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Special Session
Special Session on
Social and Algorithmic Issues in Business Support
 - SAIBS 2013

19 - 22 September, 2013 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Within the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - KMIS 2013



Adam Wojciechowski
Poznan University of Technology

Alok Mishra
Atilim University



Social trend observed in networking and business activity has several roots. First it is a challenge for many of us to share our experience and productivity and become famous or noticed for at least fifteen minutes. Second - social or crowd creativity is a process of merging efforts and distributed resources in order to produce new quality and new products. Third - utilizing social energy and productivity may give beginning to new business paradigms. An important contribution of social power is software developed and hosted by volunteers and distributed on word-of-mouth recommendation. By the way... isn't nowadays word-of-mouth derived from mining textual and multimedia content delivered via the Internet?
During the special session we want to face social contribution to business processes taking into account possible benefits and risk factors. How far can business relay on social input? What are the limits or what are the areas where introducing crowdsourced parts may increase overall risk value to unacceptable level?
Algorithmic trading (algo trading) practiced on stock markets and Forex trading platforms arises as a new challenge for algorithm designers. During the Special Session SAIBS we would like to face the phenomenon of social trading, compare models of passive income from trading systems based on algorithmic and social recommendation and discuss algo trading boundaries. Is algorithmic trading a solution for tycoons or individual investors? Is back testing of investment strategies a reliable answer to risk problem? Should algorithmic trading become a part of computing science curricula?

During SAIBS we want to focus on computational and optimization issues that can be supported by crowd input or social intelligence. We will try to answer the question how far and on which fields business may benefit from utilizing social contribution. And finally, we will discuss problems how computer systems may understand social behaviour (sometimes named: market) and support humans in making decisions, i.e. in automatic trading..



Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


KMIS Special Sessions - SAIBS 2013
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