Workshop on Business Intelligence

Nowadays, business organizations are increasingly moving towards decision-making processes that are based on information. Business Intelligence (BI) represents applications, technologies and methods to enhance managerial decision making in public and corporate enterprises from operational to strategic level. Artificial Intelligence (AI) includes several computational technologies that may be useful to improve BI (e.g. Data Mining, Evolutionary Computation, Neural Computing and Intelligent Agents). The aim of this workshop is to gather the latest research on BI using AI and promote an open discussion.

Topics of Interest

- Methodologies, Architectures or Computational Tools for BI
- BI Applications: Data Mining, Optimization,  Business Forecasting & Demand Planning, Decision Support Systems, Adaptive BI, Competitive Intelligence, Examples of real-world applications (in Marketing, Sales, Production, Internal Operations or others)
- AI techniques applied to BI: Data Mining & Machine Learning (Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines, Decision Trees, Random Forests,…), Evolutionary Computation (Genetic Algorithms, Evolutionary Strategies, Swarm Intelligence, Artificial Immune Systems, …) and other AI techniques (Intelligent Agents, Fuzzy Logic,…)
- Future trends and challenges for BI
- In particular, papers that describe experience and lessons learned from BI projects and/or present business and organizational impacts using AI technologies, are welcome. 

Important Dates 

Submission Deadline:        30.June.2007  Postponed to 15.July.2007
Notification of acceptance: 28.July.2007
BI Workshop and EPIA 2007 : 3-7.December.2007

Paper Submission

Submissions must follow the guidelines specified in the conference site.
Authors should submit full papers with a maximum of 12 pages. Submission is double blind. Thus, authors must remove their names from the submitted papers and should take reasonable care not to indirectly disclose their identity. The Springer LNCS format must be used (instructions in

A selection of the workshop accepted full papers will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence sub-series of LNCS. All accepted papers not published in the Springer proceedings will be published in Local Workshop Proceedings, in hard copy, in CD-ROM and in the web.

Paper submissions will be made in PDF format, through the submission system available via the EPIA 2007 website

Organising Committee

Paulo Cortez, Lecturer (contact person)
Address: Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
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Voice:     +351 253 510313 Fax: +351 253 510300

Robert Stahlbock, Lecturer
Address:  Institute of Information Systems, Department for Business Administration, University of Hamburg, Von-Melle-Park 5, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany
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Voice: +49 40 428383063 Fax: +49 40 428385535

Program Committee

Alípio Jorge, Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, Portugal
Anália Lourenço, Department of Informatics, University of Minho, Portugal
André Carvalho, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil
Beatriz De la Iglesia, CMP, UEA, UK
Carlos Soares, University of Porto, Portugal
Colin Chen, SAS Institute Inc, USA
Cristián Figueroa-Sepulveda, Neo Metrics, Chile
Hongbo Liu, Dalian University of Technology, China
José Alfredo Costa, Univ. Federal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Logbing Cao, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Maribel Santos, Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, Portugal
Maybin Muyeba, Liverpool Hope University
Miguel Rocha, Department of Informatics, University of Minho, Portugal
Orlando Belo, Department of Informatics, University of Minho, Portugal
Patrick Meyer, Université du Luxemburg, Luxemburg
Paulo Gomes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Peter Geczy, AIST, Japan
Philippe Lenca, GET/ENST Bretagne, France
Stefan Lessmann, University of Hamburg, Germany
Stephane Lallich, Universit Lyon 2, France
Vasilis Aggelis, Piraeus Bank S.A., Greece
Wolfgang Jank, University of Maryland, USA
Wolfram-M. Lippe, University of Muenster, Germany
Wong Man-leung, Lingnan University, Hong Kon
Ying Tan, Peking University, China