|AMCIS 2010 Workshops|
AMCIS 2010 Program Committee had schedule 11 workshops. Each workshop is three and half hours long to provide sufficient time for in-depth and hands-on learning by the attendees. Workshops are scheduled on Thursday August 12th, the day before the conference starts in both the morning (8:30-12:00 PM) and the afternoon (1:30PM-5:00). Please consider attending one of the workshops. AMCIS attendees can register for the workshops when they register for the conference. Regular AMCIS 2010 workshops are free of charge.Workshop: Structural Equation Modeling: Relevant Application
SPONSORED BY SIG-CoRE
Registration Fee: $75 (includes lunch). Register via AMCIS registration website.
Full day workshop.
Description: Structural equation modeling (SEM) has shown increased usage in information systems (IS) research. SEM is an advanced statistical methodology that ‘provides researchers with a comprehensive method for the quantification and testing of substantive theories’ (Raykov and Marcoulides, 2006, p.1). IS research, as a field, needs to continue to improve both the presentation of SEM research and the review of the submitted articles for publication. The objective of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to accomplish both of these goals. This workshop will provide a brief overview of covariance-based SEM modeling and usage, recent developments, hands-on usage of SEM software on participants’ laptops, and an opportunity to review both current IS research and the SEM review process. The hands-on usage of SEM software will focus on the EQS application, one of the most popular SEM applications in behavioral research and will be taught by Peter Bentler, the originator of EQS and distinguished researcher in psychometric analysis. [Workshop registrants will obtain a limited use license of EQS with an opportunity to purchase a full license at the workshop for a discounted rate.]. The focus of the afternoon breakout sessions will be in how their SEM research is reviewed. This workshop is appropriate for novices to experienced SEM researchers. Workshop registrants are not required to submit a paper; however, registration preference will be given to those submitting papers. Registration will be limited to 40.
Morning Workshops August 12, Thursday 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
Workshop: Theory construction: digital and visualization tools (Many Eyes, Zotero) and techniques to make a theoretical contribution
Description: This workshop focuses on the process of theory development and how to find holes in the literature where a contribution can be made. Participants will be made aware of software applications (some of which are open), that can facilitate the theory development process with visualizations, citation analysis graphs and reference software for example.
Workshop: Cloud Computing: Ubiquitous information access with Microsoft Azure
Description: A multilevel paradigm for information access will be introduced along the computational tools to achieve multichannel access.
Setup requirements: Participants need to have computers running Windows 7, XP, or Vista. Special software will be provided by the presenter.
Workshop: Using tools from SAP, IBM, Microsoft, SAS to analyze large data sets from real-world enterprise systems (Sam's Club, Dillard, Tyson Foods, and Wal Mart) to support decision making.
Description: Practical workshop that includes a presentation and “hands on” use of examples and exercises related to University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business Enterprise Systems resources which include Microsoft, SAP, SAS Enterprise Miner, IBM mainframe, and Teradata systems, as well as multiple, large-scale datasets for instructional use – Sam’s Club, Dillard’s Department Stores, Tyson Foods, and Wal-Mart RFID data sets.
Setup requirements: Active participants need to have computers running Windows XP, Vista, or 7 OS and will need to access to the Internet to have access to resources.
Workshop: IS Program Accreditation and Improvement through Outcomes Assessment: Completing the Loop
Workshop: Teaching IS courses with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), Collaborative Learning and Web 2.0 platform.
Description: This workshop aims to address the possibilities of teaching Information Systems courses with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), open media/document formats and collaborative culture. What began as an experimental approach, largely fueled by a near-zero software budget, has given us insights into the pros and cons of such an approach. The workshop will address methodologies, strategies and fit with curriculum. We will also have live CDs for attendees.
Setup requirements: Active participants can have any computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) with a web browser. We will provide Live CDs for them to work with.
Afternoon Workshop August 12, Thursday 1:30-5:00 p.m
Workshop: Using standard-based Web technologies and open curriculum (WaSP Interact) in IT/IS Programs
Description: The goal of this workshop is to explore how development using Web Standards can be incorporated into the IS/IT curriculum. Attendees will learn about and discuss the importance of developing with Web standards. We will also introduce a set of material developed by educators and Web professionals called WaSP Interact. WaSP InterAct is a living, open curriculum based upon web standards and best practices, designed to teach students the skills of the web professional.
Setup requirements: Active participants should bring laptops (no preference) and Internet connection for all would be best but can be done without.
