2023 Pre-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium

Hyderabad, India

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Teaching and Prototype Track

Call for Papers

The Association for Information Systems' Special Interest Group on Decision Support and Analytics (SIGDSA) is seeking submissions related to teaching decision support and data analytics concepts, tools, and technologies.

As organizations strive to foster innovation through the digitization of processes, the digitization efforts, as well as the ability to harness insights and value from the tremendous data being generated, present new challenges and opportunities. The explosive growth in big data, fueled by the ubiquity of the Internet of Things (IoT), social media, and technology-facilitated human networks accentuates these opportunities and challenges. Use of generative AI tools like ChatGPT brings new pedagogical challenges as well. Educators need to dynamically respond to industry needs, developing/updating curricula and teaching practices to prepare the next-generation thinkers and workforce by empowering them with skills and concepts related to decision support and analytics.

Aligned with the Symposium theme of Addressing Global and Grand Challenges with Analytics, we seek submissions focused on teaching. Submissions should address education, pedagogy, curriculum design & implementation, outcomes assessment, distance education challenges, capstone learning projects, technology selection & impact, as it relates to teaching business intelligence, big data analytics, cognitive analytics, social media analytics, machine learning, IoT analytics, data science, visualization, or other emerging analytic technologies.

We also seek prototype demonstrations or design research idea papers showcasing/discussing innovative analytics methodologies and applications.

Publication Opportunity

Selected high quality full papers from the Teaching and Prototype Track may have an opportunity to be fast-tracked for publication in the (1) Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE) - JISE accepts 3 categories of papers - Teaching Tips, Teaching Cases, and teaching related research papers, and (2) Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.

Submission Categories: Teaching and Prototype Track

Teaching sub-track

Contributions can be varied including teaching cases, tutorials, curriculum innovations, pedagogical studies, or infrastructure for teaching analytics. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Newly developed Business Analytics (BA) programs, curriculum,, and assessment methods
  • Bodies of Knowledge (BOK) for Business Intelligence, Analytics, Machine Learning, and Data Science
  • Developing an interdisciplinary focus on teaching analytics courses, especially the ones addressing the UN's SDG goals. Teaching cases/materials covering analytics to address issues such as poverty, hunger, clean energy, sustainability, healthcare, pandemic, societal inequalities, etc.
  • Differentiating business analytics curricula for Undergraduate, MBA, Master of Science, and Executive Education, and tailoring curricula to generalists and specialists
  • Integration of IT and analytics skills
  • Pedagogical innovations in business analytics
  • Innovative pedagogical approaches to teaching ethics in business analytics design, development, and implementation
  • Innovations in the delivery of analytics courses (online, hybrid, student interaction, etc.)
  • Challenges and solutions related to the construction and maintenance of classrooms and labs in support of business analytics education
  • Organizational case studies (preferably with teaching notes) that provide rich stories of their management and analytics initiatives and address a variety of issues in management sponsorship, strategic priorities, adoption and implementation of analytics, technical challenges, collaboration, communication, and actionable results in business analytics
  • Tutorial exercises and simulations that provide a business scenario, data sets, and step-by-step introduction to the latest business analytics tools
  • Data sets that other faculty members can use to augment their pedagogy

Submissions for the teaching sub-track must be at most ten (10) single-spaced pages and must conform to the paper submission template. The page limit covers everything in the submission, including the title, text, tables, figures, appendices, and references. Submissions that exceed this limit will be automatically rejected. Based on the type of submission (e.g., teaching case, tutorial, etc.), the correct submission type should be mentioned in the submission.

Prototype Sub-track

This sub-track showcases innovative methodological developments or applications of artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, text mining, or other data analytics/decision support techniques. Prototypes should highlight novelty, architecture, functioning, and ongoing/future work. This high-visibility category is different from the research paper presentation category and provides an opportunity to display a working artifact to an audience in an interactive manner. Prototype demonstrations will involve a poster display (printed or electronic) and a live prototype demonstration to the attendees.

The proposal submission must be five to seven (5-7) single-spaced pages and conform to the paper submission template. The page limit covers everything in the submission, including the title, text, tables, figures, appendices, and references. In addition to the Title, Abstract, and Keywords, a prototype proposal should contain only one or two sections describing the prototype or core research idea to be showcased, highlighting the key features and novelty. The submission type should be mentioned in the submission as Prototype Demonstration.

Submission Template, Submission System, and Awards and Publication Opportunities

Please find the detail informtion below:

  • Information about the submission guideline and template and where to submit can be found here.
  • Information about the awards and publication opportunities can be found here.
  • Important relevant dates information can be found here.

Teaching and Prototype Track Co-Chairs

For questions regarding the submissions to the teaching and prototype track, please contact:

We recommend including the 'Pre-ICIS SIGDSA 2023 Teaching & Prototype Track Question' as the email subject line.

Note: The sumbission deadline for the Teaching Track has been extended to September 22nd, 2023 (11:59 pm, EDT).