Program Overview
Information Registration Information General Information
The upcoming conference will be held Wednesday through Saturday, January 3-6, 2001. This is a departure from our usual format that begins on Tuesday. The daily schedule, however, is the same as in previous years: Tutorials on the first day (Wednesday), and the Luau Dinner on the last evening (Saturday). Something else new for HICSS-34 will be the hotel itself: the Outrigger Wailea Resort will have undergone a major renovation that returning HICSS participants will appreciate from the arrival ambiance, through new and improved restaurants, pools, and lounges, to the refurbished corridors, suites, and guest rooms, including data port, high-speed Internet access, and voice mail in every guest room.

HICSS-34 will offer nine tracks this year: Complex Systems, under the chair of Robert Thomas (Cornell University), is our newest track. Continuing as Tracks are collaboration systems and technology, decision technologies for management, digital documents, emerging technologies, information technology in health care, internet and the digital economy, organizational systems and technology, and software technology. Papers in each of these tracks have in recent years made significant contributions to the application of information systems technology. Many have been republished in various journals, transactions and magazines, or have appeared as chapters in books. All manuscripts are rigorously reviewed by people actively involved in each paper's subject area.

The week's events consist of advanced seminars, tutorials, workshops, open forums, task forces, plenary lectures, a distinguished guest lecture, and the daily presentation of accepted manuscripts which emphasize research and development activities in several areas of the system sciences. The best papers, selected by the program committee in each of these areas, are given an award at the meeting. There is a high degree of interaction and discussion among the conference participants because the meeting is conducted in a workshop-like setting. All registrants are expected to attend the entire conference and actively engage in these discussions.

The advanced seminars, tutorials, workshops, and special presentations are available for conference registrants at no additional cost. Each is designed to be an intensive short course that serves as a survey of the state-of-the-art knowledge in each subject area, and to lay the foundation for some of the related paper sessions in the conference. Printed and electronic versions of the proceedings are also included in the registration fee.

Since 1968 the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) has been a forum for the interchange of ideas in all areas of information systems and technology. The objective of HICSS is to provide a unique environment in which researchers and practitioners in the information, computer and system sciences can exchange ideas, techniques and applications. To realize this objective and to facilitate lively discussion and interaction, the number of available registrations is limited.

Comments and feedback from each HICSSconference indicate that the carefully structured conference format continues to be professionally rewarding and stimulating to everyone who attends.

Because HICSS is a nonprofit activity funded entirely by registration fees, all participants and speakers are expected to have their organization bear the costs of their expenses and registration. HICSS is not able to subsidize registrations are offer reduced fees.

HICSS is sponsored by the University of Hawai'i College of Business Administration.

Proceedings: Proceedings of the Hawai`i International Conference on System Sciences are published and distributed by the IEEE Computer Society.

Important Dates during 2000

Abstracts due:
Papers due:
Final Papers due:

Early Registration:

March 15
June 1
August 31
October 1

October 1

(Note: Authors are required to register by October 1)

Normal Registration:
Late Registration:
until December 20
after December 20

HICSS-34 Conference Venue
Outriger Wailea Resort
3700 Wailea Alanui
Wailea Maui, Hawaii 96753
808-879-1922 or 1-800-367-2960

Conference Chairman
Ralph H. Sprague, Jr.

Department of Decision Sciences

University of Hawai`i
2404 Maile Way, E-303
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Tel: 808-956-7082
Fax: 808-956-9889

Conference Administrator
Sandra Laney

HICSS Conference Office
College of Business Administration
University of Hawai'i
2404 Maile Way, A-202
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Tel: 808-956-3251
Fax: 808-956-5759
Track Administrator
Eileen Dennis

Cactus Meetings & Technology, Inc.
1226 Fenbrook Lane
Bloomington IN, 47401
Tel: 812-331-0551
Fax: 812-331-0564

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