JANUARY 4-7, 2006

Program Information      Author Information      Registration Information       Travel Information       Rates

Call for Papers
Important Dates 


    Distinguished Lecture
    Plenary Speaker

Presentation Guidelines
       Minitrack Chairs
       First Day Leaders

Tracks and Minitracks     

 It is not possible to accommodate requests to schedule a paper or session for specific days
or times.  Please make your travel plans to
attend the conference at least for the entire 3 days of paper sessions
(Thurs, Friday, and Saturday, January 5-7).   

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An Important Overview

      Detailed Instructions
      Final Formatting Requirements
      Sample Paper

  AV Request Form (if needed)

  Presentation Guidelines


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      Important Details

      Conference Registration
             MS Word Format
             Online Registration
             Guest Registration
 Camp Hyatt for HICSS

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       Map of Kauai

Car Rental

      Hyatt Regency Kauai

Sheraton Kauai Resort          
Suite Paradise
Kauai Beach Resort

After Conference Specials

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Conference Venue

Hyatt Regency Kauai
1571 Poipu Road
Koloa, Kauai  HI  96756


The Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort and Spa is a luxurious 602-room resort recognized as one of the best places in the world.  It is located on 50-ocean front acres of the southern coast of Kauai, built into the hillside overlooking Keoneloa Bay.  The hotel’s architecture recalls Hawaii of the 1920’s and 1930’s, a time that was relaxing and calm, much like the entire island, perhaps even now the most “laid-back” of all the Hawaiian islands.  For HICSS attendees, the hotel offers 19 meeting and banquet rooms, and features several outdoor party areas with ocean and lagoon views. 

For HICSS guests, the resort features six restaurants and six cocktail lounges on the property, as well as 12,000 square feet of retail shops offering fine art, clothing, and jewelry, as well as an assortment of gifts and sundries.  Within a 2-mile radius are Poipu Shopping Village, Old Koloa Town, and the Spouting Horn where you can find a wide variety of unique Hawaiian items and handiwork. 

Approximate travel time from the airport (Lihue) is 30 minutes.  Taxi service is approximately $40 one-way. 


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General Information

HICSS-39 will be held WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY, January 4-7, 2006.  We expect at least 600 individuals from throughout the world to participate in the sessions during the four days of the conference.  Because January
is a particularly busy tourist season in Hawaii, we encourage you to confirm your travel plans as soon as possible. 

HICSS conferences offer a unique, highly interactive and professionally challenging environment that many attendees find "very helpful -- lots of different perspectives and ideas as a result of discussion."  HICSS sessions are comprised of refereed paper presentations; the conference does not host vendor presentations.  Because the conference operation is funded almost 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.  There is no partial registration for HICSS.

HICSS 39 offers the following tracks, including two new ones on E-Government and on Knowledge Management Systems:

Papers in each of these tracks have in recent years made significant contributions to the application of information systems technology. Each paper is independently reviewed in a double-blind process by three individuals who are selected by the Minitrack Chair for that paper.  Each Minitrack Chair also nominates a Best Paper, with winners chosen by a panel of judges and announced on the final day of the conference. 

The selection of reviewers/referees/program committee members is at the discretion of each Minitrack Chair, who is charged with choosing individuals who are distinguished, knowledgeable and actively involved in the field of research for the paper(s) under consideration. HICSS's overall acceptance rate for papers averages 50%, with lower rates in mature fields and slightly higher rates when a new area of research is specifically nurtured in its infancy.  After HICSS many papers have been republished in various journals, transactions and monographs, or have appeared as chapters in books. 

The week's events consist of advanced seminars, tutorials, workshops, open forums, task forces, symposia, plenary lecture, a distinguished guest lecture, and the daily presentation of accepted manuscripts which emphasize research and development activities in several areas of the system sciences.  HICSS is recognized particularly for its high degree of discussion among the participants during the week.  Paper sessions are conducted in a workshop-like setting to specifically encourage this type of interaction. 

Please note:  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.  An author should not register for the conference if he or she does not anticipate being able to attend the conference. 

Included in the HICSS registration fee:

  • All paper presentations and sessions, Wednesday through Saturday.
  • The advanced seminars, tutorials, workshops, and symposia on Wednesday.  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 Friday evening
  • Plenary session on Thursday immediately after lunch  
  • (3) Buffet lunches Thursday , Friday, and Saturday
  • Luau/Final Dinner on Saturday Night

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 Administration.   

Proceedings of the Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences are published and distributed by the IEEE Computer Society.  All HICSS papers are included in the Computer Society's Digital Library and indexed by the Computer Society and the IEEE. 

Important Dates during 2005


June 15,  2005

August 15,  2005

September 15, 2005
  New Date!

September 16, 2005

October 15, 2005   

December 15,  2005

Authors may contact Minitrack Chairs for guidance and indication of appropriate content at anytime. 

Authors submit full manuscripts to the Peer Review System. 

Authors receive decisions regarding paper acceptances from the Peer Review System.  (Note:  Acceptance may be conditional; revisions may be requested before final acceptance of paper.)

Deadline for Authors to submit the final version of their accepted papers for publication. 
At least one author of each paper must have registered to attend the conference by this date.  Early Registration fee $525 applies.

General Registration fee $575 applies until December 15.

Cancellation penalties apply after this date.  After cancellation, papers may not be included in the Proceedings.   

On site registration fee $675 applies after this date.  No refunds after this date.  Hotel rates are not guaranteed after this date.  

Note: Authors are required to register by September 15.  (New date!)  
Please plan ahead.
Registration will not be accepted until full payment is made.

General Registration: $575
Sept 16 - Dec 15 

** Strictly enforced**
Late Registration applies
after December 15. 
No refunds will be made
after this date.

Conference Chairman
Ralph H. Sprague, Jr.
Department of Information Technology Management
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
2404 Maile Way, E-601f
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  at Manoa
2404 Maile Way, A-202 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 
Tel: 808-956-3251 
Fax: 808-956-5759 
Email: hicss@hawaii.edu

Track Administrator 
Eileen Robichaud  
3830 S. Claybridge Dr.
Bloomington IN, 47401 
Tel: 812-331-0551 
Email: eidennis@indiana.edu

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Send questions or comments to:hicss@hawaii.edu