CIST 2014

Smart Grid Demand Management using Gamification

Is Altruism Overrated? Effects of Information Transparency and Social Value Orientation on Smart Grid Balancing - Real-time balancing of load demand and supply in smart energy grids is a major concern to electricity generators and distributors, as well as governmental institutions. Given the natu...

Deal or No Deal?

Deal or No Deal? The Role of Merchant Characteristics and Competition in the Effect of Online Deals on Consumer Quality Perceptions - We aim to understand the effect of online deals on consumers' quality perceptions, as expressed through online reviews, and to investigate potential moderators for...

Improving Cascade Propagation in Adaptable Networks

This paper presents the formal and computational analysis for designed manipulation of a particular case of adaptable networks. It is increasingly being recognized that many networks, including social networks, can be influenced by designed interventions, such as a deliberate creation of certain...

Do You Have a Room for Us in Your IT?

Do You Have a Room for Us in Your IT? – An Economic Analysis of Shared IT Services and Implications for IT Industries - In this study, we develop a game-theoretic model to analyze the governments’ decision to share IT services and the private-sector IT vendor’s responses to the rise of shared ser...

The Order of Succession: Sequencing Fading Ads during an Online User Visit

While the technology to sequence multiple ads in a single ad space during a user’s visit to a webpage is available, the practice followed – for the most part – is to show the same ad in the ad space for the entire visit. In this paper, we address a challenge faced by online ad networks in ma...

Sustainability of Healthcare Information Exchanges

The authors study how HIE related value-added services affect sustainability of HIE networks and present several suggestions for the policy-makers and HIE providers. - Session 2A and paper 130 on Saturday

Adaptive Learning Agents for Electric Vehicle Customer Decision Support

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have already been one of main the discussion topics between energy policy makers on the road to sustainability. However, large scale EV integration will put the energy grid under critical strain since the peaks in the power demand will increase radically. We tackle this ch...

The Future of Higher Education: The Impact of MOOCs on College Admissions

The recent introduction of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and the corresponding large participation rates such courses exhibit have drawn the attention of students, educators, and employers. Offered by many prestigious and high-quality universities at no cost, the introduction of MOOCs is li...

Customers are from Mars, Managers are from Venus

Customers are from Mars, Managers are from Venus: Deriving Customer Satisfaction Drivers from Online Reviews - The Internet is host to many sites that collect vast amounts of opinions about products and services. These opinions are expressed in written language, and automatic analysis of the writ...