29 September 2014

Call for papers for inaugural issue of Int. Journal of Business Intelligence and Systems Engineering

For the inaugural issue of the International Journal of Business Intelligence and Systems Engineering.

Organisations use business intelligence (BI) techniques to enhance decision making, improve or re-engineer business processes, cut costs and identify new business opportunities. Typically, BI mainly refers to computer-based techniques used to identify, extract and analyse business data to support superior business decision making.

BI includes sets of applications to collect, store and analyse raw data to enable managers to make sound decisions in a business enterprise. BI is a growing discipline that includes several activities related to decision making such as querying, data mining, online analytical processing, forecasting, benchmarking and predictive analytics, to name a few. It is an umbrella term that refers to the technologies that support better management of an enterprise through informed decision making.

BI is not just reporting. It offers to managers an analytical, predictive view of an organisation using its enterprise architecture platform, allowing the organisation to compete and survive in the modern business environment. It’s only recently that organisations have started to include BI as an integral part of their mission and devise BI strategies at the enterprise-wide level. As a result, there is great demand for research focused on the use and application of BI techniques that goes beyond the traditional reporting and modelling tools.

This journal addresses the latest research in the area of BI to benefit the researchers and managers alike by publishing any efforts to
  1. illustrate the new trends in BI applications that go far beyond traditional decision support applications; 
  2. support better decision making that involves more than reporting or sets of tools to glean data from corporate databases to include business analytics; 
  3. impact on business and strategy. 
The papers in this journal aim to represent the latest research ideas in the area of BI to provide performance metrics, tools and techniques for the management of enterprises.

We welcome theoretical and empirical papers, and interesting case studies that are within the scope of the journal.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Data warehousing/mining, database processing/schema
  • Data and knowledge visualisation, knowledge discovery and management systems
  • Intelligent decision support, business intelligence architecture
  • Lean/active/dynamic systems
  • Information retrieval, human-computer interaction
  • Enterprise/organisational information strategy, enterprise performance management
  • Information quality, security, privacy
  • Soft/hybrid computing, agent architectures/systems
  • Organisational operation management and strategy
  • Uncertainty management, insufficient information decisions
  • Production planning, scheduling
  • Supply chain management
  • Artificial intelligence applications to business decision making, such as neural networks, genetic algorithms, fuzzy systems and swarm intelligence
  • Online analytical processing, predictive analysis, text mining
  • Applications: biomedical systems, intelligent services, cloud computing, etc.

Important Dates
Submission due date of full paper: 30 November, 2014
Feedback from referees: 15 January, 2015
Submission due date of revised paper: 15 February, 2015
Notification of acceptance: 15 March, 2015
Submission of final revised paper: 1 April, 2015

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