ISDA09 Special Session: From BI to Artificial BI

Long Title: 
Special Session "From Business Intelligence to Artificial Business Intelligence: new challenges for Intelligent Systems"
9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications ISDA 2009
30 November, 2009 - 09:00 - 2 December, 2009 - 20:00




9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications
ISDA 2009
30 November – 2 December, 2009, Pisa, Italy

Special Session
"From Business Intelligence to Artificial Business Intelligence: new challenges for Intelligent Systems"


-AIMS AND SCOPE------------

Business Intelligence (BI) usually refers to technologies or applications that are used in an organization for gathering data, information and knowledge about its operations aiming to support human decision makers in the organization by means of reports, indicators and data charts. Recently, a number AI based approaches and techniques (such as Knowledge-Based systems, computational intelligence, ontologies,…) have been described as useful for improving BI systems by adding more intelligent-oriented capabilities for data analysis, information acquisition or extraction and knowledge formalisation and discovery.
The aim of the session is to bring together developers, users and researchers both in the fields of BI and AI in order to discuss on how BI may evolve into ABI (Artificial Business Intelligence) thus producing new systems, tools and applications that are enriched with high-level capabilities like adaption to changing environments, intelligent management of large volumes of data, self-learning knowledge representation and reasoning or other ones that help to move BI applications from its traditional reporting functionalities to the new and more challenging decision making arena.

--TOPICS OF INTEREST------------

Papers dealing with models, applications or tools in the field of business information systems, business process management and, in general, business intelligence where AI techniques play a significant role
A non exhaustive list of the topics of interest follows:

  •   Knowledge-based business information systems, Intelligent Decission Support Systems in business
  • Predictive, flexible, adaptive AI-based approaches and models for Busines Intelligence Systems
  •   Computational Intelligence applications and models for business information systems. Intelligent Data Analysis techniques and applications to BI
  •   Interoperability and integration between information systems, Service-Oriented Architectures and Intelligent Agents for BI
  •   Learning models or knowledge mining techniques for information extraction and processing in business/industrial information systems
  •   Middleware for implementing AI techniques in information systems
  •   Models for collaboration in business information systems. Social Networks techniques and applications to business
  •   Semantic-based approaches, Ontologies and other AI-related modelling techniques applied to workflows, business information systems or bussiness processes management
  •   AI-based knowledge discovery and process mining techniques applied to business
  •   Any other artificial intelligence model for business and industrial information systems
  •   AI-based sytems for BI (e..g. planning, scheduling, forecasting, optimization, manufacturing) and business services (financial services, marketing, sales Management, human resources management)
  •   AI-based approaches or systems in: Customer Relationship Management, Knowledge Management, Quality Management
  •   And prototypes or demonstrations in any of the below mentioned fields.

Also position papers on the role that AI-based techniques currently play or will play as the future evolution of BI technologies (challenges, trends), applications and tools are welcome


Prospective authors are invited to submit a tentative title of their paper and a short description of the contents (max. 200 words) to the organizers (see below) as soon as possible (by 25 April).
Full papers following the ISDA 2009 author guide (6 single-spaced pages maximum, 10 pts font size, double-columns IEEE Journal style) should be submitted via the ISDA 2009 EasyChair associated site. All papers will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.
The papers accepted for this session will be published in the proceedings of ISDA 2009 (IEEE Press). Extended versions of selected papers of the Conference will be published in seven Journal special issues.

--IMPORTANT DATES------------

  • ASAP: tentative title and short description
  • 20 Jun 2009: Full paper submission NEW DATE!!
  • 25 Jul 2008: Notification of acceptance
  • 15 Sep 2008: Final version of the paper


Alberto Bugarín and Manuel Lama
Intelligent Systems Group
Department of Electronics and Computer Science.
Univ. of Santiago de Compostela. E15782 Spain.
{alberto.bugarin.diz, manuel.lama}

--THE CONFERENCE------------

Following the successful previous editions, the 9th ISDA Conference at Pisa serves as a forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art research, development, and implementations of intelligent systems, intelligent technologies and useful applications in these fields.

Invited speakers:

  •   Piero Bonnissone (General Electric, USA)
  •   Carlos A. Coello Coello (CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico)
  •   Hani Hagras (University of Essex, United Kingdom)
  •   Hisao Ishibuchi (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
  •   Witold Pedrycz (University of Alberta, Canada)

Further information on the Conference:

ISDA Conferences series:

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