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Nicolas Prat
Associate Professor, Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS) Department

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
General Information Research Areas Publications Other Activities
Education
International Teachers Programme (ITP), Stockholm School of Economics
Doctorat en Systèmes d'Information, Université de Paris Dauphine
DEA Informatique, Université Paris IX-Dauphine
Mastère Spécialisé en Conception et Gestion des Systèmes d'Information et de Décision, Groupe ESSEC
Diplôme ESSEC
Research Areas
Areas
Information systems modeling, decision systems, data warehouses, knowledge management, case-based reasoning.


On-going Projects
Definition, implementation and application of an architecture for mobile
knowledge management (in collaboration with Mannheim University).
Academic Publications
Books
  Ingénierie et management des systèmes d'information - Mélanges en l'honneur de Jacky Akoka. (with I. Comyn‑Wattiau, C. Du Mouza). Toulouse (France)  : Cépaduès, 2016


Articles
  "Design science research contribution to business intelligence in the cloud - A systematic literature review" (O. Sangupamba Mwilu, I. Comyn‑Wattiau, N. Prat), Future Generation Computer Systems, Oct 2016, Vol. 63, p. 108‑122
  "A taxonomy of evaluation methods for information systems artifacts" (N. Prat, I. Comyn‑Wattiau, J. Akoka), Journal of Management Information Systems, Dec 2015, Vol. 32, Issue 3, p. 229‑267
  "An MDA approach to knowledge engineering" (N. Prat, J. Akoka, I. Comyn‑Wattiau), Expert Systems with Applications, Sep 2012, Vol. 39, Issue 12, p. 10420‑10437
  "Teaching information systems with cases: an exploratory study " (N. Prat), Journal of Computer Information Systems, Apr 2012, Vol. 52, Issue 3, p. 71‑81
  "Combining objects with rules to represent aggregation knowledge in data warehouse and OLAP systems" (N. Prat, I. Comyn‑Wattiau, J. Akoka), Data and Knowledge Engineering, Aug 2011, Vol. 70, Issue 8, p. 732‑752
  "A UML-based data warehouse design method" (N. Prat, J. Akoka, I. Comyn‑Wattiau), Decision Support Systems, Jan 2006, Vol. 42, Issue 3
  "Modélisation logique des données dans les systèmes multidimensionnels d'aide à la décision: la méthode MAP" (J. Akoka), Revue des Systèmes de Décision, Jun 1997, p. 95‑115


Chapters
  Modeling and preparing data in self-service business intelligence. In: Ingénierie et management des systèmes d'information - Mélanges en l'honneur de Jacky Akoka. Toulouse (France) : Cépaduès, Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau, Cédric du Mouza, Nicolas Prat. 2016, p. 5-18
  Management des systèmes d'information. In: MBA - L'essentiel du management par les meilleurs professeurs. Paris (France) : Eyrolles, Bruno Dufour. 2014, p. 321-341
  Analysing dependencies between documentary fragments for the management of mediated communities of action. In: Information systems and collaboration: state of the art and perspectives - Best papers of the 11th International Conference of the Association Information and Management (AIM2006) (with M. Zacklad). Bonn (Allemagne) : GI-Edition, Fernand Feltz, Benoît Otjacques, Andreas Oberweis, Nicolas Poussing . 2006, p. 386-401
  A Hierarchical Model for Knowledge Management. In: Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management. Hershey (Etats-Unis) : Idea Group Reference, Schwartz, D.G.. 2006
  Multidimensional schemas quality: assessing and balancing analyzability and simplicity. In: Conceptual Modeling for Novel Application Domains (with S. Si-Said Cherfi). : Springer Verlag, M.A.Jeusfled, O.Pastor. 2003, p. 141-151
  Contribution of the theories of individual learning to an integrated knowledge management framework; application to IT-supported knowledge management. In: Proc. of the 3rd European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2002) (with P. Ramsamy-Prat). (UK) : MCIL, Reading, S.Carlsson. 2002, p. 563-574
  Traçabilité du processus de conception des systèmes d'information. In: Ingéniérie des systèmes d'information (with M. Zamfiroiu). Paris (France) : Hermès, CAUVET C., ROSENTHAL-SABROUX C.. 2001
  Automating knowledge indexing and retrieval in soft domains. In: Proc. of the 2nd European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2001). (UK) : MCIL, Reading, D.Remenyi. 2001, p. 475-486
  Dimensions hierarchies design from UML generalizations and aggregations. In: Conceptual Modeling (with J. Akoka, I. Comyn-Wattiau). : Springer Verlag, H.S.Kunii, S.Jajodia, A.Sølvberg. 2001, p. 442-455
  STEP PC: A Generic Tool for Design Knowledge Capture and Reuse. In: Industrial Knowledge Management: A Micro-level Approach. London (Grande-Bretagne) : Springer, RAKJUMAR R.. 2000
  Goal formalisation and classification for requirements engineering. In: Proc. of the 3rd International Workshop on Requirements Engineering : Foundations of Software Quality (REFSQ'97). : Presses Universitaires de Namur, E.Dubois, A.L.Opdahl, K.Pohl. 1997
  INFAUDITOR : an expert system for information systems auditing. In: Artificial Intelligence Technology - Applications and Management (with J. Akoka, I. Comyn-Wattiau). New Delhi (Inde) : Tata McGraw Hill, E.Balagurusamy & B.Sushila. 1993


