2015 Winter Conference on Business Intelligence

Snowbird, Utah, March 12 - 14

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Welcome to 2015 Winter Conference on Business Intelligence (WCBI)

Held annually in Utah, the Winter Conference on Business Intelligence - WCBI (http://gkmc.utah.edu/winter/) provides a unique forum for exchanging high-quality big data or business analytics research via regular paper presentation sessions, posters and breaks for optional winter sports. The conference focuses on the big data challenges and opportunities for creating business strategies.

Conference topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Big data analytics
  • Knowledge discovery in social or complex networks
  • Analysis of user-generated content
  • Data, text, web or process mining methods
  • Big data quality and management
  • Visualization of business or big data analytics
  • Active learning and imbalanced data handling
  • Utility-based data mining
  • Bio-medical, scientific, marketing, healthcare or engineering applications of business analytics
  • Business analysis for mobile, cloud or multimedia applications
  • Information privacy and security
  • Recommendations
  • Personalization
  • Search engine marketing and optimization
  • Customer segmentation or profiling
  • Design strategies or issues for business or big data analytics
  • Economic issues of business or big data analytics
  • Impact, adoption, and diffusion of business or big data analytics

We welcome and show case papers from a variety of methodologies. 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. Participants will have authorized access to soft copies of papers, posters and presentation slides submitted by authors.

Interested presenters need to submit paper summaries in the PDF format via Easy Chair login for WCBI 2015 - https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=2015wcbi.

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.
Note: 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
Deadline for submission of paper summary: December 1, 2014 (Extended to December 10, 2014)
Decision on paper selection: December 15, 2014 (Delayed till Dec 22, 2014)
Preliminary program available: December 22, 2014 (Delayed till Dec 30, 2014)
Registration opens: December 18, 2014 (Delayed till Dec. 30)
Early bird registration ends: February 10, 2015
Discounted Snowbird guest room rate ($199+$20 Resort fee per night, conference code: UDE315) valid till: February 10, 2015 pending availability of rooms blocked for 2015 WCBI. Please reserve your room early!!!

Deadline for speakers to upload abstracts: February 10, 2015
Deadline for speakers' conference registrations: February 10, 2015
Deadline for uploading final papers, posters and poser slam slides: March 9, 2015
Deadline for uploading paper presentation slides: March 11, 2015

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)
  David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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