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Business Intelligence

First European Summer School, eBISS 2011, Paris, France, July 3-8, 2011, Tutorial Lectures

  • Marie-Aude Aufaure
  • Esteban Zimányi
Textbook eBISS 2011

Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 96)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Alejandro Vaisman, Esteban Zimányi
    Pages 1-26
  3. Alexander Löser, Sebastian Arnold, Tillmann Fiehn
    Pages 84-97
  4. Juan Trujillo, Alejandro Maté
    Pages 98-116
  5. Etienne Cuvelier, Marie-Aude Aufaure
    Pages 117-138
  6. Alberto Abelló, Oscar Romero
    Pages 156-185
  7. Stefano Rizzi
    Pages 186-205
  8. Back Matter

About this book


Business Intelligence (BI) promises an organization the capability of collecting and analyzing internal and external data to generate knowledge and value, providing decision support at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels. Business Intelligence is now impacted by the Big Data phenomena and the evolution of society and users, and needs to take into account high-level semantics, reasoning about unstructured and structured data, and to provide a simplified access and better understanding of diverse BI tools accessible trough mobile devices. In particular, BI applications must cope with additional heterogeneous (often Web-based) sources, e.g., from social networks, blogs, competitors’, suppliers’, or distributors’ data, governmental or NGO-based analysis and papers, or from research publications.

The lectures held at the First European Business Intelligence Summer School (eBISS), which are presented here in an extended and refined format, cover not only established BI technologies like data warehouses, OLAP query processing, or performance issues, but extend into new aspects that are important in this new environment and for novel applications, e.g., semantic technologies, social network analysis and graphs, services, large-scale management, or collaborative decision making.

Combining papers by leading researchers in the field, this volume will equip the reader with the state-of-the-art background necessary for inventing the future of BI. It will also provide the reader with an excellent basis and many pointers for further research in this growing field.


Business Intelligence Data Warehouses OLAP - Online Analytical Processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Marie-Aude Aufaure
    • 1
  • Esteban Zimányi
    • 2
  1. 1.MAS LaboratoryEcole Centrale ParisChâtenay-Malabry CedexFrance
  2. 2.Department of Computer & Decision Engineering (CoDE) CP 165/15Universite Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

About the editors

Marie-Aude Aufaure is full professor at Ecole Centrale Paris (MAS Laboratory) and head of the SAP Business Objects Chair in Business Intelligence. Her research interests deal with the analysis, retrieval and querying of unstructured data, and the combination of structured and unstructured data. Esteban Zimányi is a professor and Director of the Department of Computer and Decision Engineering (CoDE) at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). His current research interests include data warehouses, spatio-temporal databases, geographic information systems, the Semantic Web and Web services.

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