We know that ICIS at Seoul will be a fantastic experience for all. If you haven’t registered for the conference yet (or even if you have), we would encourage you to look at the 38 different ancillary events that surround the main ICIS conference experience. We have options for every AIS member interests including Special Interest Group (SIG) paper workshops, country chapter meetings, career focused workshops, and much more.

These workshops and events adds so much richness to the conference experience. Come find your academic community and find a workshop or event that fits you! We’d encourage you to reach out to the event organizer if you have any questions about fit.

AIS Membership/Chapter Events by Date

Saturday, December 9

  • Meeting of the MENA Chapter of AIS (http://mena-ais.webs.com/)
  • It is our pleasure to invite you to the meeting of the MENA Chapter of AIS to be organized during ICIS 2017. The MENA-AIS chapter is the premier academic association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems, e-business, e-commerce, and e-Marketing in the MENA region.

Sunday, December 10

  • Junior Faculty Consortium (http://icis2017.aisnet.org/events/junior-faculty-workshop/)
  • This consortium will take place on December 10, 2017 (Sunday) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the COEX Convention Center in Soeul. There will be a keynote speech, panel discussions, and interactive sessions built around issues relevant to the career development of junior faculty members. Participants will have opportunities to interact with a selected group of faculty mentors, with whom they can share their thoughts and concerns about developing their careers.
  • Mid-Career Faculty Workshop (http://icis2017.aisnet.org/events/mid-career-faculty-workshop/ )
  • A workshop for mid-career faculty, by mid-career faculty!
  • JPAIS/JASMIN International Meeting 2017 (https://sites.google.com/site/jpaisnet/home)
  • Discuss the issues surrounding the information system in Japan. Exploring the way of new information society based on new technology trends such as Cloud, AI, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, IoT, Cybersecurity. Contact Motonari Tanabu tanabu-motonari-dz@ynu.ac.jp for more information.
  • ICIS Doctoral Consortium Reunion
  • This event is open to participants of any ICIS Doctoral Consortium, both students and mentors. We hope you’ll join us to catch up on what’s happened over the years and to meet your colleagues from other years. Contact Alan Dennis ardennis@indiana.edu for more information.

Monday, December 11

  • AIS Women’s Networking Event (http://aiswn.org)
  • Join the AIS Women’s Network for networking among all AIS members. We will provide time to connect with others in your field of interest and organize small group discussions to address obstacles and opportunities related to diversity and inclusion. More information about the event can be found on our website http://aiswn.org or they may contact us via email directly – dawn.owens@utdallas.edu or gondyleroy@email.arizona.edu.
  • Region 3 Scholars Reception and Meeting
  • Join the first AIS Region 3 (Asian and Pacific) scholar reception and meeting. All AIS members, especially Region 3 scholars, are welcome. We will provide time for you to connect with others in your field of interest, share experience of obstacles and opportunities related to being a scholar in Region 3 (culture, language, and social exclusion, etc.), and get advice for coping with them. Cocktails, cold canapes, hot hors d’oeuvres, snacks, Asian fusion tapas bar, fruit, and sweets will be offered. Stop by and enjoy some happy hours of being a Region 3 scholar. Contact Ming-Hui Huang huangmh@ntu.edu.tw for more information.

Wednesday, December 13

  • KrAIS Post-ICIS Workshop (https://sites.google.com/site/kraisweb/2017)
  • Participants at KrAIS (Korean Chapter of the AIS) workshop engage with scholars from different schools, nations, and continents, while developing relationships for future collaborative research, exploring important research questions, seeking / sharing professional advice on career development, and most importantly building long lasting friendships. Contact Jahyun Goo jgoo@fau.edu for more information.

Planning an Ancillary Meeting

As part of the 2017 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), the Association for Information Systems (AIS) is seeking participation by all Information Systems organizations to conduct an ancillary event at ICIS in Seoul, Korea, December 10-13, 2017.

