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ACIS 2006 Track Details


ACIS 2006 conference will consider papers on any aspect of Information Systems. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Leadership in IS
Innovative theory, new application areas, challenging research ideas, public policy, social change, role of Universities in IS thought leadership

Track Chair: Prof. Edmond Fitzgerald University of the Sunshine Coast ( ) & Mr Peter Grant (


IS Theory, Practice and Methods
Theories unique to IS, applications of other disciplines to IS, IS development methods, case studies of IS development and use, partnering with the ICT industry

Track Chair: Prof. Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic University of New South Wales (


Collaborative Information Systems
This track represents a "focus" rather than a sub-discipline - support for collaboration, in one form or another, is the raison d'etre of the vast majority of information systems - those information systems, at least, which are not strictly personal. Papers are suitable for this track if their primary focus is either on collaboration in any form, or on the nexus between collaboration and one or more of: information, systems or information systems.
Traditional topic areas:
  • CSCW
  • HCI/HxI (provided the focus extends beyond the single individual/single workstation)
are, of course relevant; but so are collaboration-focused perspectives on topics from across IS and its reference disciplines. While the following sub-disciplines spring to mind as offering the potential for papers with a collaboration focus - they are by no means exhasustive:
  • Knowledge Management
  • eLearning
  • creativity
  • inter-organisational systems
  • strategy development
Track Chair: Prof. Paul Swatman, University of South Australia (


IS and Education
Educating with IT and educating about IT

Track Chair:Prof. David Wilson UTS (


IS and Community Services
The application of IT extends to areas as diverse as community health services, sporting venues, government sector agencies and many other community based activities and groups. This track explores how IT is used within the community by individuals and groups. Its focus will include studies of the design and use of IT systems within areas such as:
  • Health
  • Government
  • Sport
  • Community groups and agencies
Track Chair: Associate Prof. Carole Alcock (, University of South Australia


IS and Global Collaboration
Supporting international research, development, business and learning

Track Chair: Prof. Brian Corbitt, RMIT (


IS and Mobile Devices
Mobility and mobile value added services have for some years been integrated in most diverse IS-infrastructures, such as industry, public administration or most commonly personal day-to-day usage. The literature reports constantly on major challenges in designing an appropriate user interface and on some failures (e.g. WAP for banking or PDAs in health applications).
With the arrival of new generation of devices with different form-factors offering improved features (e.g. increased screen sizes and resolutions, extendable memory, high resolution digital cameras etc.) and flexible network access (3G, WLAN) this track aims to assess the status and current development trends for mobile applications. We explicitly invite case studies of use, research reports on acceptance as well as R&D related contributions from the mobile arena.
Topics covered under this track are:
  • Mobile Device Innovations
  • Usage and Acceptance of Mobile Solutions
  • Mobile Value Added Services
  • Requirements Engineering for Mobile Applications
  • Mobility Concepts and Application Design
  • Case Studies on Value Creation by Mobile Applications
  • Mobile Group Support
  • Enhancing Quality of Personal Life by Mobile Solutions
  • Experiences from the Fields of m-Health and m-Government
Track Chair: Prof. Dr. J. Felix Hampe, Chair of Corporate Communications Systems, Universitšt Koblenz-Landau and Adjunct Professor at School of CIS, University of South Australia


ICT Governance
There is growing awareness of the need to provide management processes that specify decision rights and provide an accountability framework to encourage desirable use of information and communications technology (ICT) in organisations. Many organisations are now adopting ICT governance frameworks to clearly define three elements of corporate IT management: a list of decisions for effective IT management; identification of the people responsible for the decisions; and methods of controlling and monitoring the decisions. Associated with ICT governance is the management of IT services provision. Organisations are grappling with the challenges of improving incident and problem management for business-critical applications while improving service levels, reducing support costs and lowering incident resolution times.
This track welcomes papers related to the following topics:
  • Implementation of frameworks including:
    • de facto standards such as CobiT-Control objectives for information and related Technology and ITIL-IT Infrastructure Library
    • Australian standards such as AS 8015-Corporate governance of information and communication technology and AS 8018-ICT Service Management
    • International standards such as ISO 17799-IT Code of practice for information security management
    • Industry specific governance frameworks (e.g Health)
  • Research related to IT Service Management, IT operations and organization structure of IT service (centralized, decentralized, outsourced)
  • Formulation and implementation of IT Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Human Resource change management issues associated with ICT governance and IT service management
  • Role of CEOs, CIOs, IT Operations Directors, Problem Managers, Service Desk Managers, IS Auditors in ICT Governance
  • Management issues associated with IT risk and security
  • IT asset management and problem/incident resolution management
Track Chair:Dr Aileen Cater-Steel, USQ (


ICT Adoption and Assimilation
New theories, new applications of old theories

Track Chair: Prof. Deborah Bunker (


IS and Business
Strategic alignment, new ways of doing business, enterprise architecture, strategic sourcing

Track Chair: Prof. Judy McKay (


Information Management
This track brings together a range of related issues which were formerly scattered across a wide range of disciplines, including: library studies, records management, archiving, security; and even philosophy. The holistic management of organisational information in all its forms, together with the competing rights of individuals vs. organisations to control information, are becoming increasingly importance in the 21st century.
Topics relevant to this track include:
  • Management of information
  • Managing / preserving digital resources - within and across organisations
  • Knowledge management; knowledge communities
  • Digital libraries
  • Electronic access to information
  • Personal information management
  • Digital rights management; technical information protection measures
  • Ethics in information access and use; balancing public good & commercial interest
  • Commoditisation of value
  • Security and privacy of information
Track Chair: Prof. Paula Swatman, University of South Australia (


Security, ethics, legal issues

Track Chair: tba





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