Working papers
  "Combining Objects with Rules to Represent Aggregation Knowledge in Data Warehouse and OLAP Systems" (N. Prat, I. Comyn‑Wattiau, J. Akoka). Essec Research Center, DR‑09014 Dec 09.
  "From UML to ROLAP Multidimensional Databases Using a Pivot Model" (J. Akoka, I. Comyn‑Wattiau). Essec Research Center, DR‑1021 Jul 01.
  "Using machine learning techniques to improve information systems development methods" (N. Prat). Essec Research Center, DR‑9669 Jan 96.


Other Publications
Articles published in conference proceedings
  "The structure of DSR knowledge as reflected by DESRIST - A citation analysis (2009-2015)", With J. Akoka, I. Comyn-Wattiau. In : Tackling society's grand challenges with design science, 11th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technologies (DESRIST 2016) . Saint John's, NL (Canada) : Springer, 2016, p. 177-185
  "Taxonomy development for complex emerging technologies - The case of business intelligence and analytics on the cloud", With O. Sangupamba Mwilu, I. Comyn-Wattiau. In : Proceedings, 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2015). Singapore (Singapore) : AIS, 2015, p. 1-16
  "Business intelligence and big data in the cloud: opportunities for design-science researchers", With O. Sangupamba Mwilu, I. Comyn-Wattiau. In : Advances in Conceptual Modeling - Proceedings of ER 2014 Workshops, 2nd International Workshop on Modeling and Management of Big Data (MoBiD 2014). Atlanta, GA (USA) : Springer, 2014, p. 75-84
  "Artifact evaluation in information systems design-science research - a holistic view", With I. Comyn-Wattiau, J. Akoka. In : Proceedings, 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014). Chengdu (China) : AIS, 2014, p. 1-17
  "Goal formalization and classification for requirements engineering, fifteen years later". In : Proceedings, Seventh International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2013). Paris (France) : IEEE, 2013, p. 1-12
  "Multidimensional models meet the semantic web: defining and reasoning on OWL-DL ontologies for OLAP", With I. Megdiche, J. Akoka. In : Proceedings, Fifteenth International Workshop on Data Warehousing and OLAP (DOLAP 2012). Maui, HI (USA) : ACM, 2012, p. 17-24
  "Transforming multidimensional models into OWL-DL ontologies", With J. Akoka, I. Comyn-Wattiau. In : Proceedings, Sixth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2012). Valencia (Spain) : IEEE, 2012, p. 1-12
  "Mapping CommonKADS Knowledge Models into PRR", With J. Akoka, I. Comyn-Wattiau. In : Proceedings, 23rd International Conference on Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'2011). Miami Beach, FL (USA) : Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School, 2011, p. 143-148
  "Representation of aggregation knowledge in OLAP systems", With I. Comyn-Wattiau, J. Akoka. In : ECIS 2010 -" IT to empower", 18th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2010), Pretoria, South Africa, June 2010. Pretoria (South Africa) : University of Pretoria, 2010, p. 12 pages
  "Evaluating the impact of different case-based teaching approaches on students' implication and learning - an empirical study in an IS/IT management course ". In : AIM 2010 -"Systèmes d'information et développement durable", 15è Colloque de l'AIM (AIM 2010), La Rochelle, mai 2010. la Rochelle (France) : Association Information et Management (AIM), 2010, p. 11 pages
  "Measuring data believability: a provenance approach", With S. Madnick. In : 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, (HICSS-41). Waikoloa, Big island, HI (USA) : IEEE Computer Society, 2008, p. 1-10 (available online at ieeexplore.ieee.org/)
  "Evaluating and aggregating data believability across quality sub-dimensions and data lineage", With S. Madnick. In : 17th International Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems , (WITS 2007) . Montréal (Canada) : , 2007, p. 170-176 (available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=1075722)
