Today’s business is being transformed by digital technologies characterized by the proliferation of always-connected mobile devices and apps, the widespread usage of social media, the maximization of the data value through analytics, and the virtualization of computing resources in the cloud. The confluence of social media, mobility, analytics and cloud computing is collectively referred to as the SMAC stack which provides the next-generation IT architecture. The SMAC stack is now being labeled as the Third Platform of Computing by IDC, the Nexus of Forces by Gartner, and the Fifth Wave of Corporate IT by many technology futurists. Intimately tied to the SMAC stack are cyber-physical systems (CPS), including Internet-of-Things. CPS are the enabling computer-based algorithms, devices, and networks behind many SMAC applications, and these create tight integration with SMAC application users through control and monitoring.
With the SMAC/CPS technologies, the mobile devices and apps are building ubiquitous connectivity for marketplaces, social media is reshaping the relationships between business constituencies, analytics are providing deeper insights to enable informed business decisions, and the cloud is changing the way we compute, store and share business data. The SMAC/CPS technologies today are reengineering business operations, reinventing business models, and driving corporate strategies and innovations. However, the disruptive nature of these technologies often outpaces an organization’s ability to properly assess the associated risks. Given that so many different systems are developed and interconnected in the SMAC stack, the attack surface expands and security breaches are only expected to increase. To counter this eventuality, organizations need a robust enterprise security strategy in place. As business leaders are eager to integrate SMAC platforms to stay competitive, their efforts have to be balanced with strong security policies.
Jointed by the Center of Information Assurance, the Mitchell C. Hill Center for Applied Business Information Technology (MCHABIT) is proud to sponsor the “WITS Feeder Workshop on Security and Risk in SMAC and Cyber-Physical Systems” at Cal Poly Pomona. Cal Poly Pomona has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education and the MCHABIT’s mission is to provide a focal point and leadership role in applied business information technology through polytechnic education, applied research, and industry partnership.
Additionally, the conference is intended to serve as a feeder conference for Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS). The goal of the feeder conference is to provide feedback to participants to improve and enhance submissions to the WITS conference held in December. Many papers presented at WITS routinely advance to publications in top-tier MIS journal outlets.
To facilitate extreme interaction, the conference will try technology-enabled interaction before, during, and after the conference. Additionally, the conference will feature industry speakers and sessions for research tools and demos in the SMAC stack. All papers will be posted to a password protected site ahead of time. All audience members will be expected to have laptops or smart devices up during presentations, and should post comments and generate ideas on the fly.
Serving as a feeder workshop for the 2017 WITS conference in Seoul, South Korea, the purpose of the conference is to present and improve cutting edge work, as well as to lay the foundation for future work in this emerging area of research.
The top 3 papers will automatically be accepted to the 2017 WITS conference and all papers will be considered for a special issue of Information Technology and Management on SMAC and Cyber-Physical Systems.
Two nights hotel and all meals will be provided for 25 conference participants.
Full paper or extended abstract with no page restrictions: May 15, 2017
Please submit your paper to the Easy Chair Conference System
3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768
For further info and RSVP, please contact:
Dr. Drew Hwang, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ron Pike, email@example.com
Dr. Dan Manson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Computer Information Systems
College of Business Administration
Cal Poly Pomona
Dr. Drew Hwang, Professor, Cal Poly Pomona, email@example.com
Dr. Ron Pike, Assistant Professor, Cal Poly Pomona, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Dan Manson, Professor, Cal Poly Pomona, email@example.com
Dr. Raymond A. Patterson, Professor, University of Calgary, Raymond.Patterson@ucalgary.ca
Dr. Erik Rolland, Dean, Cal Poly Pomona, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Haldun Aytug, Professor, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
Dr. Paulo Goes, Dean & Professor, Eller School of Management, University of Arizona
Dr. Ram Gopal, Professor, School of Business, University of Connecticut
Dr. Alan R. Hevner, Professor, University of South Florida
Dr. Varghese Jacob, Professor, Jindal School of Management, University of Teas at Dallas
Dr. Bora Kolfal, Associate Professor, Aberta School of Business, University of Alberta, Canada
Dr. Barry Mishra, Professor, University of California at Riverside
Dr. Vijay Mookerjee, Professor, University of Texas at Dallas
Dr. Raghu Santanam, Professor, Arizona State University
Dr. Sumit Sarkar, Professor, UT Dallas
Dr. Jackie Rees-Ulmer, Department Chair & Professor, Iowa State University
Dr. Dmitry Zhdanov, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University