International Association for Computer Information Systems
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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58th Annual IACIS Conference - October 3 - 6, 2018

Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key

Clearwater Beach, Florida

The IACIS International Conference provides a showcase for the latest research in practice and pedagogical topics that focus on how information systems are used to support organizations or enhance the educational process.

Conference Theme

The Convergence of IS and EdTech for Enhancing Educational Processes and Supporting Organizations

Over the past decade, the accelerated expansion of technology has significantly disrupted the employment landscape across multiple disciplines, including Information Systems, healthcare, business, IT, education, and others. As such, analysts are projecting that technology jobs will grow by more than 20% through 2020 to outpace the rest of the U.S. workforce. One untapped tech sector experiencing seismic growth in recent years is the EdTech industry. Investment in EdTech is projected to parallel IT's growth and hit $252 billion by 2020. Like IS, EdTech, spans across multiple industries to build and expand upon the use of technology to maintain and solve organizational needs. This year's cross-cutting theme will explore the convergence of IS and EdTech and how inter-disciplinary partnerships can be developed to address programmatic needs and prepare our graduates for the jobs of tomorrow.

Submission Deadline

In order to meet conference deadlines, all submissions MUST be submitted online by May 12, 2018.

Important: Please note that all submissions (full papers, extended abstracts, & abstracts) must be submitted by the deadline above in order to undergo the double blind, peer review process and be considered for publication in either the Issues in Information Systems (IIS), or the conference proceedings.

What to Submit

You are invited to share your research on the conference theme or other relevant IS and IT research with the educators and professionals attending the IACIS International Conference. Papers covering related academic and technical issues are also encouraged.

  • Full pedagogy/research papers
  • Abstracts
  • Panel presentation proposals

Submit only unpublished, original works. Proposals for workshops, panel presentations, and round table discussions should provide a general overview of the session's objectives and activities.

Publication Opportunity

All submissions are double blind refereed. All high-marked full papers accepted in the review process will be fast tracked for publication in Volume 19 of Issues in Information Systems, a publication of IACIS. Issues in Information Systems journal is a refereed, serial publication that is registered with the U.S. Library of Congress and listed in the Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management. All other accepted submissions will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

How to Submit

Please visit the following link to submit online:

Suggested Topics

Specific to the conference theme

Harnessing e-learning to bring IS to more learners
Elearning for organizational learning
Augmented/Virtual Reality
Big Data and Data Analytics
Instructional systems design
Front end analysis of systems
Internet of Things (IoT)
E-Learning, M-Learning, Micro-learning
Mobile Technology
Gaming/Gamification for Corporate Training
EdTech & IS: New educational pathways to a degree or multiple degrees
Models and ideas for credentialing systems and non-degree related courses and programs
Creating global education opportunities

Other Relevant Topics

Cybersecurity Curricula Assessment
Cybersecurity Forensics
Cybersecurity Incident Response
Data Privacy Technologies
Distributed Denial of Service Defense
Enterprise Level Security Metrics & Usability
Homeland Open Security Technology
Identity and Access Management
Internet Measurement & Attack Modeling
Mobile Device Security
Process Control Systems Security
Research Data Repository
Secure Protocols
Security of Cloud-Based Systems
Software Quality Assurance
Analytics/Business Intelligence
Big Data
Assessment of Learning in IS
Behavioral Issues in MIS/IT
Cloud Computing
Curriculum Development
Curriculum Accreditation
Data Management
Data Warehousing/Data Mining
Database Design and Development
Decision Support Systems
e-Commerce, m-Commerce
Emerging Programming Languages
Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise Resource Planning
Ethical and Legal Issues in IT
Gaming Design & Development
Health Informatics
Human Computer Interaction
IT Globalization
Information Assurance & Security
Information Management
Information Systems Accreditation
Information Systems Convergence
Internet of Things
Knowledge Management
Management of Technology
MIS Instructional Issues
Mobile Technology
Model Curriculum
Organizational Culture
Privacy of Information
Professional Codes of Conduct
Project Management
Qualitative Research in IS
Research Issues and Methodologies
Social Media
Social Networking
Socio-technical Systems
Systems Analysis and Design
Systems Implementation
Theories in IS
Vendor Relations
Web 2.0
Web 3.0

Registration Fee

Early Registration -- $495 if paid by 11:59 p.m. August 1, Central Time. This amount will change to $545 if paid after 11:59 p.m. August 1.

Student and Retired Registration - $395 if paid by 11:59 p.m. August 1, Central Time. This amount will change to $445 if paid after 11:59 p.m. August 1.

Conference Chair Contact Information
Dr. Maria Elena Corbeil, Conference Chair & Vice President
Associate Professor, Educational Technology
Department of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, TX
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