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Global conferences unite leaders in IT management, accounting

A pair of international conferences, organized by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business, brought together industry leaders and professionals in information technology management and accounting. The 57th annual Hawaiʻi International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) and the 7th annual Hawaiʻi Accounting Research Conference (HARC) provided a platform for academic and industry leaders to exchange ideas and discuss the future of IT and accounting.

Key Points:

  • The conferences were organized by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business.
  • HICSS attracted more than 1,300 participants from 45 countries.
  • HICSS featured 764 peer-reviewed research papers on various topics.
  • HARC had 221 papers from 633 authors representing 284 universities in 31 countries.


HICSS, held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village from January 3 to 8, hosted more than 1,300 participants from over 45 countries. The conference received a record-breaking 1,620 research paper submissions, out of which 764 were published as peer-reviewed research papers. The conference focused on emerging technologies, particularly generative AI, as well as the future of work and the impact of technological changes on marginalized communities.

Established in 1968, HICSS is the longest-standing working scientific conference in information technology management. It provides a platform for scholars and industry experts to exchange ideas and collaborate on information, computer, and system sciences. HICSS has a history of over 4 million paper downloads and is ranked as the top conference in citations by Google Scholar.

The 2025 HICSS conference is scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Regency Maui from January 3 to 6.

Hawaiʻi Accounting Research Conference

HARC, hosted by the School of Accountancy at the Shidler College of Business, brought together over 320 participants from around the world from January 3 to 5. The conference featured 10 concurrent sessions and included the submission of 418 papers, out of which 221 were accepted for presentation. HARC has gained recognition and now ranks among the top three globally renowned and impactful accounting research conferences.

Since its inception, HARC has experienced significant growth in attendance and participation. The conference serves as a forum for intellectual exchange, collaboration, and networking among accounting researchers. The next HARC conference is scheduled for January 3 to 5, 2025, at UH Mānoa.

The conferences organized by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business provide a platform for leaders in IT management and accounting to come together, exchange ideas, and discuss the latest advancements in their fields. These conferences foster collaboration, promote innovation, and contribute to academic progress.

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