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INFORMS 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA - Day 1

On Sunday, the conference started off with lots of parallel sessions. I decided to attend the “Analyzing Social Networks and Social Media I” Session.

The first talk was by Xi Wang (The University of Iowa, see picture below) titled “Predicting User Engagement in Online Health Communities Based on Social Support Activities (co-authors: Kang Zhao, Nick Street). 594 more words

INFORMS 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA - Pre-conference

Nov. 9-12, 2014, 6000+ academics and business people came to San Francisco for the biggest INFORMS Annual Meeting ever with 80+ concurrent sessions. This year, my Data Analytics group (Ghent University) had three talks at the event, so we were fairly busy. 135 more words

Do you attend more or fewer talks in larger conferences?

In the last few months, the conferences I’ve attended have been on the extremes in terms of sizes.  A few small targeted workshops (like NEGT, which… 450 more words