Friday, October 24, 2003

Deadlines for AMCIS 2004

2004 Americas Conference on Information Systems
New York City
August 5-8, 2004
Call for Participation

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Crisis in the IS Field?

This featured article, by Rudy Hisrchheim and Heinz Klein, is in the current issue of the Journal for the Association of Information Systems (JAIS). Links to this and other articles can be found on the ISWorld Site.

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Using Conference Presentations to Facilitate Journal Publications

A good way to get a journal article published is to first present at a conference that sponsors a journal.
The Applied Business Research Conference sponsors the International Business & Economics Research Journal, see http://www.wapress.com/JournalsMain.htm for more information about this and other journals published by Western Academic Press.

Call For Papers And Participation
Applied Business Research Conference
San Juan, Puerto Rico
March 15-19, 2004

The next ABR Conference will be held at the beautiful Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico during the week of March 15-19, 2004. The Caribe Hilton has ocean front swimming pools and whirlpools next to its pristine and secluded beach along the blue water of the Atlantic Ocean. If you choose to get away from the hotel, you can visit the casinos that are located in many hotels around the Island. Old San Juan is famous for its Spanish History, the El Yunque rain forest, and the Arecibo Observatory the largest single-dish radio telescope in the world. The hotel also offers the 12,000 sq. foot Olas Spa & Health Club, tennis courts, fine restaurants, health bar and café, Tapas bar, nightly entertainment bar, and more. Since Puerto Rico is a US territory, passports or visas are not necessary for US citizens, and the US dollar is the local currency.

All submissions are to be sent by email attachment to cluter@wapress.com by January 15, 2004. Any applied business or economics related research manuscript or teaching related manuscript or case is welcome. The format of the paper is not important at this point. Please visit the conference website at www.wapress.com/abrcmain.htm for further information. The registration fee is $295 per attending author; spouses are free. There is an additional charge of $100.00 for each additional paper presented.

We hope to see you there!
Ronald C. Clute, Ph.D.
Conference Chair
International Applied Business Research Conference
Conference Website: www.wapress.com/abrcmain.htm
Email: cluter@wapress.com
Telephone: (303) 904-4750
Fax: (303) 978-0413

Friday, October 17, 2003

NSF Funding Opportunities

The National Science Foundation has posted a number of funding opportunities, including an initiative to support graduate and undergraduate curriculum development.

The objective of this program is to stimulate innovative activities in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) disciplines by encouraging the transfer of state-of-the-art research results into undergraduate and introductory graduate curricula, by disseminating best practices in Information Technology (IT) education, investigating emerging areas, and implementing new IT programs. The program supports the design, development, testing, and dissemination of innovative approaches for increasing the effectiveness of educational experiences. CRCD/EI projects may involve: integrating research results into courses and curricula (the research may be ongoing or completed and may be drawn from any research activities in the computer and information sciences and engineering fields); the planning and implementation of formal activities designed to publicize effective innovative programs and IT concepts through workshops, publication and other dissemination mechanisms; and the creation of educational programs and tools that address cutting edge IT. The CRCD/EI Program places special emphasis on curricular approaches that address the recruitment and retention of women and under-represented minorities in IT educational programs.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Cyber-Insecurity Report

A recent study by seven IT security researchers concludes that the dominance of Microsoft products is a severe security threat to the global Internet community.

The day after the report's release, one co-author, Dan Geer, was fired from his job as Chief Technology Officer at @stake Inc., a Mass. based security company that derives a hefty portion of its revenue from Microsoft.

Meanwhile, ComputerWorld reports on 10/15/2003 that Microsoft has released patches for five Windows security flaws.

Emergency Response Information Systems

AMCIS 2004
Americas Conference on Information Systems
New York, USA - August 6-8th, 2004

Call for Papers for the Mini Track

Emergency Response Information Systems

This mini-track is concerned with the functionality that Emergency
Response Information System provides for those involved in:

Training for a crisis situation
Planning for the response to a crisis situation
Responding to a crisis situation
Evaluating the performance during and after the crises

Any aspect of the design, development, deployment, operation, or
evaluation of emergency response systems are appropriate for this
mini-track provided it focuses on the tools, functionality, and/or
interface the system provides to human users involved with emergency and
crisis response. Also papers that focus on requirements for this
environment and/or the impact or relationship of such systems to the
behavior of the individuals or organizations involved are equally welcome.

Papers that focus on the underlying technology or hardware of computers,
networks, sensors, mobile devices and their improvements in such areas
as throughput, accuracy, and security, should be directed to other
appropriate sessions. An exception might be any special purpose
input/output device for direct use by respondents to a crisis situation.

