PACIS 2017

16-20 JULY (SUN-THU)

The Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) is a premier information systems conference in the Asia Pacific region and is affiliated with the Association for Information Systems (AIS) since its inception in 1993. PACIS serves to provide a platform for Information Systems and Information Technology academics and professionals to share their research findings, ideas and practices in a high quality annual forum. PACIS 2017 which will be the 21st conference, will be held in Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi, Malaysia. This will be the second time PACIS will be located in Malaysia after the 10th PACIS was successfully held in Kuala Lumpur in 2006. The 3-day conference will be preceded by a doctoral consortium, workshops and relevant meetings. PACIS 2017 will be organized by the Malaysia Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (MyAIS) and the local host is the Department of Information Systems, School of Computing (SOC), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).

UUM is a specialized university focusing on management education and is widely recognized as the eminent management university in Malaysia. UUM also acts as a catalyst for socio-economic development in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia. It is envisaged that the university’s basic infrastructure, state-of-the-art facilities and the local and international pool of human resources will provide the much needed impetus to develop and sustain most, if not all socio-economic activities in the region. The School of Computing (SOC) in UUM has proven track records in co-organizing international IT conferences, including eight biennial KMICe conferences since 2001, five (5) biennial International Conference on Computing & Informatics (ICOCI), five (5)  Rural ICT Development Conference, now known as International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Transformation (IC-ICT4T).

MyAIS is the Malaysian Chapter of Association for Information Systems. The Malaysian AIS chapter (MyAIS) was initially established in 2009 by academics from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM). The first activity conducted by MyAIS was the International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems,  which has been successfully organized biennially for four times. The 5th ICRIIS will be organized as a sister conference of PACIS 2017 at Adya Hotel Langkawi on 16th to 17th July 2017.

After a two-year effort in compiling the documentation, MyAIS was formally recognized by AIS as a Malaysia chapter in August 2013. The Executive Committee for 2014-2017 was elected with officers that hailed from 5 public universities (UTM, IIUM, UM, UMS, UTeM), 2 private universities (UTP and Sunway U) and a government agency in Malaysia. MyAIS continues to organize various activities to encourage collaboration in Information Systems amongst institutions in Malaysia.

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