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ICDE DGSS 2012 : IEEE ICDE Workshop on Data-Driven Decision Guidance and Support Systems (DGSS)


When Apr 1, 2012 - Apr 1, 2012
Where Washington DC, USA
Submission Deadline Oct 24, 2011
Notification Due Dec 7, 2011
Final Version Due Dec 19, 2011
Categories    decision guidance   decision support   data   decision optimization

Call For Papers

Workshop on Data-Driven Decision Guidance and Support Systems (DGSS)
In conjunction with the 28th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2012)

Washington DC, USA
April 1, 2012

You are invited to submit a paper to the upcoming Workshop on Data-Driven Decision Guidance and Support Systems (DGSS), to be held as part of the 28th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2012) in April 2012 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC, USA.

Decision support systems (DSS) are widely used to support business or organizational decision-making at the management, operations and planning levels of an organization. Decision guidance systems (DGS) are decision support systems that go beyond organizing and displaying information, providing actionable recommendations to and extracting knowledge from human decision-makers. More specifically, Decision Guidance and Support Systems (DGSS) often need to
- use and mine large amounts of data collected from multiple sources
- learn deterministic or stochastic models of underlying processes from historical data
- learn objectives or decision preferences from decision makers‚Äö responses
- perform optimization under diverse constraints, e.g., from business or engineering limitations and laws of nature, and
- present and justify actionable recommendations to decision makers.


This workshop will bring together DGSS researchers and practitioners to present novel methodologies, models, algorithms, systems, tools, applications and case studies of DGSS. Most importantly, the workshop will be a forum to discuss how to utilize advances from multiple disciplines for building DGSS that can intelligently merge human knowledge and expertise with formal mathematical models to make better decisions. The workshop will include both formal presentations and informal discussion of important research directions in DGSS, and their interactions with Knowledge and data engineering.


The areas below are intended as general guidance. Contributions are welcome on any topic related to DGSS and any domain using DGSS.

* Fundamental technical challenges for DGSS
- Knowledge management for DGSS
- Advanced analytics for managerial DGSS
- OLAP and Data Warehousing for DGSS
- Cloud computing and DGSS
- Learning agents for DGSS
- Data mining and business intelligence for DGSS
- Regression, time series, and other statistical methods for DGSS
- Optimization methods for DGSS
- Knowledge and resource discovery for DGSS

* DGSS for different categories of decision
- Negotiation support
- Decision dynamics, processes and issues for decisions with multiple stakeholders
- Group, distributed, and collaborative DGSS
- Crowd-sourcing and collective intelligence for DGSS
- DGSS for strategic, tactical and operational level decisions

* DGSS applications and case studies drawn from domains such as:

- Health care
- Sustainable development
- Energy efficiency and smart grid
- Environmental systems
- Military decision making
- Logistics and supply chain management
- Facility location decisions


October 24 - Paper submissions due
December 7 - Author notification
December 19 - Camera ready papers due
April 1 - Workshop on Decision Guidance and Support Systems


Each submission will be evaluated for acceptability by at least three members of the Program Committee. Decisions about acceptance will be based on relevance to the workshop theme, originality, potential significance, topicality and clarity. Since all accepted papers will be presented at the workshop, we require that at least one of the submitting authors must be a registered participant at the ICDE 2012 Conference, and committed to attend the DGSS Workshop.

Submissions to the Workshop are accepted only in pdf format and should be sent via the workshop submission site: Papers must be formatted in the IEEE camera-ready format. Submissions must not exceed 12 pages, including figures. Submissions exceeding this limit will not be reviewed.

Following the general acceptance rules of the ICDE 2011 conference, papers that, at the time of submission, are under review for or have already been published in or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference will not be accepted to the DGSS workshop.


ICDE 2011 will be a full-day workshop. The sessions will be planned in a format that invites an open debate and discussion of fundamental challenges of data-driven DGSS. All papers accepted to the DGSS Workshop will be presented during the workshop and published in the IEEE ICDE proceedings, which will be available as a separate publication after the Conference. In addition, technical papers accepted for presentation at the DGSS Workshop will be eligible for participating in an international journal special issue or in a post-proceedings book.


Alexander Brodsky, George Mason University, USA,
Kathryn Laskey, George Mason University, USA,


The confirmed members of the program committee are listed below (in alphabetical order)

Abdelkader Adla, Paul Sabatier University, France
Faramaiz Agahi, U. of Gothenburg & Chalmers U. of Technology, Sweden
Malak Al-Nory, Effat University, Saudi Arabia
Khalid Alodhaibi, George Mason University & IBM, USA
Pedro Antunes, U. of Lisboa, Portugal
Marco Bohanec, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Mihai Boicu, George Mason University, USA
Patrick Brezillon, U. Paris VI, France
Alexander Brodsky, George Mason University, USA
Peggy Brouse, George Mason University, USA
Frada Burstein, Monash University, Australia
Candea Ciprian, Ropardo SRL, Romania
Csaba Csaki, University College Cork, Ireland
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Fatima Dargan, SimTech Simulation Technology, Austria
Boris Delibasic, U. of Belgrade, Serbia
Luis Diaz, U. of Coimbra - INESCC, Portugal
Omar El-Gayar, Dakota State University, USA
Sean Eom, Southeast Missouri State University, USA
Sergio Fernandez, Polytechnic Institute in Setubal, Portugal
Andreas Fink, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität / UniBw Hamburg, Germany
Tingjian Ge, University of Kentucky, USA
Jorge E. Hernandez, U. of Liverpool, UK
Liaquant Hossain, U. of Sydney, Australia
Patrick Humphreys, London School of Economics, UK
Antonio Jiménez Martin, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Kathrin Kirchner, Schiller University Jena, Germany
Kathryn B. Laskey, George Mason University, USA
Jessica Lin, George Mason University, USA
Isabelle Linden, University of Namur (FUNDP), Belgium
Shaofeng Liu, U. of Plymouth, UK
Eurico Lopez, Instituto Politechnico C Branco, Portugal
Joao Lourenco, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Armando B., Mendes, Azores University, Portugal
Daniel O'Leary, U. of Southern California (USC), USA
Jason Papathanasiou, U. of Macedonia, Greece
Gloria Phillips-Wren, Loyola University Maryland, USA
Jens Pohl, Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, USA
Roy Rada, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, USA
Ana Respicio, U. of Lisbon, Portugal
Rita Ribeiro, CA3-UNINOVA, Portugal
Ines Saad, U. of Picardie Jules Verne, France
David Sammon, University College Cork, Ireland
Mareike Schoop, U. of Hohenheim, Germany
Hans-Jeurgen Sebastian, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Stanislaw Stanek, U. of Economics in Katowice, Poland
Rudolf Vetschera, U. of Vienna, Austria
Stefan Voß, U. of Hamburg, Germany
X. Sean Wang,Fudan University, China
Roland Weistroffer, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Pascale Zarate, Toulouse University - IRIT, France

We look forward to seeing you in Arlington in April!

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