The Professors and Heads of Information Systems, New Zealand (PHIS-NZ) group represents NZ information systems academics and researchers in matters of national, regional and international importance.
PHIS-NZ provides a forum for discussion and debate on issues relating to the development of information systems as a discipline in NZ universities, advises the government on policies affecting university education and research and acts as a community of practice between information systems departments. 

Since its inception it has organised annual meetings and information systems doctoral conferences.

PHIS-NZ members may become registered users of a 'members only' site, which will allow access to internal documents and other resources.


The 7th Annual NZ IS Doctoral Conference is to be held at the University of Canterbury  22-23 July 2016.

For further details, please see the NZISDC website

PHIS-NZ Workshop and AGM

The 2016 meeting of PHIS-NZ will be held at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch,  on Friday 22nd July 2016, prior to the PhD consortium taking place from the evening of Friday 22nd July through to Saturday 23rd July, 2016. 

(Nominations are now closed)
Nominations for the PHIS-NZ Information Systems Doctoral Thesis Award for 2016 are open.

The award is presented annually to the author of the most outstanding PhD thesis in Information Systems in a New Zealand university.

The author must have completed all requirements for graduation by 31 December 2015.

One nomination per university

The submission consists of
  1.  a 5,000 word summary of the thesis written by the  nominee
  2.  a letter of support for the nomination from the  nominating supervisor or HOD

All submissions are to be made to the Chair of PHIS-NZ (Annette Mills: annette.mills@canterbury.ac.nz) by 5.00pm on 1 April 2016.

The presentation of the award will be at the 2016 New Zealand Information Systems Doctoral Consortium (NZISDC) at the University of Canterbury.