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AIS Honors 37 Outstanding Communities

Thursday, May 7, 2020   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Brook Pritchett

Thirty-seven AIS Communities have earned the Outstanding SIG, Outstanding College, or Outstanding Chapter designation for the 2019 reporting year.

AIS Communities contribute to the field of information systems by 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.

“AIS Communities provide a collaborative framework for the advancement of knowledge while serving the diverse needs of the membership,” said Lakshmi Iyer, AIS Vice President of SIGs and Colleges. “The culmination of the year’s projects and programs is impressive, and I am honored to announce this year’s outstanding communities.”

Helle Zinner Henriksen, AIS Vice President of Membership and Chapters, adds “Our community leaders have reported an incredible amount of innovation developing within the AIS communities. We are grateful for the work coming out of these communities and for the networks the communities support.”

 2019 Outstanding Communities include:


  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology
  • Advances in Sourcing
  • Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Applications
  • Cognitive Research
  • Culture
  • Decision Support and Analytics
  • e-Business
  • Education
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Grounded Theory Methodology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • ICT and Global Development
  • IS/IT Issues in Asia Pacific
  • IT in Healthcare
  • IT in Project Management
  • Leadership in IT
  • Ontology Driven Information Systems
  • Security
  • Services
  • Social Inclusion


  • AIS Women's Network


  • Australasian
  • Brazil
  • India
  • Korea
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Midwest USA
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Scandinavia
  • Southern USA
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey

New communities formed in 2019, SIG Digital Innovation, Transformation, and Entrepreneurship (DITE) and the Doctoral Student College, will begin their first reporting cycles on activities in the 2020 calendar year.

If you are interested in learning more about or joining a SIG, Chapter, or College, visit 


Matthew L. Nelson says...
Posted Monday, May 18, 2020
Congratulations to all of the Communities! Thank-you for your many contributions and for advancing the field of Information Systems!

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