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ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS), Volume 4 Issue 3, October 2013

The “Mail-Order-Bride” (MOB) Phenomenon in the Cyberworld: An Interpretive Investigation
Suprateek Sarker, Suranjan Chakraborty, Patriya Silpakit Tansuhaj, Mark Mulder, Kivilcim Dogerlioglu-Demir
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/2524263

Information technology (IT) is often an enabler in bringing people together. In the context of this study, IT helps connect matchmaking service providers with those looking for love, particularly when a male seeks to meet and possibly marry a...

Real Options and System Dynamics for Information Technology Investment Decisions: Application to RFID Adoption in Retail
Narges Kasiri, Ramesh Sharda
Article No.: 11
DOI: 10.1145/2517309

We propose a unique combination of system dynamics and real options into a robust and innovative model for analyzing return on investments in IT. Real options modeling allows a cost benefit analysis to take into account managerial flexibilities...

Distributed Privacy-Preserving Decision Support System for Highly Imbalanced Clinical Data
George Mathew, Zoran Obradovic
Article No.: 12
DOI: 10.1145/2517310

When a medical practitioner encounters a patient with rare symptoms that translates to rare occurrences in the local database, it is quite valuable to draw conclusions collectively from such occurrences in other hospitals. However, for such rare...

An Inference Engine for Estimating Outside States of Clinical Test Items
Masato Sakata, Zeynep Yücel, Kazuhiko Shinozawa, Norihiro Hagita, Michita Imai, Michiko Furutani, Rumiko Matsuoka
Article No.: 13
DOI: 10.1145/2517084

Common periodical health check-ups include several clinical test items with affordable cost. However, these standard tests do not directly indicate signs of most lifestyle diseases. In order to detect such diseases, a number of additional specific...

Accurate and Efficient Algorithms that Adapt to Privacy-Enhanced Video for Improved Assistive Monitoring
Alex Edgcomb, Frank Vahid
Article No.: 14
DOI: 10.1145/2523025.2523026

Automated monitoring algorithms operating on live video streamed from a home can effectively aid in several assistive monitoring goals, such as detecting falls or estimating daily energy expenditure. Use of video raises obvious privacy concerns....