University of Aalen

KES 2020


24th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES-2020)
16 – 18 September, 2020

Invited Session IS07:

Interdisciplinary Approaches in
Data Science and Digital Transformation Practice

General Information

One of the hot issues in many organization systems is how to transform large amounts of daily collected operational data into the useful knowledge from the perspective of declared company goals and expected business values. The main concerns of this invited session are Data Science (DS) and Digital Transformation (DT) paradigms, as a set of theories, methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful informa­tion, knowledge, and value. Various interdisciplinary oriented DS and DT approaches may provide organizations the ability to use their data to improve quality of business, increase fi­nancial efficiency and operational effectiveness, conduct in­novative research and satisfy regulatory requirements. Appli­cations of appropriate DS and DS implementation methodo­logies together with outcomes related to collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches are inevitable when applying DT approaches to large and complex organization systems.  For many years, such interdisciplinary approaches were used in analyzing big data gathered from not only business sectors, but also public, non-profit, and government sectors.

The main goal of the session is to attract researchers from all over the world who will present their contributions, interdisci­plina­ry approaches or case studies in the area of DS and DT. The focus in Data Science may be set to various aspects, such as: data warehousing, reporting, online analytical pro­cessing, data analytics, data mining, process mining, text mining, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics, as well as various aspects of machine learning, big data and time series analysis. We express an interest in gathering scien­tists and practitioners interested in applying DS and DT ap­proaches in public and government sectors, such as healthcare, education, or security services. However, experts from all sectors are welcome.


Submissions are expected from, but not limited to the following topics:

Data Science and Digital Transformation

  • Theoretical and practical aspects, Applications and Industry Experience
  • Data driven business models
  • The new role of IT in enterprises
  • Data privacy and security issues in DS and DT
  • Organizational and human factors, skills and qualifications for approaches of DS and DT
  • Teaching new approaches of DS and DT in academic and industrial environments

Data Science

  • Impacts of Business Analytics for the performance of profit or non-profit organisations
  • Data Warehousing, Data Mining, Online Analytical Processing and Reporting
  • Statistical analysis and characterization, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics
  • Process Mining, Pattern Mining, and Swarm Intelligence
  • Data quality assessment and improvement: preprocessing, cleaning, and missing data
  • Semi-structured or unstructured data in Business Intelligence systems
  • Information integration for data and text mining
  • Data Science and Analytics for Healthcare and other Public Sectors
  • Educational Data Mining
  • Social network data analysis
  • Web survey methods in Business Intelligence and Data Science
  • Implications of Blockchain for Data Science

Digital Transformation

  • Digitization and impacts for Digital Transformation
  • Dynamic Pricing: potentials and Digital Transformation Approaches
  • Cloud-computing models and scalability in Digital Transformation systems
  • Mobile BI, Smart Data, Smart Services, and Smart Products
  • Digital Marketing, new web services, sematic web and data analytics
  • Opportunities and Barriers of Agility on Digital Transformation

Smart Data, Smart Products, Smart Service World

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning – Theoretical and practical aspects

Paper Submission and Publication

Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.

  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the conference.
  • The required full paper length is 8 to 10 pages. Call for papers and detailed information for the authors can be found here.
  • Papers to be considered for the conference must be submitted through the PROSE online submission and review system available here.

Session Chairs:

  • Ivan Luković, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Ralf-Christian Härting, Hochschule Aalen, Germany

Important Dates

  • Paper submission (extended): 15 May, 2020
  • Acceptance notification: 05 June, 2020
  • Final paper submission:  19 June, 2020
  • Conference: 16 – 18 September, 2020

More information

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