  "MOBILEAUDIT - a tool for contextual knowledge management", With O. Thiele, H. Knapp, M. Schader. In : International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems, (Winsys 2007). Barcelona (Spain) : INSTICC, 2007, p. 232-237
  "A goal-based approach to semantic Web services". In : 5th French affiliated AIM pre-ICIS workshop: A management perspective on Web services, 5th French affiliated AIM pre-ICIS workshop: A management perspective on Web services. Milwaukee (USA) : UWM (University Wisconsin Milwaukee), 2006, p. 26-32
  "A topic maps-based architecture for mobile knowledge management", With A. Ratsimanohatra, M. Schader. In : IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2006, IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2006. Murcia (Espagne) : IADIS, 2006
  "A context-aware architecture for mobile knowledge management", With O. Thiele, H. Knapp, M. Schader. In : International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems (WINSYS 2006), International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems (WINSYS 2006). Setubal (Portugal) : IEEE Systems, 2006
  "Analyse des dépendances entre fragments documentaires pour le management des communautés d¿action médiatisées", With M. Zacklad. In : 11è Colloque de l'Association Information et Management (AIM2006), 11è Colloque de l'Association Information et Management (AIM2006). Luxembourg (Luxembourg) : CEPT/INSTEAD, 2006
  "A Cased-based Training System in Radiology-senology", With S. Demigha. In : International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications. ICTTA'04 Proceedings,. Damas (Syrie) : IEEE, 2004
  "Multidimensional Schema Quality: Assessing and Balancing Analyzability and Simplicity", With S. Si-Said Cherfi. In : International Workshop on Conceptual Modeling Quality (IWCMQ 2003) in Conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2003): Conceptual Modeling for Novel Application Domains,. Chicago, Illinois (Etats-Unis) : Springer, 2003
  "Multidimensional Schemas Quality Assessment", With S. Si-Said Cherfi. In : Information Systems for a Connected Society (CAISE'O3 Workshop),. Klagenfurt/Velden (Autriche) : University of Maribor Press (Slovenia), 2003
  "From UML to ROLAP Multidimensional Databases Using a Pivot Model", With J. Akoka. In : 8èmes Journées Bases de Données Avancées 2002,. Evry (France) : INT, 2002
  "Contribution of the Theories of Individual Learning to an Integrated Knowledge Management Framework: Application to IT-supported Knowledge Management", With P. Ramsamy-Prat. In : Third European Conference on Knowledge Management-2002,. Dublin (Irlande) : MCIL, 2002
  "Management des connaissances : un cadre intégrateur pour combiner les approches systèmes d'information, management et intelligence artificielle". In : 7ème Colloque de l'AIM,. Hammamet (Tunisie) : Association Tunisienne des Sciences de Gestion, 2002
  "Automating Knowledge Indexing and Retrieval in Soft Domains". In : Second European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2001) Proceedings,. Reading (Grande-Bretagne) : MCIL, 2001
  "Dimension Hierarchies Design from UML Generalizations and Aggregations", With J. Akoka, I. Comyn-Wattiau. In : 20th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2001): Conceptual Modeling-ER 2001,. Berlin (Allemagne) : Springer Verlag, 2001
  "Applying Case-based Reasoning in a Design Environment: Issues and Lessons Learned". In : Workshop 6 Notes-Machine Learning in Design,. Worcester, MA (Etats-Unis) : Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2000
  "Aide au processus de BPR : Une approche fondée sur le raisonnement par cas". In : 4ème Colloque de l'AIM - Systèmes d'Information. Réalités et Perspectives,. Cergy-Pontoise (France) : E.S.S.E.C., 1999


