DSIR 2015

4th International Conference on Data Science and Institutional Research (DSIR 2015)

Call for papers

The IIAI International Conference on Data Science and Institutional Research (IIAI-DSIR 2015, previously IIAI-IRIM) focuses on practices, technologies, applications and theories for management of higher education and research activity in universities and institutions.

In the last two decades, global standardization and quality assurance in higher education become more important than ever. On the other hand, research performance of universities and research institutes are discussed in the context of international competitive edge. Being based on such situation, many universities and research institutes have enriched institutional research and institutional management, but in fact it is more necessary to study business practices and establish theories and methodologies in those domains than ever. Especially theories and applications of institutional information are one of the most remarkably worthy domains.

The aim of the conference IIAI-DSIR is to provide a worldwide forum, where the international participants can share their research knowledge and ideas on the recent and latest research on Data Science and Institutional Research, and map out the directions for future researchers and collaborations. Not only researchers and graduate students, but also administration staff and executives in institutions of higher education will be welcomed to participate in the conference to exchange research findings in the frontier areas of data science and institutional research.

All accepted and presented papers in the DSIR will be published in the conference proceedings by CPS and will be submitted to Ei Compendex, Inspec, and several major citation index. All the prospective papers must be submitted online at the conference website.

We welcome contributions, which will be advanced visions, practices, technologies, helpful research and theories in the domains. The scope of IIAI-DSIR 2015 will cover a broad set of research topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Educational Big Data and Data Science
  • Big Data in Smart Campus and Its Analisation
  • Quality Assurance in Higher Education
  • International Recognition of Quality Assurance
  • Faculty Development and Staff Development
  • Social Network of Faculties and Staff
  • Data Warehouse for Institutional Research
  • Assessment of Learning Outcomes
  • Monitoring for Improvement of Education
  • Performance Indicators in Higher Education
  • Management of Higher Education
  • Citation Analysis and Bibliometrics
  • Statistics for Institutional Research
  • Enrollment Management
  • Visualization of Institutional Information
  • Accreditation for Higher Education
  • Effectiveness of Institutional Performance
  • Analysis of GPA System

DSIR2015 holds a co-located Japan-domestic event ‘Meeting on Japanese Institutional Research


DSIR 2015 Organization

Conference & Program Chair

Prof. Dr. Masao Mori, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

Steering Committees

Prof. Dr. Tetsuya Oishi, Kyushu University (Japan)

Program Committees

Arjan Hogennar, KNAW-DANS (Netherlands)
Asma Salman, American University in the Emirates (UAE)
Hajime Matsumura, Ibaraki University (Japan)
Hitoshi Sato, Fukuoka University (Japan)
Kazuhiko Kudo, Tokyo Denki University  (Japan)
Kentaro Harada, Tokushima University (Japan)
Koichi Yamamoto, Meiji University  (Japan)
Masayuki Murakami, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  (Japan)
Naoya Todo, National Institute of Informatics  (Japan)
Preecha Mathavasaraphak, Assumption University (Thailand)
Soichiro Aihara, Aichi University of Education (Japan)
Takahiro Oie, Tokushima University (Japan)
Takahiro Seki, Niigata University (Japan)
Tsuyoshi Yamada, Kyoto University (Japan)
Tsutomu Yamada, Ritsumeikan University (Japan)
Vilas Wuwongse, Asian University (Thailand)