Call for Papers for Bright ICT Minitrack at AMCIS 2020

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Minitrack: Bright ICT – Beyond Security and Privacy Concerns Information Security and Privacy (SIGSEC) AMCIS 2020 (https://amcis2020.aisconferences.org/) Salt Lake City, Utah, August 12-16 2020 CALL FOR PAPERS  Global information and communication infrastructures and platforms have made businesses and the broader society more efficient and effective. However, many serious side effects have emerged alongside these information and communications technology (ICT) platforms, imperiling the foundation of future not only in a particular country, but also across borders. To reduce the substantial adverse effects on our economy and national security, many researchers pay high attention to the negative effects of ICT and investigate concepts and approaches to drastically reduce its undesirable consequences. Beyond simple concerns of security and privacy, we have to establish safe and secure ICT platforms which can preventively identify and mitigate malicious anonymous security and privacy concerns across the globe. This minitrack extends the vision of ICT-enabled Bright Society adopted as an AIS Grand Vision Project (in short, Bright ICT Initiative) in 2014 (see Lee 2015).[1] In doing so, this minitrack encompasses the development of relevant technologies, business models, public policies, social norms, international agreements, and national indexes for bright, secure, and trusted ICT platforms (including Internet architecture). Systematic research on a global scale is particularly welcomed. This minitack invites original research articles addressing a broad coverage of technical, managerial, economic, and strategic solutions towards developing the bright ICT platforms, with emphasis on global trust building. Papers may employ any applicable IS research methods (e.g., case study, survey, analytical modeling, experiments, computational models, design science, etc.). Topics of interest, but not limited to: Preventive bright ICT paradigm Bright ICT in global environments Cross-cultural security awareness Compliance and liability Cross-cultural views on privacy Privacy management and concerns Ethics in privacy and security Important Dates: January 6, 2020: Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2020 (Now Open) at PCS Submission (https://new.precisionconference.com/user/login?society=ais) February 28, 2020: AMCIS manuscript submissions closes for authors at 5:00pm MST (completed research and Emergent Research Forum (ERF)) April 22, 2020: Camera-ready papers are due at 5:00pm MST   We look forward to receiving your best works for the minitrack of Bright ICT. If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of minitrack co-chairs.   Minitrack Co-Chairs Jiyong Park, jiyong.park@uncg.edu, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Aaron Michael French, afrench@unm.edu, University of New Mexico Dan J. Kim, dan.kim@unt.edu, University of North Texas   [1] Lee, Jae Kyu. 2015. “Guest Editorial: Research Framework for AIS Grand Vision of the Bright ICT Initiative,” MIS Quarterly, (39: 2) pp.iii-xii.

Congratulations to Dr. Xing Li, the Awardee of Bright Internet Award 2019

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Dr. Xing Li (Tsinghua University) was named as the winner of Bright Internet Award 2019. He is deputy director of China Education and Research Network (CERNET) Center, responsible for the design and operation of the CERNET and China Next Generation Internet (CERNET2). He was Chairman of the Professional Committee of Internet of China Computer Federation. Dr. Li accepted the award via pre-recorded message: Bright Internet Award Lunch will be held at BIGS 2019 @ Munich, Germany.  

2019 International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity (ICCC)

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The International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity 2019 is taking place on 20th, 21st & 22nd November, 2019 at New Delhi, India. The International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cyber Security is being organized by Cyberlaws.Net and Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocates, Supreme Court of India. It aims to examine and analyze the emerging Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity trends of today’s times. The International Conference will be attended by various international delegates and speakers as also representatives from the national Diaspora representing the stakeholders in the digital ecosystem and alive web. These would include representatives from the Central Government & State Governments, various Ministries, Law Enforcement Agencies, Police, Business, Information Technology, Corporate Sector, Academicians, Scholars, Service Providers, International Organizations and distinguished thought leaders. The International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity is currently being supported by more than 110 international and national organizations, including Bright Internet Research Center. Please visit the ICCC 2019 website for more information (http://cyberlawcybercrime.com/).

Congratulations! The MOU for BIPC was signed in BICS 2019 @ Xi’an, China

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Bright Internet China Symposium (BICS) 2019 was held successfully during 9-10 July at Xi’an, China. In particular, the BICS 2019 will be long remembered for the remarkable initiative toward the Bright Internet. This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that defines the objectives and activities of Bright Internet Project Consortium (BIPC) is signed by Seven Founding Member Institutions. They are appointed as the Director of Board of BIPC, and Jae Kyu Lee is elected as the Chairman of BIPC. We expect the BIPC to play a pivotal role in establishing the Bright Internet! Please refer the BIPC page for details.    

IFIP WG 8.6 2019 Annual Conference featured the Bright ICT as a Conference Theme

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IFIP WG 8.6 2019 Annual Conference would focus on the progress made in this effort and to understand how the knowledge accumulated thus far translates into societal benefit. The conference would aim at discussions on adoption or modification of technologies, policies, and organizations from which new business models that create a bright safe internet can evolve. In this conference, Prof. Jae Kyu Lee gave a keynote speech entitled “Bright Internet: Market Driven Approach.” Please find the conference proceedings here. IFIP Working Group 8.6 is an international group concerned with the diffusion, adoption and implementation of information (and communication) technologies. The Group was established by IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) in 1994. We conduct conferences and workshops, maintain a listserver and publish books. Read more about us here.

Congratulations! Dr. Ramayya Krishnan was named as the Bright Internet Awardee of 2018

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Dr. Ramayya Krishnan, Dean of Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, received the Bright Internet Award in BIGS 2018. Bright Internet Award (Jae Kyu Lee Award) honors the scholars who made excellent scholarly achievements and contributions in the field of Management Information Systems, especially in the area of Bright Internet research and development. Please visit the Bright Internet Award Page for previous winners.

BIGS 2018 at San Francisco, USA Finished Successfully

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Bright Internet Global Summit (BIGS) 2018 was held successfully during December 12-13, 2018 at San Francisco, California, USA. All participants have discussed and exchanged ideas and research outcomes toward the Bright Internet. Please find the BIGS 2018 program at http://brightinternet.org/bigs2018/program/. The next BIGS will be held in this upcoming December 18 at Munich, Germany along with International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2019.

Congratulations! BICS 2018 at Beijing, China Finished Successfully

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Bright Internet China Symposium (BICS) 2018 was held successfully during 2-3 July at Tsinghua University, Beijing. More than 60 people participated in BICS 2018 from various countries, such as China, South Korea, USA, Bangladesh, etc. Participants have discussed and exchanged ideas and research outcomes toward the Bright Internet. Here is the proud participants of BICS 2018. Congratulations to the successful BICS 2018!