ICISA gathering during DSI 2017 meeting at Washington DC

Details forthcoming


ICISA gathering during WDSI 2017 meeting at Vancouver, BC, Canada

Casual gathering planned on April 5 (Wednesday) night for ICISA members, friends, and family.Panel discussion on career development suggestion planned during WDSI formal sessions.


Dr. Jeff Zhang from California State University, Northridge appointed as the VP of membership for ICISA

Dr. Zhang has served as ICISA president and continuously contributes to ICISA’s development. Thanks for taking on this important role as VP of membership and dedicating time and effort in promoting and developing our organization.


ICISA gathering at DSI 2016 meeting at Austin, TX

In November 2016, we had a great gathering during DSI conferences in Austin, TX. Around 50 members and their friends attended our annual dinner gathering. ICISA welcomed 23 new members this year including 11 doctoral student members and 12 faculty members. During this gathering, many senior members shared with us exciting opportunities including new faculty recruitment and conference invitations. At the same time, we enjoyed a fantastic dinner and were excited to get to know many new friends. I am excited to take up the duty as ICISA's president for 2016-2017. And Dr. Chia-Hung Chuang from University of North Dakota was elected as our president-elect.


Our senior member Dr. Eldon Li from National Chengchil University serves as VP Global Activities of DSI

Congratulations to Eldon for his exceptional service to DSI, WDSI, and ICISA.ICISA will continuously support and encourage our members to serve relevant professional organizations such as DSI, WDSI, INFORMS etc.


DSI Annual Conference 2016

November 2016 – DSI annual conference 2016 will be held in Austin, TX during November 19-22, 2016. Important deadlines: Full Paper Submission -- April 1, 2016. Abstract Submission -- April 15, 2016.


New VP of Technology

Board of ICISA appointed Dr. Drew Hwang as VP of Technology


ICISA Meeting

ICISA members met in Seattle, WA during DSI 2015 Annual Conference, Dr. Yuwen Chen was elected as ICISA president 2015-2016, Dr. Yuanjie He was elected as ICISA president-elect.


The Greetings from the 2014 President of ICISA

Greetings from the President of ICISA! Welcome to the ICISA's web site! Here you will find information about the association, its mission, history, and services. ICISA, as an intellectual community promoting the exchange of information and cooperation among its members, has grown and maintained a stable membership base since 1992. I would like to express my gratitude to my immediate predecessor Dr. Jeff Zhang and his team as well as previous presidents for their wonderful work before my term. In the recent years, we have seen the membership demographics graduately expanding to include professionals from production and operations management, even accounting field. In adition, the student membership has increased substantially. We are happy to see this trend because the association is not just serving the needs of information systems professionals but students and professionals from other related fields. On the other hand, this trend prompted us to rethink our mission and the association's future development. One of my goals as President is to continue our effort in promoting our association and expand our services to our members. Working with an university in China and an academic publishing company in UK, we are in preparation for an ICISA co-sponsored international conference in China. We hope to use this event to broaden our impact in East Asian countries and foster new relationships. I hope we all work together to strengthen our association and expand its influence and make it truely beneficial to everyone. Best wishes to all of you for a wonderful summer break, and hope to see you all at 2014 ICISA annual gathering at Tampa, Florida this November! Jim Q. Chen, President of ICISA


