2017 Pre-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium

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Call For Papers

As companies increasingly embrace emerging business analytics and machine learning technologies to enhance business value, academia is responding with innovative curricula in online, traditional and hybrid delivery formats that meet the industry needs. Aligned with the Symposium theme of “Analytics for Societal and Organizational Transformations”, we seek submissions of teaching related content with an emphasis on business intelligence, big data analytics, cognitive analytics, social media analytics, machine learning, IoT analytics, data science, visualization, or other emerging analytic technologies. Submissions should address acquisition, application, and continued development of the knowledge and skills required in the use of business analytics in the classroom. Contributions could be of varied types, including comprehensive completed or ongoing pedagogical studies, teaching cases, tutorial exercises or similar artifacts related to curriculum, pedagogy/teaching, and learning, addressing topics including but not limited to:

  • Business Analytics (BA) curriculum development with assessment methods
  • ‪Bodies of Knowledge (BOK) for Business Intelligence, Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Science
  • ‪Developing interdisciplinary focus that cuts across traditional functional areas
  • ‪Differentiating business analytics curricula for Undergraduate, MBA, Master of Science and Executive Education, and tailoring curricula to generalists and specialists
  • ‪Integration of IT and analytics skills
  • ‪New BA programs, courses, and centers
  • Pedagogical innovations in business analytics
  • ‪Innovations in delivery of analytics courses (online, hybrid, student interaction, etc.)‪
  • Organizational case studies (with teaching notes) that provide rich stories of individual organizations’ management and analytics initiatives and address a variety of issues in management sponsorship, strategic priorities, adoption and implementation of analytics, technical challenges, collaboration, communication, and actionable results in business analytics:
    • ‪Different stakeholders involved in decision-making process and their role in implementation success
    • ‪Role of strategic planning in adoption of analytics and implementation success
    • ‪Organizational challenges and barriers
    • ‪Metrics to measure effectiveness of these technologies to enhance business value
    • ‪Success factors and reasons for failure
    • ‪Ethical and/or global issues
  • Tutorial exercises (with teaching notes) and simulations that provide a business scenario, data sets, and step-by-step introduction to the latest business analytics tools, covering topics including but not limited to:
    • Integration of data management and analytics
    • ‪Integration of analytics and visualization tools
    • ‪Analytics certification and digital badges programs
    • ‪Open source vs. proprietary platforms
    • The use of platform and/or software to enhance pedagogy for data mining, cognitive analytics, text mining, and sentiment analysis using social media data and big data
  • Data sets that can be used by other faculty members to augment their pedagogy
  • Hands-on software experiences and software tutorials

Paper Guidelines

All submitted manuscripts must conform to the submission template for the 2017 Pre-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium. Papers may fall into one of the following categories: Teaching Case, Tutorial, Curriculum, Pedagogical Study. No firm page limit is specified for the manuscript; however, it is expected that the manuscripts succinctly present the material. When submitting the camera-ready copy of the manuscript, we suggest that researcher share any pertinent data with the symposium attendees as feasible (optional but encouraged). All submitted manuscripts will go through a double-blind peer review process.

‪Helpful hints for writing your paper:

  • Topic is relevant to track’s theme and will draw an audience
  • ‪Objectives and issues are clear and well-described
  • ‪Paper and/or teaching case is clearly written
  • ‪Paper and/or teaching case is well organized and flows logically
  • ‪Literature integration is appropriate
  • ‪Methodology (or case exhibit) is appropriate (if applicable)
  • ‪Analyses are appropriate (if applicable)
  • ‪Evidence supports authors’ arguments
  • ‪Paper makes contributions to the field of data science / analytics education

Authors of accepted papers will have the option of publishing (a) extended abstract (single-spaced 2-3 pages) OR (b) complete manuscript as part of the conference proceedings on AIS eLibrary. If authors choose to publish only the extended abstract, authors will retain copyright of the complete manuscript submitted during the review process for feedback. However, given the objective of the pre-ICIS SIGDSA symposium to share and disseminate pedagogical studies and materials to a wider audience, we strongly encourage authors to publish the complete manuscript through AIS eLibrary.

Best Paper Award

One paper from the teaching track will be selected for the “Best Paper” award recognition.

Paper Submission

Submit papers through email: SIGDSAteaching@gmail.com

Please use “Pre-ICIS SIGDSA 2017 Teaching Track Submission” for subject line in your submission.

Important Dates

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Teaching Track Chairs

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