Call for research papers for special issue on Big Data

The special issue of Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM) is aimed at covering the different dimensions of Big Data. While emphasizing the knowledge discovery, representation and reasoning with Big Data, this special issue deals with other challenges including systems, analytics, and leveraging Big Data potentiality. Continue reading

Inaugural lecture by Honorary Doctor Cass Sunstein at CBS

The Theory of Internalities: A New Approach to Environmental Protection (and Many Other Things)

Inaugural lecture by Honorary Doctor Cass Sunstein

On 20 March 2015, Cass Sunstein will be appointed Honorary Doctor at Copenhagen Business School and the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (ICM).

Cass Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard  and author of hundreds of articles and essays. He is co-author of the bestseller “Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness” (2008) and recently published the books “Simpler: The Future of Government”(2013) and “Wiser: Getting beyond groupthink to make groups smarter (with Reid Hastie, 2014).

According to SSRN, he is the most cited and most read law professor worldwide and ranks no. 8 in the all-disciplines SSRN Top Authors Ranking.

Starting in 2012, CBS/ICM has put efforts into developing a strategic research relationship between Cass Sunstein – and herewith, one of the world’s leading higher education institutions, Harvard Law School. The main focus of this collaboration is to investigate and develop behaviorally based “social” regulation (or “behaviorally informed regulation”) particularly in the field of environmental politics and sustainability.

Please join us for his inaugural lecture ‘The Theory of Internalities: A New Approach to Environmental Protection (and Many Other Things)’.

         Sign up for the inaugural lecture on before 10 March 2015.
Date 20 March 2015
Time 11:00 – 12:00
Location SpS 202 Carlsberg Group Auditorium, Solbjerg Plads


Dansk Sociologforening præsenterer foredrag ved Anders Blok & Tobias Bornakke.

Fremvæksten af store databaser bestående af digitale spor fra menneskelige handlinger og interaktioner har – parallelt med den bredere kulturelle og politiske hype omkring ’big data’ – givet anledning til fornyede diskussioner af den empiriske sociologis fremtid. Fra flere kanter ytres bekymringer over den empiriske sociologis kommende krise, idet disciplinens metoder og ekspertise i stigende grad overflødiggøres via rutinemæssige administrative og kommercielle data-teknikker. Mere optimistiske analyser hylder de store digitale data som en nyskabelse med potentiale til at besvare denne bekymring og genopfinde den empiriske  sociologi som en avanceret form for social-fysisk netværksanalyse i det fremvoksende tværfagligt forskningsfelt ’computational social science’. Continue reading

Conference on Power and Participation in the Age of Big Data

Power and Participation in the Age of Big Data is the Special Focus of the Global Studies Conference to be held in London from 20-21 July 2015. The conference is organized by Imperial College London.

In The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt and Director of Google Ideas Jared Cohen present a bold vision for the digital age. Continue reading

Game Analytics & Business Intelligence Forum

Do you want to leverage analytics and visualisation to make effective business decisions and increase player revenue?

It’s clear that we all understand data is king. Whether it’s the number of DAUs or using smart analytics to develop the critical pathway of a product, data is essential.

The Game Analytics & BI Forum: Europe 2014 is the only two-day forum that is entirely dedicated to analytics and BI within the gaming industry.

Taking place in London, on 17-18th September 2014, the forum will bring together Analytics/BI Managers, Directors and VPs from game developers across Europe to discuss some of the key challenges faced on a daily basis, and finally build a community of managers in this essential field in the games industry.

You can find more information about the registration fees on the website of the Forum.

Date: 17-18th September 2014
Venue: Marriott Kensington, London, UK

Call for papers for the special issue of Business & Society

Business & Society, one of the leading journals at the intersection of business and issues of social responsibility, ethics and governance, is preparing a special issue on The Governance of Digital Technology, Big Data, and the Internet: New Roles and Responsibilities for Business. This special issue seeks to expand the knowledge of the intersections between business management, global governance and the digital domain. As such it invites contributions from a broad range of social and political science disciplines, including business, law, politics, international relations, sociology, and philosophy. Continue reading

“Big Data @ Work” – new book by Thomas H. Davenport

“Big Data @ Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities” is a new book by Thomas H. Davenport, a fellow of the MIT Center for Digital Business.

Drawing from his experience as a long-term observer of the data analysis scene, he states that companies are only now beginning to understand the questions they can ask of their vast stores of data. Continue reading


big-data14Igen i år inviterer CBS Public-Private Platform til et arrangement i forbindelse med Forskningens Døgn.

Der er et stigende fokus på ’big data’ i virksomheder, medierne og blandt beslutningstagere. Men diskussionerne handler ikke kun om de muligheder for at påvirke handlingsmønstre eller skabe ny viden, som store datamængder og veltrænede algoritmer tilbyder. Der er også en stigende data-skepsis, og Edward Snowdens afsløringer af NSA’s overvågningsprogram er blot seneste eksempel på at big data har en række problematiske konsekvenser. Continue reading

Srinivas Bangalore speaks at CBS on Big Data, Language Technologies and Business Analytics

New technologies and new media are radically changing the way that a modern business communicates with customers, partners and (global) society. Both new communication technologies and new media are intricately pegged to and dependent on developments in language technologies – thus, for example, much of the current talk about big data actually calls for solutions based on a profound understanding of languages and how they can interact with technologies. This applies across managing social media, conducting market communication, generating data for sentiment analysis, harvesting consumer data and relying on translation technology to address multiple audiences in real time. Continue reading

Mikkel Flyverbom joins the editorial board of a new journal on Big Data

Mikkel Flyverbom, associate professor at the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management at CBS, has been asked to serve on the editorial board of a new Sage journal titled Big Data & Society: Critical Interdisciplinary Inquiries, to be launched in 2014.

Big Data & Society (BD&S) is an open access peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes interdisciplinary work principally in the social sciences, humanities and computing and their intersections with the arts and natural sciences about the implications of Big Data for societies.

The Journal’s key purpose is to provide a space for connecting debates about the emerging field of Big Data practices and how they are reconfiguring academic, social, industry, business and government relations, expertise, methods, concepts and knowledge.

More information about the Journal can be found here.