Value Creation from Innovative Technologies

Ever since its inception, technology has always played a critical role in the global economy. Over the last decade or so, rapid pace of technology advancements has created both challenges and opportunities for business, governments, and society as whole. Newer and innovative technologies, often disruptive, have facilitated both tactical and strategic decision making by helping users collect, mine and analyze a large amount of data. Availability of this large data is continuing to transform every aspect of organizational processes and decision-making. Since technologies facilitate low cost data collection, organizations have troves of data, also termed as Big Data, which needs to be managed, mined and analyzed carefully to create value for all stakeholders. This becomes even more crucial because the large amount of detailed data poses security and privacy challenges for stakeholders. At issue is developing capabilities to design solutions by leveraging innovative technologies and big data to create value for all the stakeholders. Since it is a workshop, WITS 2014 also actively solicits papers describing novel research ideas that may be at a relatively early stage of development. Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Agent-based Systems
Agile System Development
Big Data & Business Analytics
Cloud Computing
Collaboration and Recommender Systems
Computational Ontology
Conceptual Modeling
Data, Text and Web Mining
Data Warehousing & OLAP
E-Business and E-Commerce
Enterprise Systems & Resource Planning
Grid Computing
Healthcare IT
Human-Computer Interface
Information Personalization Technology
Information Quality, Privacy, and Security

Intellectual Property Protection
Intelligent Systems and Technologies
Knowledge Management Technologies
Mobile Commerce and Wireless Technologies
Peer-to-peer Technologies
Process management and mining
Resource and organizational modeling
Search Engines
Security techniques for information systems
Service-Oriented Architecture and Web Services
Social Networks
Supply Chains and IT
Systems Analysis and Design
Systems to Support Collaboration & Negotiation
IT Infrastructure for Evolving Business Models
Virtualization