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Past Events

Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)

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30 November - 2 December, 2011
Sydney, Australia

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

In 2011, the 22nd ACIS was hosted by the Discipline of Business Information Systems at the University of Sydney Business School.

Further details are available on the ACIS 2011 site.


Delegation from China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC)

26 October, 2011
The Darlington Centre, The University of Sydney

Deborah Bunker, Associate Professor in BIS presented to the delegation on:

Information Generation, Management and Use in Disaster Management: A Transformation from "Command and Control" to "Repertoires of Collaboration"

Abstract - In order to better understand the nature of disasters as emergent scenarios involving diverse stakeholders, we must understand the similarities and differences in how information is generated and used within these scenarios. This presentation discussed how Emergency Services Agencies (ESA) should consider supplementing their traditional "command and control" approaches to the use of information systems and ICT in disaster management, with varying "repertoires of collaboration" that include all stakeholders (including citizens) affected by the crisis or disaster.

Discussion with delegates centred on approaches to collaborative management and integration of information and processes with organizations, people, systems and ICT infrastructure, before, during and after a disaster.


E-Government Workshop

Darlington Centre

20-21 April, 2011
The Darlington Centre, The University of Sydney

Following advancements in IT infrastructure and wireless technologies, and with the global expansion of broadband networks, governments worldwide are providing a growing number of e-services to their local constituencies. Along with the benefits that e-services can provide lie a number of overarching challenges. These include the balancing of individual privacy and multiple interoperable e-services, the creation of inter-domain infrastructures for the provision of e-services, the increase of the use of e-services, and the maintenance of identity and authentication in the usage of public sector technologies.

This workshop will provide an open forum for academics and professionals who research and work in the area of e-government to discuss these issues and propose future directions for e-government research and practice. The purpose of the workshop is to promote the quality and relevance of e-government research, and to strengthen the ties between academics and practitioners who work in this area.

Further details are available on the E-Government Workshop site »


Big brother? Why and how governments manage user identities online

10 November 2010
Queen Victoria Building, George Street, Sydney

Dr Philip Seltsikas, Chair, Discipline of Business Information Systems investigates the major challenges surrounding how governments manage user identities online.

Further details are available on the Powered By Research Breakfast Series page »