CityU researchers receive prestigious awards in information systems field
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Department of Information Systems at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), has been honoured with the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Fellow Award. Professor Mohamed Khalifa in the same department and Dr Vanessa Liu Shun-wah, a 2005 PhD graduate from CityU and currently an assistant professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, received the Best Paper Award in Conference Theme at the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), conducted under the auspices of AIS.Chair Professor Wei Kwok-kee, Head of the
These achievements once again demonstrate the high quality of the professional education and applied research carried out at the University and exhibited on the international stage.
AIS, founded in 1994, serves as the premier global organization for academics specializing in Information Systems. It has chapters across
Professor Wei is the second academic from
“I am delighted to receive the Fellow Award as it rewards the efforts I have made in the past,” Professor Wei said. “I will try my best to strive for excellence in the future.”
Professor Wei received his doctoral degree in computer science from the
Before joining CityU, Professor Wei was a professor in the
At the AIS conference, Professor Khalifa and his graduate student Dr Liu won the Best Paper Award in Conference Theme. Their paper, “Knowledge acquisition through computer-mediated discussions: Potential of semantic network representation and effects of conceptual facilitation restrictiveness”, was selected out of more than 70 papers. It demonstrates the superiority of a system designed by Professor Khalifa to support the exchange of knowledge between members of a knowledge community, and has important implications for corporate training, knowledge communities, communities of practice and e-learning.
The panel said the winning paper “has potential to make a major impact on knowledge acquisition and transfer” and is “a very interesting new frontier of the sort that is exactly appropriate to the conference theme”.
ICIS is the leading annual research conference in the information systems discipline. ICIS 2005 was held from 11 to 14 December in