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The First International Conference on Business Intelligence and Technology

September 25-30, 2011 - Rome, Italy

Call for Papers

The term Business Intelligence (BI) covers a large spectrum of applications and technologies used to collect, store, interpret and decide on the information about company operations with the aim of helping corporate entities with a comprehensive status and knowledge on their business. BI is integrating with Warehouses (DWs), on-line analytic (OLAPS), corporate performance management (CPM), business process management (BPM), and other technology-oriented business solutions. Web technologies, semantics and ontology mechanisms are now used to mine, integrate and interpret distribute corporate data, either real-time or intermittent, by filtering noisy data, interpreting business data in context, enforcing trust and security in handling corporate data, and providing access to data from anywhere, at anytime, and via any media. The complexity, volume and intrinsic semantic of data needed for conducting business require a tailored IT infrastructure and advanced methodologies and technologies for timely building competitiveness by intelligent business decisions. With the large spectrum of emerging technologies, such as cloud computing, sensors environments, and mobility there is a need for specialized supporting tools and business/technology decisions to optimize the business process and business performance.

BUSTECH 2011 initiates a series of events covering topics related to business process management and intelligence, integration and interoperability of different approaches, technology-oriented business solutions and specific features to be considered in business/technology development.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions.

Track 1: BPM and Intelligence
Intelligent information systems; Rule-based business intelligence; Intelligent decisions; Business rules and ontology; Business process intelligence; Business process automation; Workflow management; Vocabulary rules semantics; Web Intelligence; Business computational intelligence; Decision Support Systems; Web 2.0/3.0 in business intelligence (Web warehousing, integration, mining, intelligence)

Track 2: Integration and Interoperability
Empirical business research; Enterprise integration; Enterprise interoperability; Evolutionary business process; Real-time business intelligence;

Track 3: Modeling and Simulation
Business process modeling and management; Business for micro, small and large enterprises; Business transactions for large-scale data; Structured and semi-structured processes; Semantics in business modeling; Multidimensional modeling and queries; Business performance management; Business process optimization; Business process simulation; Business process analysis and design; Collaborative, participative, and interactive modeling (CPI Modeling); Modeling methods and languages

Track 4: Technology-oriented business solutions
Data warehouse evolution; Mobile business; Cloud-based business; Service-oriented business; Warehousing stream and sensor data; Health and remote medicine; Business-driven IT management; Data warehousing and industry applications (ERP, CRM, etc.); Business-driven Service Level Management; Business-driven dynamic provisioning; Business-driven inventory management; Business continuity management;

Track 5: Business infrastructure and tools
Hierarchical and non-hierarchical business models; Project management; Business process and project management tools; Operational flexibility-agility; Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) ; Context-aware business process management

Track 6: Features of business/technology development
Traceability and compliance; Business dynamics; Trust and security; Performance and scalability; Data quality and cleansing; Empirical evaluation of business processes; Reuse in business process management; Data warehousing consistency and quality; Usability and accessibility for business intelligence applications



Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Due to Easter holidays, we are allowing submissions until: May 14, 2011
Submission (full paper) April 20, 2011 May 14, 2011
Notification June 15, 2011
Registration June 30, 2011
Camera ready June 30, 2011

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.


Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as poster.  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Work in Progress

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

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Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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