The Lebanese  Association  for Information Systems


Welcome to

 LCIS 2016

ICT for greater development impact

Beirut, June 2, 3, and 4,  2016

LCIS 2016 is the first annual conference of the Lebanese Association for Information Systems. It attracts multidisciplinary contributions on information systems from the areas of organization, management, marketing, human resources, accounting, and supply chain mainly submitted by lebanese and international scholars.

There are several ways to participate at LCIS 2016

- Organise a Track

- Organise a Workshop/Pre-Conference

- Submit a Paper: We heartily invite Lebanese researchers to hand in their work to LCIS2016

- Participate at the Doctoral Symposium: Doctoral Students will have the opportunity to be part of the PhD-Colloquium of LCIS2016

- Attend the Conference: We warmly invite you to be our guest at LCIS2016, be it as author, member of a committee, visitor or even volunteer. 

LCIS 2016 will be a place of discussion and networking.

LCIS2016 Opening session

Friday June 3, 2016 Morning (09:00AM-11:00AM)

Welcome speech (5')

Prof. Antoine Harfouche

Past president of the LAIS


Inaugural speeches

Père Salim Daccache, SJ
SJU Rector

HE Nabil de Freige
OMSAR Minister


Plenary Session

Welcome speeches (5')

Prof. Tony Gibeily

Saint Joseph University, Lebanon

Prof. Hervé Sabourin



LCIS 2016 Keynote speakers

Witnessing radical changes and transformations:

Prof. Marco De Marco

Uninettuno University,


From small data to Big Data: Advancement of the IS discipline

Prof. Wael Jabr
Georgia State University

Concluding remarks (5')

Mr Bachir Zoghbi
CEO of Soft Flow
Prof Mokhtar Amami
Royal Military College of Canada

                                           LCIS 2016  Scope

ICT for greater development impact

Underdevelopment, insecurity, poverty, inequality, and immigration are major problems faced by developing countries. Since 2000, international donor agencies are 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 can lead to socio-economic development, can improve people’s life, and can install a kind of a new emerging democracy. Indeed, according to some scholars, ICT, if correctly implemented, can have many positive impacts such as: transforming governments, making them more transparent and accountable (Subhajit Basu, 2004), cutting out the middleman, connecting the excluded (Heeks, 2010), helping the agency of women which is of strong effect on development through entrepreneurship (Heeks and Shoba, 2010), introducing the digital production, enabling collective Power and crowdvoicing, allowing the growth of social outsourcing and social enterprises. The literature about development analyses huge potential of a positive contribution of ICT to development. 

The aim of LCIS 2016 is to illustrate some of the issues related to ICT for development, while keeping in mind the differences and similarities among developing countries.

LCIS 2016 will be organized in Beirut


At the Saint Joseph University of Beirut


LCIS2016 Golden Partners


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • ICT for different aspects of development
  • ICT4D and mobile technologies
  • Big data as a tool for development
  • e-Government and democracy
  • Open disaster risk data and minimization of the effect of disaster in DC
  • ICT and urban service delivery
  • Social networking and health care in DC
  • Poor as producers and innovators with ICTs
  • Telecenters as paths for affordable computing in DC
  • ICT and disability work
  • ICT and acquisition and absorption of knowledge in DC
  • Public/private partnerships job creation and economic growth
  • Bridging the digital divide
  • Peer-to-peer technology for knowledge sharing
  • Using ICT to enforce proper security against terrorism
  • Women using ICT to tackle social discrimination
LCIS2016 Tracks and roundtables

11 tracks are proposed:

- Track 1. ICT and the global and sustainable performance of firms and organizations

Track 2. e-Marketing and e-consumer behavior

Track 3. Social Networks and organizations

Track 4. Distribution and new technologies

Track 5. IS Adoption and Diffusion

Track 6. e-Government and e-administration

Track 7. ICT and Human Resources

Track 8. ICT, Accounting and Auditing

Track 9. ICT and Health care

Track 10. L'innovation: Savoir-faire et savoir agir complexe

Track 11. Heuristic methods for combinatorial problems

2 roundtables:

- Roundtable 1. E-government in Lebanon: Confronting theories with practices

- Roundtable 2. ICT Challenges: Ethical, Social, and Security Issues