An update from Galit Shmueli for SCECR 2014:
The 10th Annual Symposium on Statistical Challenges in eCommerce Research (SCECR) was held in Tel Aviv, Israel on June 12-13, 2014 and was organized by Gal Oerstreicher -Singer and Tomer Geva from Tel Aviv University, Inbal Yahav-Shenberger from Bar Ilan University, and Galit Shmueli from the Indian School of Business. With many high-quality submissions, the two-day program included 14 sessions and had two parallel tracks. Attendees presented work on current empirical research topics in IS and related fields with an emphasis on statistical issues and challenges. The symposium brought together over 50 attendees, with 34 paper presentations and 8 poster presentations. Presenters came from around the globe: Europe, Asia, and North America, and included academic faculty, post-docs, PhD students and industry professionals.
Research topics were diverse, bringing together researchers in IS, Marketing, Machine Learning and Statistics. The session titles reflect this diversity: Online Markets, Love and Hate, Social TV and Social Media, Labor Markets, Online Communities, Healthcare, Social Influence, Mobile and Telecom, Experiments and Field Studies, and methodological sessions on Text Mining, Machine Learning and Statistical Methods, and Big Data Analysis. Extended abstracts can be found on http://scecr.org/scecr2014/program/. We had a fantastic hands-on tutorial on Text Mining by Prof. Shawndra Hill from Wharton.
We thank our engaging keynote speaker Liad Agmon, an Israeli serial entrepreneur, currently co-founder and CEO of Dynamic Yield, who talked about "Entrepreneurship in a Data-Driven World". SCECR participants enjoyed the nightlife in lively Tel Aviv and a tour to Jerusalem, traveling back in time through the Old City. We thank the generous sponsoring by the INFORMS Information Systems Society, Tel Aviv University's Recannati Business School, Bar Ilan University, The Indian School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School of Public Policy, NYU's Center for Business Analytics, the University of Connecticut's School of Business, the University of Arizona's Eller School of Business, and the Social Media and Business Analytics Collaborative at the University of Minnesota.