IQ 1997 Call for Papers

The 1997 Conference on Information Quality (IQ 1997) will be held at the MIT Sloan School of Management from October 24 (Friday evening) to October 26 (Sunday noon), 1997. The purpose of the conference is to promote the exchange of knowledge about IQ research and practice. Updated information on the conference will be available at our web site
The conference program will include tracks of practice papers, research papers, panel sessions, and tutorial sessions. Panels should pose an interesting question and list discussants on each side of the issue. Tutorials should present a review of accepted practice in IQ management or a survey of an IQ research area. Questions about panel and tutorial ideas should be directed to the program co-chairs.

Suggested Topics (but not limited to):
  • IQ in the contect of:
    • The internet and the web
    • Electronic commerce
    • Data mining and data warehouses
    • Continuous process improvement and TQM
  • IQ concept tools, metrics, measures, and methodologies
  • IQ policies and standards
  • IQ improvement case studies
  • Experience reports on IQ practices
  • Effects on data quality
  • Explicit and hidden costs of data quality
  • Cost/benefit analysis of IQ improvement
Conference Co-Chairs
Richard Y. Wang
MIT and BU
+01 617.787.3839
Stuart E. Madnick
MIT Sloan School of Management
+01 617.253.6671

Program Co-Chairs
Beverly Kahn, Suffolk University
(617) 573-8642
Diane Strong, WPI
(508) 831-5573
Program Committee
The program committee is currently being formed. If you are interested in serving, please contact one of the Program Co-Chairs.

Key Deadlines (1997)
  • July 14: Submission deadline for papers, panels, and tutorials
  • September 1: Notification of Acceptance
  • September 22: Camera ready copy
  • September 22: Registration deadline for US$185 fee ($95 for students)
  • October 24: IQ 1997 Conference Starts

Conference Registration and Paper Submissions
The conference registration fee (check only) is payable to "Conference on Information Quality." Space permitting, late registration will be allowed at a late registration fee of $245.
Please send 4 copies (and an electronic text version, if available) of your paper, panel, or tutorial submission to the following address by the July 14th deadline:
  • Prof. Diane Strong
  • Department of Management
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
  • 100 Institute Road
  • Worcester, MA 01609-2280
  • ATTN: IQ 1997