The 55th annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), held January 3-8, 2022 went virtual for the second time. Despite the online format, the conference hosted more than 1,400 participants representing 59 countries.
Professors Tung Bui and Este Geraghty participate in HICSS 55.
"In total, a record breaking 1,553 research papers were submitted," said ITM Professor Tung Bui, Chair of the conference. "HICSS published 759 peer-reviewed research papers by 2,233 authors and co-authors. They address a broad range of topics including a substantial number of COVID-induced research, including: the economic and social impacts of Zoom-enabled remote workplace, distance learning in software education and training, the upside and downside of the rise of social media, the increasing threat of fake news, the resilient movement to fight against the proliferation of misinformation, work from home, and issues of ICT-generated inequality. "
“It is invigorating to witness the many researchers who came together for a meeting of the minds,” said Shidler College of Business Dean Vance Roley. “With the rise of digitization in all areas of life – further impacted by the effects of COVID, work from home and reliance on automation – the many topics discussed at HICSS 2022 will chart the course for future technologies.”
The conference also welcomed guest speaker Dr. Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, GISP, Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director at ESRI to report on the development of a data-intensive Geographic Information Systems to monitor the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic around the world.
The number of downloads from our last five proceedings has grown to over 2.6 million, with the conference being ranked as one of the top research conferences in the management information systems discipline. According to Microsoft Academic, the conference is ranked first in terms of saliency in a business field and 39th among more than 4,000 conferences being tracked by citations over the past 50 years.
The HICSS community is comprised of researchers from all over the globe, holding senior positions in leading research journals, as well as government affiliates such as Google, Microsoft, Accenture, U.S. Department of Energy, National Security Agency, Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific.