HICSS-46 Tracks and Minitracks
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Collaboration Systems and Technologies
to create value that their members cannot create through individual effort.
Collaboration, however, engenders economic, interpersonal, social, political,
cognitive, emotional, physical, and technical challenges. Groups can improve
key outcomes using collaboration technologies, but any technology that can be
used well can also be used badly; IS/IT artifacts do not assure successful
collaboration. The value of a collaboration technology can only be realized
in the larger context of a collaboration system, a combination of actors,
hardware, software, knowledge, and work practices to advance groups toward
their goals. Designers of collaboration systems must therefore address many
issues when creating a new collaboration system. This track seeks new work
from researchers in many disciplines to foster a growing a body of
exploratory, theoretical, experimental, and applied research that could
inform design and deployment choices for collaboration systems. We seek
papers that address individual, group, organizational, and social factors
that affect outcomes of interest among people making joint efforts toward a
group goal. We look for papers from the range of epistemological and
methodological perspectives. Behavioral science and design science papers are
welcome. The track seeks to synthesize broader understandings in the
diversity of approaches that contributors bring to the conference.
Decision Analytics, Mobile Services and Service Science
The DA/MS/SS Track focuses on emerging
managerial and organizational decision-making strategies, processes, tools,
technologies, services and solutions in the Digital Age. This track has four interrelated themes.
Analytics focuses on decision making processes,
models, tools and technologies. Mobile Services work with the development and
delivery of data, information and services with mobile technology platforms.
Challenges and issues of emerging ser-vice industries, and service
orientation and -transformation of strategies, processes, organizations,
systems and technologies are covered in Service Science. In this track, we also dis-cuss innovative approaches of decision making
for/with Critical and Emerging Solutions in a number of high-impact areas.
Digital Media: Content and Communication
At this past (2012) HICSS conference,
large complex data and web-scale information problems emerged as common
themes across many of the Digital Media minitracks. In
recognition of this, for HICSS 2013 we encourage authors to address these
themes from their own research perspectives. Authors are
encouraged to bring the lens of their own background and expertise to focus
on big data issues ranging from the analytics of the data itself _ whether from social media or other data sets _ to
the design and evaluation of effective presentations for stakeholders. The
process is simple: authors send their papers to the most relevant minitrack
and after the refereeing, the minitrack chairs will
consult to accept papers, schedule presentations and draw connections.
E-Government is the brand label for a multidisciplinary
research domain, which studies the use of information and technology in the
context of public policy making (electronic governance, open government, and
digital divide/s), government operations (transformation, management,
organization, infrastructure, interoperability, security), citizen engagement
(e-participation, transparency, collaboration, and digital democracy), and
government services (including using social media).
Numerous disciplines contribute to this intersection of
research such as computer science, information systems research, information
science, political sciences, organizational sciences (public administration
and business administration), sociology, and psychology among others.
The HICSS e-Government track has been a hotbed for
groundbreaking studies and new ideas in this particular research domain. Many
studies first presented here were developed further and then turned into
publications at top journals. Ten minitracks cover the full spectrum of
research avenues of electronic government including minitracks dedicated to
emerging topics, open government, and social media and social networking, or
most recently, insider threats.
Electric Energy Systems
Electric Energy Systems seeks to explore
methods at the frontier of understanding of the future electric power and
energy systems worldwide. The track will focus on the electric energy systems
in four areas: 1) monitoring, control and protection, 2) engineering and
economics interactions, 3) engineering resilient networks, and 4) integrating
distributed and renewable resources.
Information Technology in
Addressing the complexities of today's
healthcare issues requires more than one perspective. The Information Technology
in Healthcare Track serves as a forum at which healthcare, computer science,
and information systems professionals can come together to discuss issues
related to the application of information technology in healthcare. In
bringing technical, behavioral, clinical, and managerial perspectives
together, this track provides a unique opportunity to generate new insights
into healthcare problems and solutions.
Internet and the Digital Economy
The Internet and the Digital Economy Track
recognizes that the Internet has transformed the way we work, learn, and
play. Our track focuses on the ways in which the Internet affects people,
groups, organizations, and societies (e.g., markets, social networks), as
well as fundamental issues in the development and operation of the Internet
and Internet applications (e.g., security, open source).
Knowledge Systems recognizes the evolving nature of work and society to being
knowledge based. Competitive pressures are forcing organizations to do more
with less and to leverage all they know to succeed. Knowledge systems are
those systems developed to facilitate collaboration, knowledge capture,
storage, transfer and flow; knowledge use; as well
as to foster creativity and innovation. This track explores the many factors
that influence the development, adoption, use, and success of knowledge
systems. These factors include culture, measurement, governance and
management, storage and communication technologies, process modeling and
development. The track also looks at the societal drivers for knowledge
systems including an aging work force, the need to distribute knowledge and
encourage collaboration in widely dispersed organizations and societies, and
competitive forces requiring organizations of all types to adapt and change
Organizational Systems and Technology
Systems and Technology (OST) has a broad scope that covers a variety of
topics. Its eclectic composition ranges from BI, to theoretical approaches to
IS research, to supply and service system design. There are continually new
topics, and many relate closely to what is currently "hot" in the
world of practice - business process management, IT governance, and RFID.
Others like project management have a timeless value. Topics
in OST welcomes papers that do not fit neatly elsewhere.
Technology track at HICSS is about methods, tools and techniques related to
software, as distinct from the context in which it is deployed or its
applications. Software Technology is among the oldest tracks at HICSS and has
provided a central point of interaction among all participants in the
conference, as well as a natural forum to foster new technologies. Among the
topics that the Software Technology track has covered are: software engineering,
security, networking, software-based product-lines, open source software,
pervasive computing, artificial intelligence, agile methods, mobile/ad hoc
networking, cloud computing, virtualization, parallel and distributed
computing, and software assurance. The Software Technology track continues to
invite novel and emerging areas of research in what remains a dynamic and