This study examines one dimension of the evolution of the information systems (IS) field through a scientometric study of three major global, regional and national conferences: ICIS, PACIS and ASAC. The findings suggest that IS has matured and diversified over the years, since the number of publications and the average number of collaborators per publication have been growing. Using well-established scientometric laws the study further demonstrates that the productivity distribution of researchers in the IS field is in line with what is expected from an established domain with some noticeable characteristics. Implications for IS research are suggested.
Cocosila, Mihail; Serenko, Alexander; and Turel, Ofir, "A Scientometric Study of Information Systems Conferences: Exploring ICIS, PACIS and ASAC" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 434.