IDPP Presents Research at HICSS-50

IDPP Executive Director and AU SIS Associate Professor Dr. Derrick Cogburn and IDPP Deputy Director and AU SOC Assistant Professor Dr. Filippo Trevisan will present and actively participate in the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-50) from 4-8 January 2017 in Waikoloa, Hawaii. They will be joined by IDPP Faculty Associate and AU SIS Associate Dean and Associate Professor Dr. Nanette Levinson, as well as IDPP Joint Advisory Board Member and AU Kogod School of Business Professor Dr. Alberto Espinosa.

The HICSS conference is the longest running and one of the most prestigious conferences on system sciences in the world. IDPP has presented its research and actively participated in HICSS for the past eight years.

On 4 January, Dr. Cogburn and Dr. Normand Peladeau, President of Provalis Research, will offer the half-day tutorial “Text Mining Challenges and Solutions in Big Data” from 1:10-4:10pm Hawaii Standard Time. This tutorial provides an introduction to the problems, challenges, and opportunities of text analytics. It is designed to support the HICSS minitrack on text analysis, and will focus on some of the main challenges encountered by the analysts processing text data, as well as on the natural language processing and statistical techniques typically used to meet these challenges.

Also on 4 January, Dr. Espinosa is co-chairing the half-day Tutorial on Big Data Analytics: Body of Knowledge, Organizational Issues and Governance along with Dr. Frank Armour, Assistant Professor and Program Director of the M.S. in Analytics program at AU Kogod School of Business.

Throughout the conference from 5-7 January, Dr. Cogburn and Dr. Michael Hine, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor in Information Systems at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, will again co-chair the Mini-tracks on Global Virtual Teams and Text Mining in Big Data Analytics. The multidisciplinary Mini-tracks will feature papers that offer direct and indirect insights into the successful operation of global virtual teams, and challenges and solutions in text mining and big data analytics.

This year, Dr. Levinson is co-chairing a new Mini-track on Social Media: Culture, Identity and Inclusion. On 5 January, she is also co-leading the historic annual Women’s Network event. To celebrate the 50 years of HICSS, this year’s Women’s Network event features the inauguration of the HICSS Women-Who-Know database, a mini-workshop, and ample networking opportunities.

On 6 January, Dr. Cogburn and Dr. Trevisan will present the IDPP research paper “Building Accessible Cyberinfrastructure in the Global Disability Community: Evaluating Collaboration Readiness and Use of the DID Policy Collaboratory” from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Co-authored by Dr. Cogburn, Dr. Trevisan, IDPP DID Collaboratory Program Manager Ms. Erin Spaniol, and IDPP Associate Director Ms. Maya Aguilar, this paper is part of the Global Virtual Teams Mini-track. It examines the socio-technical infrastructure required to enhance participation of the global disability community in key global governance processes by exploring the participation of the global multistakeholder Disability Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD) Network in the development and evaluation of the virtual organization platform, Disability Inclusive Development (DID) Policy Collaboratory.