University of Virginia

BI Congress 3: Driving Innovation through Big Data Analytics

Keeping with the "Innovation" theme of the ICIS conference, the BI Congress 3 seeks forward-thinking research and research-in-progress in the area of Big Data Analytics.

Business Intelligence (BI)/ Decision Support (DSS)/ Analytics are core to many businesses. In recent years, traditional approaches to these concepts have been questioned as companies embrace voluminous, high-velocity data in a variety of formats (i.e., multi-structured). How can organizations innovate through this Big Data? And, how can academic research further innovative thinking in this area? This research track aims to promote theoretical, design science, behavioral research and emerging applications in innovative areas of BI/DSS/Analytics. We seek comprehensive research and research-in-process in topics including but not limited to:

BI/DSS/Analytics from a management perspective

  • Economics of information logistics
  • Inter-organizational BI
  • Critical success factors for information logistics implementation
  • Metrics for DW and BI
  • Governance of DW and BI
  • Information logistics as a service
  • Information logistics strategy
  • Program management for DW and BI
  • Real-time decision support
  • Context-award decision support
  • Affect and emotion in decision support systems
  • Socio-technical gaps in decision support systems
  • Rich language for decision support systems

DW/BI/Analytics from an application perspective

  • Pervasive BI (why and how)
  • SaaS and BI (Cloud Computing)
  • Real-time BI and performance metrics
  • Social Networking, Web 2.0 and BI
  • Text Mining/ Data mining - techniques and applications
  • Data Visualization and BI
  • Customer profiling
  • Data Integration
  • Integration of web services with the data warehouse
  • Business Process Management and BI
  • Master Data Management
  • Behavioral Economics and BI Interfaces
  • Parallel Processing for Very Large Data Warehouses
  • Multi Temperature Data Warehouses

Paper Guidelines: Please use the ICIS formatting guidelines for your paper submission.

  • Topic is relevant to track's theme.
  • Objectives are clear and well-described.
  • Paper is clearly written.
  • Paper will draw an audience.
  • Paper is well organized and flows logically.
  • Literature review is appropriate.
  • Methodology (or proposed methodology) is appropriate.
  • Analyses are appropriate (if relevant, many RIP paper may not have data for analyses).
  • Evidence supports authors' arguments.
  • Paper makes contributions to the field, or has potential for contributions.

Page Limit Requirements: Full research papers must not exceed 14 pages -- and research-in-progress papers must not exceed 7 pages. All submissions must conform to the ICIS 2012 submission template and follow the instructions document. The page limit must include all text, figures, and tables. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.

During the conference, select research-in-progress papers will be discussed in a round table format to help shape the research for future publication success and strong impact.

All accepted papers will be published in the BI Congress 3 conference proceedings. Authors will retain copyright ownership. Quality papers will be fast-tracked for publication in related journal in the field (.e.g., International Journal of BI Research and others); however, they will be subject to further review as determined by the journal.

Important Dates:

  • Due Date: September 1, 2012 - EXTENDED TO 9/15/12
  • Acceptance notification: October 15, 2012
  • Final Papers due: November 1, 2012
  • BI Congress 3: December 15 (practice presentations and evening social event) & December 16 (papers, panels and keynotes), 2012

Submission Process:

Prepare Manuscript using ICIS paper formatting guidelines.

Submit papers to: Lakshmi Iyer ( and Thilini Ariyachandra (

If accepted, make any improvements and submit revised paper to the Research Track chairs by November 1, 2012.


Join us at the Pre-ICIS BI Congress 3 in Orlando, FL on December 15 and 16, 2012 as we innovate through big data analytics.
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors IBM, SAS and Teradata!

Orlando Florida cityscape viewed from the water.