Additional AMCIS Workshops & Ancillary Meetings*

While registering for AMCIS 2019, be sure to review the many exciting workshops and ancillary meetings being offered!

*additional fees may apply

If you have previously registered for AMCIS 2019, but would like to modify your registration by adding on an event, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the modification link within your confirmation email to access your registration.
  2. Sign-in if you are not automatically signed in.
  3. Scroll down and select the “Attendee Selections” tab
  4. Select the preferred Ancillary Meetings & Workshops
  5. Select the “Save & Proceed to Checkout” button
  6. Scroll down and insert payment details

Once the payment details are collected, select “Submit”


August 14

ABET Fundamentals of Program Assessment Workshop

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Working in small groups, you learn to design assessment processes, develop measurable student outcomes and apply data collection and data reporting methods. Our facilitators are highly experienced faculty with wide-ranging experience in assessment and evaluation. This workshop focuses primarily on ABET Criterion 2: Program Educational Objectives, Criterion 3: Student Outcomes, and Criterion 4: Continuous Improvement. At the workshop, you will receive an e-book containing all slides and reference materials so you can review what you’ve learned and apply it to your program back at home.

The workshop Prepares You to:

  • Identify key elements of a functional assessment process.
  • Clarify the similarities and differences between course and program assessment.
  • Make student outcomes measurable with the development of performance indicators.
  • Understand the methods and measures to assess student outcomes.
  • Develop rubrics to assist in evaluating student performance in achieving student outcomes.
  • Understand the pros and cons of various data collection methods.
  • Review an example of reporting your results.

Here is a Brief Outline of the Day:

  • Principles of Student Learning
  • Context for Assessment
  • Review of Program Educational Objectives
  • Performance Indicators: Making Student Outcomes Measurable
  • Assessment Methods to Collect Evidence of Student Learning
  • Continuous Improvement: Data Collection, Planning & Data Reporting

The ABET workshop is being hosted in conjunction with the AIS AMCIS 2019 Conference. There are two ways to register for the workshop. 

  1. Click here to attend the ABET workshop and the AMCIS 2019 conference. By registering for both, a $100 credit will be applied to your registration total upon attending the conference and the ABET workshop. Credits will be applied post conference.
  2. Click here to register to attend the ABET workshop only*

*Registering for the workshop only will NOT allow access to any AMCIS Conference meetings and events.

CANCELLATION POLICY: ABET charges a 25% cancellation fee for any workshops cancelled 15 days or more prior to the event. If cancellation is received after this, no refund will be given. For a copy of ABET’s policy, please see this link: Or ABET would like to extend an offer to the registrant that wishes to cancel their workshop registration, that we can transfer their paid workshop registration fee to a workshop ABET is hosting in Baltimore in October (10/18/19) at 100%. This means the attendee will not be charged any cancellation fee and AIS will transfer the workshop payment received.

SIGED Visualization in the Curriculum: Exploring Best Practices Hands-On

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Through hands-on exploration of visualization exercises in two popular visualization software resources (Tableau and SAS), this workshop is designed to provide a professional development opportunity for faculty. In addition to providing practical instruction to enhance attendees’ skills in the software, we will discuss best practices for incorporating visualization concepts into your analytics curriculum, explore pedagogical approaches for broaching the subject, and examine models for curriculum development.

CANCELLED Syntegration – Rethinking e-learning and Skill Development by using AI

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Participants are asked to develop creative ideas concerning the topic “Use of Artificial Intelligence to improve e-learning offers”. By using the interesting method called “syntegration”, participants with different knowledge backgrounds get together in structured groups in order to discuss topics that they voted for following a specific time scheme. Participants are divided in proponents and critics independently of their real opinion towards the topic. This approach fosters mutual understanding and creative thinking.

Overcoming the Challenges of Interdisciplinary Research within IS and Digit

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The workshop is designed interactively in order to identify opportunities, challenges and obstacles associated with interdisciplinary research. The organizers offer an introduction and a summary. They moderate the discussion and give concrete recommendations on identified challenges.During the workshop, a best-practice list of typical pitfalls and solutions will be drawn up.
Not mandatory: Participants can submit per E-mail extended abstracts or development papers of their work in advance as a basis for discussion (Deadine: 01.08.2019).

Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) for Business Major Sophomore Students

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This hands-on workshop will cover pedagogical strategies related to teaching Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) for all Business Major Sophomore students.

AutoML is simply machine learning where data cleaning, feature engineering, algorithm selection, hyperparameter tuning are done automatically removing the need for years of training in machine learning and statistics.

The workshop is appropriate for faculty who have no previous experience with machine learning as well as experienced machine learning researchers without exposer to AutoML.

SIGED: Guided Inquiry Collaborative Learning (GICL) in Cyber Security

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Guided Inquiry Collaborative Learning (GICL) is effective in improving student learning Through a project funded by NSF, we are developing GICL materials for teaching a number of topics in cyber security. We will share GICL materials we have developed in this workshop, demonstrate how the GICL in cyber security will help to teach both cyber security domain knowledge and soft skills. The topics will include Access Control, Firewall, Secure Coding, and SQL Injection.

Early Career Faculty Consortium

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Thursday, August 15, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The early-career faculty consortium draws together faculty in their first four years of academic service along with faculty mentors from a variety of schools throughout the Americas region for activities and discussion aimed to offer all participants insights into their academic career that can help them be valuable, marketable, and successful in their career from their own perspective, and that of their university and the academy.

SIGED: Live Virtual Classroom: Best Practices

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This workshop explores best practices implementing a live virtual classroom (LVC) in the context of face-to-face information systems education, where onsite and remote students are mixed. With remote and face-to-face students in the class, faculty can offer critical virtual team training to students, while instilling important 21st century skills. Please bring a laptop with Internet connectivity.

Doctoral Consortium – Advanced Students – approval required

The Doctoral Student Consortium (Advanced) is to help those students who have completed their coursework and comprehensive examination, are working on their dissertation and anticipate entering the job market in the next year to develop and effective career plan based on their personal and professional goals. The consortium has three primary objectives:

  1. Provide networking opportunities for students with peers and faculty
  2. Help students strategize about their research, teaching and career plans
  3. Prepare students for the job market.

The program includes six faculty panels, three for the Senior Doctoral Students and three for the Mid-Stage Doctoral Students track. Panels focus on managing the dissertation and research program, teaching responsibilities and competencies, and career planning. In breakout sessions after each panel, small groups of students will discuss the panel topic with their faculty mentors and fellow students. The intent is for students to apply the panel topic to their personal and professional goals, with input from faculty mentors and peers. We will wrap-up with a discussion of how the lessons might be applied while also achieving an effective work-life balance.

August 15

AI Deep Learning with Convolutional Neural Networks Using TensorFlow

Thursday, August 15, 2019 – 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

A hands-on workshop on AI: Deep Learning with convolutional neural networks using TensorFlow. The workshop will present how to set up the remote virtual deep learning server – Google Cloud Platform (GCP) – with the full stack of software applications required for building, training, and testing convolutional neural networks in image recognition applications. The attendees can also have opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of the artificial neural network and other related topics.

Mid-Career Consortium

Thursday, August 15, 2019 – 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Are you an associate and or/tenured professor now facing the challenge of developing a successful and meaningful academic career? Are you wondering how you will achieve a life-work balance? Are you interested in learning about other academics’ successes (and failures)? This is just the place to be! Join the MIS Mid-Career Camp at AMCIS 2019, in Cancun.

SIGDSA - Business Analytics Curricula Design & Resource Availability

Thursday, August 15, 2019 – 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Special Interest Group on Decision Support and Analytics (SIGDSA) would like to invite you to this workshop that will provide faculty participants with a forum to learn and discuss curricula strategies, as well as learn about resources and exercises for data analytics and big data for their university curricula. The workshop will begin with a review of the curriculum development at University of Arkansas and Appalachian State University for executive, graduate and undergraduate education.

