January 6-9, 2003
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Island of Hawaii
(Big Island)

Program Information

        Call for Papers

        Tracks and Minitracks



          Special Speakers


Registration Information

Hotel Reservations

Hilton Waikoloa Village

     Dolphin Quest Reservation

     Meal Plans

Important Details

Conference Registration Form  

Conference Registration Form 
(MS Word Format)

Guest Registration


Travel Information



Alamo Rent a Car


NW Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines

Before and After Conference


Author Information

Author Instructions

Formatting Guidelines

Sample Format (PDF)

Submitting Your Paper
IEEE Copyright Form (PDF)

Reprint Order Form (PDF)

Audio-visual Request Form     
(MS Word Format)





General Information

HICSS-36 was held MONDAY through THURSDAY, January 6-9, 2003.   It was the largest HICSS conference ever, with more than 700 actually in attendance during the week.  Thirteen tutorials were held on the first day (Monday), and the Final Dinner on the last evening featured the Best Paper Awards (selected by the program committee in each of the Track areas) and a luau performance by the group, Halau Hula Ka No'eau , a "teaching" halau dedicated to authentic native Hawaiian dance.

David Farber gave the Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday evening on "Intellectual Property Rights and National Security."  Dr. Farber is currently Chief Technologist of the Federal Communications Commission, as well as the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunications Systems at the University of Pennsylvania.

Andries van Dam opened the conference with his Plenary on Tuesday on "Beyond Today's Web-based Educational Content."  Dr. van Dam is the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. University Professor of Technology and Education at Brown University.

The conference site was the Hilton Waikoloa Village, a resort sometimes described as "a world unto itself" on 62 acres of the sunny Kohala Coast of the Big Island, an incredible beautiful oasis arising from the surrounding lava rockscape. It is 18 miles from the Kona International Airport. The hotel offers state-of the art conference facilities, as well as on-site golf, tennis, shops, activities, and watersports including its famous DolphinQuest adventure. 

There were nine tracks offered at HICSS-36: collaboration systems and technology, complex systems, decision technologies for management, digital documents and media, emerging technologies, information technology in health care, internet and the digital economy, organizational systems and technology, and software technology. Papers in each of these tracks have in recent years made significant contributions to the application of information systems technology. Many have been republished in various journals, transactions and magazines, or have appeared as chapters in books. All manuscripts are rigorously reviewed by people actively involved in each paper's subject area. 

The week's events consisted of advanced seminars, tutorials, workshops, open forums, task forces, plenary lectures, a distinguished guest lecture, and the daily presentation of accepted manuscripts which emphasize research and development activities in several areas of the system sciences. . There is always a high degree of interaction and discussion among the participants at a HICSS Conference because the week's sessions are conducted in a carefully structured workshop-like setting. All registrants are expected to attend the entire four days of the  conference and actively engage in these discussions.

At HICSS the advanced seminars, tutorials, workshops, and special presentations are available for conference registrants at no additional cost. Each is designed to be an intensive short course that serves as a survey of the state-of-the-art knowledge in each subject area, and to lay the foundation for some of the related paper sessions in the conference. Printed and electronic versions of the proceedings are also included in the registration fee. 

Since 1968 the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) has been a forum for the interchange of ideas in all areas of information systems and technology. The objective of HICSS is to provide a unique environment in which researchers and practitioners in the information, computer and system sciences can exchange ideas, techniques and applications. To realize this objective and to facilitate lively discussion and interaction, the number of available registrations is limited. 

Comments and feedback from each HICSS conference indicate that the carefully structured conference format continues to be professionally rewarding and stimulating to everyone who attends. 

Because HICSS is a nonprofit activity funded entirely by registration fees, all participants and speakers are expected to have their organization bear the costs of their expenses and registration. HICSS is not able to subsidize registrations are offer reduced fees. 

HICSS is sponsored by the University of Hawai'i at Manoa College of Business Administration. 
Proceedings:Proceedings of the Hawai`i International Conference on System Sciences are published and distributed by the IEEE Computer Society.

Important Dates during 2002

Abstracts due:
Papers due:
Final Papers due: 
Early Registration:
March 31 
June 1 
August 31 
October 1 
October 1
Note: Authors are required to register by October 1. 

Normal Registration:
Late Registration: 
until December 10 
after December 10 
No refunds after this date

HICSS-36 Conference Venue
Hilton Waikoloa Village 
425 Waikoloa Beach Drive 
Waikoloa, Hawaii 06738 

Conference Chairman
Ralph H. Sprague, Jr.
Department of Information Technology Management
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
2404 Maile Way, E-303
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Tel: 808-956-7082
Fax: 808-956-9889
Email: sprague@hawaii.edu  
Conference Administrator 
Sandra Laney
HICSS Conference Office 
College of Business Administration 
University of Hawai'i 
2404 Maile Way, A-202 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 
Tel: 808-956-3251 
Fax: 808-956-5759 
Email: hicss@hawaii.edu
Track Administrator 
Eileen Dennis
Cactus Meetings & Technology, Inc. 
3732 Commodore Trail 
Bloomington IN, 47408 
Tel: 812-331-0551 
Fax: 812-331-0564 
Email: eidennis@indiana.edu


Send questions or comments to:hicss@hawaii.edu