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 | Schedule 

President's message

Dear IIE Computer & Information Systems (CIS) Division members,John Jung-Woon Yoo
The academic year of 2014-2015 was another dynamic year for the Computer and Information Systems (CIS) division. I am very pleased to share many exciting stories about various CIS activities with you: Sessions at the upcoming IIE Annual Conference & Expo , CIS election results and leadership transition, the exciting CIS webinar series and the CIS Mobile App Competition. 

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Announcement: ISERC 2015 CIS Best Student Paper Award

Congratulations to Mehrad Bastani, Aristotelis E. Thanos, Gregory Collins, and their advisor Dr. Nurcin Celik, The University of Miami, the winner of ISERC 2015 CIS Best Student Paper Competition, on their excellent paper, "A Voronoi-based Genetic Algorithm for Waste Collection Vehicle Routing Problem."

Nine student papers were nominated in this year, and three judges performed a double-blind review and selected the best student paper. 

Mehrad Bastani, Aristotelis E. Thanos, and Gregory Collins will receive a certificate at the 2015 IIE Annual Conference and Expo, and will be recognized during the CIS town hall meeting at 2 p.m. on May 31(Sunday) in room 213 in The Nashville Convention Center.

Research gallery
One of the benefits of belonging to a professional society is the opportunity to share knowledge about various topics of interest.

Topic: Visual sensing and Data Analytics 
By: Mehdi Khazaeli, Assistant Professor, Engineering Management, University of the Pacific
Research Overview: Dr. Khazaeli and his research team at UOP are working on multimedia analysis and using contextual cueing to improve segmentation, scene detection and object recognition (Figure 1 presents a framework for visual sensing applications). This research will ultimately contribute to sport biomechanics, training environment and building information modelling. 

Announcement: 2015 CIS Best Paper Competition winner
Congratulations to Yun Chen and Hui Yang, University of South Florida, winner of the 2015 CIS Best Paper Competition, for their paper, "Sparse Particle Filtering for Modeling Space-time Dynamics in Stochastic Sensor Network." The winner will be recognized at the IIE Annual Conference & Expo to be held May 30-June 2 in Nashville, Tennessee.

 Announcement: Finalists Selected for the 2015 ISERC CIS Mobile App Competition
The three finalist teams for the 3rd annual mobile app competition have been selected. Students from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University will be demonstrating their mobile apps to a panel of judges at the 2015 IIE Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (May 30 – June 2). Teams will also give a presentation about their respective projects at the CIS Division Town Hall meeting scheduled for Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. in Room 213 of the Nashville Convention Center. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Town Hall meeting to support these teams!

IIE CIS Sponsored Webinar
| Presenter: Dr. Hui Yang, University of South Florida
Coordinator: Dr. Gerry Knapp, Louisiana State University


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Dr. Yang gave the fourth IIE CIS sponsored webinar on March 25, on "Sparse Particle Filtering for Modeling Space-Time Dynamics in Distributed Sensor Networks." There were a total of 18 registered participants for the webinar, and the webinar received very positive feedback. In this webinar, Dr. Yang presented new methods for identifying and modeling spatial and temporal patterns from distributed sensor systems. In this age of the "Internet of Things" (IoT), Dr. Yang's work has significant application to developing IoT technologies in a wide range of areas including wearable health monitoring devices, transportation & logistics network monitoring, and environmental monitoring networks. Click here to view the recording and the presentation.


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