2014 Winter Conference on Business Intelligence

Snowbird, Utah, February 27 - March 1

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Welcome to 2014 Winter Conference on Business Intelligence (WCBI)

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:

  • Big data analytics
  • Data driven strategies, solutions, optimization or experimentation
  • Bio-medical, scientific, healthcare and engineering applications
  • Active learning and imbalanced data handling
  • Cost-sensitive data mining
  • Data, text, web or process mining methods
  • Design strategies or issues for data-intensive business intelligence systems
  • Economic issues of data-intensive information systems
  • Impact, adoption, and diffusion of data-intensive business intelligence systems
  • Knowledge discovery in social or complex networks
  • Business models based on social media and user-generated content
  • Service oriented data driven architecture
  • Mobile, wireless and multimedia applications
  • Information privacy and security
  • Search engine marketing and optimization
  • Customer segmentation or profiling
  • Data-intensive marketing applications
  • Online auctions
  • Recommendations
  • Personalization
  • Knowledge and workflow representation, inference, or visualization

We welcome papers that use a variety of methodologies including data mining, field and lab experiments, empirical and econometric techniques, game-theoretic and analytic modeling. 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. To increase the number of presentations on the program, we may include a poster session on Thursday evening. Participants will have authorized access to soft copies of papers, posters and presentation slides submitted.

Interested presenters need to submit paper summaries in the PDF format via Easy Chair login in for WCBI 2014 - https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=2014wcbi.

A paper summary (up to 1,000 words apart from abstract) should include:
(1) research question(s)
(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. To complete a submission, the Easy Chair submission system also will require a short separate abstract, three keywords, author info and paper title.

Important Dates
Early Bird Registration: Feb 2, 2014
Deadline for submission of abstract: Dec 2, 2013
Decision on paper selection: Dec 20, 2013
Deadline for speakers to upload abstracts: Feb 5, 2014
Deadline for speakers' conference registrations: Jan 31, 2014
Deadline for uploading final papers and posters: Feb 26, 2014
Deadline for uploading presentation slides: Mar 11, 2014

The lodging and the conference will be held in the renowned Cliff Lodge and Spa at the Snowbird Ski Resort - http://www.snowbird.com/lodging/theclifflodge/. The location provides breathtaking views, unparalleled snow sports and adventures on "the greatest snow on earth" at Snowbird and Alta mountains, and excellent dining and entertainment options. There will be ski-in ski-out facilities to Snowbird, and easy shuttle-bus access to the slopes of Alta. Conference registration will cover some meals, and provide lunch vouchers on Friday and Saturday for use at the dining facilities at the Lodge. Participants will be responsible for lodging, travel and snow sports costs in addition to conference registration.

Conference Chairs: Olivia R. Liu Sheng (Olivia.sheng@business.utah.edu, 801.585.9071)
Xiao Fang (xiao.fang@business.utah.edu, 801.581.7614)
Conference email: winter@gkmc.utah.edu
Conference Coordinator: Robin Lynch (robin.lynch@business.utah.edu, 801.581.8428)
Organizing Committee: Rohit Aggarwal (Rohit.Aggarwal@business.utah.edu, 801.581.8693)
Paul Hu (Paul.Hu@business.utah.edu, 801.587.7785)
Vandana Ramachandran (Vandana@business.utah.edu, 801.587.9055)
  David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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