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Dr. Cogburn Participates in 45th Annual HICSS Conference

Dr. Cogburn participates in 45th annual HICSS conferenceDr. Derrick L. Cogburn, IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director and Associate Professor at American University and Syracuse University,  participated in one of the world’s longest running scientific conferences - the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) - from 4-7 January 2012 in Maui, Hawai'i. Dr. Cogburn co-chaired a minitrack session on global virtual teams, as well as participated in several workshops including the learning and analytics workshop, and the advances in technology and learning minitrack sessions.

Dr. Cogburn participates in workshops at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

The three-day conference, sponsored by the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and co-sponsored by IEEE, is one of the most competitive and highly ranked information systems conferences in the world. The acceptance rate for papers is approximately 50%, and this year almost 600 papers were accepted, with over 900 participants. Many of the HICSS tracks were in line with the IDPP project and several of COTELCO’s research themes, including Global Governance and Transnational Networks, Collaboratories and Cyberinfrastructure, and Geographically Distributed Collaborative Learning. 

In addition to hosting a series of symposia, workshops, and tutorials, the HICSS conference featured a keynote address by Harvard University visiting fellow Mr. Vivek Kundra, former Chief Information Officer for the United States. Conference participants also heard from distinguished lecturer Dr. Doug Cutting, co-founder of Apache Hadoop, on the challenges of big data. The HICSS conference welcomed participants from over 40 countries, offering a truly international experience.