Chinese New Year Greetings from the President of ICISA

Dear ICISA Members: The Chinese new year is right around the corner. Wish you all a very happy and productive Year of Snake! Let me take a bit of your time to offer a bit of insight into the zodiac snake, for those members who are "Snakes" :-) or who have family/relatives being "Snake"s: "They often have a good temper and a skill at communicating but say little. They possess gracious morality and great wisdom. They are usually financially secure and do not have to worry about money. They have tremendous sympathy for others and would like to take actions to help ther fellow human beings. They are determined to accomplished their goals hate to fail. Although they look calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate. They have a rich source of inspiration and understand themselves well. They are people of great perception. Women under the sign of the snake do well in housework but are irritable." Happy reading huh? :-) "The Year of Snake" is called "Little Dragon" in the Chinese culture, and we do hope and we do believe that the good and booming luck for the people of Chinese origin in the Year of Dragon will continue in the Year of Little Dragon. Same faith do we have in our association ICISA. Thanks to the support of our loyal members, and the hard work of many of my predecessors, ICISA now has a strong leadership team, serving and increased number of fine members who are diligent, successful, and enthusiastic team workers. We are embracing many new initiatives and progresses that are exciting and will take ICISA to a new level: - In San Francisco DSI meeting 2012, we had fourteen new paying members, the largest increase in many years - THANK YOU our new members, for making ICISA bigger, stronger, and more inclusive! Welcome to the ICISA Family!! - Our VP-Membership Dr. Ruidong Zhang of U Wis-Eau Claire proposed that we begin to work with major Chinese universities and professional organizations, as well as DSI/APDSI/IDSI to host a conference in mainland China, which would be the best way to boost the brand of ICISA; - Our VP-Research Enhancement Dr. Jerry Chang of U Nevada-Las Vegas proposed wonderful ideas to help our members to increase research productivity and quality - let me excerpt the title sentences of his proposal below: "First, we could promote member research by adding a page on the ICISA web site to showcase member publications. Second, we could celebrate member's new publications by announcing them to all members. Third, we could start a mentoring program. Forth, we could further promote member research activities by asking members to tape, if possible, their research and/or workshop presentations (either at conference or invited) and make them available on the association web site. Fifth, we could start a few discussion forums or on research topics. Lastly, we could organize synchronous group online meetings (Skype, Google+, etc.) for various topics. " - All the above, will need the strong leadership and support from our VP-Info Technology Dr. She-I Chang of National Chung Cheng University (who is greatly appreciated in maintaining our website, and our Editor-In-Chief of Communications of ICISA Dr. Wei-Hsi Hung, also of Chung Cheng U. - We are blessed to have a new and very important officer, Dr. Huei Lee of Eastern Michigan University, who was former VP and President of ACME (American Chinese Management Educators), to join our team as our secretary. With his rich experience in organizing ACME activities, we at ICISA will embrace rich and exciting journey ahead. - We created ICISA's Facebook page ( and LinkedIn account ( , so our members can visit and social and exchange great ideas in teaching, research, service, and fun! - And last but not the least, our current treasurer and president-elect, Dr. Jim Chen, who has rich admin experience from his chairship at St Cloud State University, is whom we can always count on and will take our Association to a new level next year. Dear ICISA Family, we are so excited at the door of this New Year, to look forward to, to embrace, and to energetically work to unfold all those great initiatives! Let us keep close contact, let us visit our Facebook and LinkedIn page/account and social there and share great achievements, ideas, and funs, and let us work to bring ICISA to conferences in China as well as to greatly enhance our members research productivity and quality, and, after all, make ICISA our professional HOME! Thank you, all members: you are what ICISA is all about, you are the reason why ICISA exist, and you are what makes ICISA strong, great, attractive, and such a warm family! Let's all work together to make this family more prosperous, in the Year of Little Dragon! Best wishes to you and your family: good health, safety, serenity, and prosperity! Yue "Jeff" Zhang, President [Our Association's virtual homes] Website: Facebook: LinkedIn: (simply search "icisa" in "Search - Groups" in LinkedIn) +++++++++++++++++++++++++ The ICISA Executive Team, and officers: Dr. Yue "Jeff" Zhang, President (California State University, Northridge; [email protected]) Dr. Jim Q. Chen, President-Elect and Treasurer (St. Cloud State University; [email protected]) Dr. Huei Lee, Secretary (Eastern Michigan University; [email protected]) Dr. Jerry Cha-Jan Chang, VP ? Research Enhancement (University of Nevada - Las Vegas; [email protected]) Dr. Ruidong Zhang, VP - Membership (University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire; [email protected]) Dr. She-I Chang, VP - Information Technology (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan; [email protected]) Dr. Wei-Hsi Hung, Editor-In-Chief, Communications of the ICISA (National Chung Cheng University; [email protected]) Ms. Ivy Yeh, VP-Communications (Study of Global Languages - SOGL; [email protected]) Dr. Xiaobo Wu, China Representative (Zhejiang University, [email protected]) Dr. Benjamin Yen, Hong Kong Representative (The University of Hong Kong , [email protected]) Dr. Chiaming Chang, Taiwan Representative (Shih Chien University, Taiwan, [email protected] ) Dr. Stephen Shih, US Regional Representative (Southern Illinois University, [email protected]) Ms. Hui-Lien Tung, Ph.D. Student Liaison (Auburn University; [email protected]) ================================ Yue "Jeff" Zhang, Ph.D. Professor, Information Systems President, ICISA (Intl Chinese Info Sys Association) Department of Accounting & Information Systems California State University, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge, CA 91330-8372 [email protected]


