The 5th Annual Conference on Information Systems Applied Research will be in New Orleans from November 1 - 4, 2012 and will be held in conjunction with ISECON 2012, which focuses on IS Education. Registrants for CONISAR can freely attend ISECON functions and vice versa.

Join us in New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans
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Additional Conference Highlights

Industry Keynote Address - Friday Breakfast (7:45 AM) [PowerPoint Slides]

Alok Shrivastava
Senior director, EMC Education Services. Alok is an architect of EMC’s successful education initiatives including the industry leading EMC Proven Professional program and EMC’s Academic Alliance.


Distinguished Educator & Keynote Speaker - Friday Lunch

Dr. Alan Dennis
Professor of Information Systems and John T. Chambers Chair of Internet Systems in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Alan's textbook on data communications and networking remains a market leader and he is an innovator in electronic textbooks that make learning customizable and social. More...

About The Conference

CONISAR focuses on research in real-world practical applications of information sciences, systems, and technology, and provides a valuable forum for both researchers and practitioners. Accepted papers are published in the conference proceedings and awarding winning papers are published in the Journal of Information Systems Applied Research (JISAR).

Why Attend?

Research Productivity: Share your research, receive feedback, find collaborators and stay current by attending research prestentations from others in your field.

2012 Special Focus on Cloud Computing

This year's conference is highlighting papers related to the applied implementation of Clouds - Private and Public, and SaaS (Software as a Service). Featuring:

  • Cloud only presentation track
  • Planned Special Issue of JISAR (2013)

New papers/abstracts invited on:

  • Applied IS Research
  • Business Intelligence
  • Cloud Computing
  • Database and Data Management
  • ERP / Business Processes
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • IT Innovation / Technology
  • IT Management and Strategy
  • Networks / Security
  • Outsourcing
  • Project Management
  • Systems Develop / Software Eng.
  • Web Applications


Social and luncheon programs designed to foster collaboration among attendees:
  • Welcoming Reception
  • First Time Attendee Tables
  • Tours and trips to local landmarks
  • Special Guest Package

Additional Highlights:

  • Stay current in the field via research presentations from academic peers and industry professionals
  • Industry perspective keynote presentation
  • Workshops on SQL, Business Intelligence, Mobile Computing
  • Industry and Publisher Exhibitors and presentations
  • Panels to share ideas
  • Time to explore New Orleans


  • The top 15% of papers submitted receive outstanding paper recognition
  • All papers accepted and presented are published in the proceedings
  • All papers submitted by the July 15th deadline are eligible for journal publication (JISAR)

Sponsors / Organizers

CONISAR is organized and sponsored by the Education Special Interest Group (EDSIG) for the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and is managed by the Foundation for Informtion Technology Education (FITE)