Association for Information Systems
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The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is an international, not-for-profit, professional association with the stated mission to serve society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. Membership is made up primarily of academic educators, researchers and institutions that specialize in information systems (IS) development, implementation and evaluation. The association has members in more than 90 countries, and 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. The association organizes two annual conferences for IS researchers, educators and students: The International Conference on Information Systems (I.C.I.S.), which alternates between the three world regions and the Americas Conference For Information Systems (AMCIS), which is located at different sites in North, Central and South America.
- 1 Journals
- 2 AIS mission statement
- 3 AIS conferences
- 3.1 International Conference on Information Systems
- 3.2 The Americas Conference on Information Systems
- 3.3 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
- 3.4 European Conference on Information Systems
- 4 AIS communities
- 5 AIS diversity and inclusion statement
- 6 Leo Award
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The Association publishes academic journals including:
- 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:
- Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE)
- Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ)
- MIS Quarterly Executive (MISQe)
- Information Systems Journal (ISJ)
- Systèmes d'Information et Management (SIM)
- Foundations and Trends in Information Systems (FnTIS)
Both AIS published titles and affiliated journals are included in the AIS eLibrary, which is accessible as a benefit of membership.
AIS mission statement
The Association for Information Systems (AIS) serves society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. AIS is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide. (Revised 12/2010)
AIS strategic goals
- Promote AIS as a global leader for excellence in information systems research, practice, and education.
- Position information systems as a leading profession in the service of society.
- Lead and promote excellence in information systems education.
- Lead and promote excellence in information systems scholarship.
- Cultivate a community by providing services and products to meet the diverse needs of members and related communities.
The regions of AIS
AIS has members from approximately 100 countries, and is divided into three regions.
- Region 1: North, South, and Central America
- Region 2: Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
- Region 3: Asia and the Pacific
International Conference on Information Systems
The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) is the most prestigious gathering of information systems academics and research-oriented practitioners in the world. Every year its 270 or so papers and panel presentations are selected from over 800 submissions. The conference activities are primarily delivered by and for though many of the papers and panels have a strong professional orientation.
ICIS was founded in 1980 at UCLA and the first conference was held at the University of Pennsylvania the " Conference on Information Systems". By 1986, particularly as the result of Canadian and European attendance and participation, " International" was appended to the name, thereby creating the International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS became truly international in 1990 when the conference was first held outside North America in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- ICIS 2019: Munich, Germany - December 15-18, 2019
- ICIS 2020: Hyderabad, India - December 13-16, 2020
- ICIS 2021, Austin, Texas, USA - December 12-15, 2021
- ICIS 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark - December 11-14, 2022
The Americas Conference on Information Systems
The annual Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) is viewed as one of the leading conferences for presenting the broadest variety of research done by and for IS/IT academicians. Every year its papers and panel presentations are selected from over 700 submissions, and the AMCIS proceedings are in the permanent collections of libraries throughout the world.
- AMCIS 2019: Cancun - August 15-17, 2019
- AMCIS 2020: Salt Lake City - August 13-15, 2020
- AMCIS 2021: Montreal - August 12-14, 2021
Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
The annual Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) is viewed as one of the leading conferences on information systems and the only AIS conference dedicated to the Pacific Asia Region. PACIS is endorsed by the AIS Council and governed by the AIS Region 3 Board. Full proceedings of all past PACIS can be downloaded from the AIS eLibrary
European Conference on Information Systems
The annual European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) is viewed as one of the leading conferences on information systems and the only AIS conference dedicated to the European Region. ECIS is the newest regional conference endorsed by the AIS Council and governed by the AIS Region 2 Board. Full proceedings of all past ECIS can be downloaded from the AIS eLibrary.
- ECIS 2019: Stockholm, Sweden - June 8-14
- ECIS 2020: Marrakech, Morocco - June 15-17
A special interest group (SIG) is a community within AIS that has a shared interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge in IS. SIGs provide members a way to connect with like-minded individuals in order to affect or produce solutions within a specific knowledge area. SIGs are dedicated to researching, developing and disseminating knowledge based on vast experiences of specific topics in the management and organization of IS. List of current SIGs.
Because AIS members are located in over 90 countries, many have formed regional chapters that facilitate additional networking between colleagues that live and work close by. As an extension of AIS, chapters support the AIS mission by offering a variety of local services. While each chapter may offer different services, many provide information about upcoming conferences, list serves, web sites, discussions groups, monthly newsletters, conferences, refereed journals and open positions.List of current Chapters.
AIS colleges are with similar professional interests or roles. Colleges are dedicated to connecting like-minded AIS members to help them excel in their professional endeavors related to the topic of the college.
Students in Information Systems are critical to the future of the discipline. The AIS leadership has committed the resources, structure, and support necessary to build this vital component of the association.
We invite you to evaluate this opportunity thoroughly and determine how a student chapter can enhance the advancement of IS on your campus.
AIS diversity and inclusion statement
The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of the AIS community. These require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and a group that fosters dignity, understanding, mutual respect, and that embraces diversity. The AIS community is committed to enabling and promoting all AIS members’ full participation in the activities, groups, and decision-making of the AIS without distinction and/or discrimination on the basis of individual or group differences.
Conferences play an important role in disseminating knowledge and promoting communication and interactions among AIS members. The AIS community is concerned about discriminatory legislation, biased and/or inequitable practices in various locations. In support of providing inclusive and non-discriminatory experiences at AIS conferences and events, the AIS will work with conference organizers to identify and address location-related issues to the best of its ability and to communicate unresolved issues to AIS members.
Diversity means all the individual or group differences that characterize current and future membership of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) community. These include, but are not limited to, differences in career or employment status, academic rank, geographic location, age, biological sex, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, language, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, skin color, and socioeconomic status.
Inclusion means that all AIS members can be involved and participate in any and all AIS activities and groups, depending on their interests and wishes. All AIS members will have their voices heard and valued and have fair and reasonable opportunities to influence AIS policies and decision-making.
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 recipient have been:
- 1999 : C. West Churchman, J. Daniel Couger, Börje Langefors, Enid Mumford
- 2000 : Gordon B. Davis
- 2001 : Richard O. Mason
- 2002 : Jay Nunamaker, Paul Gray
- 2003 : Frank Land, John F. Rockart
- 2004 : William R. King, Rob Kling
- 2005 : Andrew B. Whinston
- 2006 : Niels Bjørn-Andersen, Phillip Ein-Dor
- 2007 : Izak Benbasat, Ephraim McLean
- 2008 : Dewald Roode, M. Lynne Markus, Robert W. Zmud, Kenneth L. Kraemer
- 2009 : Daniel Robey, E. Burton Swanson
- 2010 : Blake Ives, Carol Saunders
- 2011 : Richard (Rick) Watson, Ron Weber
- 2012 : Bob Galliers, Detmar Straub
- 2013 : Rudy Hirschheim, Kalle Lyytinen
- 2014 : Joey George and Ting-Ping (T.P.) Liang
- 2015 : Dennis Galletta, Allen Lee, Kwok Kee Wei and Dov Te'eni
- 2016 : Richard Baskerville, James Marsden
- 2017 : Sirkka Jarvenpaa, Vallabh Sambamurthy
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