in its 48th year, the Hawaii International Conference on System
Sciences (HICSS) is one of the longest-standing continuously running
scientific conferences. This conference brings together researchers in
an aloha-friendly atmosphere conducive to free exchange of scientific
ideas. Unique characteristics of the conference include:
- A matrix structure of tracks and themes that enables research on a rich mixture of computer-based applications and technologies.
days of research paper presentations and discussions in a workshop
setting that promotes interaction leading to additional research.
- A full day of Symposia, Workshops, and Tutorials. See Program Components for additional detail.
- A truly international experience with participants usually from over 40 countries, (approximately 50% non-US).
published in the Proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press and
carried in the IEEE digital library Xplore. Access to HICSS papers is
in the top 2% of IEEE Conferences.
presentations and discussions which frequently lead to revised and
extended papers that are published in journals, books, and special
- A keynote address and distinguished lecture which explore particularly relevant topics and concepts.
- Best Paper Awards in each track which recognize superior research performance.
- HICSS is the #1 IS conference in terms of citations as recorded by Google Scholar.
research that shows HICSS ranked second in citation ranking among 18
Information Systems (IS) conferences, ranked third in value to the
MIS field among 13 Management Information Systems (MIS) conferences,
and ranked second in conference rating among 11 IS conferences. See References.
Australian Government's Excellence in Research project (ERA) has given
HICSS an "A" rating, one of 32 Information Systems conferences so
honored out of 241 (46-B and 146-C ratings). Data supplied by the
Australian Research Council, December 2009 can be viewed at