AMCIS 2013 — Workshops and Tutorials

IBM Academic Initiative – Aug 12-14 Teach the Teacher Training at the Chicago IBM Innovation Center

Three Teaching Topics, One Topic Offered Per Day, No Charge to Attend

The IBM Academic Initiative offers a wide range of no cost resources that can help you enhance your curriculum and enable your students to develop competitive skills on the latest industry-standard software, systems, and tools. These three training sessions are specifically designed to introduce faculty to the software and course materials available through the Academic Initiative for teaching these topics:

Monday, August 12: Smarter Security - Application Security - Teach your students about critical application security vulnerabilities with skills to integrate web application security into the industry solutions they will be developing or leading. Gain hands-on experience with AppScan to show your students how to create web application and web services security scans, as well as how to review and prioritize scan results and create reports.

Tuesday, August 13: Smarter Security - Data Security - Introduce your students to tools such as Guardium which will enable them to understand how to set standardized controls for real-time database security and monitoring, enable fine-grained database auditing, and automate compliance reporting.

Wednesday, August 14: Smarter Analytics - Information Management & Big Data - Prepare students to handle large volumes of data - at rest or in motion - using InfoSphere BigInsights and InfoSphere Streams to manage the information produced with NoSQL options, including Hadoop and MapReduce.

Register at:

Please register early, as seats are limited. Note: You will receive an email requesting the day(s) that you are expecting to attend. You are welcome to sign up for as many topics as you would like.

At AMCIS in the Hilton Chicago

Thursday, August 15, 2:00 PM - 3:30PM - Smarter Analytics - Room: PDR 4

Thursday, August 15, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Big Data - Room: PDR 4


Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Your Day With Modern Mobile Apps

Hosted by Microsoft

Did you know that versions of Windows 8 can run both on Intel based and ARM based systems? Did you know that Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 share the same OS core? Do you know how to build modern apps that span Intel and ARM using a single programming language?

If these facts are news to you or you want to learn to build modern device apps you’ll want to attend this workshop. In this workshop Microsoft experts will share and demonstrate how to create mobile applications that target Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Modern applications differ from their desktop and web predecessors in design and development methods and approaches.

In this workshop we’ll spend the morning learning about Windows 8 modern app development and in the afternoon we’ll pivot to learning about Windows Phone 8 modern app development. We’ll frame the difference and similarities.

If you’re looking for engaging ways to bring your course and students into the modern app economy this session will be worthwhile for you.

8:00 – 11:45 Windows 8 Application Development

• How if differs from the desktop paradigm

• What’s new with Windows 8.1

• Tools you’ll use for building your Windows 8/8.1 app

• Building your first Windows 8 app

• Submitting your app to the Windows Store

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch time

1:00 – 5:00 Windows Phone 8 Application Development

• What’s new with Windows Phone 8

• Tools you’ll use for building your Windows Phone app

• Building your first Windows Phone 8 app

• Submitting your app to the Windows Phone Store

To register please visit: HERE



Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

CANCELLED: Introduction to R Environment for Statistical Analysis: Basic Analyses and Structural Equation Modeling

Unfortunately, this workshop has been cancelled due to visa problems.


A Method for Gamification in the Enterprise

by Basanth Kumar Neeli (Infosys Limited)

Description: Gamification is the use of game design elements in non-game contexts to raise engagement and motivation levels of users. Implementing sustainable Gamification initiatives involves understanding the challenges and motivations of users, and applying Gamification patterns and game mechanics in the context of the objectives for the initiatives. The process of Gamification can be complex and we have proposed a method to guide the designers and developers to implement sustainable Gamification initiatives. The workshop plans to involve and walk the participants through the method to design a gamified environment for a topic decided by the participants.


Geographic Information Systems

by James B. Pick (University of Redlands), Avijit Sarkar (University of Redlands), Hindupur Ramakrishna (University of Redlands), Dan Farkas (Pace University), and Namchul Shin (Pace University)

Description: The objective of this workshop is to introduce IS/IT faculty and students to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as an emerging area of importance in IS/IT teaching, research, and curricula. The workshop will justify the case of relevance of GIS and spatial analysis for IS/IT academics and provide a comprehensive overview of GIS concepts, methods, architecture, and applications. It will explain why and how GIS and spatial analysis are relevant for IS curricula and teaching, and will demonstrate their relevance for IS research.

For more information please visit: HERE


CANCELLED: "Building an Effective Course in Service Oriented Architecture with Web Services and ASPNET"