Since 1968 the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) has become a respected a forum for the substantive interchange of ideas in all areas of information systems and technology. HICSS is sponsored by the Shidler College of Business, University of Hawai'i at Manoa. The objective of the conference is to provide a unique environment in which researchers and practitioners in the information, computer and system sciences can frankly exchange and discuss their research ideas, techniques and applications. To realize this objective and to facilitate lively discussion and interaction, the format is carefully structured, and the number of available registrations is limited. Comments and feedback from each HICSS conference indicate that the conference format continues to be professionally rewarding and stimulating to everyone who attends.
HICSS is recognized particularly for its high degree of discussion among the participants during the week. Paper sessions are conducted in a workshop-like setting to specifically encourage this type of interaction. The week's events consist of advanced seminars, tutorials, workshops, open forums, task forces, symposia,
a plenary lecture, a distinguished guest lecture, and the daily presentation of accepted manuscripts which emphasize research and development activities.