IDPP Participates in Hawaii Int'l Conference on System Sciences
From 5-8 January 2016, IDPP will participate in the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-49), of which IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn and IDPP faculty have participated for the past eight years. HICSS is the longest-running and one of the most prestigious scientific conferences in the world.
Specifically, IDPP faculty and affiliates will contribute to several sections of the conference:
- Global Virtual Teams Minitrack co-led by Dr. Cogburn, who will participate remotely, and Dr. Michael Hine, associate professor of Information Systems at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University;
- Half day tutorial on Text Mining in Big Data Analytics led by Dr. Normand Peladeau, CEO of Provalis Research, on 5 January from 9am-12pm HST;
- Half day workshop on Culture, Gender, and Accessibility: Transforming Learning and Leadership Diversity in IT, led by Dr. Nanette Levinson, associate professor at American University’s School of International Service, on 5 January from 1-4pm HST.
This is the fifth consecutive year that Dr. Cogburn and Dr. Hine have been invited to co-lead the Global Virtual Teams minitrack. It will offer direct and indirect insight into the successful operation of global virtual teams, and building collaborative and conflict resolute teams across cultures, time zones and sectors.
The Text Mining in Big Data Analytics tutorial provides an introduction to text analytics from unstructured textual data and focuses on challenges encountered by analysts processing text data, as well as natural language processing and statistical techniques often used to meet these challenges.
The workshop on Culture, Gender, and Accessibility presents emerging research findings and best practices on culture, gender and diversity in IT-related fields, highlights informational gaps to foster diversity, and offers next steps in resources for research and practice.