January 7-10, 2008
Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii


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HICSS-41 Highlights

HICSS-41 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.

The conference operation is funded entirely by registration fees; therefore, 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-41 contains the following tracks, or areas of research concentration.  A paper may be submitted to any minitrack in one of these tracks, but not to more than one minitrack or more than one track:

  • Collaboration Systems and Technology
  • Decision Technologies and Service Sciences
  • Digital Media: Content and Management
  • Electric Power Systems Restructuring: Engineering,
    Economics, and Policy
  • E-Government
  • 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 as part of the Proceedings included with conference registration material.  Prior to the conference Minitrack Chairs nominate candidates for Best Paper Awards.  Judging for Best Papers is conducted by panel of judges in each Track, with winners announced after lunch on the last day of the conference.  (Nominees are noted in the conference program).