CTG UAlbany headed to HICSS-52 in Hawaii

Nov. 28, 2018

Many go to Hawaii in winter to escape the Northeast’s cold, but a contingent from CTG UAlbany is headed to the islands to work this January.

Led by Associate Director of research Mila Gasco, the group will attend the annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-52) at the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa in Wailea Hawaii from Jan. 7 to Jan. 11.

HICSS, “has become a respected destination that attracts high-caliber scholars and professionals in academia, industry and government agencies around the world to discuss their cutting-edge research. With a highly interactive working environment, HICSS offers a unique platform for participants to share and exchange perspectives and ideas,” according to the conference’s website.

HICSS started in 1968 and is sponsored by the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The conference draws over 1,000 participants from over 70 countries annually. Over the years, HICSS has published over 19,000 papers and since 2015, conference papers have been downloaded over 430,000 times.

Gasco will serve as the smart and connected cities and communities lead co-chair for the conference and present the paper, “Public libraries as anchor institutions in smart communities: Current practices and future development.”

The authors of the paper include Former CTG UAlbany graduate assistant Shannon Mersand, Gasco, Emmanuel Udoh, and CTG UAlbany Research Director J. Ramon Gil-Garcia.

Papers are accepted at a rate of less than 50 percent (as of 2015) to the HICSS proceedings. This year’s conference will feature 2 Keynote addresses, 36 Symposia, Workshops, and Tutorials and paper presentations in 176 scientific mini tracks.