We welcome research papers (max. 5000 words) as well as
research-in-progress papers (max. 2500 words, e.g. reporting on PhD
thesis research).

Mini Track Chairs

Murray Turoff turoff@njit.edu
Information Systems Department
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ, 07102

Bartel Van de Walle bartel@uvt.nl
Information Systems and Management Department
Tilburg University
Warandelaan 2 - Postbus 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
The Netherlands

Co-sponsored by the following SIGS:

Decision Support and Knowledge Management (SIG contact: Karen Dowling, ASU) Human-Computer Interaction (SIG contact: Ping Zhang, SYR)

For paper submission and author registration information, we refer to
the AMCIS paper submission and author registration schedule at:


As indicated in this schedule, abstracts for this Mini Track must be
emailed to Dr. Turoff and Dr. Van de Walle BEFORE February 1st, 2004.

If you wish to be added to the list of reviewers for this Mini Track,
please send a short resume to Dr. Turoff and Dr. Van de Walle indicating
your background or experience relevant to this subject. Reviewers will
need to also sign up with the AMCIS reviewing system (to be announced on
the conference website).


The authors of outstanding papers accepted for this minitrack will be
asked to prepare an extended version of their paper for submission to a
special issue of JITTA (Journal of Information Technology Theory and
Application, http://jitta.org) on Emergency Response Information
Systems. The special editors for this issue are the above mini track

Papers submitted to the First International Workshop on Information
Systems for Crisis Response and Management ISCRAM 2004, Brussels
(Belgium), May 3-4 2004 will also be considered for this special JITTA
issue (http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/ISCRAM2004).

If you have any concerns or questions about the appropriateness of a
paper you would like to submit to this Mini Track, please contact either
or both the co-chairs before February 1st, 2004.

homepage: http://is.njit.edu/turoff

Friday, October 10, 2003

Ten Day Free JITTA Subscription Available

JITTA http://jitta.org is offering a free 10 day subscription (through November 5, 2003). This includes access to the article in JITTA 5:1 that ranked 326 journals for their value as publication outlets for IS research. This article provided the broadest coverage of IS research publication outlets to date and its results may be very valuable to IS researchers seeking promotion and tenure.

Follow the link at http://jitta.org to the subscription page.

Seminar on Foundation Grants

The Foundation Center, the main national organization of private foundations, is hosting a special free 2-3 hour program tailored to colleges and universities entitled: Foundations and Higher Education In the New Environment: Reaching for the Brass Ring in the Down Cycle. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about foundation grants, and it is free. Strategies for fundraising success will be discussed by Foundation Center president, Sara Engelhardt who previously was a program officer in higher education at Carnegie Corporation of New York. Our office subscibes to the search tools of the Foundation Center, hence, this great opportunity for all of you. Also, your participation will assist you to be extremely productive once you return to campus.

Date: Friday, October 17, 2003

Time: 8:30 - 9:00 am: Check-in and light breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 am: Program and Q & A
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Optional peer networking or Foundation Center
Library tour.
Place: The Foundation Center
79 Fifth Avenue (at 16th Street), 2nd Floor, New York, NY

Speakers: Sara L. Engelhardt, President, The Foundation Center
Steven Lawrence, Director of Research, The Foundation Center

Advanced registration is required. RSVP to: rsvp@fdncenter.org

CALL FOR PAPERS (Miami Research Conference)

The third annual Economics & International Business Research Conference, Miami will be held at Royal Palm Crowne Plaza Resort Hotel, South Beach, Miami, FL during the week of December 17 - 20, 2003.

Deadline: October 15, 2003 Web site: http://www.jaabc.com

The Royal Palm Crowne Plaza Resort Hotel Features: Sunshine. Warm ocean breezes. Glistening grains of sand on a pristine beach. And we haven't even mentioned the extravagance of the hotel yet. Situated in the heart of the culturally diverse and fabulous hip art deco section of South Beach, a room at the Crowne Plaza Resort, South Beach, Miami Hotel is one of the most sought-out destinations in America. It's elegant setting, innovative cuisine, and efficient, friendly service welcome you back time and again.

Submit your paper to 2003 Economics & International Business Research Conference, Miami thru e-mail; drsenguder@aol.com before October 15, 2003.

Sponsored by: The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge
Organized by: The Economics & International Business Research Conference

We would appreciate if you would inform your faculty about the event.

You can also see the information about the journal and other conferences (Cancun, Hawaii, London, Istanbul) on the same web site.

Please visit the journal and conference website at http://www.jaabc.com for further information (submissions guideline, registration fee etc.).

We hope to see you there!

Dr. Turan Senguder
Dr. Jean Gordon

995 Weeping Willow Way
Hollywood, FL 33019

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