January 4-7, 2000 
on the Island of Maui 

Program Information
Best Papers
Tracks and Minitracks
Program Schedule (PDF)
Distinguished Lecturer
Plenary Speakers
Advisory Committees

Registration Information
Author Instructions 
Travel Information
Hotel Registration
Hotel Registration (PDF)
Conference Registration

General Information

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

HICSS-33 will consist of advanced seminars, tutorials, open forums, task forces, plenary lectures, a distinguished guestlecture, and the presentation of accepted manuscripts which emphasize research and development activities in severalareas of the system sciences. The best papers, selected by the program committee in each of these areas, are given anaward at the meeting. There is a high degree of interaction and discussion among the conference participants because themeeting is conducted in a workshop-like setting. All registrants are expected to attend the entire conference and activelyengage in these discussions.

HICSS currently offers eight tracks: collaboration systems and technology, decision technologies for management, digitaldocuments, emerging technologies, information technology in health care, internet and the digital economy, organizationalsystems and technology, and software technology. Papers in each of these tracks have in recent years made significantcontributions 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 peopleactively involved in each paper's subject area. 

Advanced seminars, tutorials, workshops, special presentations are available for conference registrants at no additionalcost. Each is designed to be an intensive short course to serve as a survey of the state-of-the-art knowledge in eachsubject area, and to lay the foundation for some of the related paper sessions in the conference. Printed and electronicversions of the proceedings are also included in the registration fee. Comments and feedback from each HICSSconference indicate that the carefully structured conference format continues to be professionally rewarding andstimulating to everyone who attends.

Because HICSS is a nonprofit activity funded entirely by registration fees, all participants and speakers are expected tohave their organization bear the costs of their expenses and registration. HICSS is sponsored by the University of Hawai'iCollege 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 1999

    Abstracts due:            March 15 
    Papers due:                June 1 
    Acceptance:               August 31 
    Final Papers due:        October 1 
    Early Registration:      October 1 (authors required to register by this date) 
    Normal Registration:   until December 20
    Late Registration:       after December 20

HICSS-33 Conference Venue

Outrigger Wailea Resort (formerly The Aston Wailea resort) 
3700 Wailea Alanui Dr. 
Wailea Maui, Hawaii 96753 
(808) 879-1922 or 1-800-367-2960 

Conference Chairman
Ralph H. Sprague, Jr.

Department of Decision Sciences
University of Hawai`i
2404 Maile Way, E-303
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-7082
Fax: (808) 956-9889
E-mail: 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 
Phone: (808) 956-3251 
Fax: (808) 956-5759 
E-mail: hicss@hawaii.edu

Track Administrator
Eileen Dennis
Cactus Meetings & Technology, Inc. 
Athens, Georgia 30606 
Phone: (706) 613-7807 
Fax: (706) 613-5348 
Email: edennis@uga.edu



Send questions or comments to: hicss@hawaii.edu