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    January 7-10, 2002
    Hilton Waikoloa Village
    Island of Hawaii
    (Big Island)

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Very Special Hotel Rates Extended!!! Send your hotel reservation directly to the Hilton Waikoloa, NOT to the HICSS Conference Office.

Remember: When you register for the conference, the HICSS Conference Office ( sends you a CONFIRMATION EMAIL within 24 hours. If you do not receive this notice, please let us know.

Bringing a guest? Register now to save money & time on site! Interested in Dolphin Quest? You may register now under their new reservations policy! Register online or telephone 808-886-2875.

General Information

The upcoming conference will be held MONDAY through THURSDAY, January 7-10. 2002. This is a departure from our usual format that begins on Tuesday. The daily schedule, however, is the same as in previous years: Tutorials on the first day (Monday), and the Luau Dinner on the last evening (Thursday). Something else completely new for HICSS will be the hotel itself. We will be moving from Maui to the Big Island for HICSS-35. The conference site will be the Hilton Waikoloa Village, with 1,240 guest room, nine restaurants, and eight lounges. This resort is rightly desribed as "a world unto itself" on 62 acres of the sunny Kohala Coast of the Big Island, incredible beauty arising from the surrounding lava rockscape. It is 18 miles from the Keahole International Airport, and offers state-of the art conference facilities, as well as on-site golf, tennis, shops, activities, and watersports including its famous DolphinQuest adventure.

The nine tracks offered at HICSS-35: complex systems, collaboration systems and technology, decision technologies for management, digital documents, emerging technologies, information technology in health care, internet and the digital economy, organizational systems and technology, and software technology. Papers in each of these tracks have in recent years made significant contributions to the application of information systems technology. Many have been republished in various journals, transactions and magazines, or have appeared as chapters in books. All manuscripts are rigorously reviewed by people actively involved in each paper's subject area.

The week's events consist of advanced seminars, tutorials, workshops, open forums, task forces, plenary lectures, a distinguished guest lecture, and the daily presentation of accepted manuscripts which emphasize research and development activities in several areas of the system sciences. The best papers, selected by the program committee in each of these areas, are given an award at the meeting. There is a high degree of interaction and discussion among the conference participants because the meeting is conducted in a workshop-like setting. All registrants are expected to attend the entire conference and actively engage in these discussions.

The advanced seminars, tutorials, workshops, and special presentations are available for conference registrants at no additional cost. Each is designed to be an intensive short course that serves as a survey of the state-of-the-art knowledge in each subject area, and to lay the foundation for some of the related paper sessions in the conference. Printed and electronic versions of the proceedings are also included in the registration fee.

Since 1968 the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) has been a forum for the interchange of ideas in all areas of information systems and technology. The objective of HICSS is to provide a unique environment in which researchers and practitioners in the information, computer and system sciences can exchange ideas, techniques and applications. To realize this objective and to facilitate lively discussion and interaction, the number of available registrations is limited.

Comments and feedback from each HICSSconference indicate that the carefully structured conference format continues to be professionally rewarding and stimulating to everyone who attends.

Because HICSS is a nonprofit activity funded entirely by registration fees, all participants and speakers are expected to have their organization bear the costs of their expenses and registration. HICSS is not able to subsidize registrations are offer reduced fees.

HICSS is sponsored by the University of Hawai'i College of Business Administration.

If you have a non-technical paper, consider attending the Hawaii Conference on Business, see

Proceedings: Proceedings of the Hawai`i International Conference on System Sciences are published and distributed by the IEEE Computer Society.

Important Dates during 2001

Abstracts due:
Papers due:
Final Papers due:

Early Registration:

March 31
June 1
August 31
October 1

October 1

(Note: Authors are required to register by October 1)

Normal Registration:
Late Registration:
until December 15
after December 15

HICSS-35 Conference Venue
Hilton Waikoloa Village
425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, Hawaii 06738
808-886-2902 or 1-800-HILTONS

Conference Chairman
Ralph H. Sprague, Jr.

Department of Information Technology Management

University of Hawai`i at Manoa
2404 Maile Way, E-303
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Tel: 808-956-7082
Fax: 808-956-9889

Conference Administrator
Sandra Laney

HICSS Conference Office
College of Business Administration
University of Hawai'i
2404 Maile Way, A-202
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Tel: 808-956-3251
Fax: 808-956-5759
Track Administrator
Eileen Dennis

Cactus Meetings & Technology, Inc.
3732 Commodore Trail
Bloomington IN, 47408
Tel: 812-331-0551
Fax: 812-331-0564

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