<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" align="center"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#943634">AMCIS 2013
Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 14-17, 2013</span></b><i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:red"></span></i></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" align="center">


<i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:red"><br></span></i></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" align="center">


<i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:red">Papers are
Encouraged for Submission to Mini-Track on </span></i></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" align="center"><i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:red"></span></i></p>




<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" align="center"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:red">Spatial
Business Intelligence, Decision Making, and Management</span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" align="center"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman""></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" align="center"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#943634">in the Track on Business Intelligence and
Knowledge Management,</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:center;line-height:normal" align="center"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#943634"></span></b></p>








<br clear="all">



















<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0070c0">DESCRIPTION</span></b></p>




<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0070c0"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0070c0">The mini-track on
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) seeks to provide a forum for research on
varied aspects of GIS for business intelligence, decision-making, knowledge
management, and management.<span> </span>This area is
becoming an essential aspect for governments and is growing rapidly this decade
in business.<span> </span>The minitrack encourages manuscript
submission on conceptual theory, methodology, applications, and cases in
GIS.<span> </span>Other areas of interest include
rapidly growing mobile location-based applications, cloud-based GIS, spatial
crowdsourcing, spatial data management and big data, spatial workforce, and
ethical issues.<span> </span>The intent is to advance
knowledge from a relatively nascent level in light of the recent geospatial
revolution and encourage exchange of findings, methodologies, and ideas between
scholars and practitioners in an area ripe for rapid growth in business and
information schools. The mini-track over the past two years has attracted
increasing interest and participation.<span>
</span>It is part of the SIGDSS track and is sponsored by SIGGIS.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><br><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0070c0"></span></p>


<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0070c0"><i><b>Call For Papers</b></i><br>


</span></p>

























<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0070c0">Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) and spatial technologies are growing rapidly in business and
government.<span> </span>Increasingly these applications
involve business intelligence (BI).<span>
</span>Although there is considerable research on GIS technology and geographic
information science, there has been relatively little research in spatial
decision making in business and organizations. This track seeks manuscripts
that address conceptual theory, methodology, applications, and cases on these
topics.<span> </span>The relevance to research is to
build up greater knowledge of the geo-spatial aspects of decision-making and
management, and to develop theory and applications, sometimes building on
well-known concepts in the </span><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0070c0">DSS and MIS fields</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0070c0">.<span> </span>The mini-track will
address the evolving areas of GIS, GIScience, and related technologies such as
RFID, imagery, location for mobile devices, and sensors, cloud-based</span><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0070c0"> GIS</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0070c0">, and expansive spatial information. Since
this area is rapidly growing in business, the mini-track can shed light on a new
and evolving field. The mini-track findings, results, and discussions will also
inform the managers, strategic thinkers, and policy makers in many
organizations that are building, deploying, and managing applications in these
areas. This mini-track is supported by SIG-GIS of AIS.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0070c0"><br>


</span></p>

























<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0f243e">Potential topics:</span></b></p>


<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0f243e"><br></span></b></p>



















<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Spatial business
intelligence </span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Spatial decision
support systems (SDSS)</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Spatial knowledge
management</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Management
decision-making using GIS</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Spatial data mining
and knowledge discovery</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Web-based GIS concepts
and applications</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Big Data and GIS</span></p>




<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">GIS and the cloud</span></p>




<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Mobile-based GIS concepts
and applications</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Methodological papers</span></p>




<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Theoretical studies</span></p>




<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Case studies </span></p>




<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Collaborative spatial decision-based
systems</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Studies of investment
in and benefits of GIS, spatial BI, or SDSS</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Human, organizational,
and management factors in spatial systems</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Quality measures and evaluation of spatial systems</span></p>




<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Systems and software development of GIS</span></p>




<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Public domain and open source GIS</span></p>




<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Crowdsourcing and
public domain sources of spatial information</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">GIS education,
training, and workforceIndustry trends</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">International aspects
of GIS-based decision-making</span></p>

<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061">Ethical aspects of GIS
and spatial decision-making</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;color:red"></span></p>





<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061"></span></p>


<p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#244061"><span><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman""></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#244061"></span></p>




























<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal"><i><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"">Mini-Track Co-Chairs</span></b></i></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal">


<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman""><br></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;margin-left:40px"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"">James B.
Pick, University of Redlands, <a href="mailto:james_pick@redlands.edu" target="_blank">james_pick@redlands.edu</a></span></p><div style="margin-left:40px">

</div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;margin-left:40px"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"">Avijit
Sarkar, University of Redlands, <a href="mailto:avijit_sarkar@redlands.edu" target="_blank">avijit_sarkar@redlands.edu</a>
</span></p><div style="margin-left:40px">

</div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;margin-left:40px"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"">Hindupur
Ramakrishna,University of Redlands, <a href="mailto:hindupur_ramakrishna@redlands.edu" target="_blank">hindupur_ramakrishna@redlands.edu</a>
</span></p><div style="margin-left:40px">

</div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;margin-left:40px"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"">Daniel
Farkas,Pace University, <a href="mailto:dfarkas@pace.edu" target="_blank">dfarkas@pace.edu</a></span></p>

























<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;color:red"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;color:red"><br>


</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;color:red">DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"><span>
</span>February 22, 2013</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%">Submission information at <a href="http://amcis2013.aisnet.org" target="_blank">http://amcis2013.aisnet.org</a><span> </span></span></p>




<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman"">Mini-track
chair contact for information</span></u><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman""> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"">James B.
Pick</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"">E-mail:<span> </span><a href="mailto:james_pick@redlands.edu" target="_blank">james_pick@redlands.edu</a></span></p>




<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"">School of
Business, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA 92373-0999</span></p>





<br>-- <br>Dan Farkas, PhD<br>Chair, Information Technology Department<br>Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems<br>Pace University<br>Pleasantville, NY, 10570 USA