Overview and Program Schedule

WITS 2016 was held in the lovely Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin, Ireland on December 15-16, 2016. The detailed program schedule for the conference can be found here: WITS 2016 Program Schedule

Information regarding the organizing committee, best paper award nominees, and best prototype awards is as follows.

Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs:

Wolfgang Ketter, Professor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Balaji Padmanabhan, Professor, Muma College of Business, University of South Florida
Review Coordinators:

Yixin Lu, Assistant Professor, George Washington University

Gautam Pant, Associate Professor, University of Iowa
Poster and Prototype Demos Session Co-Chairs:

Jingjing Zhang, Assistant Professor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

Local Arrangement Chair:

Niamh O. Riordan, Lecturer, Information Systems & Organisation, School of Business, University College Dublin


Vivek Singh, University of South Florida

Best Paper Award Nominees and Winners:

Cheng Nie, Zhiqiang Eric Zheng and Sumit Sarkar: Manipulating Consumer Opinion: Incumbents Reaction to Competition from the Sharing Economy (Best Paper Nominee)

Gediminas Adomavicius, Jesse Bockstedt, Shawn Curley and Jingjing Zhang: Effects of Personalized and Aggregate Top-N Lists on User Preference Ratings (Best Paper Nominee)

Yun Wang, Faiz Currim and Sudha Ram: Deep Learning for Bus Passenger Demand Prediction Using Big Data (Best Paper Runner-Up)

Shalinda Adikari, Kaushik Dutta and Jungpil Hahn: Temporal Feature Grouping Based Campaign Optimization in Real-time Bidding Digital Advertising (Best Paper Award)

Best Prototype Award Nominees and Winners:

Melinda Mcdaniel, Veda Storey and Vijayan Sugumaran A Prototype for Rating the Quality of Domain Ontologies (Best Prototype Nominee)

Varol Kayhan, Alison Watkins, Zachary Kazanski and Balaji Padmanabhan Predicting the Winner of a NBA Game in Real-Time: A Data Snapshot Approach (Best Prototype Award)

Jingjing Li, Kai Larsen and Ahmed Abbasi Unlocking Knowledge Inheritance of Behavioral Research through Ontology Learning: An Ontology-Based Search Engine (Best Prototype Award)