Some folks have asked me why I was picking on AIS and/or the UW Conference in last week’s posts? Whoops, that was not my intention on either score. So just in case a wider readership thought that my comments were too unkind, let me elaborate on the good side.
First, the Conference was excellent – amazing gathering of faculty and practitioners that I wish more conferences had. Very well organized (by staff who I had known years ago and thought were among the most competent staff I had ever worked with – you know who I mean). Compared to the early years of the Conference there was a lot of synergy between the panels of professionals/academics and academic papers presented between panels.
Second, The professional development sessions at the day before the conference were great. Learned a lot about information visualization and cybersecurity.
Third, as for the AIS research – two of the three papers I got to see were great. Indeed, one of them I urged to be sent to a much better journal than it currently was at. No doubt that editor will not be happy with me.
So there you have it, the rest of the story. . . . . .