The Lebanese  Association for Information Systems

 

 

Our mission

 

LAIS is the premier academic association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems, e-business, e-commerce, and e-Marketing  in Lebanon.

 
 
 

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The LAIS : An outstanding chapter 2016

Congratulations! The AIS Lebanon chapter is among the 12 AIS Chapters to earn the designation of Outstanding Chapter for 2016.

We thoroughly enjoyed reading your annual report and learning about your community's accomplishments in 2016. The communities receiving the Outstanding  Chapter recognition excelled in operations, member communications, educational and/or professional development events, and research publications.

A news story will be shared with the entire AIS community in tomorrow's AIS InSider e-newsletter.

We look forward to celebrating your continued success in 2017!

Sincerely,
AIS Vice President, SIGs & Colleges
University of North Carolina Greensboro
AIS Vice President, Membership & Chapters
University of Virginia
 

ELECTION

Election committee

 An election committee has been appointed by Pr. Aoun in his capacity as past president of LAIS.
The appointed committee members are Pr. Nada Mallah and Mr. Alain Osta, with Pr. Abbas Tarhini as president.
The committee will manage the coming election and the call for candidates.
Pr. Abbas Tarhini
Pr. Nada Mallah
Mr. Alain Osta
 
Election Committee MESSAGE

Dear LAIS member,

On behalf of my colleagues Pr. Mallah and Mr. Osta, I would like to thank Pr. Aoun for the trust in appointing us as the members of the election committee; and we would like to inform you that we are glad to fulfill such a privileged task that enhances the democratic role of our association.

As for the election date, it will be announced in our next meeting in November; however, as per Section 3 of the Article V of the LAIS Bylaws  (www.lebaneseais.com/lais-bylaws ), which states that: “A Nominations and Election Committee chaired and selected by the Immediate Past President shall seek and nominate at least one candidate for each Officer and Director position to be filled on the Executive Board no later than 30 days prior to the annual election. Nominations may also be made by any member eligible to vote by sending the name of the nominee to the Election Committee no later than 30 days prior to the annual election providing the nominee has given prior consent”, and in order not to fall in any violation of the above article concerning deadlines, I would like to ask all those who are interested in declaring a nomination for the position of the president-elect to send their declaration of candidacy as soon as possible and before November 9; this is because we want  to avoid any deadline violation if elections was decided to be on December.

Further, I would like to remind you that only those whose AIS membership is still valid can participate in the election process. You may follow this link to renew your AIS membership: https://aisnet.org/general/register_member_type.asp

N.B. Please find below the declaration of candidacy form.

Best Regards,

Nominations and Election Committee

MENACIS 2018

Industry 4.0 - Towards the smart enterprise
University Paris Nanterre,  March 22d and 23d, 2018
MENACIS2018 is an international conference organized by the MENA-AIS chapter.
MENACIS 2018 invites academics and researchers, from all over the world but also especially from the MENA region, to reflect on innovative research in information systems, from the point of view of a rapidly changing world.
MENACIS2018 attracts multidisciplinary contributions on information systems from the areas of business and management, strategy, marketing, human resources, accounting, logistics, finance, supply chain, economics, computer science, and information engineering mainly submitted by international scholars.

CADIDATES

We are happy to inform you that, with the slogan “Let us stand, hand in hand, for a strong LAIS”, Professor Antoine Harfouche together with Ms. Graziella Hbeika, and Professor Elie Nasr had formally declared their candidacy for the LAIS 2018 elections as follows:

1)      President Elect: Antoine Harfouche

2)      Treasurer:  Elie Nasr

3)      Secretary: Graziella Hobeika

Let us stand, hand in hand, for a strong LAIS

Dear members of the LAIS community,

We (Graziella Hbeika, Elie Nasr, and myself) are pleased to submit our candidacy for the following open positions at the LAIS: Secretary, Treasurer, and President elect of the LAIS.
 
Graziella, Elie, and me are filled of pride in our association as we look back at the achievements from the last three years. We would like to remember some of these achievements with you:

(1) The creation of a democratic academic association (three elections in three years since 2015);

(2) The organization of two conferences (with many lessons learned);

(3) The publication of a large number of articles and paper-in-progress;

(4) The gain of an international recognition (LAIS an Outstanding chapter 2016).

