DSIR 2018

7th International Conference on Data Science and Institutional Research (DSIR 2018)

Call for papers

The IIAI International Conference on Data Science and Institutional Research (IIAI DSIR 2018, 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 2018 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 DSIR 2018. 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 February 10, 2018. 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 2018 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 2018 website for paper submission (Website: TBA). In the website, the organizer can assign papers to reviewers, and report review results to IIAI AAI 2018 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 2018 Organization

Conference Chair

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

Steering Committee

Michiyo Shimamura, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
Masao Mori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Kunihiko Takamatsu, Kobe Tokiwa University, Japan

Program Committee

Akihito Hiromori, Osaka University, Japan
Chong Yu, Azusa Pacific University, United States
Dario Malchiodi, University of Milan, Italy
Eiichi Takataa, Kobe University, Japan
Eric S. Lin, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Felice Billups, Johnson & Wales University, United States
Hitoshi Sato, Fukuoka University, Japan
Kimikazu Sugimori, Kanazawa University, Japan
Kiyotake Oki, Waseda University, Japan
Kohei Hatano, Kyushu University, Japan
Masao Mori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Masayuki Murakami, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Mattia Monga, Universita` degli Studi di Milano – Dip. di Informatica, Italy
Michiyo Shimamura, JAMSTEC, Japan
Preecha Methavasaraphak, Assumption University of Thailand, Thailand
Stephen Porter, North Carolina State University, United States
Takahiro Seki, Niigata University, Japan
Tsutomu Yamada, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Tsuyoshi Yamada, Kyoto University, Japan
Vilas Wuwongse, Mahidol University, Thailand
Yousuke Uehata, Kanazawa University, Japan
Yukari Shirota, Gakushuin Univ, Japan