Computer and Information Systems Division
This division brings together members from academia, industry and government who share a common interest in topics related to research and practice of computer and information systems. The CIS division is primarily interested in the theory, methodology and practice in all technical areas that develop or apply CIS.
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Vision: Become the leading division in IIE by increasing networking and partnership between its members and promoting forums to engage, share and recognize innovative ideas in the field of computer and information systems. Vision and Mission Statement
Dear IIE Computer and Information Systems Division members,
Last year the CIS division has redefined its vision and mission in order to clarify and envision the scope of CIS activities. We encourage interested members to see the vision and mission statements and provide feedback to me or other board members. The CIS activities are organized by the members of division board and a list of board members is available on the CIS website. You have elected a new president-elect, John Jung-Woon Yoo from Bradley University, and two new directors, Gerald Knapp from Louisiana State University and Hui Yang from University of South Florida. Thank you for your participation in the voting to select these outstanding leaders to serve our division. Our best wishes to the exiting board members Young-Jun Son and Russell Wooten; we would like to thank them for their dedicated service to our division. More from the president
A GTFS-based Visualization Approach for Statewide Transit Network Analysis
Presented by Computer and Information Systems
March 18 | 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: J. David Porter, Ph.D., associate professor, Oregon State University
Assessing the current "state of health" of individual transit networks is a fundamental part of studies aimed at planning changes and/or upgrades to the transportation network serving a region. To be able to affect changes that benefit both the individual transit networks as well as the larger transportation system, organizations need to develop meaningful strategies guided by specific performance metrics. A fundamental requirement for the development of these performance metrics is the availability of accurate data regarding transit networks.
Prior to 2005, transit data was not readily available. This situation complicated the assessment of single transit networks, let alone performing a state-wide or region-wide study. The advent of the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) changed this constrained landscape and motivated transit operators to release their schedules and route information to third party developers.
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Announcement: Second CIS Division Mobile App Competition
The advent of mobile devices such as Apple i-series and Samsung Galaxy series has dramatically changed not only personal lifestyles but also business practices. Tech-savvy industrial & systems engineers have foreseen the potentials of the new technology and are actively applying it to solve problems in their own domains. For more information and the competition website.
Announcement: Sponsorship opportunity for CIS Division Mobile App Competition
Mobile devices are rapidly becoming the interface of choice to business information and processes. It is critical that industrial & systems engineers become familiar with developing systems that incorporate these devices. To this end, the CIS Division has developed a new Mobile App Competition to encourage students to develop expertise in the use of Mobile devices (see announcement for the competition above).
We are currently seeking sponsorships for the competition. If you or your company can assist with a sponsorship, please contact the competition co-chairs (emails below). Sponsors will be recognized at the ISERC 2014 conference and in CIS division newsletters.
John Jung-Woon Yoo (Bradley University)
Gerry Knapp (Louisiana State University)
Announcement: ISERC CIS Track Best Paper Award & Best Student Paper Award
ISERC CIS track provides two award opportunities for the submitted papers. The Best Paper Award is endowed to the most outstanding paper among all paper submissions within CIS track. Independently from that, if appropriate, please consider applying for the Best Student Paper Award. Details regarding qualification, eligibility and application process for the Best Student Paper Award can be found in http://www.iienet2.org/Details.aspx?id=17500.
One of the benefits of belonging to a professional society is the opportunity to share knowledge about various topics of interest.
Topic: Semantic Information Extraction by Gerald Knapp, associate professor, mechanical and industrial engineering, Louisiana State University
Knapp and his research team at LSU have recently focused on advancing the ability of computers to identify and extract "meaning" from document, image, and video content. The goal is to obtain human-level – and better – capabilities in understanding and reasoning from text, speech, and visual scenes. These technologies have a broad range of potential applications, including improved search engines, better security monitoring, and assistive robotics.
Your feedback is very important to us. Please let us know how we can make the division better. Please feel free to contact any of the board members.
Computer and Information System (CIS) Division is proud to launch its new LinkedIn subgroup. Check it out!
IIE Members or non-members can subscribe to this group and start new discussions related to CIS topics, get current news about the division, post jobs and ask questions. Help us spread the word. We look forward to your support and greatly appreciate your feedback on how to address your current needs through this subgroup. We would also like to hear from you on what you would like to see in the newsletter. Contact us.