Of course these are only few examples of our association impressive work.

As we look towards the future, with all its challenges and many opportunities, we must be willing to change what must be changed and keep our traditional core values true. Therefore, over the last days, we’ve had with you a series of interviews to inform our plan and we would like to thank those who have taken the time to give thoughtful comments.

For the next three years, if elected, we will continue to focus on areas that have distinguished us on the past and we will add new areas to position us for thought leadership, enacting our mission and modeling our values.

Goal 1 Institutionalization, inclusion and diversity

Our first goal is to continue Pr Aoun’s project of institutionalizing the LAIS, to continue Dr Badr’s project of extending the LAIS to new members and new universities, and to continue Pr Osman’s project of bridging the LAIS with other academic associations in Lebanon.

In the space of three years from now, we will introduce new scenarios to attract new members from 42 universities in Lebanon. We want also the LAIS to become a model of commitment for other local associations.

Goal 2 Excellence in research

We heard from you that although we have done great work, we can keep pushing the boundaries to improve the level of our publication. To model excellence, we must all share ideas and contribute to an environment that fosters creativity and innovation. Therefore, our aim is to help each other perform at our highest level.

In the space of three years from now, we want the LAIS to become a center of excellence with high scientific indicators. We also aim to prepare future generations to be the very best so they can shine in publishing breakthrough theories and papers. A new organization of our meetings and a new structure of the LCIS conference will be presented soon.

Goal 3 Strategic international alliances with AIS chapters from region 2

While the LAIS is now internationally recognized, we know we still have far to go in building connection with other LAIS chapters. We only get better at what we do if we continue to connect with the international community and interact with them.

In the space of three years from now, we will develop an new structure that can make the LAIS to become the heart of the MENA-AIS chapter. We will also develop alliances with many AIS chapters from the region 2 (such as MENA-AIS, itAIS, French chapter, etc.). For each of our future meetings, a leader from region 2 will be invited to make a presentation about his chapter and their research.

Goal 4 Values of respect and accountability

The LAIS community was created based on a number of values. But we cannot take it for granted. We cannot stand on the sidelines and just hope that things work out. We need to create a deep sense of belonging to our community. 

In the space of three years from now, we want to inject fresh enthusiasm, apply wholeheartedly our proactive desire to do things, share our story, care for one another, thus stimulating you all to get involved.

We will carry out our long-term commitment to implement a highly enthusiastic approach to encourage inclusion, diversity, and collaboration, to improve our research and academic levels, to develop strategic alliances with other chapters from region 2, and to create a deep sense of belonging to our community, with the main aim of enabling everyone to grow, especially the youngsters.

Each of you, past presidents, presidents, vice presidents, officers, and members can play an important part in helping the LAIS chapter assert its leadership in supporting high-impact research in Lebanon and in the MENA region.

Graziella, Elie, and me are immensely honored to be counted among you all as members of the LAIS community.

Sincerely
Antoine Harfouche

ICTO 2018

Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations and Society

Information and Communication Technologies for an inclusive world

University Paris Nanterre,  March 22d and 23d, 2018
ICTO2018 is the fourth version of ICTO international conference that attracts multidisciplinary contributions on information systems from the areas of business and management, strategy, marketing, human resources, accounting, logistics, finance, supply chain, economics, computer science, and information engineering mainly submitted by international scholars.
Deadlines
 
Deadline for submission:                                 Nov   30, 2017

 

Application for the Doctoral Consortium        Nov   30,  2017


Doctoral Consortium:                                      March 22, 2018

 

Conference:                                               March 22-23, 2018

 
 

THE LEBANESE CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS 2017

Advancing business innovations, competitiveness, and progressiveness: the role of ICT towards smart organizations

NEW YORK / BEIRUT April 27, 28, and 29, 2017

The Association for Information Systems (AIS: http://aisnet.org) chapter in Lebanon LAIS: http://www.lebaneseais.com), together with the Lebanese American University (LAU: www.lau.edu.lb) is organizing the Lebanese Conference on Information Systems (LCIS 2017) at LAU NY Headquarters in New York and at LAU campus in Beirut.

