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Hawaiʻi International Conference on System Sciences attendees

More than 1,200 of the world’s top academics, researchers and practitioners in computer science and information technology gathered on Maui for the 52nd annual Hawaiʻi International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) in January. Hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business, this year’s conference addressed trending topics such as artificial intelligence, blockchain applications and cybersecurity, as well as cutting-edge research that may lead to the next big technological discovery.

“Early research theories and models of the Internet, drones, social media, human technology, etc., were all discussed at HICSS years before their debut,” said Tung Bui, HICSS conference chair and professor at the Shidler College of Business. “HICSS’ influence will continue to shape the future directions of information technology research in the world.”

The conference featured 36 workshops, symposiums and tutorials and nearly 800 research paper presentations. Other highlights included a pre-conference doctoral consortium, a women’s networking event, an opening reception, a luau and an awards ceremony.

For more information, visit the Shidler College of Business website.