[AISWorld] CFP: MIS Quarterly Special Issue: Transformational Issues of Big Data and Analytics in Networked Business

Jan DeGross degro003 at umn.edu
Mon Feb 3 15:05:30 EST 2014

MIS Quarterly Special Issue: Transformational Issues of Big Data and 
Analytics in Networked Business

Guest Editors: Bart Baesens, KU Leuven, Belgium (Bart.Baesens at kuleuven.be)
Ravi Bapna, University of Minnesota, U.S.A. (rbapna at umn.edu)
James R. Marsden, University of Connecticut (jmarsden at business.uconn.edu)
Jan Vanthienen, KU Leuven, Belgium (Jan.Vanthienen at kuleuven.be)
J. Leon Zhao, City University of Hong Kong, China (jlzhao at cityu.edu.hk)

Submission deadline: October 1, 2014

We need to develop and enhance analytic methods appropriate for big data 
that challenge the current corporate infrastructure in terms of data 
volume, data variety, data change velocity and veracity. We need 
fundamental research on how big data and big data analytics are likely 
to impact management structures and processes, organizations, and 
society. From the firm perspective, key questions include optimal 
collection, management, integration, analysis and exploitation of big 
data. From the individual perspective, issues include privacy and 
ethical use as compared to benefits from personalization. From the 
government perspective, issues related to privacy, protection of 
individual rights, and national security all arise as big data 
collection and analytics expand.

What links the challenges together are the fundamental underlying 
questions on how IS techniques, processes, and controls can help address 
the various research issues. We organize the special issue not by 
perspectives, but by the following four key topic areas, each of which 
cuts across multiple perspectives, with the understanding that IS is at 
the heart of successfully addressing each issue:

• Area 1: Techniques, processes, and methods for collecting and 
analyzing big data
• Area 2: Impact of big data availability and analytics on IS and 
information governance
• Area 3: Privacy, rights, and security
• Area 4: New applications

To view the full Call for Papers, go to the MIS Quarterly website at 

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