AAIS is the Australasian chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), a global network of IS communities. AAIS seeks to support the Australasian Information Systems academic community and also promote and extend the support provided by a number of other organisations that are also active in the region.  Among these organisations are ACPHIS (Australasian Council of Professors and Heads of IS) and ACS (Australian Computer Society).

AAIS actively supports the AJIS (Australasian Journal of Information Systems) and supports and oversees the annual ACIS conferences (Australasian Conference on Information Systems) which have been held since 1990. The executive takes an overall consultative approach and members of AAIS are invited to contact any of the members of the executive with suggestions and comments. Please feel free to make suggestions even if you are not currently a member of AIS or AAIS.

For more details about AAIS’ purpose and objectives please see here. The AAIS bylaws are available here.

What is the Association for Information Systems (AIS)?
The Association for Information Systems (AIS) was founded in 1994 as a professional organisation whose purpose is to serve as the premier global organization for academics specialising in Information Systems (IS)
AIS was strengthened by mergers in 1998 with ISWorld and in 2001 with The International Conference on Information Systems.

A Brief History of the Australasian Association for Information Systems (AAIS)
A decision was made to form the Australian Association for Information Systems (AAIS) in December 2001, at the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS). The body is a chapter of the AIS.

Australasian members of AIS elected an executive for the new group, the election being overseen by Professor Michael Vitale, the then immediate past-President of AIS. The executive met for the first time in Sydney in February, 2002 to discuss how the group should proceed and what activities should be undertaken. Since then, the executive have established formal lines of communication with the ACS, ACPHIS, the organising committee of ACIS and the editorial board of AJIS.