JANUARY 3-6, 2007
Hilton Waikoloa Village
on the Big Island

Program Information                  Author Information                  Conference Registration                 Accommodations and Travel

Call for Papers 
Submission Deadline has passed.

Distinguished Lecturer
Hal Abelson

Plenary Speaker
Gilman Louie

Audio-Visual Request
A Data Projector / Beamer & Screen will be provided for every room.  However, HICSS does not provide computers.   If you do not need anything else, there is no need to complete
this form.

 Important Dates


   Workshops, Symposia, or Tutorials
 Collaboration Systems  
         Robert Briggs and Jay Nunamaker

 Decision Technologies and
       Service Sciences 

          Dan Dolk

 Digital Media: Content and

          Michael Shepherd

Jochen Scholl

 Electric Power Systems

        Bob Thomas

 Information Technology in
Health Care
Bill Chismar

 Internet and the Digital Economy
      David King and Alan Dennis

Knowledge Management Systems 
       Murray Jennex and Dave Croasdell

 Organizational Systems and

         Hugh Watson

 Software Technology 
         Gul Agha and Rick Kazman 

 Minitracks within Tracks
  (alpha order)

                Minitrack Guidelines

Chair Responsibilities



       Author Presentation Guidelines

Submission of Final Paper
Your copyright form is submitted to the IEEE automatically upon final uploading. The language will be sent to you for your records.
                           Final Sample


Note:  For information about the HICSS-40 paper submission process, please contact our Track  Administrator  Eileen Robichaud.

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 1. Registration Form
(Word Document)

 2. Guest Registration (Word Document)

As of Dec 4, the Online Registration and Roommate sites are closed, due to serious operational error.  If you have used this method and have not received a confirmation by email
from the HICSS office, please call 808-956-3251, or re-send your payment information.

Please register for the conference
before making hotel reservations.   When you register you will receive
a special code that will allow you
our very good conference rates. 

           Hilton Waikoloa Village

           425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
              Waikoloa HI  96738
 Hilton Waikoloa  Reservation Form
  Call  1-808-886-1234  or  go to   www.hilton.com     or visit   http://www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com
Please register for the conference first. When your conference registration is confirmed, you will receive the code to make a hotel reservation at our conference rate.

Dec 31-Jan 7 overflow arrangements
Waikoloa Beach Resort & Spa Marriott

725 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa HI 96738

The Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort &    Spa has been described as "a world unto itself" on 62 lush, green acres of the sunny Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, the youngest and largest of all the Hawaiian islands. The Waikola Village resort area -- which also includes the Waikoloa Beach Resort & Spa Marriott -- is a stunning oasis arising from a surrounding lava "rockscape" flowing down the mountainous center part of the island.  

King's Village is a shopping area with a wide range of retail opportunities, from McDonald's and Starbucks to higher end couture shops.  There is shuttle service between the two hotels and King's Village.

The conference hotel offers spacious meeting rooms,  state-of the art conference facilities, as well as 1200 guest rooms, on-site spa facilities, golf, tennis, shopping,  a variety of water sports (including its famous Dolphin Quest adventure), tide pools, waterfalls, beaches, and many other activities for young and old.  A mini-train and a mahogany boat  carry guests from one end of the property to the other.  

Waikoloa Village is 18 miles north of the  Kailua-Keahole Kona International Airport (KOA).  Travel time from this airport is 20-30 minutes.  Taxi service is approximately $40 one-way.

About 15 miles south of the airport is Kailua- Kona, the largest town on the Big Island, but still small by most measures.  Hilo, home of the University of Hawaii-Hilo, is on the east shore amid a more rain forest type ecosystem.  The town of Waimea, with broad pastures and rolling hills, is on the northern tip of the island.  

t is not possible to honor individual  requests to 
 schedule a paper or session for specific days or
 times.    Please make your travel plans to attend
 the conference the entire 4 days of paper sessions
 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,
 January 3-6).

 Abou The Big Island 
             Getting to the Big Island

 Car Rental 
   Alamo Special

Budget Special


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General Information
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.  HICSS is sponsored by the Shidler College of Business, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.  The objective of the conference 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 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.  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. 

will be held WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY, January 3-6, 2007 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island.  We expect more than 700 individuals from throughout the world to participate in the sessions during the four days of the conference.  January is a particularly busy tourist season in Hawaii, so we encourage you to confirm your travel plans as soon as your paper is accepted in August or September, or sooner if your intention to attend is firm.  If you will need a visa, be especially aware of the time constraints and requirements for that process.

