Dr. Elizabeth Pierce, Program Co-Chair for the 18th International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ-2013) has announced that the Call for Papers has been extended to July 7, 2013, 5pm PST.Â The ICIQ-2013 will be hosted on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in Donaghey Student Center, November 7-9, 2013.
The International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ) was started in 1995 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Information Quality Program to promote the exchange of information and the development of knowledge, skills, and best practices in information and data quality.Â The conference was held on the MIT campus until 2009 when it was held on the campus of the Hasso-Plattner Institute in Potsdam Germany.Â Subsequent venues include the UALR (2010), University of South Australia in Adelaide (2011), Conservatorie national des arts et mĂ©tiers in Paris, France (2012), and returning to UALR this year.Â The ICIQ is one of the oldest and most respected information and data quality conferences.Â Conference chairs for 2013 are Wei Huang, Xiâ€™an Jiaotong University, China; Jacky Akoka, Conservatorie national des arts et mĂ©tiers, Paris; and John Talburt, UALR.
UALR is the only university in the U.S. that offers graduate degrees in information quality.Â In 2006 in collaboration with MIT, UALR launched the MS in Information Quality.Â The next year in 2007, the MSIQ was made available online via Internet webcasting.Â In 2008, an Information Quality Graduate Certificate and a PhD Track in IQ were added to the program.
The ICIQ attracts a broad group of attendees from both academia and industry.Â It also has a strong international following attracting IQ professionals from Canada, Australia, China, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, India, Brazil, Argentina, Finland, as well as, from across the U.S.
The conference will start at 5:30 pm on Thursday, Nov 7th with an opening reception and registration hosted by Acxiom Corporation at their Headquarters Building in Little Rock River Market District.Â Both Friday Nov 8th and Saturday Nov 9th will be full-day sessions starting with a keynote at 9:00am and parallel breakout sessions from 10:45am to 4:30pm.Â Morning and afternoon refreshments breaks and lunch will be provided for attendees on both days.Â The Friday session will also be followed by a reception from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
The conference planning committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Scott Schumacher of IBM has agreed to be the opening keynote speaker on Friday, Nov 8, 2013.Â Scott is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Scientist for IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management.Â He was formerly the Chief Scientist for Initiate System before it was acquired by IBM.Â Scott will talk about Entity Resolution and Data Quality Frameworks for Big Data.
Presentations can be submitted to the conference program committee as completed research papers, research-in-progress, or practice-oriented papers.Â Practice-oriented submissions can be submitted as PowerPoint presentations.Â Program chairs for 2013 are Bruce Davidson, Cedars-Sinai Health Systems, Los Angeles, CA; Michael Mielke, Deutsche Bahn AG, Frankfort, Germany; and Elizabeth Pierce, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.