January 5-8, 2004
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Island of Hawaii
(Big Island)

Affiliated University Sponsors




Program Information

          Best Papers

    Minitrack Leaders
    Tutorial Leaders

        Call for Papers

        Tracks and Minitracks



          Special Speakers
              Ian Foster

              H. C. "Hank"  Stackpole

          Advisory Committees

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for Accepted Authors

Author Instructions
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Posting Your Paper on Web

Audio-visual Request Form
(MS Word Format)

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Registration Information
ON-SITE registration fee is $650.

Important Details

Conference Registration Form

Conference Registration Form 
(MS Word Format)

Guest Registration

Hotel Reservations

Hilton Waikoloa Village

Dolphin Quest Reservation

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Travel Information

Leisure Activities
      Popular Tours
      Tour Form



Alamo Rent a Car


Before and After Conference

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Conference Venue

Hilton Waikoloa Village
425 Waikoloa Beach Drive 

Waikoloa, Hawaii 06738


The Hilton Waikoloa Village is a resort sometimes described as "a world unto itself" on 62 acres of the sunny Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, the largest of the Hawaiian islands. The green, lush landscape of the Waikola Village is a surprising oasis arising from the surrounding lava rockscape flowing down the mountains from the center part of the island.   The hotel offers spacious meeting rooms, state-of the art conference facilities, as well as 1200 guest rooms, on-site golf, tennis, shops, activities, and watersports (including its famous DolphinQuest adventure).   

Waikoloa Village is 18 miles north of the Kona International Airport.  The  largest town on the Big Island, but still small by any measure, is Kona, about 15 miles south of the airport.  Other towns include Waimea at the northern tip of the island, and  Hilo, which is on the east shore amid a more rain forest type ecosystem. 



General Information

HICSS-37 will be held MONDAY through THURSDAY, January 5-8, 2004.  We expect more than 600 individuals from throughout the world to participate in the sessions during the four days of the conference.  

There is no partial registration for HICSS, and it is hoped that attendees   taking advantage of the unique, highly interactive and professionally challenging environment that has traditionally characterized a HICSS conference.  Because the conference operation is funded entirely by registration fees, HICSS is not able to subsidize registrations or offer reduced fees.  All participants and speakers are expected to have their organization bear the costs of their expenses and registration.

HICSS-37 offers nine tracks:

Papers in each of these tracks have in recent years made significant contributions to the application of information systems technology.  After HICSS many papers have been republished in various journals, transactions and magazines, or have appeared as chapters in books.   To be accepted at HICSS, all manuscripts are rigorously reviewed by people actively involved in each paper's subject area.  The Best Paper awards on the final evening will be selected by a program committee in each of the Track areas.  

The week's events consist 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 workshop-like setting. All registrants are expected to attend the entire four days of the conference and actively to engage in these discussions, both in and out of the paper sessions.  

Included in the HICSS registration fee:

  • The advanced seminars, tutorials, and workshops.  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.
  • A printed volume of the Abstracts and a CD of the full papers of the Proceedings.   
  • Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday evening
  • Plenary session on Tuesday immediately after lunch  
  • (3) Buffet lunches Tuesday , Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Luau/Final Dinner

Since 1968 the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) has become a respected a forum for the substantive 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 frankly exchange and discuss their research ideas, techniques and applications.   To realize this objective and to facilitate lively discussion and interaction, the format is carefully structured, and the number of available registrations is limited.  Comments and feedback from each HICSS conference indicate that the conference format continues to be professionally rewarding and stimulating to everyone who attends. 

HICSS is sponsored by the University of Hawai'i at Manoa College of Business. 

Proceedings of the Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences
are published and distributed by the IEEE Computer Society.

Important Dates during 2003

Abstracts due:
Papers due:
Final Papers due: 
Early Registration:
March 31  - Monday
June 1 - Sunday
August 31 - Sunday
October 1  - Wednesday
October 1
Note: Authors are required to register by October 1.  
Please plan ahead.  
Registration will not be accepted until full payment is made.

Normal Registration:
Oct 2 - Dec 10 

** Strictly enforced**
Late Registration
after December 10 
No refunds after this date

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

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Send questions or comments to:hicss@hawaii.edu