The Association for Information Systems (AIS) will hold its second Annual Americas Conference in Phoenix, AZ, August 16-18, 1996. AIS is a new professional organization whose purpose is to become the premier global organization for academicians specializing in Information Systems. Information regarding AIS and its second Americas Conference can be found at http://hsb.baylor.edu/ramsower/ais.ac.96
New to the second Annual Conference is the inclusion of Mini-tracks. Mini-tracks are intended to provide grass-roots opportunities for AIS members and other interested people to collaborate in the advancement of new and/or ongoing research agendas.
1. About Collaboration Technologies Mini-Track
There is a need for research on and development of computer-based technologies which enable members of on-going project teams and task forces to collaborate easily either at the same time and in the same place or from different locations and on different time tables. The focus of this mini-track is on computer-based technologies which are used to support on-going team member collaboration across space and time. This may include Group Support Systems (e.g., GroupSystems), groupware (e.g., Lotus Notes), collaboration applications on the Internet World Wide Web (e.g., TCBWorks), desktop video conferencing (e.g., Intel ProShare or AT&T Vistium), or a number of other similar technologies. These technologies are being used to break down the barriers to seamless, convenient, any time, any place team member collaboration. Our mini-track will include papers on the planning, design, development, management, implementation, use, and/or evaluation of these technologies. We are interested in a wide variety of research topics and approaches, particularly those that are likely to promote discussion. These include, but are not limited to conceptual/theory development, laboratory experiments, field studies, or system design and development.
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