GIS for Smart Sustainability Workshop, AMCIS Savannah, Aug. 7, 2014.

Agenda(Rev 3, 7-12-14)


8:15-8:30am
Introduction and Welcome.
Participants and Attendees Introduced

8:30-8:40am
Overview of Workshop

8:40-9:05am
Making a case – why is GIS and spatial analysis relevant for IS academics?
Overview of GIS Concepts, methods, and architecture. GIS in organizations. Spatial business intelligence. Spatial analysis and statistics.
James Pick
University of Redlands and Dan Farkas, Pace University

Connection with MIS concepts. Includes a short demo.




9:05-9:15am
Short Break




9:15-9:50am
GIS and smart sustainability – how GIS is a tool to explore, analyze, designing solutions for decision support to environmental, health, and urban problems and challenges for organizations, government, and society. Includes a demo.
Brian Hilton
Claremont Graduate University



9:50-10:20am
Hands-on Small Group Activity. Search and discussion by group members for spatial layers relevant to their own potential GIS projects, i.e. exploring the Business Analyst Online list of 8,000 spatially-enabled attributes and discussing/identifying potential for each participant.

10:20-10:50am
Break

10:50-11:15am
Why (and how) is GIS & spatial analysis relevant for IS/IT curriculum and teaching? -- GIS and spatial analysis as curricular innovation. Strategies for teaching GIS in IS/IT and business school context. Curricular stages. Case studies.
Hindupur Ramakrishna and Avijit Sarkar
University of Redlands
11:15-12:05am
Keynote talk, Bill Meehan
Director of Utility Solutions, Esri Inc.
former Vice President at a major electric and gas utility.

12:05-12:15pm
Break




12:15:-12:40pm
Why (and how) is GIS & spatial analysis relevant for IS research? -- Research in GIS from an IS/IT perspective. Approaches used. Methodologies, Opportunities. Journals. Discussion of research opportunities.
Namchul Shin, Pace University, and James Pick, University of Redlands
12:40-12:50pm
10-min. Demo of Business Analyst Desktop or another cutting edge Spatial Tool.

12:50-1pm
Concluding Discussion of workshop on GIS for Smart Sustainability
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