Pre-conference workshops (parallel sessions) for early-career scholars, doctoral students, and candidates
January 9, 2024
Opening ceremony + Full-day conference
January 10, 2024
Half-day conference + Tour & Gala dinner
January 11, 2024
Full-day conference + Closing ceremony
Professor Shuang Ren, Director of Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Belonging, Queen’s Business School, Queen’s University Belfast (UK) Professor Soumyadeb Chowdhury, Professor in Information Systems Management, Head of TBS Center of Excellence on CSR and Sustainable Development Toulouse Business School, Toulouse (France) Title of speech:Generative AI: Business Operations and Social Transformation “Be Curious, don’t be Judgemental”
Professor Charles Vincent, Professor in Information Technology, Analytics, and Operational Research Queen’s Business School, Queen’s University Belfast (UK), Title of speech: AI-Enabled Emotional Analytics for Boosting Business Performance
We are delighted to announce that the College of Business Administration (CoBA) at the University of Sharjah (UAE) and the Centre for Business Analytics (CBAP) at Surrey Business School, UK, will be co-organizing the much-anticipated International Conference on Business Analytics in Practice 2024. The conference is scheduled to be held on January 8-11, 2024, and is expected to be a vibrant and informative event.
We cordially invite you to join us in this multidisciplinary conference, where leading experts in business analytics will be sharing their knowledge and insights. This conference is a unique opportunity for professionals, academics, and students to collaborate, exchange ideas, and network with like-minded individuals from around the world.
University of Sharjah
The University of Sharjah (UoS) is a distinguished non-profit higher education institution founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
The UoS is a comprehensive higher education institution comprising 14 esteemed Colleges, offering 122 undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The UoS has consistently been recognized as a leading academic institution, and in 2022, it was ranked by Times Higher Education as one of the top 200-300 universities worldwide. Additionally, the UoS was ranked as the number one university in the UAE, recognized for its excellence in higher education.
The UoS is situated in the University City, spread over a sprawling 7.5 square kilometers campus. The University is conveniently located, just a 20-minute drive from the Dubai International Airport and 15 minutes from the Sharjah Airport, offering seamless global connectivity to visitors and participants of the conference.
College of Business Administration
The UoS College of Business Administration (CoBA) was founded in 1997. It offers undergraduate programs with majors and minors in Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Economics, and Finance. CoBA also offers DBA, EMBA, MBA, and MSc in Business Analytics programs. In 2017, it obtained AACSB accreditation. In 2022, CoBA was ranked 2nd in the UAE and between 176–200 in Business- and Economics-related topics worldwide by Times Higher Education. CoBA’s EMBA program was ranked 2nd in the region in 2021.
Centre for Business Analytics in Practice (CBAP)
The Centre for Business Analytics in Practice (CBAP) at Surrey Business School, UK, is a dynamic research centre that utilizes analytics to enhance decision-making across various disciplines. The centre’s primary objective is to explore the potential of data in facilitating organizational success through fact-based, proactive decision-making. CBAP is dedicated to conducting comprehensive research, grounded in both theory and empirical evidence, encompassing diverse areas such as business performance, including efficiency and productivity, AI, big data, health analytics, operations and supply chain analytics, as well as sustainability and net-zero analytics.
CBAP harnesses cutting-edge methodologies from multiple fields to develop efficient and expedited solutions for significant data-driven projects. By leveraging state-of-the-art techniques, the centre strives to contribute to the advancement of analytics and foster innovative approaches to address contemporary business challenges.
Outline of the Conference
This conference is a multidisciplinary event and will feature all aspects of business analytics, ranging from the fundamentals to the advanced levels. The conference will cover an extensive range of topics, including but not limited to:
Theory and methodology papers that make significant contributions to the fields of Operations Research, Statistics, and Econometrics.
Empirical papers (innovative applications in analytics) covering various areas, including but not limited to:
Sustainability and net-zero analytics
Energy, Environment, and Climate change analytics
Operations and Supply chain analytics
Banking and Financial analytics
Management and Marketing analytics
Efficiency and productivity
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and big data
We will also organise doctoral consortium and round table discussions that bring together esteemed current and former editors of top-tier journals in the Business Analytics field (e.g., the European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, etc.). These sessions will provide a unique opportunity for early-career scholars and doctoral candidates to receive valuable insights and advice on getting published, setting them up for future success.
Journal: Socio-Economic Planning Sciences Special Issue on Analytical Models and AI for Sustainable Development: Enhancing Decision-Making
Guest Editors: Ali Emrouznejad, Dima Rachid Jamali & Panagiotis (Panos) Zervopoulos Submission deadline: December 31, 2023 CLICK HERE for details and submissions
Journal: IMA Journal of Management Mathematics Special Issue on Leveraging Business Analytics and AI in Consumer Behaviour Analysis
Guest Editors: Ali Emrouznejad, Panagiotis (Panos) Zervopoulos, John Rice Submission deadline: December 31, 2023 CLICK HERE for details and submissions
Journal: Machine Learning with Applications Special Issue on Revolutionising Search Experience: Intelligent Search Engines Powered by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Guest Editors: Ali Emrouznejad, Vincent Charles CLICK HERE for details and submissions
Journal: Central European Journal of Operations Research Special Issue on Persons and Freight Transportation
Guest Editors: Chefi Triki, Ruben Ruiz, Nima (A.) Mirzazadeh, Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber CLICK HERE for details and submissions
The proceedings book for the ICBAP 2024 conference will be published by Springer as part of the Lecture Notes in Operations Research series. If you would like to have your article included, please follow the instructions below to prepare your full paper and submit it to us by January 15, 2024.
