The 23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2019) will be held at Xi'an, China, after the successful series of PACIS since 1993. PACIS is the main international Information Systems (IS) conference and the only AIS sponsored conference in the Pacific Asia Region. The primary purpose of PACIS is to enable regional and international Information Systems researchers and practitioners to meet in an annual forum that maximizes the opportunity for the exchange of information. The world’s Information Systems industry and research specialists, and academia are cordially invited to participate in a wealth of presentation, tutorials, special sessions and social activities for the advancement of Information Systems and Management.
It is well known that the past three important industrial revolutions in history have brought human development into an unprecedented period of prosperity, but at the same time it also brought about the multiple challenges of resource depletion, ecological crisis and so on. With the progress of fourth industrial revolution driven by Artificial Intelligence, autonomous vehicles and drones, and 3D Printing, the restructure of employment and industry reallocation can happen. But the Internet platform on which the revolution should take place is very vulnerable. How information system research community faces this revolution and prepare for the safe world?