DSIR 2017

6th International Conference on Data Science and Institutional Research (DSIR 2017)

Workshop and Special Session Proposal: January 31, 2017
Full/Short/Poster paper due: April 7 March 21, 2017
Notification: April 28 April 14, 2017
Cameraready due: May 12 April 30, 2017
Early Registration: May 12 April 30, 2017
Conference Dates: July 9-13, 2017

Call for papers

The IIAI International Conference on Data Science and Institutional Research (IIAI-DSIR 2017, 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 2017 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


Call for Special Session Organizer

Special sessions supplement to the regular program for DSIR2017. 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 (HERE) by January 31, 2017. 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 2017 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.
◾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 (HERE).

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 2017 website for paper submission (Website: TBA). In the website, the organizer can assign papers to reviewers, and report review results to IIAI-AAI 2017 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!

DSIR 2017 Organization

Conference Chair

Michiyo Shimamura, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan

Program Committee Board

Akihito Hiromori, Osaka University, Japan
Andreas Mühling, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
Anilkumar K.K., Cochin University of Science and Technology, India
Chong Ho Yu, Arizona State University, US
Dario Liberona, Universidad Federico Santa Maria, Chile
Dario Malchiodi,Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Do Han Kim, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Eiichi Takata, Kyushu University, Japan
Eric S. Lin, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Felice D.Billups, Johnson & Wales University, US
GAUTAM Pitambar, Hokkaido University, Japan
Hitoshi Sato, Fukuoka University, Japan
Kahori Ogashiwa, Yamaguchi University, Japan
Kentaro Harada, Shimane University, Japan
Kimikazu Sugimori, Kanazawa University, Japan
Kiyotake Oki, Waseda University, Japan
Kohei Hatano, Kyushu University, Japan
Keisuke Honda, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan
Masayuki Murakami, Kyoto University, Japan
Mattia Monga, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Meg Bogaert, QANU, Netherlands
Preecha Mathavasaraphak, Assumption University, Thailand
Rachid Anane, Coventry University, UK
Ruben Gonzalez, Universidad Internacional dela Rioja Madrid, Spain
Soichiro Aihara, Aichi University of Education, Japan
Stephen R. Porter, North Carolina State University, US
Takahiro Saito, Osaka University, Japan
Takahiro Seki, Niigata University, Japan
Takayuki Hayashi, National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation, Japan
Takeshi Matsuda, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Tetsuya Oishi, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan
Toru Sugihara, Kanto Gakuin University, Japan
Tsutomu Yamada, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Tsuyoshi Yamada, Kyoto University, Japan
Valerie Brasse, euroCRIS & Information Systems for Research and Innovation, France
Vilas Wuwongse, Asian University, Thailand
Vincent Ong, Regent’s University London, UK
William Scheideler, University of Central Okulahoma, United States
Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Hokkaido University, Japan
Yukari Shirota, Gakushuin University, Japan
Yuki Watanabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yuko Okajima, Osaka University, Japan
Yosuke Uehata, Kanazawa University, Japan