[AISWorld] Reminder: Call for Papers for Pre-ICIS SIM Workshop on How to Succeed in a World of Big Data

Jeanne W Ross jross at MIT.EDU
Tue Sep 11 09:41:50 EDT 2012

Pre-ICIS 2012 Academic Workshop and MIS Quarterly Executive December 2013 Special Issue

How to Succeed in a World of Big Data

Sponsored by the Society for Information Management and MIS Quarterly Executive

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 9:30 - 5:00
The Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL

You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the pre-ICIS 2012 SIM Academic Workshop to be held from 9:30 am to 5 pm on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL. This year's workshop will include invited and competitive presentations that focus on the theme: How to Succeed in a World of Big Data.

For this pre-ICIS workshop, and for the 2013 MISQE Special Issue, we invite researchers to explore the implications of big data for management strategies and practices, with an emphasis on how IT and business leaders can drive business value from their digital information.  The intent is to examine the new business opportunities and management challenges resulting from growing volumes of structured and unstructured data, generated both internal and external to the enterprise.

We especially encourage submissions based on in-depth case studies, analyses of key management practices, and field-based insights on current trends. Submissions viewed most favorably will be those that provide interesting frameworks, rich illustrations and examples of practices that can be applied by other executives. Papers addressing topics related to business intelligence, business analytics, data management or big data, could focus on (but are not limited to) the following themes:
* Innovative business uses of data
* Examples of predictive approaches and their achieved benefits
* Cultural and behavioral issues raised by big data
* Governance practices contributing to delivering value through data
* Deriving business value from social media data
*  "Working smarter" practices that help people use data effectively
* Big data pitfalls-and how to avoid them
* Special challenges associated with non-traditional forms of data 
* Data strategy development
* Implications of mobility for exploiting big data
* Organizational approaches to developing and sustaining big data skills and capabilities
* Implications for individual and organizational decision-making processes

Workshop Deadlines: 
Sept. 15, 2012: Submit an abstract of no more than 3 single-spaced pages of text and up to 2 figures
Oct. 5, 2012: Notification of workshop acceptance with preliminary editorial feedback 

All submissions should be sent to all the Workshop and Special Issue Co-Chairs: 
 Jeanne Ross, Director of MIT CISR and MISQE Senior Editor, jross at mit.edu
 Barb Wixom, Associate Professor, University of Virginia, bwixom at virginia.edu
 Cynthia Beath, Professor Emeritus, UT Austin, cbeath at mail.utexas.edu

Workshop registration information will be posted on the SIM web site: www.simnet.org. For registration questions, contact the SIM Academic Liaison: Mary Sumner, msumner at siue.edu

Typical workshop fee (including lunch): $100-$125

Dr. Jeanne W. Ross
Director and Principal Research Scientist
MIT Center for Information Systems Research
5 Cambridge Center, NE25-777
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 1-617-253-9461

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