The 1997 Conference on Information Quality


Conference Program



October 24, Friday


5:00 - 7:00†††† Registration

Informal Discussions



October 25, Saturday


8:00 - 9:00†††† Registration


9:00 - 9:30†††† Chairsí Welcome and Opening Remarks

Stuart Madnick, Conference Co-Chair, MIT

Richard Wang, Conference Co-Chair, MIT

Diane Strong, Program Co-Chair, WPI

Beverly Kahn, Program Co-Chair, Suffolk University


9:30 - 10:20†† Keynote Speech

Edward D. Martin, M.D.

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)


10:20 - 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 - 12:30 Paper Session 1: Information Quality in the Healthcare Industry

†††††††††††††††††††† Session Chair: Richard Wang, MIT

A Risk Focused Model for Improving Information Quality: Lessons from the Science of Epidemiology

Colonel Lane A. Ongstad, U.S. Air Force

Quality Metrics for Healthcare Data: An Analytical Approach

Rema Padman, Carnegie Mellon University

Melissa Tzourakis, Medicode

Data Quality Improvement: Best Practices in the Military Health Services System and the U.S. Army Medical Department

Lieutenant Colonel David J. Corey, U.S. Army


12:30 - 2:15†† Luncheon at MIT Faculty Club

Luncheon Speech

David Starr, Chief Information Officer, Readerís Digest


2:30 - 4:00†††† Paper Session 2: Information Quality Improvement Frameworks and Methods

†††††††††††††††††††† Session Chair: Giri Kumar Tayi, SUNY-Albany

Metrics for TDQM: The Case of IRI

Rita Kovac, Information Resources Inc.

Yang W. Lee, Cambridge Research Group

Leo L. Pipino, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

A Model for Delivering Quality Information as Product and Service

Beverly Kahn, Suffolk University

Diane Strong, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Richard Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A Data Quality Engineering Framework

Donna Meyen, MITRE

Mary Jane Willshire, Colorado Technical University


†††††††††††††††††††† Paper Session 3: Assuring Information Quality through Software Quality

†††††††††††††††††††† Session Chair: Gene McGuire, American University

Exploring Some Determinants of ES Quality

Tor Guimaraes, Tennessee Technological University

Youngohc Yoon, Virginia Commonwealth University

Aaron Clevenson, E. I. DuPont de Nemours

Formal Aspects of Software Testing and Validation and Interpreting them in the Context of ISO 9000

K. Viswanathan Iyer, Regional Engineering College, Trichy, India

Quality - What Does it Mean for Strategic Information Systems

Olayele Adelakun, Inst. of Information Systems Science, Turku, Finland

Information Quality as a Strategic Asset in Inter-Firm Relationships

Ellen Christiaanse, Nijenrode University, The Netherlands


4:00 - 4:30†††† Coffee Break


4:30 - 6:00†††† Paper Session 4: Information Quality Improvement Tools

†††††††††††††††††††† Session Chair:Diane M. Strong, WPI

Using P-Charts to Track Data Quality (Some Observations based on a simulation study)

Elizabeth Pierce, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Out of Overinformation by Information Filtering and Information Quality Weighting

Laure Berti, Universite de Toulon et du Var, La Gerde cedex, France

A Quantitative Model to Support Data Quality Improvement

Willliam Haebich, G. C. Simsion, G. R. Bowles & Associates, Australia

A Case Study of Customer Knowledge Management Using Knowledge Cockpit

Jessica Hu, Kuan-Tsae Huang, Kazashi Kuse, Geng-Wen Su, Ko-Yang Wang, IBM Global Services Consulting Group

Zhen-Qiang Wang, IBM Research


†††††††††††††††††††† Paper Session 5: Data Quality for Decision Making

†††††††††††††††††††† Session Chair: Leo Pipino, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

The Impact of Data Quality Tagging on Decision Complacency

InduShobha N. Chengalur-Smith , SUNY-Albany

Donald P. Ballou, SUNY-Albany

Harold L. Pazer, SUNY-Albany

A Preliminary Analysis of Data Quality in Neural Networks

Barbara D. Klein, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Donald F. Rossin, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Teaching Data Quality in the Undergraduate Database Course

Richard G. Mathieu, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Omar Khalil, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth


6:15 - 7:15†††† Reception at MIT Faculty Club


7:15- 9:00††† Dinner at MIT Faculty Club



October 26, Sunday


9:00 - 10:30†† Paper Session 6: Data Quality in Data Warehouses

†††††††††††††††††††† Session Chair: Beverly Kahn, Suffolk University

A Data Quality Handbook for a Data Warehouse

Eva Gardyn, HSBC Asset Management, Melbourne, Australia

Preparing Data for the Data Warehouse

Stephen M. Brown, Vality Technology

Foundations of Data Warehouse Quality

Matthias Jarke, Technical University of Aachen, Germany

Yannis Vassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece


†††††††††††††††††††† Paper Session 7: Information Integrity in Databases

†††††††††††††††††††† Session Chair: InduShobha N. Chengalur-Smith , SUNY-Albany

Information Integrity: A Structure for its Definition

Vijay V. Mandke, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

Madhavan Nayar, Unitech Systems

Propagating Integrity Information in Multi-Tiered Database Systems

Arnon Rosenthal, MITRE

Paul Dell, MITRE

The Impact of Design Flaws

Luiz C. Siqueira, DBE Software


10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break


10:45 -12:15Views from Consultants: Where Do We Go From Here?

†††††††††††††††††††† Session Chair: Stuart Madnick, MIT

†††††††††††††††††††† Panelists:

Jerry Grochow, Chief Technology Officer,

†††† American Management Systems

Dr. James V. McGee, Chief Knowledge Architect,

.... Diamond Technology Partners


†††††††††††††††††††† Conference Summary, Stuart Madnick, MIT


12:15†††††††††††† End of IQ 1997 Conference

Informal Discussions