Happy New Year from ICISA

Dear ICISA members, I am sure that you are enjoying your winter break (or New Year holiday). On behalf of the leadership team of ICISA, I would like to wish you a very happy and prosperous year. You will notice from the attached short bios that our leadership team represents each major geographic area of our members. We also have local representatives in US, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Together we can serve our members better in these areas. There are several changes, updates and reminders that I would like to share. New Vice Presiden I have created a new position called VP - Research Enhancement. Dr. Jerry Chang was so kind to accept my nomination to serve on this important role. The goal of this position is to help facilitate or enhance research collaborations. This will benefit members at all levels. For example, junior faculty and PhD students will benefit from the opportunity to work with the many senior and experienced scholars among our members. It will be easier for members to identify scholars with the common interest for research or grant projects. If you are interested in research initiatives with us, please send Dr. Chang or me your research expertise and areas of interest. We would like to have it on February 1, 2012 if possible. Communication and Promotion As a technology profession, it makes a reasonable sense to move with the technology advancements. Our VP-Communication, Ms. Yeh, is busy building our web presence on Facebook. Our goal is to move much of our Internet service to social media to make it easier for members to keep in touch. More about this will be announced later. Our VP-Membership, Dr. Zhang, is exploring ways (such as PayPal) to help make it easier to pay the membership due. Speaking of the membership due, we have not increased it in so many years. It is still $20 for full membership and $10 for student membership. If you haven't had a chance to pay this year's membership due, please use the attached membership form and send your payment to our treasurer, Dr. Jim Chen. Technology Please do keep in mind that you have access to ICISA's mailing list. If you haven't done it, please subscribe to it at the following location: To send an email to all recipients, send it to the following address. Our mailing list manager will review and approve your email before it reaches our members. [email protected] Please do enjoy the rest of your break. Should you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to send them to me. I look forward to working with you. Thank you.


2010 Annual ICISA Meeting

Dear ICISA members, Hope your semester is going well! The changing colors of autumn leaves are reminding us that we will soon meet with each other again at the annual meeting of the members of International Chinese Information Systems Association (ICISA). This year our annual meeting will be held on the 21st day of November, 2010 in San Diego, CA. San Diego attracts millions of visitors each year because of its relaxing climate and world-famous attractions, such as San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Sea World, Legoland, etc. You can enjoy visiting San Diego while attending the 2010 ICISA annual meeting and Decision Science Institute (DSI) conference. All members and their friends are cordially invited to join these two important events. The purpose of the 2010 ICISA annual meeting is to provide an opportunity ? For ICISA members to network with each other and new friends, ? For the members to receive the reports of ICISA officers and committees, ? For the 2010 President-elect to inaugurate and share his vision for ICISA, ? For the 2010 Outstanding PhD Student Award winners to be recognized by ICISA member and receive the reverence award, ? For ICISA members to know the newly elected 2011 Outstanding PhD Student Award winners, and ? For ICISA members to elect 2011 President from nominees The success of the 2010 ICISA annual meeting depends on your continuing enthusiastic support. As the meeting is drawing closer, I would like to ask for your participation in nominating (1) a recipient for the 2011 Outstanding PhD Student Award and (2) the ICISA President for the year 2011-2012. Two online forms were created for you to nominate candidates for these two positions. Please click the following link to complete the nomination process. Thank you very much for your participation! ? Nomination form for the 2011 Outstanding PhD Student Award recipient ? Nomination form for the 2011-2012 ICISA President I look forward to seeing your participation in this online nomination event and your attendance to the 2010 ICISA annual meeting in San Diego! Warm regards, Charlie C. Chen, Ph.D., PMP Associate Professor Computer Information Systems Appalachian State University


New publication by ICISA President

Dear ICISA Members: New publication by ICISA President and some introduction about this book. Principles of Supply Chain Management Richard E.Crandall,Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA;William Crandall,University of North Carolina, Pembroke, USA;Charlie C.Chen,Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA An increasingly global business landscape means that even the smallest of companies must contend with a growing base of international suppliers and customers. With that, comes a myriad of technical, organizational, and cultural changes that challenge traditional management practices. Regardless of the means taken to address these challenges, all companies will eventually have to synchronize the flow of their products, information, and funds. Going beyond the usual supply chain text, Principles of Supply Chain Management not only details the individual components of the supply chain but also illustrates how the pieces must come together for an effective supply chain. Providing the logic behind why supply chain management is essential, the text examines how supply chains are evolving, looks ahead to future developments, and also: Provides a balanced look at supply chains with a focus on where it needs to be the customer Describes the forward supply chain (from the supplier to the customer) and the reverse supply chain (recycling) Reviews contemporary sustainability concepts including triple bottom line, cradle-to-grave, and cradle-to-cradle Includes extensive discussions on retailing, distribution, and manufacturing topics Details supply chain flows of physical goods, information, and funds Highlights the need for coordinated change in technology, infrastructure, and cultures among supply chain members Focusing on the customer and working backwards through distribution, manufacturing, and the extractive industries of mining and agriculture, the text provides numerous examples and case histories to outline a proven approach for achieving effective supply chain integration. This self-contained resource provides readers with a realistic appraisal of the state of the art in supply chain management and the understanding needed to build and manage effective supply chains in a wide-range of industries. Most importantly, it emphasizes the need for building and maintaining cooperation and collaboration among all members of the supply chain. For more information, please see below link


