and Recommendation Systems
  • Customer segmentation or profiling
  • Bio-medical, scientific, engineering, or marketing data-intensive applications
  • Data, text, web or process mining methods
  • Knowledge and workflow representation, inference, or visualization
  • Design strategies or issues for data-intensive systems
  • Active learning and imbalanced data handling
  • Cost-oriented data mining
  • Service oriented and cloud architecture for data mining
  • Economic issues related to data and knowledge management
  • Impact, adoption, and diffusion of data-intensive systems
  • Information privacy
  • Business models based on user-generated content
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: Nov 29, 2010
Decision on paper selection: Dec 20, 2010
Deadline for speakers' conference registrations: Feb 21, 2011
Deadline for complete papers: February 21, 2011
*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 will cover meals and transportation between the meeting facility and the snow sports/event venues. The conference closing dinner will be a seafood dinner buffet at one of Zagat America's Top Restaurants – Snow Park Lodge at Deer Valley with lots of favorite food items available to vegetarians and meat lovers alike. Box lunches will be distributed before departures for optional snow sports during breaks. Lodging and the sessions will be hosted at the University Guest House on the beautiful campus of University of Utah. Participants will be responsible for lodging, travel and snow sports costs in addition to conference registration.
Email for Submissions
admin@winterbi.org
Conference Chairs:Gautam Pant (Gautam.pant@business.utah.edu, 801.585.3360)
Olivia R. Liu Sheng (Olivia.sheng@business.utah.edu, 801.585.9071)
  
Organizing Committee:Rohit Aggarwal (Rohit.Aggarwal@business.utah.edu, 801.581.8693)
Paul Hu (Paul.Hu@business.utah.edu, 801.587.7785)
Xiao Fang (xiao.fang@business.utah.edu, 801.581.7614)
Vandana Ramachandran (Vandana@business.utah.edu, 801.585.9055)
  
 David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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