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Special Sessions

Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, DBLP, EI and SCOPUS.


IVM 2013Special Session on Information Value Management
Chair(s): Markus Helfert and Mouzhi Ge

SSOS 2013Special Session on Optimization and Sustainability
Chair(s): Ernesto D.R.S. Gonzalez and Nelson Maculan

Special Session on Information Value Management - IVM 2013


Markus Helfert
Innovation Value institute, Maynooth University
Mouzhi Ge
ECRI, Deggendorf Institute of Technology

With this Special Session we aim to go beyond traditional IT productivity and cost evaluations; we view information as a crucial asset that creates value to organizations, and thus needs to be managed accordingly for optimal business value. Also, we aim to provide a platform for discussing approaches, models, results and case studies or experience reports addressing a broad range of issues related to Information Value Management. Research challenges include how to determine the Value of Information and its impact on business performance, managing Data and Information Quality, capturing and maintaining Information Assets, and designing and improving Information Manufacture System.

Special Session on Optimization and Sustainability - SSOS 2013


Ernesto D.R.S. Gonzalez
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto
Nelson Maculan
COPPE, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

The optimization and sustainability theme is attracting increased interest from the Operations management, Information Management, Operations Research, Decision Support Systems and related academic communities because it gives researchers working on optimization techniques the opportunity to increase the impact of their findings by relating their work to current world-wide challenges, such as sustainability, i.e. taking into account the economic, environmental and social dimensions. Latest research including methods, models, algorithms, and systems for addressing sustainability problems are welcome to this special session.