LIST participation in the 1st International Workshop on Business Analytics in Practice and Applied Research (BAPAR)

From 11 - 14 July 218, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology will participate in the 1st International Workshop on Business Analytics in Practice and Applied Research (BAPAR), co-located with the 20th IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics (CBI2018).

BAPAR Workshop Objectives 

Business Analytics (BA) aims to support users to make decisions and create business value from their data based on powerful analytics techniques and tools. BA is a topic widely discussed in literature from both theoretical and applications points of view. BA systems are highly complex systems that pose great challenges in their design, development and operation.

We encourage the original applied research contributions sharing and discussing the challenges, success stories and solutions related to Business Analytics. This workshop aims to share and discuss how applied researchers and practitioners are dealing with BA solutions to create and transform business data into real-added business value. Thus, it aims to present and discuss concrete examples of applications, concepts, techniques and tools that target BA. At the same time, it welcomes presentation of application case studies in different domains related to BA. 

The topics are among but not limited to:

  • BA case studies and applied research
  • Evaluation of techniques and application case studies
  • Challenges, value-stories and best practices in designing, deploying and using BA solutions
  • Data processing algorithms and techniques for structured and unstructured data: Machine Learning,   Natural Language Processing (NLP) and semantics
  • Big data storage solutions and evaluation
  • BA and cloud

For more details please visit the Conference website at 

Co-chairs :

  • Dr. Manel Brichni, Luxembourg
  • Dr. David Rozier, France

Dr. Manel Brichni, Postdoctoral researcher; Institute: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) Department of IT for Innovative Services (ITIS); Address: 5, Avenue des hauts-fourneaux L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg; Email:

Manel Brichni has a Ph.D. degree in the domain of software engineering. During her Ph.D., she worked at STMicroelectronics, LIG laboratory and G-SCOP laboratory. Her thesis subject is about: Toward a continuous improvement cycle for knowledge capitalization at STMicroelectronics, with an application to the Business Intelligence domain. Then she was a temporary teacher and researcher in computer science at Grenoble University (ATER). Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). Her research interest concerns complex information systems design and Business Analytics architecture. 

Dr. David Rozier; Institute: Naver Labs Europe; Address: 6 chemin de Maupertuis 38240 MEYLAN, France; Email:

David Rozier has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from De Montfort University, United-Kingdom. His varied career path has led him to experience many different hands-on information systems and usage of data, from simulation for academic research in oceanography to business intelligence for semi-conductors manufacturing. Having coordinated the healthcare innovation program for the Xerox Research Centre Europe, he is now a member of the Business Relations and Marketing team at Naver Labs Europe.

PC members (to be confirmed):

  • Dr. Manel Brichni, Luxembourg
  • Dr. David Rozier, France
  • Dr. Marcos Di Silveira, Luxembourg
  • Dr. Dimitrios Kampas, Luxembourg
  • Dr. Ralf Gitzel, Germany
  • Dr. Niklas.kuehl, Germany

Paper Submission

All submissions must be unpublished and not be under review elsewhere. Manuscripts will be from 6 to 8 pages and should be submitted in the IEEE 2-column format at Papers redirected from the main conference will be also considered by the program committee of the workshop. The workshop wants to be considered as a target for rejected-but-not-too-bad papers from the main conference.

For discussion-oriented submission, authors are invited to submit 1 page abstract in the IEEE 2-column format at

Submissions should be made through EasyChair system in PDF format. 

For paper-oriented submission, papers will be published as a general CBI workshop proceedings with CBI. The proceedings of the CBI series are published by the IEEE as an electronic publication with its own ISBN number. 

For discussion-oriented submission, abstracts will be part of the CEUR on-line proceedings. 

At least one author of an accepted paper should register for the conference and present the paper.

Key Dates

  • Workshop papers submission: no later than April 27, 2018
  • Notification to authors: May 25, 2018
  • Camera-ready version due: June 1, 2018
  • Author registration deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Summary by workshop chairs: June 8, 2018


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Practical Infos

Venue: Vienna
Dates: from July 11th to 14th
Contacts:Dr. Manel Brichni
Dr. David Rozier


Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

5, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux
L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette
Tel: +352 275 888 - 1
Fax: +352 275 885

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Further information

About CBI Conference 2018

The IEEE Conference Series on Business Informatics is the leading international forum for state-of-the-art research in Business Informatics. IEEE CBI 2018 calls for submissions in the multidisciplinary field of Business Informatics, and welcomes a multitude of theoretical and practical angles, perspectives and mindsets for today’s digital transformation challenges. This year, Prof. Dr Erik Proper (ITIS) is one of the two programme co-chairs at CBI 2018.