About AIS-SIG-ISAP (IS in Asia Pacific)

AIS SIG-ISAP is an academic platform for IS/MIS researchers/scholars in the world who are interested in IS issues in Asia Pacific, which was officially approved by the Association for Information Systems (AIS) as the Special Interest Group on IS/IT Issues in Asia Pacific (ISAP) in 2004.

Therefore, in the official name of AIS, the main purpose of the AIS SIG ISAP is to provide a forum where international scholars and practitioners interested in IS/IT issues of Asia Pacific region can come together and meet with each other, share research and practice experiences, and promote research collaborations.

The advisors of ISAP association include Professors Gordon Davis of University of Minnesota, USA and some other AIS senior scholars and/or past presidents like Richard Watson, K.K. Wei, J.K. Lee, etc.

With the leadership of the founding president, Professor Huang, the ISAP has successfully organized and held two international conferences on IS/IT issues in Asia Pacific, one in Washington D.C., USA in 2004 and another in Las Vegas, USA in 2005. The conference participants came from more than 13 countries/cities, including Australia, New Zealand, China, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, USA, Thailand, Canada, UK, and Turkey. The invited keynote speakers and internationally well-known IS scholars included Professors Michael Myers (from New Zealand, the President of AIS, 2006-2007), Richard Watson (from USA, the President of AIS, 2004-2005), J. K. Lee (from Korea, President of AIS, 2004-2005, 2015-2016), Kalle Lyytinen (formerly from Finland, Europe and now working in USA, AIS Fellow and former Editor-in-Chief of Journal of AIS), Bernard Tan (from Singapore, Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly Journal), Masaaki Hirano (from Japan, President of the Japan Society for Management Information), and Choon Ling Sia (from Hong Kong, Associate Editor of MIS Quarterly Journal).

The ISAP has become an established international AIS-SIG for IS research related to Asia Pacific. It organizes annual international conference and/or track/workshop on IS/IT in Asia Pacific, and publishes special issues on international IS journals each year (for example, five special issues were already published in International Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM) and International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management(IJIEM)).

Office of Administration

President: Haibing Lu, Santa Clara University (USA)
Vice President: Shan Liu, Xi'an Jiaotong University (China)

International Advisory Committee:

Gordon Davis, University of Minnesota
Michael Myers (from New Zealand, the President of AIS, 2006-2007)
Richard Watson (from USA, the President of AIS, 2004-2005)
J. K. Lee (from Korea, President of AIS, 2004-2005, 2015-2016)
Kalle Lyytinen (formerly from Finland, Europe and now working in USA, AIS Fellow and former Editor-in-Chief of Journal of AIS)
Yingluo Wang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Zongben Xu, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Shanglin Yang, Hefei University of Science and Technology, China
Guoqing Chen, Tsinghua University, China
Bernard Tan (from Singapore, Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly Journal, President of AIS, 2012-2013)
Masaaki Hirano (from Japan, President of the Japan Society for Management Information)
Michael Ginzberg (from USA, WPI)

Council Members: (Standing members)

Wei Huang (Wayne), Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Choon Ling Sia (from Hong Kong, Associate Editor of MIS Quarterly Journal).
Robert Xin Luo, The University of New Mexico, USA
John D’Ambra, University of New South Wales, Australia
Y. Wang, Ohio University, USA
Steven S.Q. Wang, Credit Suisse, New York, USA
James Thong, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, China
Wei Ding, University of Massachusetts – Boston, USA
Qing Hu, City University of New York, USA
Dongming Xu, University of Queensland, Australia
Jinhua She, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan
S. Y. Hung, Zhongzhen University, Taiwan, China
Eldon Li, Zhengzhi University, Taiwan, China
Patrick Chau, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Vincent Lai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Guy Gable, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Jiye Mao, Renmin University, China
Yong Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xiaohong Chen, Zhongnan University, China
Nengmin Wang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Lihua Huang, Fudan University, China
Qingfei Min, Dalian University of Technology

Executive Committee:

Xiaoni Zhang, Northern Kansas University, USA
Ping Chen, University of Massachusetts – Boston , USA
Jim Quan, Salisbury University, USA
Chang Liu, North Illinois University, USA

Symposium Management Committee:

Hongyun Zhang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (Chair)
Tan Zhang, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China (General Secretary)
Xuguo Zhang, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

International Program Committee:

Qin Su, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (Co-Chair)
Gengzhong Feng, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (Co-Chair)
Robert Xin Luo, The University of New Mexico, USA
Yuewen Liu, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Jin Xu, West Region Economy Research Center, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Xiaoni Zhang, Northern Kansas University, USA
Dong Li, Beijing University, China
Ping Chen, University of Massechusets – Boston , USA
Kan Liang Wang, Renmin University, China
Nengmin Wang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Y. Wang, Ohio University, USA
Feng Chen, Haibo Intelligent Systems Inc., China
Yangyong Zhu, Fudan University, China
Jim Quan, Salisbury University, USA
Steven S.Q. Wang, Credit Suisse, New York, USA
Feng Wu, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Wei Ding, University of Massechusets – Boston, USA
Xiuwu Liao, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Chang Liu, North Illinois University, USA
Qing Hu, Iowa State University, USA
Taolin Xie, Haibo Intelligent Systems Inc., China
Yong Lu, Penn State University, USA
Zhengwen He, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Dongming Xu, University of Queensland, Australia
Daming You, Business School, Central South Univ., China
Youjin Liu, Hunan Univ. of Science & Tech., China
Jiayin Wang, Washington University, St. Louis, USA
Zhifeng Liang, Economic Research & Information Center of Hunan Province, China
Min WU, Institute of Advanced Control & Intelligent Automation, Central Southern University
Jinhua She, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan
Xiaoping Shen, Ohio University, USA

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