    LCIS2017 conference will be organized at the LAU
LCIS2017 scope

Underdevelopment, insecurity, poverty, inequality, and immigration are major problems faced by developing countries. Since 2000, international donor agencies have been encouraging the usage of ICT in order to reduce the impact of these complex social problems. Today, much has been done. Some researchers have reported practices that could lead to socio-economic development, improve people’s life, and install a kind of a new emerging democracy. Indeed, according to some scholars, when correctly implemented, these technologies transform governments by boosting transparency and accountability (Subhajit Basu, 2004), cutting out the middleman, connecting the excluded (Heeks, 2010), and helping the agency of women which is of strong effect on development through entrepreneurship (Heeks and Shoba, 2010). The introduction of the digital production is known to enable collective power and crowdvoicing by allowing the growth of social outsourcing and social enterprises and leading towards smarter organizations, smarter cities and smarter countries.

The aim of LCIS 2017 is to illustrate some of the issues related to ICT for development and advancing business innovations, competitiveness, and progressiveness towards smarter cities, while keeping in mind the differences and similarities among developing countries. We also encourage multi- or inter-disciplinary research.

LCIS 2017 important dates

 
Deadline Abstract submission:  Mar 10, 2017

Notification of acceptance:        Mar 20, 2017

Full paper submission:              Apr   10, 2017

LCIS2017 Conference:               Apr 27-29, 2017

Doctoral Consortium

Proposal submission:                  Mar 27, 2017

Doctoral Consortium:                  Apr 27, 2017  

ICT for a better life and a better world

University Paris Nanterre, March 16th and 17th, 2017

The following papers have been accepted for presentation in the ICTO2017  conference  and for inclusion in the conference proceedings:
Paper 11. Sidani Dina and Sayegh May. BIG DATA AT THE SERVICE OF UNIVERSITIES TOWARDS A CHANGE IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES
Paper 14. Charbel Chedrawi, Bissane Harb and Mariam Saleh. L’E-BANKING ET L’ADOPTION DES INNOVATIONS DANS UNE PERSPECTIVE DES COUTS DES TRANSACTIONS: CAS DES PLUS GRANDES BANQUES COMMERCIALES AU LIBAN
Paper 23. Nada Mallah Boustani and Charbel Chedrawi. INNOVATION, NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND DIGITAL ERA GOVERNMENT, TOWARDS A BETTER PUBLIC SECTOR PERFORMANCE THROUGH ICT: THE CASE OF THE LEBANESE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
Paper 24. Charbel Chedrawi and Souheir Osta. LES TIC ET LA RESPONSABILITE SOCIALE DANS LE SECTEUR BANCAIRE AU LIBAN; VERS UNE RECONQUETE DE LA CONFIANCE AUPRES DES PARTIES PRENANTES : CAS DE LA BANQUE AUDI
Paper 25. Elie Nasr, Elie Kfoury and David Khoury. A Pervasive IoT Scheme to Vehicle Overspeed Detection and Reporting
Paper 31. Antoine Harfouche and Soraya Ezzeddine, Culture affecting adoption of e-ticketing: the case of Lebanon
Paper 50. Peter Bou Saba and Mario Saba. “There must be a reason why many of them are rejecting the IT tool”
Paper 54. Amal Dabbous and Abdallah Nassereddine. The Impact of ICT on Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Arab Countries
Paper 69. Sélim Mekdessi, Danie Khawaja and Nadine Dubruc. Appartenance aux réseaux : élément-clé de la RSE pour les PME libanaises ?
ICTO 2017 is the third version of ICTO international conference organized at Paris. ICTO2017 attracts multidisciplinary contributions on information systems from the areas of organization, management, marketing, human resources, accounting, and supply chain mainly submitted by international scholars.
 
 

Springer Book
Lecturer Notes in Information Systems and Organisation

ICT for greater development impact 

co-edited by Antoine Harfouche, Georges Aoun, and Karine Barakat.

