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Research Symposium
Research Symposium
18th Annual Big XII+ MIS Research Symposium
18th Annual Big XII+ MIS Research Symposium


The Big XII+ MIS Research Symposium is a forum for faculty members and doctoral students in the Information Systems and Business Analytics disciplines to exchange their research ideas and progresses in all stages. It is also a platform for scholars to showcase their on-going research in emerging frontiers, including but not limited to, management issues and applications of artificial intelligence, deep machine-learning and text-mining, data analytics, behavioral economics, technical/analytical work, and interdisciplinary theories.

The Symposium provides opportunities to engage with top-ranked scholars in the relevant fields on emerging research topics and learn about how to effectively navigate through a long-term academic career.

Organizing Committee

Xiao Ma (University of Houston)

Jove (Jinghui) Hou (University of Houston)

Ramesh Sharda (Oklahoma State University)


Download Symposium Schedule (here), which also includes information about the venue, on-campus parking options, flying into Houston, UH campus safety, and other local information, etc.

Symposium Conventions

In an effort to keep participant expenses at a minimum, the conference will not require a registration fee. Some meals will be provided by the host institution.


Symposium registration has reached capacity and is closed. The paper sessions and panel discussion remain open to anyone interested. Refer to the Schedule document from above for details about the sessions.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Houston!

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