Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)

Geelong, Australia
3rd - 5th December 2012

Next year:
Melbourne, Australia
4th - 6th December 2013

The Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) is the premier conference in Australasia for Information Systems academics. The conference covers technical, organisational, business, and social issues in the application of Information Technology (IT).

In 2012, the 23rd ACIS will be held at the Waterfront campus, Deakin University, Australia. The conference will run from 3rd - 5th Dec. It is hosted by the School of Information Systems.

The conference theme for 2012 is:

"Location, location, location"

One location ...

Information systems seems to be taught everywhere. What we consider to be information systems is being taught in many disciplines. Electronic business and marketing is moving into commerce schools. Education schools teach the use of information systems in education; Health informatics in health schools; Digital journalism and digital video in arts schools.

Where is information systems as a discipline? Does it have a long term future?

A second location ...

Information systems is becoming invisible. Information systems are embedded into smart phones and media players, into databases as analytics, technology diffusion has become a theme, social networking is everywhere. Most media these days is digital and corporate media players are repositioning themselves to take advantage of iPads, Kindles and the like.

If information systems ceases to be visible, how do we attract people into it as a discipline?

A third location ...

Information systems seem to be everywhere. We glibly talk about the information age, information systems supporting international commerce and being in every country. The Arab uprisings in 2011 were hailed as being facilitated by social networking. But just how widespread and evenly spread are information systems deployed? Are information systems and the traffic on them flowing freely and accessibly in all countries?

Are information systems evenly deployed around the planet? What issues are there in facilitating this?