DSIR 2016

5th International Conference on Data Science and Institutional Research (DSIR 2016)

Paper Submission

Full/Short/Poster paper due: March 19 March 31, 2016
Notification: April 14 April 29, 2016
Cameraready due: April 28 May 10, 2016
Early Registration: April 28 May 10, 2016
Conference Dates: July 10-14, 2016

Call for papers

The IIAI International Conference on Data Science and Institutional Research (IIAI-DSIR 2016, 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 2016 will cover a broad set of research topics including, but not limited to, the following:

Management on Higher Education and its Data Science

  • Educational Big Data and Data Science
  • Big Data in Smart Campus and Its Analysis
  • Social Network of Faculties and Staff
  • Performance Indicators in Higher Education
  • Analysis of GPA System
  • Enrollment Management
  • Effectiveness of Institutional Performance

Management on Research Activity and its Data Science

  • Bibliometrics
  • Management of Research Project

Information Systems for University Management

  • Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence for Universities
  • Visualization of Institutional Information
  • Statistics for Institutional Research

Quality Assurance on Higher Education

  • Faculty Development and Staff Development
  • International Recognition of Quality Assurance
  • Assessment of Learning Outcomes
  • Monitoring for Improvement of Education
  • Accreditation for Higher Education

DSIR2016 holds a co-located Japan-domestic event ‘Meeting on Japanese Institutional Research

Call for Special Session Organizer

Special sessions supplement to the regular program for DSIR2016. Each special session should provide an overview of the state-of-the-art and highlight important research directions in a field of special interest to DSIR participants.
How to propose your Special Session
1.An applicant for an IIAI-AAI special session organizer must submit a proposal via the website (http://www.iaiai.org/conference/aai2016/special-sessions/special-session-proposal-form/) by January 31, 2016. The proposal should include the following 7 items:
◾Organizer’s Name
◾Organizer’s Email address
◾Organizer’s Affiliation
◾Title of Special Session
◾Theme (Choose DSIR)
◾Abstract of Special Session (between 300 and 500 words)

2.The IIAI-AAI 2016 committee will review the proposal after receiving it, and notify the result to the applicant in about one week. If accepted, the applicant to the special session organizer is requested to submit the reviewer list to the special session chair in one week. Moreover, the special session organizer must pay attention to followings.
◾The special session requires at least 5 papers.
◾Please select the best paper of your special session. The best paper will be invited to submit special issues of post conference publications (Special Issues of information Engineering Express Journal (http://www.iaiai.org/publications/iee/).
◾All papers will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will appear in the Conference Proceedings to be published by CPS and Conference Proceedings will be submitted to be indexed by EI, INSPEC, DBLP and Thomson ISI.
◾The special session organizer must register to the conference.
◾Special session organizer chairs your special session in the conference.
◾Please pick the “certificate of organizing special session” up at the reception desk of the conference venue.

3.Call-for-paper or other information about the special session will be shown in the following website (http://www.iaiai.org/conference/aai2016/special-sessions/).

4.The organizer will receive the information of schedule and procedures about paper submission and review, publication of the proceedings, and conference management. The organizer is requested to utilize the IIAI-AAI 2016 website for paper submission (http://www.iaiai.org/conference/aaisubmission/openconf.php). In the website, the organizer can assign papers to reviewers, and report review results to IIAI-AAI 2016 committee.

Benefit for special session organizers
The organizers can gather people who are interested in the theme you are also interested in, and referee the submitted papers based on your criteria. Some papers in each special session can be nominated for journals. The best paper you choose in each Special Session will be invited to submit special issues of post conference publications (Engineering Express Journal; http://www.iaiai.org/publications/iee/).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact with us HERE

We are sincerely looking forward to your interest and submission to Special Session!

DSIR2016 Chair, Masao Mori

DSIR 2016 Organization

Conference Chair

Masao Mori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Steering Committee

Tetsuya Oishi, Kyushu Univ., Japan
Michiyo Shimamura, Hokkaido Univ., Japan
Keigo Imai, Kyoto Univ., japan

Program Committees

Akihito Hiromori, Osaka Univ., Japan
Arjan Hogenaar, Data Archiving and Networked Services(DANS-KNAW), The Netherlands
Ben Yamada, Ritsumeikan Univ., Japan
Byung Shik Rhee, Yonsei Univ., South Korea
Eiichi Takata, Kyushu Univ., Japan
Eric S. Lin, National Tsing Hua Univ., Taiwan
Felice D. Billups, Johnson & Wales Univ., United States
Hajime Matsumura, Ibaraki Univ., Japan
Hitoshi Sato, Fukuoka Univ., Japan
Kahori Ogashiwa, Yamaguchi Univ., Japan
Kazaru Yaegashi, Ritsumaikan Univ., Japan
Kazuhiko Kudo, Tokyo Denki Univ., Japan
Keigo Imai, Kyoto Univ., Japan
Keisuke Honda, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan
Kentaro Harada, Shimane Univ., Japan
Kimikazu Sugimori, Kanazawa Univ., Japan
Kiyotake Oki, Waseda Univ., Japan
Kohei Hatano, Kyushu Univ., Japan
Masahiro Tanaka, Tsukuba Univ., Japan
Masao Mori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Masayuki Murakami, Kyoto Univ. of Foreign Studies, Japan
Meg Van Bogaert, Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities(QANU), The Netherlands
Ping TU, Okayama Univ., Japan
Preecha Mathavasaraphak, Assumption Univ. of Thailand, Thailand
Rachid Anane, Coventry Univ., United Kingdom
Roberto Ferro, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Columbia
Rubén González Crespo, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Spain
Soichiro Aihara, Aichi Univ. of Education, Japan
Stephen R. Porter, North Carolina State Univ., United States
Takahiro Oie, Tokushima Univ., Japan
Takeshi Matsuda, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Japan
Tetsuya Oishi, Kyushu Univ., Japan
Toru Sugihara, Kanto Gakuin Univ., Japan
Vilas Wuwongse, Mahidol Univ., Thailand
Vincent Ong, Regent’s Univ. London, United Kingdom
Yousuke Uehata, Kanazawa Univ., Japan
Yukari Shirota, Gakushuin Univ., Japan
Yuki Watanabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yuko Okajima, Osaka Univ., Japan