Association for Information Systems

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Association for Information Systems
TypeProfessional body
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
over 100 countries[1]
Brian Fitzgerald

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is an international, not-for-profit, professional association for scholars of information systems that was established in 1994.[2][3] The association publishes journals, organizes conferences, and provides a forum for information systems professors and managers. It has members in more than 100 countries.[3]

The association is led by a president who is annually elected from one of three world regions—the Americas, Europe and Africa and Asia-Pacific—on a rotating basis. The governing council is made up of elected functional vice-presidents and other officers and council members who are elected in the three world regions.[2]

The association organizes four annual conferences for IS researchers, educators and students: The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), which alternates between the three world regions, and three regional conferences: the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), and the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS).


The association publishes academic journals including:[4]

  • Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS)
  • Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems (SJIS)
  • Revista Latinoamericana Y Del Caribe De La Associacion De Sistemas De Informacion (RELCASI)
  • Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems (PAJAIS)
  • Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS)
  • Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA)
  • Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS)
  • AIS Transactions on Replication Research (TRR)
  • AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (THCI)

Affiliated journals include:

Both AIS published titles and affiliated journals are included in the AIS eLibrary, which is accessible as a benefit of membership.[5]

Leo Award[edit]

Since 1999 the AIS annually grants the Leo Award to one or more persons, who have made exceptional contributions to the research and practice of Information Systems. Award recipients have been:[6]


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  3. ^ a b "About AIS - Association for Information Systems (AIS)". Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  4. ^ "Research - Association for Information Systems (AIS)". Retrieved 2016-03-25.
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  6. ^ Archived 2018-07-21 at the Wayback Machine at Retrieved June 8, 2011.