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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
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.