The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) provides an unique and highly interactive environment for researchers to exchange perspectives and ideas in various areas of information, computer, and system sciences. With its leaders (Chairs, Track Chairs, Minitrack Chairs, Chairs of symposia, workshops and tutorials), and in particular more than 5,000 authors and reviewers, HICSS is one of the largest active scientific communities in the MIS, CIS, IT-related and system sciences disciplines. This year, HICSS receives 1,400 papers. Accepted papers will be presented at HICSS-53 to be held at the pristine Grand Wailea Resort in Maui on January 7-10, 2020. HICSS has become the best scientific working conference in the field of Information Systems based on citations by Google and Microsoft analytics. Its last three proceedings have been downloaded more than 700,000 times.