SIGGIS: Location Analytics/GIS: Social Media, Blockchain and Internet of Things

Thursday, August 15, 2019 – 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This workshop will address the convergence of GIS and location analytics with Social Media, Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT). The workshop will include a keynote talk by an industry leader, highlight emerging opportunities and a facilitate a group activity focusing on the “who, what, where, when, how, and why” of participating in this burgeoning research domain

Tableau Desktop Hands-on Training

Thursday, August 15, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Get ready to learn how to inform and inspire others when presenting data with Tableau’s platform. Join us for this hands-on session to discover how to turn data into actionable insights and find out why Forbes recently ranked Tableau as the technical skill with the third biggest rise in demand. We’ll provide an overview of Tableau’s Academic Programs, and walk through the key features and functionality of our visual analytics platform.

Doctoral Consortium – Advanced Students – continued from August 14

Thursday, August 15, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Doctoral Consortium – Early Students – approval required

7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Junior Doctoral Consortium program seeks to help Information Systems doctoral students who are about to start their PhD or who are in the first and second years of their doctoral studies (i.e., prior to comprehensive exams and advancement to candidacy at the time of application to the Doctoral Consortium) to become introduced to the professorate and to manage the path toward a sound research publication pipeline and a dissertation that will make a material contribution to the body of knowledge. The consortium has three primary objectives:

  1. Provide networking opportunities for students with peers and faculty
  2. Help students strategize about and focus on their research, teaching and career plans
  3. Prepare students for the dissertation process and advancement to candidacy.

The program includes a keynote speaker, Dr. Vallabh Sambamurthy, four distinguished faculty panels, and breakout sessions to discuss research and issues relevant to the early stages of a doctoral program. Panels focus on developing a solid research pipeline, preparing for the comprehensive exam, and transitioning to the dissertation process. In breakout sessions after each panel, small groups of students will discuss the panel topic as it relates to their research aspirations with their faculty mentors and fellow students. The intent is for students to apply the panel topic to their personal research and doctoral program goals, with input from faculty mentors and peers.

IBM Z - The Secret to Security, Hybrid Cloud, Open Source, IoT and DevOps

Thursday, August 15, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Mainframes run the vast majority of the Fortune 500, but it’s also quickly becoming a key part of the hottest trends in IT. During this workshop, you will learn what makes this unique architecture the perfect platform for the most advanced cybersecurity, machine learning, APIs, IoT, cloud and DevOps. You’ll get hands-on with a variety of pre-packaged hands-on activities ready to use in your classroom, computing club and other events. Bring your laptop.

Ancillary Meetings

AISWN Networking Reception

Thursday, August 15, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Please join the AIS Women’s Network for an evening of networking and collaboration. Light appetizers served.

Doctoral Student Corner

Thursday:         3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday:              9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:          9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The doctoral student corner is a dedicated space for doctoral students attending the conference to orient to the AMCIS experience and to connect with others in the field. This space will be available throughout the conference as a place for doctoral students to network and relax between conference events. We encourage doctoral students of all levels to register for this free ancillary event when registering for AMCIS 2019.

If you have already registered for the conference, but forgot to include the Doctoral Corner ancillary event, you are still welcome to participate. Please drop John Correia ( an email with your interest so we can include you on any pre-conference emails.

Be sure to stop by the corner once you’re in Cancun!

All students are free to relax in the designated doctoral corner space through-out the conference. There are also three activities students may participate in:

  • Networking events with faculty and fellow students during conference refreshment breaks
  • Trivia Bingo and Scavenger Hunt with Prizes
  • Buddy System Program

LACAIS Annual Meeting

Friday, August 14, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

LACAIS is the Latin America and Caribbean chapter of AIS. If you are from the region or have an interest in researching IS in the region, please join us in our annual meeting, where we review our activities and plan for the future.

SIGDSA Annual Meeting and Reception

Friday, August 16, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

SIGDSA Meeting and Reception – open to all AIS members

SIGSEC Annual Meeting & Reception

Friday, August 16, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Join us for at the annual SIGSEC reception and membership meeting.

SIGGIS Annual Business Meeting

Friday, August 16, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Special Interest Group on Geographic Information Systems (SIGGIS) Annual Business Meeting

SIGITProjMgmt Reception

Friday, August 16, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join the ITProjMgmt SIG members for networking and conversation.

SIGHealth Business Meeting

Friday, August 16, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

SIGHealth Annual Business Meeting

SIGLEAD Annual Meeting

Friday, August 16, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

We will discuss SIGLEAD business for the 2019-2020 year and review the past year.