Additional AMCIS Workshops

While registering for AMCIS 2018, be sure to review the many exciting workshops being offered!

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This workshop will provide hands-on experience to participants in two popular analytics and visualization platforms while incorporating discussions and presentations on techniques for incorporating analytics into your curriculum. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Participants must bring their own laptop with ability to connect to wi-fi. Instructions for any system preparation and software installation (all complimentary) will be provided before the workshop.

This hands-on workshop will cover pedagogical strategies related to teaching Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) for IS majors, non-majors, and MBA students. The workshop is appropriate for faculty who have no previous experience with machine learning as well as experienced machine learning researchers who have not been exposed to AutoML. The instructor’s book entitled Automated Machine Learning for Business is under contract with Oxford University Press. Participants will receive a copy of the book.

Students need to build solutions that work and develop the skills needed for the industry. With a low-code platform like Mendix, students build real world working solutions that solve business problems within one semester. In addition, they’ll learn a solution and skills that are highly sought after in the industry by being both business and technology savvy and building a portfolio of fully developed solutions.

This workshop is designed to give professors hands-on experience with the leading innovative low-code solution. Professors will build their own application and learn how the platform enhances their classroom learning objectives. They will learn how the tool can be applied to teaching subjects such as database structures and UML diagrams, business logic, user interface, design and agile development principles. Professors are welcome to attend the workshop and bring their own laptops to follow the activities and build their very own application.

Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), a set-theoretic method to build a configurational theory, is drawing increasing attention of researchers to its capability to investigate the complex phenomena. QCA developed by Charles Ragin (1987) integrates the strengths of both case-oriented qualitative methods and variable-oriented quantitative methods, and can be applicable for small, medium, or large data. This workshop will foster discussion about how QCA can help IS researchers build novel, richer theories.

In this workshop, the ERPsim lab’s flagship solution, ERPsim, will be introduced. This solution enables participants to understand ERP concepts by experiencing a continuous-time simulation where they have to run a business by leveraging the capabilities of SAP ERP and S/4HANA. The participants will also become familiar with other activities of the ERPsim Lab such as solutions that are developed for teaching data analytics concepts.

Social media such as Twitter, Reddit, and Facebook, have become de facto global communication channels to disseminate news, entertainment, and one’s self-revelations. However, though these organizations provide real-time data feeds that may be utilized in many ways, how does one actually go about using these data? This workshop will provide hands-on instruction regarding the collection, processing, and analysis of these data using Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools, Topic Modeling Techniques, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Blockchain, introduced as the underlying technology for Bitcoin, is taking hold as a trusted and secure platform for recording the transfer of assets in the digitized networked world. Use cases incorporating blockchain technology are proliferating even as the technology is still not well understood. This tutorial explains how a blockchain works, explores its potential, examines research strategies to study its impact, and speculates on the progressive adoption of the blockchain as a disruptive technology.

This workshop, led by the AIS SIG Culture, intends to help researchers and doctoral students to conduct research and publications related to culture in IS. Culture in IS including national cultures, corporate culture, cultural industries. In addition, methodological questions on how to measure cultural dimensions of IS will be debated during the workshop. Submission format include extended abstracts, development papers or full papers.

Hands-On Workshop on Machine Learning (Training, Testing, Evaluation, and Prediction) Using Cloud Technology and Python (NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, and Scikit-Learn)

Learn how to inform and inspire others when presenting data with Tableau’s business intelligence platform. Join us for this hands-on session to discover how to turn data into actionable insights. We’ll provide an overview of Tableau and walk through key features and functionality of our visual analytics platform. This hands-on workshop will excite you to explore your data in a different way! A personal laptop with Tableau Desktop downloaded ( is recommended, but not required.