Spatial Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Sustainable Managementin the Track on Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Knowledge Management,
AMCIS 2014 Conference, Savannah, Georgia, August 7-10, 2014

Minitrack Co-ChairsJames B. Pick University of
Daniel FarkasPace
Avijit SarkarUniversity of
Hindupur RamakrishnaUniversity of
Namchul ShinPace
The mini-track on Spatial Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Sustainable Management seeks to provide a forum for research on varied aspects of geographic information systems (GIS) for business intelligence, analytics, knowledge management, and management. This area is becoming an essential aspect for governments and is growing rapidly this decade in business. The mini-track encourages manuscript submission on conceptual theory, methodology, applications, and cases in GIS. Current areas of interest include rapidly growing mobile location-based applications, cloud-based GIS, spatial crowdsourcing, spatial big data, spatial workforce, privacy and security aspects, ethical issues, and sustainability.
In concert with the AMCIS 2014 theme, GIS fosters sustainable solutions through reducing environmental impacts by analyzing spatial proximities, configurations, and hot spots. GIS is a primary approach to achieving ecological solutions for smart cities and societies.
The intent is to advance knowledge from a relatively nascent level in light of the continuing geospatial revolution and encourage exchange of findings, methodologies, and ideas between scholars and practitioners in an area ripe for rapid growth in business and information schools. The mini-track over the past three years has attracted increasing interest and participation. It is part of the SIGDSS track and is sponsored by SIGGIS.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial technologies are growing rapidly in business and government. Increasingly these applications involve business intelligence (BI) and analytics. Although there is considerable research on GIS technology and geographic information science, there has been relatively little research in spatial decision making in business, government, and organizations. This track seeks manuscripts that address conceptual theory, methodology, applications, and cases on these topics. The relevance to research is to build up greater knowledge of the geo-spatial aspects of decision-making and management, and to develop theory and applications, sometimes building on well-known concepts in the DSS and MIS fields.
The mini-track will address the evolving areas of GIS, GIScience, and related technologies such as RFID, imagery, location for mobile devices, and sensors, cloud-based GIS, and expansive spatial information. Since this area is expanding and becoming essential in business and government, the mini-track can shed light on a new and evolving field. The mini-track findings, results, and discussions will also inform the managers, strategic thinkers, and policy makers in many organizations that are building, deploying, and managing applications in these areas.
In concert with the AMCIS 2014 theme, submissions are encouraged on GIS for sustainability, ecological solutions, environmental management, and smart cities. This mini-track is supported by SIG-GIS of AIS.
Potential Topics:

  • Spatial business intelligence
  • Spatial decision support systems and analytics
  • Spatial knowledge management
  • GIS for sustainability
  • GIS to support smart cities
  • Management decision-making using GIS
  • Spatial data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Web-based GIS concepts and applications
  • Big Data and GIS
  • GIS and the cloud
  • Mobile-based GIS concepts and applications
  • Security and privacy of spatial information
  • Methodological papers
  • Theoretical studies
  • Case studies
  • Spatial analytics
  • Studies of investment in and benefits of GIS, spatial BI, or SDSS
  • Human, organizational, and management factors in spatial systems
  • Quality measures and evaluation of spatial systems
  • Systems and software development of GIS
  • Public domain and open source GIS
  • Crowdsourcing and public domain sources of spatial information
  • GIS education, training, and workforce
  • Industry trends
  • GIS-based intelligence for planning eco-friendly regions
  • Ethical aspects of GIS and spatial decision-making

Submission information at
Mini-track chair contact for information
James B. Pick
School of Business, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA 92373-0999