Call for Papers

Big Data, Better Decisions, Brighter Future

June 22nd-24th 2016

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to University College Cork, Ireland for the 2016 Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3. The theme of the conference: “big data, better decisions, brighter future” is set to highlight the trends in the increasing abundance of data/information, increased technological advancements and the resulting requirement for a strong research focus on data/information management and decision making, to provide a better and brighter future. Using this platform we aim to continue the success of past IFIP WG 8.3 conferences in supporting the dissemination of quality research, but also to provide a memorable experience through our hospitality, location and conference facilities. We wish you all the best in your research endeavours and hope to get the opportunity to meet you in person in University College Cork, Ireland in June 2016.

The IFIP WG 8.3 conference committee welcomes both academic and practitioner community contributions on a wide range of topics using a range of scholarly approaches that showcase the latest innovations and achievements in decision support and decision making. Submitted contributions that showcase real case studies will be especially welcomed. All contributions will be peer-reviewed and the acceptance of a contribution will be based on the originality of the work, the relevance to the conference theme and its overall quality.

The 2016 Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3 will highlight the applications, data (big & small), analytics, stakeholders and impacts of decision making and decision support in the business world of today. Suggested research topics (presented as conceptual/theoretical, empirical, design science and case-based approaches, amongst others) can include, but are not limited to, the A to Z of applying big data and big ideas in:

  • Decision Support, Methodologies & Systems
  • Decision Making, Behaviours & Decision Models
  • Business Analytics, Intelligence & Knowledge Discovery

Conference Publications

Intending participants in the 2016 Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3 are invited to make a submission for consideration for presentation at the conference and publication in its proceedings. Submissions must be original contributions that have not been previously published. All accepted submissions will be published in the proceedings, provided that the final version is received by the due date and the submission is formatted as specified on the conference website. Accepted submissions will be published where there is a unique author registration (to attend the conference) for each submission. Full academic research papers will be presented in regular sessions, while posters will be presented in poster sessions.

Following a tradition of the IFIP WG8.3 conferences, authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions to special issues of international scientific journals such as JDS.

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