BIG - Business Intelligence Group

Business intelligence is a set of tools and techniques that enable enterprises to transform their business data into information useful for the decisional process, to be made available to the right person in the right format. Information is then used by decision makers to define and support business strategies, in order to make the best decisions aimed at obtaining competitive advantages, improve operative performance and profitability and, in general, create added value for the enterprise.

In this context, the Business Intelligence Group has been carrying out its research activity since 1997, mainly aiming at developing a structured methodology for design.

Events

  • September 24-28, 2018: Lectures on "Boosting the Data Warehouse Life-Cycle Through Conceptual Design" at the BDMA Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (Bruxelles, Belgium)
  • October 4, 2018: Invited talk on "Variety-aware explanation and analysis of document-oriented database" at EDA 2018 (Tanger, Morocco)
  • September 24, 2017: Co-chair of the PhD Consortium at ADBIS 2017 (Nicosia, Greece)
  • Mar. 2016: Lecture by Stefano Rizzi on Agility meets Data Warehouse design at the Spring School Models, Systems, and Algorithms for Role-Based BI (Dagstuhl, Germany)
  • June 2015: Lecture by Matteo Golfarelli on Social Business Intelligence: Architectures, Data Structures, and Methodologies at the 5th European Business Intelligence Summer School (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Jun. 2015: Half-day seminar by Stefano Rizzi on Boosting the Data Warehouse Life-Cycle Through Conceptual Design at the 2015 TDWI Conference (Munich, Germany), organized by The Data Warehouse Institute – Europe
  • Aug. 2014: Keynote talk by Matteo Golfarelli on Social Business Intelligence - OLAP Applied to User Generated Contentsat DATA 2014
  • Mar. 2014: Keynote talk by Stefano Rizzi on Data Warehouse and Beyond: Designing the BI Pyramid at the EUNIS BITF Conference (Paris, France), organized by the Business Intelligence Task Force of the European University Information Systems Organization
  • Feb. 2014: Keynote talk by Matteo Golfarelli on Business Intelligence beyondData Warehouse at the computer science research meets business (Bozen, Italy), organized by Free University of Bozen
  • Sep. 2013: First International Workshop on Social Business Intelligence (Genoa, Italy)
  • Feb. 2012: Lecture by Matteo Golfarelli on Data Warehouse Design at the University of Tours (France)
  • Sep. 2011: Dagstuhl perspective seminar on Data Warehousing: from Occasional OLAP to Real-time Business Intelligence (Dagstuhl, Germany)
  • Jul. 2011: Lecture by Stefano Rizzi on Collaborative Business Intelligence at the First European Business Intelligence Summer School (Paris)
  • Mar. 2011: Seminar by Stefano Rizzi on Conceptual and Logical Design of Data Warehouses at Business Intelligence Consultants (Zurich)
  • Sep. 2010: Tutorial by Matteo Golfarelli on Methodological issues and specificities in Medical Data Warehousing at MEDAN - Competence Center for Medical Data Warehousing and Analysis (Bozen, Italy)
  • Sep. 2010: Invited talk by Stefano Rizzi on New Frontiers in Business Intelligence: Distribution and Personalization at ADBIS 2010 (Novi Sad, Serbia)
  • Jun. 2010: Keynote address by Matteo Golfarelli on OLAP query personalization at EDA 2010 (Djerba, Tunisia)
  • May 2009: New book Data Warehouse design: Modern principles and methodologies by Matteo Golfarelli and Stefano Rizzi published by McGraw-Hill
  • Nov. 2007: Panel by Stefano Rizzi on Research Challenges for DW and OLAP Seen From Industry and Academia at DOLAP '07 (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Jan. 2006: Second edition of the book Data Warehouse: Teoria e Pratica della Progettazione, McGraw-Hill
  • Aug. 2004: Dagstuhl perspective seminar on Data Warehousing at the Crossroads (Dagstuhl, Germany)
  • Sep. 2003: Keynote address by Stefano Rizzi on Open problems in data warehousing: Eight years later at DMDW 2003 (Berlin, Germany)
  • Nov. 2002: Invited lecture by Stefano Rizzi on Main issues in data warehouse design at FER, University of Zagreb (Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Oct. 2001: Invited lecture by Stefano Rizzi on Applying the Lattice Theory to Estimation Problems in Multidimensional Databases at the 47th Seminaire Lotharingien de Combinatore (Bertinoro, Italy)
  • Apr. 2001: Tutorial on Data Warehouse Design at ICDE 2001 (Heidelberg, Germany)

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