Thursday 26 April 2018

Dublin wins tech conference

Lero chief scientist Professor Brian Fitzgerald
Lero chief scientist Professor Brian Fitzgerald

Dublin has won the right to host the 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) which will take place in the Convention Centre in Dublin.

The conference, which will be held in December 2016, is expected to bring in 1,500 global delegates and their partners and is expected to generate €2m to the Irish economy.

According to Lero, the Irish software research centre, Dublin beat off competition from Munich, Vienna and Istanbul.

Professor John Mooney, who chaired the Dublin bid with Professor Brian Fitzgerald, said that ICIS 2016 will be a good chance to review the challenges facing the industry.

"The information systems academic discipline finds itself at several 'crossroads' as different past influences converge. ICIS 2016 will be a timely opportunity to review the technology implications of these metaphorical crossroads," Prof Mooney said.

The theme of the 2016 conference is 'Digital Innovation at the Crossroads'. The ICIS conference is the primary conference of the Association of Information Systems which boasts 4,000 members in 95 countries.

This year's ICIS conference will be held in Fort Worth in Texas from December 13- 16.

The conference is supported by Science Foundation Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, as well as by leading companies in the IT sector such as Intel, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Realex Payments and SOS Ventures.

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