Workshop: Secure Web Application Development: Hands-on Teaching Modules
Description: This workshop will discuss security issues in web application development and demonstrate web security vulnerabilities and countermeasures through hands-on exercises. The exercises are developed by a NSF-funded project called SWEET (Secure web development teaching). SWEET is consisted of eight teaching modules of web application security. To demonstrate potential web server vulnerabilities, the teaching modules include hands-on exercises that are pre-configured in Linux virtual machines. The workshop will also discuss examples of incorporating SWEET in Information Systems curriculum.
Setup requirements: Participants need to have computers running Windows XP, Vista, or 7 OS and we will provide virtual machines and VMware Player for them to install on their computers at the beginning of the workshop.
Workshop: Using Videogames to develop business strategies and technical skills to thrive in a real-time world Names of all the presenters: Paul Kontogiorgis, IBM; Andrés Gilio, IBM Spanish South America; Johan Baldeón, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
Short description: IBM’s Smarter Planet campaign demonstrates how our planet is more interconnected, intelligent and Instrumented than ever before. Technical innovations are being leveraged across industry to revolutionize and optimize businesses, cities, and the environment. How can serious games be used to explain the potential of these complex technical innovations? How can serious games cauterize the experience and lend to a better understanding via personal discovery? Join IBM’s Paul Kontogiorgis as he discusses this innovative initiative. He will showcase case studies on how serious games from IBM such as CityOne are being used to explain how system innovations can make cities smarter, how different systems interconnect and work, and what the impact is on profitability, environmental impact and customer/citizen satisfaction. Professor Johan will share his experiences using INNOV8 and Andrés Gilio will share his experience in Latin America leading the Academic Initiatives. The session will include a detailed explanation of the broad 360 degree rollout for these games and how they are being used internally, by business partners, schools, and customers. And of course, you get to play too!
Setup requirements: Active participants need a computer with OS: Microsoft Windows Vista/XP/2000/Me/98; RAM: 128 MB RAM; Disk space: Approximately 750MB; Processor: Pentium III or Athlon 800 MHz or greater; Sound: 16-bit DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card and drivers; CD-ROM: 4x CD-ROM drive and drivers; Video card: 3D hardware accelerator card, for optimal performance: - nVidia GeForce2 or equivalent ATI card (or higher); - DirectX 9.0c (compliant 32 MB Video card and drivers)
Workshop: Data Mining with SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development Studio: A Hands-on Approach
Description: The purpose of this workshop is to provide a hands-on approach on how to utilize SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence platforms to teach a senior level data mining methods class in an Information Systems program. Our intention is to highlight the capabilities of the platform to faculty currently teaching a business intelligence course and interested in expanding their teaching portfolio to the data mining area with hands-on exercises and projects.
Workshop: Conducting Multi-Level Research in Information Systems: Taking Your Research to Multiple Levels of Analysis (Individual, Group, Organizational, and More)
Short description: Information systems research involves an exploration and understanding of the interplay between technologies and human actors who can be grouped in different ways, ranging from simple pairings of employee-manager (dyadic relationship) to complex global virtual teams (group) to societies. Though researchers sometimes identify the impact of technologies and accompanying socio-technical systems over several units of analysis, few researchers investigate their effects across multiple levels of analysis. Yet, IS phenomena, like other research domains, involve variables or constructs found at multiple levels. The workshop is highly interactive, allowing participants to evaluate how their own research can or should be conducted in a multilevel framework. The session begins with a discussion of what multilevel research is, presenting the characteristics of and methodological issues associated with multilevel research. The workshop then offers participants opportunities to explore how multilevel research can be included within their own research area, using guidelines for each of six phases of research development.
Workshop: Oracle in the classroom: Best Practices (in Spanish)
Description: The Oracle Academy prepares students for information technology (IT) careers and provides teachers with world-class training and professional development opportunities by granting software, curriculum, and certification resources to high school, vocational school, and colleges and universities worldwide. The purpose of this workshop is for university faculty to share their first-hand experiences and best practices using Oracle in the classroom to benefit undergraduate and graduate degree students. Four faculty members from different Peruvian universities will have the opportunity to present their unique perspectives and strategies implementing cutting-edge technology into engineering, computer science, and business programs. Come learn why teachers are saying, “The Oracle Academy offers incomparable benefits, but the real value is how students gain business knowledge and real-world experience and graduate with a competitive edge.” The workshop will be in Spanish.