IEEE/CIS Task Force for Bussiness Intelligence & Knowledge Management

The present world is characterized by an abundance of uncertainty, especially economics. That is why, the economists opine that the only certainty prevailing in the current economy is uncertainty. Continuous innovation, it seems, has been the only prescription for survival & staying afloat in such-a-scenario. It calls for creation of so called "knowledge creating" organizations, whose hallmarks would be rapid adjustment of policies & strategies so as to able to respond quickly to the progress/edge of competitors & hence meet, if not surpass, the expectations of the customers/shareholders.

Information Technology (IT) has been the medium responsible for transforming business outlook over the past few decades. Faster & cheaper are the co ordinates of the epicenter through which the IT/computer industry had revolved over years. Computational Intelligence (CI), of late, has emerged as a viable alternative to statistical & econometric approaches & has found applications to a wide range of applications encompassing economics & finance e.g. price forecasting, market efficiency etc. The solutions designed to address the aforesaid challenge are two fold : Business Intelligence (involving structured data management) & Knowledge Management (involving unstructured content management).

Business Intelligence (BI) has a very important role to play in Knowledge Management (KM); in fact, BI is often viewed as a subset of KM. BI deals with explicit knowledge whereas KM is associated with both tacit & explicit knowledge. Hence it would be of immense help for any organization to work with both. However, the importance of the integration of the two has been a bit underrated.

The TF would act as a bridge between KM & BI. It would endeavor to highlight the benefits associated out of the integration of KM & BI. The TF would be working amongst both the academic and business community.


Task Force Organization (Chair, Vice Chair,  Members)

 Xin-She Yang (Chair), School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, UK
 Ivan Jeliakov (Vice Chair), Department of Economics, University of California, Irvine, USA


 Suash Deb (former Chair, honorary member), Cambridge Institute of Technology, India
 Monica Chis, Frequentis AG, Vienna, Austria, Romania Location
 Lipika Dey, Tata Consultancy Services (Innovation Labs), India
 Simon Fong, University of Macau, Macau, China
 Riddhiman Ghosh, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA
 Paromita Goswami, Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar, India
 Babita Gupta, California State University Monterey Bay, USA
 Umesh Rao Hodeghatta, Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar, India
 Rabindra K.Jena, Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur, India
 Rita Yi Man Li, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong
 Luiz Moutinho, University of Glasgow Business School, UK
 B. M. Subraya, Infosys Technologies Ltd, India


Academic Activities

Over last few years, the task force and its members have involved in many conferences and workshops such as ITBI10, SSCI-11, SSCI-13, COMS2013, ISBI'13, ISCI'14, COMS2014, COMS2015, COMS2016, SSCI'14, ISCBI2016, ISCMI2016 and the iCOMSI consortium. We also encourage to edit books and special issues as well as informal academic collaboration.