Call for Papers

17th International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ 2012)
Paris, France
November 15-17, 2012

Organized in collaboration with the Computer Science Department of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM Paris) and the French Association ExQI for Excellence and Quality of Information.
The International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ) attracts researchers and practitioners from the academic, public and private sectors. Held on the MIT Campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 1996, ICIQ was hosted by the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), Germany in 2009, by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA in 2010, and by the School of Computer & Information Science at the University of South Australia in 2011. The 17th International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ 2012) will be held in Paris in November 2012. Its aim is to gather researchers and practitioners and exchange about information quality issues.
The conference program will include tracks of research papers, practice-oriented papers, case studies, poster sessions, and a doctoral consortium.
Accepted papers will compete for the Stuart E. Madnick IQ Best Paper Award (US$1,000), and the Ballou and Pazer Dissertation Award in 2012. Further, the best paper and other highquality papers will be considered for fast track to the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality.

Topics of Interest:

Corporate and Organizational IQ - IQ Management and Data Governance
- Alignment of IQ with Business Strategies
- Role of IQ in Business Process Performance
- IQ Education and Curriculum Development

Methods, Concepts, and Tools for IQ
- IQ Concepts, Metrics, Measures, and Models
- Engineering Methods for IQ
- Trust, Knowledge, and Society
- Data Provenance and Annotation
- Information Product Theory and Practice
- Metadata and IQ
- IQ of Unstructured and Extracted Data
- IQ in Probabilistic, Fuzzy, and Uncertain Data
- IQ in Sensor Networks and Information Fusion
- Data Quality Systems and Tools
- Data Quality by Design in Software Engineering

Measurement, Improvement, and Assurance of IQ
- Data Scrubbing and Cleaning
- Record Linkage and Entity Resolution
- IQ Assessment, Policies, and Standards
- Cost/Benefit Analysis of IQ Improvement
- Privacy & Security Issues in Data Cleansing
- Measurement of Error Propagation
- Error Prevention

IQ in New Eras
- IQ in the Web 2.0
- IQ in the Mobile Era
- IQ in the Cloud

IQ Cases Studies and Applications
- IQ Practices: Case Studies and Experience Reports
- ISO8000 Implementation Cases
- Business Intelligence Cases
- IQ in the Web, Data Integration, and e-Business
- Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
- Master Data Management
- Scientific Data
- Community Input, Pay as You Go, and Crowd Sourcing

Important Dates:

July 10, 2012: Full paper submission
September 10, 2012: Author notification
September 15, 2012: Early registration deadline
September 30, 2012: Camera-ready paper submission
September 6, 2012: Abstract submission for industry case study
September 30, 2012: Author notification for industry case study
November 15, 2012: DEP 2012 French Conference organized by the French Association ExQI
November 16-17 (morning) 2012: ICIQ2012 Conference

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions must be identified as a completed academic paper or a practice-oriented paper (maximum 15 pages), a poster (from 2 to 5 pages) and a industry case study (5 pages abstract or maximum 10 slides).
Due to the double-blind review process, authors should avoid identifying themselves in the submitted materials.
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