One of the most significant characteristics of the evolving digital age is the convergence of technologies that includes information management (databases), data collection (big data), data storage (cloud), data applications (analytics), knowledge discovery (data science), algorithms (machine learning), transparency (open data), sensors (internet of things: IoT), and API services (micro services, containerization). We can find the human interaction with technology explicitly among the latest developments in digital marketing, behavioral analytics, user experience, customer experience, design thinking, cognitive computing, and social analytics. Research Conference on Data & Decision Science – RCDDS 2018 aims to bring together researchers from industry, Academicians, Business Dele gates, scholars and graduate students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results across aspects of Big-Data and Decision Sciences. The conference focuses on promoting recent advances and innovation in the field of data science. The accepted and presented papers will be published by Springer in the Communications in Computer and Information Science series and indexed in Scopus and dblp.