All registrants are expected to attend the entire four days of the conference and actively to engage in discussions, both in and out of the paper sessions.  An author should not submit a paper to the conference if he or she does not anticipate being able to attend to present and discuss the research.  After October 15, a fee is charged for the cancellation of a registration, and the paper will not appear in the Proceedings.

Included in the HICSS Conference registration fee:
    1. A
ll paper presentations and sessions, Thursday through Saturday.
The advanced seminars, tutorials, workshops, and symposia on Wednesday.  Each is designed to be an
        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.
    3. A printed volume of the Abstracts and a CD of the full papers of the Proceedings   
    4. Distinguished Lecture on Friday afternoon, 5pm
    5. Plenary session on Thursday immediately after lunch  
    6. Buffet lunches Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
    7. Receptions of light pupus*  on  Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
    8. Final Luau dinner & professional Hula Show on Saturday night

HICSS offers a unique, highly interactive and professionally challenging environment that attendees find "very helpful -- lots of different perspectives and ideas as a result of discussion."  HICSS sessions are comprised primarily 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, nor partial registration.  All participants and speakers (or their organizations) are expected to  bear the cost of their expenses and registration. 

HICSS-40 contains the following tracks, or areas of research concentration:

  • Collaboration Systems
  • Decision Technologies and Service Sciences
  • Digital Media: Content and Management
  • E-Government
  • Electric Power Systems Restructuring
  • Information Technology in Health Care
  • Internet and the Digital Economy
  • Knowledge Management Systems
  • Organizational Systems and Technology
  • Software Technology

Paper Review and Proceedings Publication:
Papers in each of the HICSS tracks frequently make significant contributions to the application of information systems technology. All papers submitted to HICSS are independently reviewed in a double-blind process by three individuals who are selected for their respective expertise and active involvement in the field of research for the paper(s) under consideration. 

Acceptance rates vary from year to year, but  have averaged approximately 50% during the past few years.  There may be lower rates in mature fields and slightly higher rates when a new area of research is specifically nurtured in its infancy.  After a HICSS conference many papers are revised or extended and republished in various journals, transactions and monographs, or may appear as chapters in books.

All accepted papers become part of the Proceedings of the Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences that are published and distributed by the IEEE Computer Society and carried on the IEEE Digital Library, Xplore.
Each year's papers are published on a CD-Rom distributed at each conference as part of the conference registration material.  Prior to the conference Minitrack Chairs nominate candidates for a Best Paper Award (noted in the conference program).  Judging for these awards is conducted by panel of judges in each Track, with winners announced on the last day of the conference.

 * Pupus is Hawaiian for appetizers or hors d'oeuvres.

   Important Dates during 2006  

Abstracts are  

  June 15,  2006

  August 15,  2006

  September 15, 2006

  September 16, 200

  October 15, 2006 

  December 1,  2006 

  December 15,  2006 

Authors may contact Minitrack Chairs for guidance at anytime. 

Deadline to submit full papers.

Authors receive decisions regarding paper acceptances.  (Note:  Acceptance may be conditional; revisions may be requested before final acceptance of paper.  Papers Accepted with Mandatory Changes must be re-submitted by Sept 10.  )

Please register for the conference before making hotel reservations. 

All Authors submit the final version of their accepted papers for publication.  At least one author of each paper must register to attend the conference by this date.  Early Registration fee $545 applies until this date. 

General Registration fee
$595 applies until December 15.

Cancellation penalties apply after this date.  After cancellation of registration, papers may not be included in the Proceedings, nor scheduled for presentation.   

Our special discounted rates will only be allowed for registered conference participants and their guests.  There is an overflow arrangement with the near-by Waikoloa Beach for nights for which the Hilton may not have vacancies. 
overflow arrangements

On site (Late) Registration fee $700 applies after this date.  No refunds after this date. 

Registration is not valid until full payment is made.  Expect email confirmation within 7 days of registration.
Cancellation policy:   All cancellation requests must be in writing.  After registration is cancelled, we reserve the right to withhold papers from Proceedings.   After Oct 15, $150 will be deducted from your refund. 
After December 15, there is no refund permitted.

Please plan ahead as soon as paper is submitted for sensitive issues such as visa requests.  

Early Registration
until Sept 15

General Registration
Sept 16 - Dec 15 

** Strictly enforced **
Late Registration $700
applies after December 15. 

No refunds will be made
after this date.

Advisory Committee

Conference Chairman
Ralph H. Sprague, Jr.
Dept of Information Technology Mgmt
Shidler College of Business
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 
Shidler College of Business
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 Indiana 47401 
Tel: 812-331-0551 
Email: eidennis@indiana.edu


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