INFORMS NEWS: INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining & Decision Analytics

The Data Mining, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Quality, Statistics & Reliability and Multi-Criteria Decision Making sections of INFORMS, along with the Health Applications Society of INFORMS, are organizing the 2016 INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Decision Analytics to be held Nov. 12 in Nashville, Tenn., in conjunction with the 2016 INFORMS Annual Conference.

Paper submissions are welcomed. Submissions, no more than 15 pages in length, should be sent to The deadline is June 30.

The DMDA Workshop will include a Best Paper Presentation Contest. Authors of all papers accepted after a rigorous two-round review process and after an in-person presentation at the workshop are eligible for the contest. The contest, based on both the content of the paper as well as the presentation, will be judged by a panel of workshop co-chairs and session chairs. Any topic related to data mining & decision analytics will be considered. In addition to a name-engraved plaque, the top three finishers will receive monetary awards.

Workshop participants are also encouraged to submit extended and enriched manuscripts for a special issue of the journal Decision Sciences on the topic of Data Mining & Decision Analytics. For more information, contact the special issue guest editor Asil Oztekin (

The workshop will feature an editors’ panel on the topic, “How to publish in top-tier journals,” in which representatives of leading journals in the field of data mining and decision analytics will make short presentations. A Q&A session will follow, in which those in attendance will have the opportunity to ask the editors questions.

Keynote speakers include:
Amit Basu, the Carr P. Collins Chair of Management Information Sciences at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University; David L. Olson, the James & H.K. Stuart Professor in MIS and Chancellor’s Professor at the University of Nebraska; Nick Street, professor, departmental executive officer and Henry B. Tippie Research Professor in the Management Sciences Department at the University of Iowa; and Olivia Sheng, Presidential Professor and Emma Eccles Jones Presidential Chair of Information Systems at the David Eccles School of Business.

For more information, contact the workshop co-chairs: Asil Oztekin (, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Cem Iyigun (, Middle East Technical University; and Ramin Moghaddess (, University of Miami; and visit