Editors: Ali Emrouznejad, Dima Rachid Jamali & Panagiotis (Panos) Zervopoulos To ensure consistency and facilitate the review process, we kindly request that you prepare your manuscript using the following template.
Word Template LaTeX Package Please note that the length of your full paper should not exceed 12 pages, including tables, figures, appendices, and references. We kindly request that you adhere to this page limit to ensure that all submissions receive fair consideration.
Conference Organizers Professor Ali Emrouznejad, Professor and Chair in BusinessAnalytics, Director, Centre for Business Analytics in Practice, Surrey Business School, Guildford, UK
Professor Ilhan OZTURK, Professor and Dean of the College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Professor Hussein Al Tamimi, Professor and Director of the Masters Programs of the College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Professor A Aziz Bin Jaafar, Professor and Head of the Accounting Department, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Professor Dima Rachid Jamali, Professor and Dean of the School of Management, Canadian University Dubai, Dubai, UAE
Professor Panagiotis (Panos) Zervopoulos, Associate Professor, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Professor John Rice, Director of the DBA Program at the College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Dr. Narjes Haj Salem, Assistant Professor, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Ms. Salwa Mohamad El-Nassar, Sr. Students Outreach Officer, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Mrs. Aaesha Ahmed Al Mehrezi, Sr. Administrative Officer, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Mrs. Hiba Keisse, Head of the Accounts Payable Section, Finance Department, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Confirmed Invited Speakers/ Panellists This Section will b e updated soon!
Confirmed members of Scientific Committee This section will be updated with more names soon! Al Tamimi, Hussein (University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE) Amirteimoori, Alireaz (Istinye University – Türkiye) Bin Jaafar, A Aziz (University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE) Charles, Vincent (Queen University of Belfast – UK) Cochran, James (University of Alabama – USA) Emrouznejad, Ali (University of Surrey Business School – UK) Erdebilli, Babek (Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University – Türkiye) Gonzalez , Rosa (Universidad de los Andes – Chile) Jamali, Dima Rachid (Canadian University Dubai, Dubai, UAE) Kayvanfar, Vahid (Hamed Ben Khalifa University – Qatar) Maculan, Nelson (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil) Oztruk, Ilhan (University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE) Ribeiro, Celso (Universidade Federal Fluminense – Brazil) Rice, John (University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE) Salem, Narjes Haj (University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE) Soumyadeb, CHOWDHURY (TBS Education – France) Toloo, Mehdi (Surrey Business School – UK) Weber, Gerhard-Wilhelm (Willi) (Poznan University of Technology – Poland) Wijnhoven, Fons (University of Twente – France) Zervopoulos, Panagiotis (Panos) (University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE)
You are welcome to submit a paper for oral presentation or a poster on any area related to applications or methodologies in Business Analytics, including but not limited to:
· Predictive Analytics for Business Decision Making · Prescriptive Analytics and Optimization Techniques · Data Mining and Pattern Recognition in Business · Machine Learning Applications in Operations Research · Big Data Analytics for Business Insights · Supply Chain Analytics and Optimization · Demand Forecasting and Inventory Management · Customer Segmentation and Personalization · Marketing Analytics and Campaign Optimization · Social Media Analytics for Business Insights · Fraud Detection and Risk Management · Financial Analytics and Portfolio Management · Healthcare Analytics and Patient Outcome Prediction · Energy Consumption Analysis and Optimization · Text and Sentiment Analysis for Customer Feedback · Retail Analytics and Price Optimization · Manufacturing Process Optimization · Transportation and Logistics Optimization · Network Analysis for Supply Chain Efficiency
· Decision Support Systems for Executives · Business Intelligence and Visualization · Revenue Management and Pricing Strategies · Human Resources Analytics and Talent Management · Sentiment Analysis in Market Research · Customer Churn Prediction and Retention Strategies · Real-time Analytics for Business Operations · Simulation and Modelling in Operations Research · Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Business · Environmental Sustainability Analytics · IoT Data Analytics for Business Applications · Data Visualization for Business Insights · Quality Control and Six Sigma Analysis · Project Management Analytics · Data Ethics and Privacy in Business Analytics · Healthcare Operations Optimization · Decision Theory and Bayesian Analysis · Revenue Forecasting and Budgeting · Machine Learning Interpretability in Business · Process Improvement through Lean Analytics
Please do not register before we confirm that your security clearance is approved.
When checking in at the conference, students will be asked to provide a copy of a valid student ID, a confirmation letter from the academic advisor, or other formal evidence of the student’s status.
An accompanying person is a friend, spouse, or a member of the family who is not working on a topic related to this conference. The accompanying person will not receive a certificate of attendance/presentation. A co-author, scholar, student, or associate working in a related field may not attend the conference as an accompanying person. Hence, full registration is required for them.
This conference is self-funded. Please DO NOT ask for a discount or to waive the registration.
The registration fee includes conference lunches, a gala dinner, the online book of abstracts, and the certificate of presentation.
The financial department of the UoS handles registration for the conference. Your registration will not be confirmed until the financial department receives your full payment.
Cancellation policy: You may cancel your conference registration for a complete refund minus a $60 processing fee as long as your cancellation occurs before the early registration ends. After this date, no refund will be given.
Centro Hotel Sharjah ( Google maps link) – It is 10-15 minutes far from the University of Sharjah campus. It is a 4* hotel opposite Sharjah Airport, which serves international flights. It is a very beautiful hotel, offering reasonable rates.