Workshop on Business Intelligence Methodologies and Applications (BIMA'09)
(October 21-23, 2009, Macau, China; held in conjunction with ICEBE 2009)

Business intelligence (BI) is evolving: from the traditional data-and-analysis exercise for supporting management decisions to an integral part of business processes, providing analysis for a wide range of users across an organization.

With the recent advent of web intelligence, service computing, and Web 2.0 technologies, on-demand intelligence is available. In the context of business processes and value chains, this enables more agile service and functionality customization to be provided to the various stakeholders involved. The fast development of social media is complementing this trend. It leads to on-line market intelligence (MI) empowered BI systems, which can be derived from the dynamics of users' opinions embedded in blogs or online communities. How MI and BI can readily be integrated in an accurate and reliable way, be turned into intellectual assets for an organization, and be properly utilized to result in competitive advantages is worth further attention.

Furthermore, managing business processes across organizational boundaries poses its own set of challenges, ranging from collaboration to competition. Questions to address in the context of BI include for example: how should the collaborative notion of business intelligence be defined identified and explored in such cross-organizational scenarios; what kind of tools can be used; what kind of new business value can be created; as well as how the newly emerging risks be managed respectively controlled?

This workshop provides a forum for academic researchers, BI solution developers, business analyst, and corporate management to present their latest findings and views on BI Methodologies and Applications. BIMA’08 was successfully held as a one-day workshop in Xi’an last year with participants from both the industry and academy. BIMA’09 is a continuation of the success of BIMA’08. The paper acceptance of BIMA’09 will be based on the relevancy, originality, elegancy, technical correctness, evaluation completeness and clarity. We will put more weighting on the first two evaluation criteria in order to encourage more innovative ideas and works.

Topics include (but not limited to):

  1. Fundamental issues on BI:
    • Data cleaning, pre-processing, extraction and reporting
    • OLAP and data warehousing
    • Database enabled data mining
    • Decision analysis and causal modelling
    • BI cycle, model specification/selection/estimation
    • Knowledge discovery from unstructured/semi-structured information
    • Supply chain integration through data warehousing
    • Data warehouse architecture
  2. Contemporary BI challenges:
    • Platforms for on-demand and mobile BI
    • Cloud computing and utility computing for BI
    • BI solutions for small-to-medium enterprises (e.g., SaaS)
    • Semantic Web and ontology-based methods for BI
    • Online trust and reputation management
    • Customer behavior analysis and collaborative filtering
    • Collaborative notion of intelligence and BI
    • Market/collective intelligence from social media
    • Social and collaborative BI tools
    • Consumer and business communities empowered BI
    • Organizational BI and collaborative business
    • Adoption and diffusion of radically new BI methods and applications in organizations
    • BI in virtual communities and virtual organizations
    • Intangible versus tangible assets for organizational BI
    • Intellectual asset management and knowledge sharing in BI
    • Digital business ecosystems and BI
    • Risk management within BI
    • Business process management within BI


Papers must be submitted electronically. The format of submitted papers should follow the guidelines for the IEEE conference proceedings, limited to 6 pages. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of the ICEBE 2009 by the IEEE CS Press. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the workshop to have the paper published in the proceedings. Best workshop paper will be invited for extension and be considered for publishing in a special issue of International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering.

Please submit papers in PDF format through the following link:


Abstract registration deadline: April 1, 2009
Paper submission: May 1, 2009
Notification of acceptance: June 25, 2009
Final manuscripts due: July 25, 2009
Author registration: July 25, 2009


William K. Cheung (Co-Chair)
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
william at

Archim Karduck (Co-Chair)
Furtwangen University, Germany
karduck at

Dickson K.W. Chiu (Co-Chair)
Dickson Computer Systems, Hong Kong
dickson at

Jian Li (Web Chair)
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
jli at

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE (More to be confirmed)

Yain-Whar Si, University of Macau, Macau 
Man-Leung Wong, Lingnan University, Hong Kong 
Yi Zhuang, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China
Huiye Ma, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, The Netherlands 
Alfredo Milani, University of Perugia, Italy
Robert Biuk-Aghai, University of Macau, China 
Wolfgang Maass, University of Furtwangen, Germany
Susumu Shirayama, University of Tokyo, Japan 
Fion S. Lee, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China
Amadou Sienou, Ecole des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux, France 
Paul Bannerman, NICTA, Australia 
Haiyang Hu, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China
Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcala,Spain 
Herve Pingaud, Ecole des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux, France
Wendy Hui, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
Maggie M. Wang, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
Eleanna Kafeza, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece