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International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering
International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering


Special Issue on: "Organizational Sensing"

Guest Editors: Daniel Olguín-Olguín and Alex (Sandy) Pentland, MIT Media Laboratory, USA

People leave behind digital breadcrumbs as they use mobile phones, RFID badges, credit cards, and almost any other digital or electronic device. Data mining of email, for instance, has already provided important insights into how organizations function and what management practices lead to greater productivity. However, by analyzing the other types of digital breadcrumbs we can potentially know who talks to whom and even how they talk to each other. As a consequence, we can answer organizational questions such as: Does the sales department talk to the marketing department? Are all these meetings really useful? Are the team’s communication patterns effective?

The focus of this special issue is on new technologies for sensing organizational behaviour that go beyond analysis of electronic communication, as well as on how to apply data mining, social network analysis and simulation techniques to these new sensing technologies in order to reinvent organizational engineering and management practices.

Subject Coverage
Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Next generation sensing technologies for organizational behaviour studies
  • Social network analysis for organizational design and engineering applications
  • Data mining and pattern recognition methods in organizational design and engineering
  • Data visualization and feedback mechanisms to support organizational change
  • Data-supported organizational intervention design
  • Simulation and optimization techniques for organizational design
  • Collective behaviour in organizations

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 15 May, 2011

Reviews: 15 July, 2011

Camera ready paper due: 15 August, 2011