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From: (Clarence D Martens)
Subject:  CFP: Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS'94)
Date:     26 Mar 1994 13:53:16 -0600


4th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS'94)
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
December 17-18, 1994


The 4th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS'94) will be
held in Vancouver, Canada, during December 17-18, 1994.  The purpose of
the workshop is to promote discussion and interaction among members of the
Information Systems community with research interests in cutting-edge
information technologies and systems.  We are particularly interested in
exchanging research ideas and results which will not only contribute to
the academic arena, but will also benefit the business community in the
foreseeable future.


We solicit research papers describing original ideas and new results on
information technologies and their applications.  The research should
address issues concerning the theory, development, and/or deployment of
information technologies and systems.  Suggested topics include, but not
limited to:

- Information System Architectures
- Database Systems
- Knowledge-based Systems
- Distributed Systems
- Computer Networks and Telecommunications
- System Development Methods
- Modeling Methods
- Innovative Information Technologies
- Decision Support Systems
- Collaborative and Group Systems
- Human-Computer Interfaces
- Quality Issues
- Object-Oriented Topics

We also encourage the submission of experience reports that describe
lessons learned in the development, operations, and maintenance of actual
systems.  Proposals for panels that examine an emerging, innovative, or
otherwise provocative issue are encouraged as well.


Panel proposals and extended asbtracts for papers and reports should be
submitted by July 29, 1994 to Prabuddha De (co-chairperson).  All
submissions should be double-spaced using 10pt or larger fonts.  Papers
and reports are limited to 10 pages (including tables, figures, and
references) while panel proposals are limited to 5 pages.  Submissions
violating these requirements will be rejected without going through the
review process.

Selection for presentation at the workshop and publication in the
proceedings will be based on originality, contribution to the field, and
workshop interest. The best paper/report will be awarded a $2,000 cash
prize sponsored by the American Management Systems, Inc.  Authors of
selected papers and reports may be invited to submit complete versions of
their work for possible journal publication after the workshop.

Panel proposals should include a summary of the topic to be covered,
names and affiliations of 3-4 panelists who have made a commitment to
participate, a summary of their position statements, and a brief biography
of each.  A mix of industry and academic panel members is recommended.
Queries regarding panels should be  directed  to  Sudha Ram  (e-mail:,  phone: (602) 621-2748, fax: (602) 621-2433) or
Richard Wang (e-mail:, phone: (617) 253-0442, fax:
(617) 253-3321).


Deadline for submission:  July 29, 1994
Notification of acceptance:  September 30, 1994
Camera-ready copy due:  October 28, 1994


Professor Prabuddha De
Dept. of MIS & Decision Sciences
School of Business Administration
University of Dayton
300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio  45469-2130
Phone: (513) 229-2292,  Fax: (513) 229-4000

Professor Carson C. Woo
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
University of British Columbia
2053 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C., Canada  V6T 1Z2
Phone: (604) 822-8390, Fax: (604) 822-9574

Program Committee

Ritu Agarwal          U. of Dayton/NYU
Robert Allen          Bellcore
Amit Basu             Vanderbilt U.
Robert Blanning       Vanderbilt U.
Peter de Jong         Hewlett-Packard
Vasant Dhar           NYU
Daniel Dolk           Naval Postgraduate School
Amitava Dutta         George Mason U.
Phillip Ein-Dor       Tel Aviv U., Israel
Alan Hevner           U. of Maryland
Cheng Hsu             Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Matthias Jarke        Lehrstuhl fur Informatik, Germany
Nabil Kamel           U. of Florida
Marc Kellner          Software Engineering Institute, CMU
Olivia Liu Sheng      U. of Arizona
Frederick Lochovsky   HKUST, Hong Kong
Michael Mannio        U. of Washington
Salvatore March       U. of Minnesota
William McCarthy      Michigan State U.
David Monarchi        U. of Colorado,  Boulder
Levent Orman          Cornell U.
Jeff Parsons          Memorial U., Canada
Hasan Pirkul          Ohio State U.
Sudha Ram             U. of Arizona
Arie Segev            U. of California, Berkeley
Arun Sen              Texas A&M U.
Michael Shaw          U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Veda Storey           U. of Rochester
Mohan Tanniru         Syracuse U.
Iris Vessey           Pennsylvania State U.
Richard Wang          MIT
Ron Weber             U. of Queensland, Australia
Seungjin Whang        Stanford U.

Clarence Martens               Any opinions expressed or solely my own.