Special Session on "Information Systems for Design and Marketing" in IEEE SMC 2018
7-10 October, 2018, Seagaia Convention Center, Miyazaki, Japan.


In this special session, we discuss and study information systems for activating and integrating two business phases, i.e., design and marketing (D&M) to reinforce manufacturing/production teams. We highlight designers and marketers as the brains of enterprise creativity, living on information circulation. We aim to establish information system consisting of humans, computers, and their social environment, and stimulate dynamic streams of information and data. In order to find new horizons, we would like to encourage participations from various domains systems design, marketing science, knowledge/chance discovery, decision making, communication analysis, business sciences, and ideas beyond existing disciplines.


Technical issues include (but not limited to)

-social and organizational design
-system design
-network design
-product design
-servise design
-inovation and organizational change
-marketing science
-consumer behavior
-retailing and pricing
-customer relationship management
-brand management
Data Mining
-machine learning algorithms and methods
-text and semi-structured data mining
-pattern recognition
-knowledge representation
-statistics and probability


Please see "Information For Authors" on the website of SMC 2018.
Manuscripts for a Special Session should NOT be submitted in duplication to any other regular or special sessions and should be submitted to SMC 2018 main conference online submission system on SMC 2018 conference website. All submitted papers of Special Sessions have to undergo the same review process (three completed reviews per paper). The technical reviewers for each Special Session paper will be members of the SMC 2018 Program Committee and qualified peer-reviewers to be nominated by the Special Session organizers.

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Manuscript Information

・Only papers in PDF format will be accepted.

・Paper Size: US letter.

・Paper Length: Each paper should have MAXIMUM 6 pages, including figures, tables and references. A maximum of two extra pages per paper is allowed (i. e., up to 8 pages), at an additional charge of 7,000JPY per extra page.

・No page numbers please. We will insert the page numbers for you.

・Paper submission deadline: March 31, 2018 (24:00 AoE: Anywhere on Earth) .

・In order for your papers to be included in the congress program and in the proceedings, final accepted papers must be submitted and the corresponding registration fees must be paid by July 10, 2018 (24:00 AoE: Anywhere on Earth).

・Submissions must be original (see IEEE Plagiarism Guidelines) and should not have been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by SMC 2018.

Note: Violations of any of the above specifications may result in rejection of your paper.


  • Paper submission due: March 31, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2018
  • Author registration deadline: July 10, 2018
  • Camera-ready deadline: July 20, 2018


Kansai University Data Science Laboratory


Session Chair:
- Yada, Katsutoshi (Kansai University, Japan)
Session Co-Chair:
- Zuo, Yi (Dalian Maritime University, China)
- Wang, Hao (Qihoo 360, China)

[Contact Person]
Katsutoshi Yada, Ph.D.
Professor of Management Information System
Data Science Laboratory, Kansai University.
OSAKA, 564-8680, JAPAN.

Yi Zuo, Ph.D.

[Contact email for this session],

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