University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The 11th Annual Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference (MWAIS 2016) is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Information Studies and will be held in the Student Union building on the campus on May 19-20, 2016.
Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the 30th largest city (by population) in the United States. Located approximately 90 miles north of Chicago, on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, Milwaukee offers a diverse and lively cultural scene. This Midwestern city offers arts and entertainment, coupled with an exciting variety of shopping choices and eclectic dining at all price levels. Milwaukee's big-city advantages are enhanced by a friendly, small-town spirit, and old-world charm. See more at Visit Milwaukee.
About University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)
Situated in the cultural, commercial, and educational hub of the state, in a pleasant residential neighborhood overlooking Lake Michigan, UWM is a research university committed to academic excellence. It is one of the two doctoral degree-granting institutions in the multi-campus University of Wisconsin system, and has enrollment of over 29,000 students.
About the School of Information Studies (SOIS)
UWM's School of Information Studies joined the iSchools organization, a worldwide collective of Information Schools that are dedicated to advancing the information field and interested in the connections between information, technology and society, in early 2012. iSchools promote interdisciplinary approaches to harnessing the power of information and technology. Degree programs at iSchools include course offerings in areas such as information architecture, design, and policy; user experience design, and usability; preservation and conservation; librarianship and library administration; the sociology of information; and human-computer interaction and computer science.
SOIS has a large, diverse, international faculty and interdisciplinary initiatives with numerous institutions in the United States and abroad. SOIS hosts three internal research groups:
Information Organization Research Group
The Research Group for Information Retrieval
The Social Studies of Information Research Group