The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) is a premier international forum for presenting computer systems research in the area of information science and information technology, respectively. HICSS conducts sessions on various key topics that the conference treats as tracks. Each of these tracks consists of so-called minitracks that emphasize the discussion and interaction of the participants in a workshop-like way. The here announced minitrack on Cyber-Physical Informa- tion Systems (CPIS) is part of the Software Technology Track.


The CPIS minitrack deepens questions in the scope of software-intensive information systems by laying the main focus on cyber-physical systems. In view of information systems that not only penetrate more and more social life but also are no longer indispensable for almost every decisionmaking process, the importance of cyber-physical systems cannot be overemphasized. The engineering problems faced are managing dynamics, time, and concurrency in large heterogeneous (interconnected) information systems. These subjects are enormously challenging, mostly because the amount and complexity of “intelligence” (the cyber part) is growing rapidly. A typical example is the car: this kind of vehicle is changing into a sensor and processing platform that communicates with traffic control and information systems, stoplights, traffic signs, the road, and other cars and traffic. Data analytics allows us to reason about nearly all aspects of an enterprise these days. In-memory data processing integrates data from various sources, such as databases but also sensors, and allows decisions that potentially affect the physical world again. Healthcare, Industry 4.0, supply chain management are prominent examples of Information Systems that exploit real-time data stemming from the physical world. In such a realm, software is a major portion of system design, validation and ultimately verification. Research and education in this field is of strategic importance for business for years to come.

Topics of Interest

Papers are seeked for all areas of research on cyber-physical inormation systems, including:

  • enterprise buses for cyber-physical systems
  • real-time enterprise engineering
  • handling of uncertainty in cyber-physical information systems
  • dependable and trustworthy information systems
  • emerging hardware and software platforms
  • sensor based applications
  • driving applications and their requirements on data collection and manipulation
  • application architectures
  • quality of service and data quality

CPIS aims at aspects that happen at the beginning and the end of this chain of processing where we find sensor based systems that communicate, preprocess data and allow to react to feedback. We are especially interested in the dependencies between technology and applications. The research question being on our mind in particular looks at new applications that are becoming possible by specific technological platforms in the complex of cyber-physical systems and information systems. Our attention is on missing, that is to say, desirable or necessary features of those systems in order to promote new and support existing applications.

We encourage papers that span different topics and communities. We also welcome experience papers that clearly articulate lessons learned and papers that refute prior published results. The papers will be judged on novelty, significance, correctness, and clarity. Preference will be given to papers with innovative ideas and new approaches over papers with incremental results on well-established problems.

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission: June 15, 2019
Notification to Authors: August 17, 2019
Camera-ready Paper: September 22, 2019
Conference: January 7-10, 2020


The review process is double-blind, that is, the identities of the authors are hidden from the reviewers and vice versa. Papers have to be made available via the HICSS submission process. Full submission details will appear online on the conference Web site ( ). Authors who are not sure if their contributions comply with, or have specific questions about, these guidelines may contact the primary Minitrack Chair via

Program Committee

Diego Mendez Chaves, Universidad Javerina, Colombia
Eric Eide, University of Utah, USA
Antônio Augusto Fröhlich, UFSC/CTC/LISHA, Brazil
Christine Julien, University of Texas, Austin, USA
Peter-Michael Seidel, University of Hawaii/ASECOLab, USA
Tuure Tuunanen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Hirozumi Yamaguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Keiichi Yasumoto, NAIST, Japan