Scientific Activities
Conference Presentations

Communications published in international conference proceedings:

- "A case-based training system in radiology-senology" (with S.Demigha), 1st IEEE International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies: from Theory to Applications (ICTTA'04), Damas, Syrie, avril 2004.

- "Multidimensional schemas quality: assessing and balancing analyzability and simplicity" (with S.Si-Saïd Cherfi), International Workshop on Conceptual Modeling Quality (IWCMQ'03) in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'03), Chicago, Illinois, USA, octobre 2003.

- "Multidimensional schemas quality assessment" (with S.Si-Saïd Cherfi), Decision Systems Engineering Workshop (DSE'03) in conjunction with the 15th Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'03), Klagenfurt/Velden, Autriche, juin 2003.

- "Contribution of the theories of individual learning to an integrated knowledge management framework; application to IT-supported knowledge management" (with P.Ramsamy-Prat), 3rd European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2002), Dublin, Ireland, September 2002.

- "Dimensions hierarchies design from UML generalizations and aggregations" (with J.Akoka & I.Comyn-Wattiau), 20th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2001), Yokohama, Japan, November 2001.

- "Automating knowledge indexing and retrieval in soft domains", 2nd European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2001), Bled, Slovenia, November 2001.

- "Applying case-based reasoning in a design environment: issues and lessons learned", Machine Learning in Design workshop (MLinD'00), 6th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Design (AID'00), Worcester, Massachusetts, June 2000.

- "Une approche linguistique pour la formalisation et la classification des buts en ingénierie des processus", 1st International Workshop on the Many Facets of Process Engineering (MFPE'97), Gammarth, Tunisia, September 1997.

- "Goal formalisation and classification for requirements engineering", 3rd International Workshop on Requirements Engineering : Foundations of Software Quality (REFSQ'97), Barcelona, Spain, June 1997.

- "Using machine learning techniques to improve information systems development methods", 2nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AIS'96), Phoenix, Arizona, August 1996.

- "INFAUDITOR : an expert system for information systems auditing" (with J.Akoka & I.Comyn-Wattiau), International Computing Congress (ICC'93), Hyderabad, India, December 1993.


Communications published in national conference proceedings:

- "From UML to ROLAP multidimensional databases using a pivot model" (with J.Akoka), 18èmes journées Bases de Données Avancées (BDA'02), Evry, France, October 2002.

- "Management des connaissances: un cadre intégrateur pour combiner les approches systèmes d'information, management et intelligence artificielle", 7th AIM Congress (AIM 2002), Hammamet, Tunisia, May, 30 - June, 1, 2002.

- "Aide au processus de BPR : une approche fondée sur le raisonnement par cas", 4è Colloque de l'AIM, ESSEC, Cergy-Pontoise, France, May 1999.

Affiliations and Academic Responsibilities
Membre de l'AIM (Association Information et Management).
Membre de l'AFIA (Association Française pour l'Intelligence Artificielle).
Useful Links
Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS)
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