The Lebanese  Association  for Information Systems


Welcome to


New York / Beirut, April 27, 28, and 29,  2017

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

LCIS 2017 is the second version of the Lebanese Conference on Information Systems that attracts multidisciplinary contributions on information systems from the areas of Business, computer science, management, marketing, human resources, accounting, and supply chain mainly submitted by lebanese and international scholars.

There are several ways to participate at LCIS 2017. 

- Organize a Track

- Organise a Workshop/Pre-Conference

- Submit a Paper: We heartily invite Lebanese researchers to hand in their work to LCIS2017

- Participate at the Doctoral Symposium: Doctoral Students will have the opportunity to be part of the PhD-consortium of LCIS2017

- Attend the Conference: We warmly invite you to be our guest at LCIS2017, be it as author, member of a committee, visitor or even volunteer. 

LCIS 2017 will be a place of discussion and networking.


About LAU

The Lebanese American University is a private and independent university with two campuses in Lebanon, chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, and accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (CIHE–NEASC).

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  

Conference 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.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • ICT for different aspects of development
  • Big data as a tool for development
  • e-Government and democracy
  • Digital Divide
  • Electronic Medical Records,
  •  Information Quality
  • 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 ICT and acquisition and absorption of knowledge in DC
  • Public/private partnerships job creation and economic growth
  • Bridging the digital divide
  • Poor as producers and innovators with ICTs
  • Telecenters as paths for affordable  computing in DC
  • ICT and disability work
  • Peer-to-peer technology for knowledge sharing
  • Using ICT to enforce proper security against terrorism
  • Women using ICT to tackle social discrimination
  • More general submissions are welcome within the conference theme of ICT and societal challenges or related to ICT and organizations.

Conference Tracks:

  • Track 1.    Achieving global and sustainable performance via ICT
  • Track 2.    Digital marketing
  • Track 3.    Accounting and Auditing in the information age
  • Track 4.    Organizational development and ICT strategies
  • Track 5.    Information security & privacy
  • Track 6.    Big data analytics in business enterprises
  • Track 7.    e-Government
  • Track 8.    ICT and Human Resources
  • Track 9.    ICT and Virtual Health care
  • Track 10. Innovative and effective teaching
  • Track 11. Business process optimization
  • Track 12. Social media in business
  • Track 13. Impact of Technology on Business Ethics and Legal issues