For all SIG/Ancillary/Pre/Post ICIS meeting event requests for ICIS 2017, you will need to complete the formal OAM application. By organizing events through the OAM site for ICIS 2017, we expect to be able to better coordinate across events, promote the various inter-related theme workshops and ancillary events, and allocate space in order to make event planning more amenable for conference and workshop attendants. Your early indication of interest in organizing an ancillary event will help in our efforts to coordinate the ancillary events.

If you are planning an event, please complete the OAM application. Also, we would like to thank all who submitted a pre-survey that helped prepare in the initial planning. Each event organizer must also complete the OAM request as this is the official request for rooms and added services.

Key benefits to using the OAM Site to plan your ancillary event:

  • Ancillary events (e.g., SIG Workshops, Chapter meetings, birds of a feather sessions, receptions, etc.) arranged through the OAM receive the best available space, audio/visual, and food & beverage rates.
  • Your event attendees will have the convenience to book during the ICIS registration process, or to add your event to their itineraries after registration.
  • Ancillary event organizers can opt to take advantage of the meeting planning services to negotiate on your behalf to plan your event exactly how you want.
  • Event promotion benefits: We will provide each event with a dedicated page on the official ICIS web site to promote the event to all potential participants.

Regardless of the services desired, the FIRST STEP to being recognized as an OAM for ICIS 2017 is to submit the OAM application. Upon its review and acceptance, confirmation will be sent to the designated ancillary meeting organizer, and the planning process will commence.

If you have any questions, please contact JC Sandel, AIS Conference Coordinator, by email at jc@aisnet.org or by calling +1(404).477.5823

How to Plan an OAM for ICIS 2017 – Seoul

in Four Easy Steps: 

Step 1: Decide if your group wants to meet in Seoul and be part of the official ICIS program.Now
Step 2: Begin the OAM Application process. Submit as much information as you have now or your best estimates; you can always come back and make adjustments later.As soon as possible to reserve your space.
Step 3: Complete the Registration portion of the OAM Application.Due by July 31, 2017

Step 4: Confirm the logistics portion of the OAM Application.Due by October 16, 2017

Current OAM Submissions*:

Meeting Venue Information:

The Coex Convention Center is the official location for the ICIS 2017 Conference December 10-13, 2017. All workshops, paper sessions, keynote presentations, exhibits, and receptions will take place at Coex.

  • Pre-ICIS Events:

Friday, December 8: limited space available 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, December 9: Space available 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday, December 10: Space available 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Note: All meeting rooms at COEX are also available in the mornings (before 9:00 AM) and evenings (after 6:00 PM), but additional hourly rental fees will be charged.

  • During ICIS Conference (Monday, December 11 – Wednesday, December 13). Meeting events should not compete with Paper Sessions.

Space available before 9:00 AM and after 6:00 PM based on availability

  • Post-ICIS Events:

Thursday, December 14: We do not have space on hold. Events are subject to Coex availability; no time restriction. Additional rental feels will be charged.


  • Registration: no additional charge if attendees to your OAM also register for and attend ICIS. For those who attend your OAM only, there is a $20/person processing fee that is charged to your group. (Regular conference cancellation fees apply to all attendees.) There is no fee for groups handling their own registration processing.
  • Planning Coordination Fee: SIGS, Colleges, and Chapters: $250 flat fee regardless of number of days or events. All other groups: $350 fee for 1-day event; $500 for 2-day event; $650 for events three or more days. SIG Business Meetings and AIS related groups such as journals, affiliated conferences etc: No charge

    *SIG, College, and Chapter Business Meetings that require no food/beverage and no planning will not be charged the meeting planning fee.


  • Registration: listing your group on the Official ICIS Registration Form; processing payment; data entry; scheduled registration reports; refunds; scheduled financial reports; name badges (following official conference format only), badge ribbons (as available), badge lanyards; onsite registration services.
  • Meeting Planning: logistical planning; discounted menus and menu planning; discounted AV prices and audio-visual equipment recommendation; room layout recommendation; on-site coordination; hotel bill review.

If you have any questions, please contact JC Sandel, AIS Conference Director, by email at jc@aisnet.org or by calling +1 404.760.2863

Ancillary Meeting Chairs

Jae Yun Moon

Korea University

Lakshmi Iyer

Appalachian State University

Ryan Wright

University of Virginia