Academics and industry representatives from around the world have taken part in a major conference on information systems.
More than 285 participants attended the annual Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) held at RMIT University.
The theme of the 2013 conference - which covers technical, organisation, business, and social issues in the application of Information Technology - was “IS: Transforming the Future“.
Professor Caroline Chan, Head, School of Business IT and Logistics and Conference Chair, said: “The conference is unique in terms of the participants’ country of origin and the business and industry sponsors.
“The international participation is a demonstration of our global research network and collaborations while the diversity of sponsors is an acknowledgement of our IS research contributions to business and society.“
Researchers and scholars presented more than 170 research papers across 80 sessions.
A range of panel discussions and workshops were also held, covering topics such as critical perspectives in e-health, using Nvivo for a literature review and survey design.
Two keynote speakers, Dr Sheng Liang, Citrix, and Professor Richard Watson, University of Georgia, shared their knowledge and experience with participants.
As Chief Technology Officer, Dr Liang is responsible for driving Citrix’s cloud computing strategy and works with major customers and partners to transform legacy IT operations into cloud.
Prior to joining Citrix, Dr Liang was the CEO and founder of Cloud.com. As the lead developer on the original Java Virtual Machine team at Sun Microsystems, he is also a recognised expert in virtualisation technologies.
Professor Watson is the J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
His research focuses on energy informatics and IS leadership and he has published over 150 refereed journal articles as well as written books on electronic commerce and data management.
The conference was hosted by the School of Business IT and Logistics and sponsored by National Australia Bank, GS1 Australia, Australian Council of Professors and Heads of Information Systems, Association for Information Systems, Australian Computer Society, Citrix, and ACS Foundation.