Data Mining and Analytics

Workshop on Data Mining and Analytics
October 31, 2015, Philadelphia, PA

The Data Mining (DM) subdivision of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) is organizing the 2015 INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Analytics on October 31, 2015 at Philadelphia, PA, in conjunction with the 2015 INFORMS Annual Conference.

Workshop Sponsored By:


Agenda Coming Soon


September 15: Revisions Due
September 20: Decision (Accept as-is, Reject)
October 31: Presentation at the workshop

Registration Fees

Students:  $50.00 per student
Non-Students:  $120.00 per non-student

Making Your Presentation

  1. Go to the registration area located in the Convention Center in Exhibit Hall A, 7:00am -5:00pm and pick up your name badge and other registration materials.
  2. Arrive at your session at least 15 minutes early for A/V set-up and to check in with the session chair.
  3. Limit your presentation to key issues with a brief summary.
  4. Time your presentation to fit within your designated time span, leaving time for audience questions. Time per speaker is determined by the number of papers in the session, with equal time given to each paper.
  5. Bring copies of your paper or other handouts to distribute to the audience.

Courtesy to Fellow Speakers

Attendees are asked to be respectful of their colleagues by turning off cell phones and mobile devices before the presentations begin. In addition, please note that use of cameras and all recording devices is prohibited during sessions unless you have received prior permission from the speaker.

Session Chair Guidelines

The role of the Chair is to coordinate the smooth running of the session.

The Chair:

  1. Begins and ends the session on time. Each session lasts 90 minutes, with the time per presentation determined by the number of papers in the session. Equal time should be given to each paper.
  2. Introduces each presentation (just the title of the paper and the name of the presenting author).
  3. Ensures that presentations are made in the order shown in the program. This allows for “session jumping.” If a speaker cancels or does not attend, the original time schedule should be adhered to rather than sliding every talk forward.
  4. Completes the session attendance forms (forms will be in the room).
  5. Reminds the audience to (a) turn off all mobile devices and (b) that photography is not allowed without the prior permission of the speaker.

Late Cancellations & No-Shows

Please don’t be a “no-show.” While we understand that last-minute emergencies may prevent speakers from attending, we urge you to inform us so we can alert attendees. Speakers who fail to notify us that they are not attending are being unfair to their colleagues and the Organizing Committee. In an effort to improve the quality of the meeting, we maintain records of individuals who are late cancellations and “no-shows.” These people may be required to register in advance for future meetings in order for their papers to be scheduled. Send cancellation in writing to with the reason for canceling.

If a speaker is a “no-show,” the original time schedule should be adhered to rather than sliding every talk forward. This allows for effective session jumping.

For inquiries, please contact Program co-Chairs:

Mustafa Gökçe Baydoğan (Boğaziçi University):
Shuai Huang (University of Washington):
Asil Oztekin (University of Massachusetts Lowell):

Management Committee:

Kwok-Leung Tsui (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Tory Chen (University of Texas at Arlington)
George Runger (Arizona State University)
Tom Au (AT&T Labs)