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Information Systems is concerned with information, language and cognitive systems. Its central goal is promoting the development of general theories of complex systems and quantitative methodologies for communication research variety of domains. This focus brings together people with a wide range of interests and specialties. Member interests include: studies of information flows, the human interface with communication technology, and life in an information society: cognition, including information processing of direct and mediated communication and the construction of cognitive models; artificial intelligence applications in language, logic, and reasoning; modeling and study of interaction systems.
Members have pioneered analytical techniques in areas of network analysis, information theory, structural modeling, interaction analysis, content analysis and linguistic data processing systems. Issues in the philosophy of science, cybernetic epistemology, theory and ethics are regular concerns as well.
The minutes of the 2012 business meeting of the Information Systems Division in Phoenix, AZ, are available online - see website Information Systems.
NEWS OF POTENTIAL INTEREST:
A possible name change of our division has been discussed at various occassions, perhaps most notably during our last business meeting in Phoenix. An appointed committee had prepared the discussion in Phoenix and then committed themselves to conduct a survey to ask your opinion on this matter (the committee consisting of Mike Shapiro, Kevin Wise, Prabu David, Francesca Dillman-Carpentier, Jolanda Veldhuis, and Elly Konijn). We consider it of utmost importance to hear the opinion on this issue of as many members as possible!
Therefore, if you are a division member, please, log in as a member to our division’s website and complete our very brief survey regarding a possible name change.
The results of this survey will be presented at the business meeting of Information Systems at the ICA in London, to be held Tuesday June 18, 2013 at 16:30 – 17:45 hr (in the Hilton Metropole, room Cadogan), for discussion and possible vote.
The minutes from last year’s business meeting in Phoenix are also posted on our division’s website to be approved at the business meeting.
If you have questions concerning the presentation format, please, also check the nfromation on our website. Note that almost all paper presentations in InfoSys are scheduled as High Density sessions. If you still have questions, please, contact this year’s program planner and vice chair Prabu David: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, an ‘Awards committee’ (consisting of Ed Fink, Frank Biocca, and Dave Hamilton) has been installed and prepared a document to (re-)install several rewards in our division. Please, go to our website to check the proposal, to be discussed at our business meeting in London.
Looking forward to see you in London.
ICA InfoSys Division Chair