Western Michigan IT Forum

  • Big Data and the Internet of Things
    Opportunities, Challenges and Trends
    Friday, November 4, 2016 Fetzer Center
    Western Michigan University,

Paper Sessions

IT Forum is very well attended by participants and presenters from the industry and academics:

  • Inustry Participants
  • Academic Participants
  • Student Participants
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Online registration is nowopen. If you would like to attend, you may complete the online registration. Call the conference hotline if you have any questions: (269) 387-5411. Join us for a quality academic conference that will explore vital and critical information security and privacy topics in business, industry, healthcare, government and education.

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Paper Submissions
We invite you to participate.

The Western Michigan IT Forum, hosted by the Department of Business Information Systems at the Haworth College of Business, bridges academia and industry. It provides an important forum for the exchange of ideas and information for educators, students, professionals, employers, and state and local governments.

You are cordially invited to join us for a quality professional conference that will explore big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) topics in business, industry, healthcare, government, and education. The Western Michigan IT Forum invites papers from

  • Improving Data Analytic Techniques
  • Big Data Tools and Deployment Platforums
  • Data Visualization
  • Fraud Detection
  • Big Data Anlytics in Healthcare: Potentials and Challenges
  • Information Integration at Large Volume of Data
  • Collection, Visualization and Communication of Big Data
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Securing IoT Communications; Risks and Challenges
  • Smart Management and Control with IoT: Personal, Residential, Community, Industrial and Global
  • Modularity in IoT: Connecting the Dots
  • Healthcare IoT: Possibilities and Challenges
  • Posters on Big Data Analytics and IoT


Submission Types

Important Dates

  • August 29: Full papers submission deadline
  • September 12: Abstract submission deadline
  • September 26: Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • October 10: Final revisions of accepted papers due

Official Publication Opportunity: If accepted, refereed research papers will be published in the conference proceedings, Western Michigan IT Forum Transactions, and will be scheduled for presentation during the concurrent presentation sessions. Acceptance of abstracts and papers are subject to final approval by the track chairs.

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7:15 – 7:55 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Welcome Message

8:15 – 9:10 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

9:15 – 10:10 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break & Networking

10:35 – 11:55 a.m.

Concurrent Presentation Sessions

Noon – 1:25 p.m.

IT Forum Luncheon & Special Presentation

1:30 – 2:40 p.m.

Academic and Industry Best Practices in Big Data/IoT

2:40 – 3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break and Networking

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Big Data/IoT Plenary Session

4:30 – 4:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Raffle