IDPP Executive Director and Faculty Director of the AU Internet Governance Lab Dr. Derrick Cogburn and IDPP Deputy Director Filippo Trevisan are presenting and actively participating in the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-52). Dr. Cogburn and Dr. Trevisan will be leading a variety of tutorials, minitrack sessions and paper presentations.
HICSS is the longest standing and one of the most prestigious scientific conferences in the information systems and technology field. This year, over 1,200 HICSS participants, including top scholars from academia and industry from over 60 countries, have convened to exchange ideas in various areas of information, computer, and system sciences. For more than a decade Dr. Cogburn and IDPP colleagues have participated actively in HICSS.
To kick off HICSS-52 on Tuesday, January 8th, Dr. Cogburn led the fifth iteration of his annual tutorial on text mining opportunities and challenges in big data analytics. More than 70 participants registered for the tutorial, including both faculty and doctoral students from around the world. Co-organizing the tutorial with Dr. Cogburn was Dr. Normand Peladeau, CEO of Provalis Research, and Dr. Michael Hine, Carelton University Sprott School of Business. Dr. Cogburn also participated in a panel on Work/Life Balance for the HICSS Doctoral Consortium.
Earlier in the day, IDPP advisory board member and Professor in the AU Kogod School of Business Dr. Alberto Espinosa led a tutorial on big data analytics with Dr. Frank Armour, Director of the Master of Science in Analytics program at Kogod. This minitrack focused on exploring theory, techniques, applications, and understanding of the maturing field of big data and analytics, and highlighted papers that demonstrate innovative approaches to analytics and introduce new concepts.
On Wednesday, January 9th, Dr. Cogburn led a standing room only minitrack on virtual teams, organizations, and networks, along with Dr. Espinosa, as well as Dr. Alecia Santuzzi from Northern Illinois University. Papers included in the minitrack presented findings and recommendations on the effective use of technologies to support multi-team projects and collaborative work.
Thursday, 10th January sees HICSS-52 convene the third iteration of its Women’s Networking event, first conceived and organized by IDPP advisory board member and SIS Associate Professor Nanette Levinson for the historic 50th anniversary of HICSS.
On Friday, January 11th, Dr. Cogburn and Dr. Trevisan will be leading the minitrack on digital culture, identity, and inclusion, chaired in absentia by Dr. Nanette Levinson. The minitrack includes two exciting sessions at 8:00am and 10:00am (HST), with a total of five papers focusing on issues of disability, race, and age in digital and social media. Dr. Trevisan and Dr. Cogburn will also present a paper led by Dr. Trevisan titled “Technology and Grassroots Inclusion in Global Governance: A Survey Study of Disability Rights Advocates and Effective Participation.”
The paper discusses the first global survey of disability rights advocates about their use of technology to participate in global governance processes including both UN and non-UN international meetings, conferences, and events, as well as the use of social media to engage with disability grassroots in their respective countries.
To close out the conference, on Friday afternoon Dr. Cogburn will be leading a minitrack on text mining and data analytics with Dr. Peladeau, Dr. Hine, and Dr. Victoria Yoon from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. The minitrack will feature papers that apply text mining approaches to a variety of interdisciplinary fields, with Dr. Cogburn presenting a paper on text mining transcripts from the United Nations Internet Governance Forum.