As the 2019 Conference Chair, it is my honor to welcome you to the EDSIG Conference on Information Systems
and Computing Education (EDSIGCON) and the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR) in Cleveland, Ohio. In our fifth year EDSIG has organized its joint conferences with ISCAP (Information Systems & Computing Academic Professionals, Inc.). As stated last year since the early 1980's, AITP-EDSIG members have helped to advance education and applied research in Information Systems and Computing by helping to support conferences and journals. Our two conferences act as pathways to the Information Systems Education Journal (ISEDJ) and Journal of Information Systems Applied Research (JISAR) as well as to the Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE).
We are fortunate to have support from corporate and industry sponsors: Cengage Learning, IBM, Mendix, MyEducator, and Prospect Press. Additionally, we have received special support from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Siena College, California Lutheran University, and the Computer Science Department at Sam Houston State University. Please visit and thank our sponsors during the session breaks while learning about the ways their products and services can improve our teaching.
We should all thank this year’s talented group of volunteers: Jeff Babb, Paul Witman, Ira Goldstein, Jeff Cummings, Nesrin Bakir, Lionel Mew, Yaprak Dalat-Ward, Jason Xiong, James Pomykalski, Anthony Serapiglia, Scott Hunsinger, and Leslie Waguespack. Also, we owe special gratitude to Jason Sharp and Biswadip Ghosh along with their assistant chairs who helped coordinate the review process for over 100 submitted works. Additionally, this conference would not be possible without the dedication of webmaster, Eric Breimer, and our meeting planner and journal publisher, Tom Janicki. Finally, we need to express special thanks to Greg Blundell and Victor Berardi for their efforts to provide a fun guest package.
Finally we want to thank Robert Morris University from Pittsburgh who has 10! registered delegates.
The goal of EDSIGCON and CONISAR is to bring together educators and industry professionals to share ideas, innovations and strategies through peer review editing to improve our teaching and research. This effort makes our conferences valuable to educators and academic professionals alike.
2019 EDSIGCON/CONISAR Conference Chair
Sam Houston State University