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AIS Recognizes Outstanding Communities

Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (3 Comments)
Posted by: Brook Pritchett

AIS is pleased to recognize 30 Communities with the designation of Outstanding SIG, Chapter, or College for the 2016 reporting year.

AIS Communities contribute to the field of information systems through catering to specialized areas of study, geographic locations, and similar professional interests. The Outstanding Community designation celebrates the exceptional work of AIS Communities and their contributions toward supporting the mission of AIS through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems.

“We are very excited to recognize these outstanding communities and their contributions to our field,” said Lakshmi Iyer, AIS Vice President of SIGs and Colleges.


Ryan Wright, AIS Vice President of Membership and Chapters, added, “Communities that hold events, tracks and workshops, publish journals or articles, and provide officer transition training truly exemplify the values of AIS in promoting information systems.”


AIS plans to showcase activities and accomplishments of Outstanding Communities in upcoming trainings to help all AIS Communities share ideas for improvement. 

If you are interested in learning more about or joining a SIG, Chapter, or College, click here.

2016 Outstanding Communities include:


  • SIG Accounting Information Systems
  • SIG Global Development
  • SIG Grounded Theory Method
  • SIG IT Project Management (ITProjMgmt)
  • SIG Ontology-Driven Information Systems
  • SIG Decision Support and Analytics
  • SIG Green
  • SIG Services (SIGSVC)
  • SIG Social Inclusion
  • SIGED - AIS Special Interest Group on IS Education
  • SIGHealth
  • SIG Geographic Information Systems (SIGGIS
  • SIG Human-Computer Interaction (SIGHCI)
  • SIG Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology (SIGADIT)


  • AIS Women's Network


  • Australasian Association of Information Systems
  • Brazil Association for Information Systems Chapter of AIS -BRAIS
  • KrAIS
  • Lebanese AIS (LAIS)
  • Liechtenstein Chapter of the AIS
  • Midwest Association for Information Systems
  • Polish Chapter of Association for Information Systems (PLAIS)
  • Portuguese Chapter of the AIS
  • Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS)
  • Swiss Chapter of the AIS
  • Turkey (TRAIS)


Yair Levy says...
Posted Monday, May 22, 2017
Congrats to all, and of course, ***HUGE HUDOS to Lakshmi*** for her amazing leadership and encouragement to all SIGs! Lakshmi - you have done an amazing job in encouraging all SIGs to do more to their communities. Outstanding leadership!
Matthew L. Nelson says...
Posted Thursday, May 18, 2017
This is fantastic news to all AIS Communities! Congratulations to all of the winners!
Anat Z. Hovav says...
Posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Chapters that discriminate against foreigners should not be recognized as an outstanding community by AIS.

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