2nd International Workshop on
Business intelligencE and the WEB
Uppsala, Sweden, March 25, 2011
07/03/2011. BEWEB 2011 program is posted.
01/03/2011. Invited talks from industry: Sihem Amer-Yahia (Yahoo! Research) and Xin Luna Dong (AT&T Labs-Research).
22/02/2011. List of accepted papers.
21/02/2011. Best selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version in a special issue of the Information Systems Frontiers journal (listed in JCR, impact factor: 1.309). It is also planned an open CFP.
02/02/2011. Prof. Felix Naumann, opening keynote speaker at BEWEB 2011: "Dr. Crowdsource: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Web Data".
10/01/2011. EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 20th, 2011.
22/11/2010. Follow us on Twitter
About the Workshop
Over the last decade we have been witnessing an increasing use of Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, which allow business people to query, understand, and analyze their business data in order to make better decisions. Traditionally, BI applications allowed business people to acquire useful knowledge from the data of their organization by means of a variety of technologies, such as data warehousing, data mining, business performance management, OLAP, periodical business reports, and the like.
Yet, in the very recent years, a new trend emerged: BI applications no longer limit their analysis to the data inside one company. Increasingly, they also source their data from the outside, i.e., from the Web, and complement company-internal data with value-adding information from the Web (e.g., retail prices of products sold by competitors), in order to provide richer insights into the dynamics of today's business.
In parallel to the move of data from the Web into BI applications, we are now assisting to the move of BI applications from company-internal information systems to the Web: BI as a service (e.g., hosted BI platforms for small- and medium-size companies) is the target of huge investments and the focus of large research efforts by industry. The idea is that of outsourcing the processing and analysis of large bodies of data and consuming BI from the cloud.
We associate the above dynamics in the BI landscape with the following research challenges:
The Internationl Workshop on Business IntelligencE and the WEB (BEWEB 2010) intends to be a forum for exchanging ideas on how to leverage the huge amount of data that is available on the Web in BI applications, on how to apply Web engineering methods and techniques to the design of BI applications, and on how to use BI knowledge in the design of Web applications. Papers focused on new domains and new experiences with the connection between BI and the Web are also highly encouraged. The workshop will be a forum for researchers, designers, and users who are related to the combination of these main topics.
|To be held in conjuntion with the EDBT/ICDT 2011 Joint Conference|