2018 Pre-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium

Decision Analytics Connecting People, Data, and Things

The 2018 Pre-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium on Decision Analytics Connecting People, Data, and Things will be held on December 12-13, 2018 in San Francisco, United States. The symposium will be held in conjunction with the Association for Information System’s International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018) that is scheduled for December 13-16, 2018.

The symposium program will focus on the theme of Decision Analytics Connecting People, Data, and Things, and will address research applications and issues as well as int1pedagogical practices pertinent to harnessing analytics and data science techniques for tackling societal and organizational challenges. It will bring together academic researchers and industry practitioners who share a common passion for the advancement of analytics and data science field in supporting decision-making and knowledge management to achieve societal and organizational benefits.

We welcome your participation and attendance at this exciting symposium. The Research Track, Teaching Track, Prototypes Track, and the Industry Track promises to bring together complementary aspects of research, pedagogy, and practice in the form of presentations, panels, research prototypes, teaching cases, tutorials, and more. The Pre-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium will continue to build on the momentum of prior SIGDSA events by providing a forum for facilitating constructive discussions for researchers, instructors, and practitioners who are engaged in exploring topics and issues in business analytics and data science at large. Find out more about the participation and submission call, and the Important Dates for 2018 Pre-ICIS SIGDSA symposium, and get involved!

Our keynote speaker for the event would be Mr. Ashish Singh (A.K) who is the Director of Product Management at Teradata. Further information about the keynote speaker can be found here. Dr. Aristotle Socrates, Mr. ‘Sunny’ Hemant Gosain, Mr. Ashish Singh, and Mr. Prakhar Mehrotra would be our industry panelists. Dr. James Marsden, Dr. Olivia Sheng, and Dr. Sudha Ram would be our editorial panelists. Dr. Ramesh Sharda will moderate this session. Further information on our industrial and editorial panelists can be found here.

Continuing our tradition, we are also awarding doctoral research award to encourage the doctoral student to participate in AIS SIGDSA events and to financially support the presentation of their research at the Pre-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium. One or two awards will be given on a competitive basis. Please see this link for the details of this award including eligibility.

The Symposium is being organized by the Association for Information Systems’ Special Interest Group on Decision Support and Analytics (SIGDSA). For the past four consecutive years, SIGDSA has received the outstanding SIG award from AIS for the wide variety of activities, events, and projects made available to SIG members. Find out more about AIS SIGDSA, and join SIGDSA!

Announcement: We are looking for interested SIGDSA members who would like to run for the position of Program Chair-elect for the 2019-20 term (starting June 2019). The election process will begin in December 2018. Interested candidates should contact the SIGDSA immediate past-chair,  Amit Deokar (amit_deokar@uml.edu), who will be responsible for managing the election process, as per the SIGDSA bylaws. We encourage participation as a SIGDSA officer!