Award announcement


New wishes for new year


Photos for ICISA meeting



ICISA 2010 Officier

President: Charlie C. Chen (Appalachian State University, USA) President-Elect: Victor Chen (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan) V.P. for Development: Ivy Yeh (Study of Global Languages Inc., USA) V.P. Information Technology: She-I Chang (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan) Treasurer: Jeff Zhang (California State University at Northridge, USA) Journal Editor-in-Chief: Stephen Shih (Southern Illinois University, USA)


ICISA Dinner at DSI

Dear ICISA Members: ? This is a reminder that we will meet for dinner in the evening of November 15th. We will gather at the conference hotel lobby at 6:00PM. ? If you have any question, I can be reached at (209)629-5174 during the conference. ? Hope to see you there! ? Albert Huang ICISA 2009 President Associate Professor Eberhardt School of Business University of the Pacific


2011 ICISA President Election (2)

Dear ICISA Members, Thank you for your participation in the nomination process to elect the President of ICISA for the year 2010-2011 in the past weeks. We have completed the nomination process and would like to ask your help again in selecting the nominees. Please use this online form ( to case your vote on the person you wish to be elected as the President of ICISA for the year 2010-2011. All votes will be counted on Nov. 15, 2009 during the ICISA reunion dinner by ICISA President Election Committee. The Chair of the President Election Committee will announce the election result at the ICISA meeting. Also discussed at the meeting will be key issues about agenda for next year. We look forward to receiving your vote and seeing you at our annual ICISA meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Charlie C. Chen, Ph.D., PMP Chair, 2011-2012 President Election Committee Associate Professor Appalachian State University


2011 ICISA President Election

Dear ICISA Members, We plan to have our annual meeting along with the 2009 DSI Annual Meeting in New Orleans on Nov. 15. You are cordially invited to attend our annual meeting. While you are busy with your new semester, ICISA President Dr. Huang and I would like to have your attention and assistance in helping the ICISA President Election Committee elect our new President for the year 2010-2011. Here is the link to the nomination form at Please complete this nomation form to place a member?? name into consideration for the President position. The elected President will assist with governance and operations of the International Chinese Information Systems Association (ICISA). In order to be considered for nomination, nominees must have been a member of ICISA for at least one year as of November 15 of the year of their nomination. Persons willing to be entered into the nomination process should be familiar with the governance structure of the Institute and be willing to volunteer personal time and energy and support to assist in reaching its stated goals. Self nominations are encouraged. Members who are not nominated but who want to run for the President position may do so by submitting a petition to the Chair of the 2011 ICISA President Election Committee, to be received by Nov. 1, 2009. To be eligible for placement on the ballot, such candidates must submit petitions accompanied by at least three valid voting members? nominations on this nomination form received before our annual meeting. ICISA members who attend the 2009 DSI Annual Meeting in New Orleans will get together on Nov. 15 in a dinner to cast their ballots on the candidates. The 2011 ICISA President Election Committee will add the ballots to online ballots. The Chair of the committee will then announce the 2011 President-elect. Thank you again for your warm support of ICISA! Charlie C. Chen, PMP, Ph.D. Chair, ICISA President Election Committee Associate Professor Appalachian State University



INTERNATIONAL CHINESE INFORMATION SYSTEMS ASSOCIATION OUTSTANDING PHD STUDENT AWARD ELIGIBILITY --Currently enrolled and working on the dissertation at a PHD granting institution --Membership (at least one of the followings) *The candidate is a member of ICISA; *The candidate is nominated by a faculty who is a member of ICISA --Fields of study: Information systems or closely related fields Nomination & Selection 1. The candidate may self-nominate or be nominated by a faculty member of ICISA 2. Application deadline: October 15th, 2009. 3. Application method: submit the application package by e-mail to the selection committee (Committee Chair: Dr. Albert Huang, University of the Pacific, [email protected]) 4. Award announcement: November 15th, 2009. Application Package (combined in one MS WORD or PDF file) 1. A cover letter in English or Chinese (max = 500 words) describing the candidate?? career objectives, research plan, contribution, plans, or suggestions to the development of ICISA. 2. Curricular vita 3. Dissertation abstract (1 page) 4. Letters of recommendations (at least one letter of recommendation must come from an ICISA faculty member) ICISA is an international professional organization, established in 1992. For more information about ICISA, please visit our Web site ICISA.INFO To Join ICISA, please visit Contact: Dr. Albert Huang, President ICISA, [email protected]