- Rabab Rassi and Georges Aoun, ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE: CASE OF A LEBANESE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL


- Maurizio Cavallari, Francesco Tornieri and Marco De Marco. Organisational and Practical Controls to Prevent Cyber Attacks to HCE Mobile Payment on Android OS

- Elie Nasr, Elie Kfoury, Maya Kfoury and Liliane Karam. An Analytical Approach to Psychological Behavior of Hackers’ Motives

- Kassem Danach, Shahin Gelareh, Wissam Khalil and Anwar Tarhini. Metaheuristic vs Reinforcement Learning Based Hyperheuristic applied to Capacitated Single Allocation p-Hub Location Problem

- Abdallah Nassereddine and Amal Dabbous. Urban concentration in Lebanon: the need for urban observatories
After trsanltation

- Charbel Chedrawi, Graziella Hobeika and Antioione Harfouche.  ICT for Democracy - Toward a Redefinition of the Role of Citizens: The Citizensourcing in the Lebanese Parliament

 

Golden Medal Award  (LCIS2016)

During the LCIS2016 conference, Prof. Salim Daccache, S.J. Rector of the Saint Joseph University received the LAIS Golden Medal.
 
 
 

Distinguished Career Achievement Award (LCIS2016)

During LCIS2016 conference, three scholars were awarded the Distinguished Career Achievement Award
- Prof Marco de Marco
- Prof Ibrahim Osman
- Prof Georges Aoun
Distinguished Career Achievement Award for Prof Marco De Marco
Distinguished Career Achievement Award for Prof Ibrahim Osman
Distinguished Career Achievement Award for Prof Georges Aoun
 
LAIS Leadership Award (LCIS2016)
During LCIS2016 conference, four scholars were awarded the LAIS Leadership Award: Prof. Sélim Mekdessi, Prof. Rizkallah Freifer, Prof. Abdallah Farhat, and Prof. Wael Jab
LAIS Leadership Award for Prof Sélim Mekdessi
LAIS Leadership Award for Prof Rizkallah Freifer
LAIS Leadership Award for Prof Abdallah Farhat
LAIS Leadership Award for Prof Wael Jabr
 

LCIS 2016 conference

The LAIS organized its first conference LCIS 2016

                           Best Paper Award LCIS2016 (English Session)

Four papers were selected by the reviewers:
- Paper 8.  Mario Saba and Peter Bou Saba. For every bad there is a good. IT deployment through action research.
- Ppaer 9. Maurizio Cavallari, Francesco Tornieri and Marco De Marco. Organisational and Practical Controls to Prevent Cyber Attacks to HCE Mobile Payment on Android OS
- Paper 21. Jihan Tarhini, Abbas Tarhini and Anwar Tarhini. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION AND IMPLEMENTATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
- Paper 29. Elie Nasr, Elie Kfoury, Maya Kfoury and Liliane Karam. An Analytical Approach to Psychological Behavior of Hackers’ Motives
and the winner was :
- Paper 8.  Mario Saba and Peter Bou Saba. For every bad there is a good. IT deployment through action research.
 

     Best DC Paper Award LCIS2016

The best DC paper award was given to:
Hasan Mallah. Towards Effective Health Information System in Lebanon: Impact of Medical Coding

                                                  Best Review Award LCIS2016

Best Review Award LCIS2016 (English Session)

The best review was awarded to Prof Dina Sidani

Best Review Award LCIS2016 (French Session)

The best review was awarded to Prof  Nasri Messarra
 
 

LCIS2016

Opening session
Friday June 3, 2016 Morning (09:00AM-11:00AM)
Welcome speech (5')

Prof. Antoine Harfouche

Past president of the LAIS

Inaugural speech I

Père Salim Daccache, SJ
SJU Rector

Inaugural speech II

HE Nabil de Freige
OMSAR Minister

Plenary Session welcome speech

LCIS 2016 Keynote speakers

Prof. Tony Gibeily

Saint Joseph University, Lebanon

Prof. Hervé Sabourin

AUF

Prof. Marco de Marco
Uninettuno University, Italy

Prof. Wael Jabr
Georgia State University
USA

 

