2013 Australasian Conference on Information Systems
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The Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) is the premier conference in Australasia for Information Systems academics. The conference covers technical, organizational, business, and social issues in the application of Information Technology (IT).

12/4/2013 to 12/6/2013
When: 12/4/2013
Where: RMIT University
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ACIS 2013: "Information Systems: Transforming the Future"

Information systems is a discipline that is built on the foundations of other disciplines bringing together information technology, management, business, sociology, cognitive science and a host of elements from elsewhere. This gives it the breadth of knowledge and capabilities to place it on the leading edge of the many transformations of the future that the 21st century has already started to see.

Three areas in which these transformations will be are:

Transforming Business: Despite change in the business world driven by information technology since the 60s, business will be transformed dramatically over the next generation and information systems is strategically placed to be a leader in that transformation.

Transforming Education: Information systems academics have been leading the way in the use of the Web and social media for the last 20 years and with the advent of the MOOC we can continue to be at the forefront of using systems in tertiary education.

Transforming the Discipline: We are not immune to the need to transform our future, the discipline needs to adopt the processes and pace of social media and move to be on Internet Time as opposed to traditional scholarly time.

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