 LCIS 2016 accepted papers

LCIS2016 Golden Partners

The following papers have been accepted for presentation in the LCIS 2016 conference  and for inclusion in the conference proceedings.(so far) 
Soraya Ezzeddine. Piratage numérique, religiosité et effet modérateur du climat moral et éthique
Nasri Messarra. RETHINKING MARKETING STRATEGIES ON FACEBOOK
Rayane Mazeh, Maysam Ayoub, Ayat Fneish, Manal Yunis and Abbas Tarhini. ERP IMPLEMENTATION SUCCESS FACTORS IN LEBANESE MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANIES: TRAINING AND USER-INVOLVEMENT
Claude Chammaa and Leina Haddad. FINANCE COMPORTEMENTALE : RATIONALITE DES INVESTISSEURS LIBANAIS ET ROLE DES S.I.A.D. DANS LEUR PRISE DE DECISION
Elie Nasr, Elie Kfoury, Maya Kfoury and Liliane Karam. An Analytical Approach to Psychological Behavior of Hackers’ Motives
Soraya Ezzeddine. Piratage numérique, religiosité et effet modérateur du climat moral et éthique
Mary Ann El Rassi. E-READINESS FACTORS IN E-BUSINESS ADOPTION AMONG SMES AND LARGE ENTERPRISES : A DEVELOPING WORLD PERSPECTIVE.
Sélim Mekdessi and Danie Khawaja. La sensibilisation des PME libanaises aux questions de Performance Globale
Dina Sidani and May Sayegh. LES ENJEUX DU BIG DATA - NOUVELLES FORMES STRUCTURELLES, NOUVELLES DÉMARCHES DÉCISIONNELLES ET PERSPECTIVES UNIVERSITAIRES
Heba Tannous. Generating Creative Characters
Jihan Tarhini, Abbas Tarhini and Anwar Tarhini. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION AND IMPLEMENTATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Claude Chammaa. GOUVERNANCE ET SUCCESSION : QUELS ENJEUX POUR LES ENTREPRISES FAMILIALES LIBANAISES ?
Manal Abdel Samad. UNE BONNE ORGANISATION ET GESTION DES INFORMATIONS POUR UN MEILLEUR CIVISME FISCAL
Nada Mallah Boustani. the impact of Management Information Systems in organizations with founders syndrome
Nabil Badr and Michèle Kosremelli Asmar. What is the impact of data quality on health IT ecosystem?
Randa Salamoun. How identity shapes enactment of mobile ICT affordances: The case of constantly connected consultants
Karim Saikali, Nicole Boutros Saikali and Celine Boutros Saab. PLATEFORME IOT DE CONNECTED HEALTH
Abdallah Nassereddine and Amal Dabbous. URBAN CONCENTRATION IN LEBANON: THE NEED FOR URBAN OBSERVATORIES
Kassem Danach, Shahin Gelareh, Wissam Khalil and Anwar Tarhini. Metaheuristic vs Reinforcement Learning Based Hyperheuristic applied to Capacitated Single Allocation p-Hub Location Problem
Mario Saba and Peter Bou Saba. For every bad there is a good. IT deployment through action research.
Maurizio Cavallari, Francesco Tornieri and Marco De Marco. Organisational and Practical Controls to Prevent Cyber Attacks to HCE Mobile Payment on Android OS
Jeanne Kaspard, Sylvie Gerbaix and Philippe Chapellier. PME et TIC: de l’appropriation à l’utilisation pour une meilleure performance - Une revue de la littérature

Rabab Rassi and Georges Aoun, ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE: CASE OF A LEBANESE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Nabil Badr. COULD ICT BE HARNESSED FOR PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES? THE CASE OF THE LEBANESE RED CROSS
 
Thursday June, 2d, 2016 (03:00PM-06:00PM)

The following papers have been accepted for presentation at the Doctoral consortium and for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

Bachir Zoghbi.  Business Models changes of services companies in Cloud offered services
Graziella Hobeika. Impliquer les citoyens dans le fonctionnement du parlement Libanais
Zeinab Bahsoun. Developing Juridical Knowledge Management System based on Semantic Web
Hasan Mallah. Towards Effective Health Information System in Lebanon: Impact of Medical Coding
Fadi Jibai. THE INTERRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOR IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY
Malak Khreis. Towards Increasing the Happiness of Employees in knowledge based Enterprises: An Ambient Intelligence Employee-oriented Approach
Nada Khaddaj. FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES AS KEY STIMULUS OF JOB SATISFACTION AND WORK-LIFE QUALITY
Dunia Ghannam. Funding Strategies for integrated care: case of the disabled
 

8 universities are members of the LAIS

 
 

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