New MUCx Events

MUCx is offering even more opportunities for ICIS 2019 participants to explore Munich. The additional 10 events make a total of 14 Munich experiences. The experiences offer a variety of educational and immersive activities. The newly added MUCx events include visiting the Leibniz Supercomputer Center, taking guided tours throughout Munich history, watching the German hockey leauge play against rivals, see famous local painting collections, and more. PhD students are enouraged to participate and given discounted rates and reserved spaces. The MUCx page lists the starting bid for attending each experience. ICIS 2019 participants are encouraged to begin bidding on the events. Make sure to view the times and dates of each event coinside with your conference schedule.

Apply Now for an ICIS TUM/Bentley Travel Grant

The co-chairs of ICIS 2019, Helmut Krcmar (Technological University of Munich) and Jane Fedorowicz (Bentley University) recognize that attendance at academic conferences is financially burdensome for scholars from developing countries. Together with AIS, the conference chairs created a program to support Ph.D. students and young scholars from the UN’s list of low and medium human development countries to travel to ICIS 2019 in Munich.

We recognize that presenting research at our most prestigious conferences is an essential aspect of a scholar’s professional, educational, and research development. Further, the diversity of participants involved in our conferences is fundamental to our development as a research community. This travel grant provides a mechanism to allow Region 2 scholars with a demonstrated financial need to attend ICIS 2019 in Munich. These awards augment the four Bocconi doctoral student grants generously provided through this existing AIS program.

The ICIS TUM/Bentley Travel Grant Program is named after the home universities of the co-chairs, each of which generously sponsored the conference at the platinum academic level. Additional funding for the program comes from other generous conference sponsors, and from the recently announced Munich Experiences program (MucX), wherein conferences attendees can bid to participate in many exciting professional or social experiences unique to the Munich setting of the conference.

Apply for an ICIS TUM/Bentley Travel Grant Today!

Experience Munich and Support the ICIS TUM/Bentley Travel Grant Program

ICIS 2019 is excited to announce the first of its kind TUM/Bentley Travel Grant Program. This program is intended to help both doctoral and academic members travel to ICIS 2019 in Munich!

Through a unique silent auction called Munich Experience, ICIS 2019 attendees can bid on exclusive events to experience Munich—events that go beyond typical sightseeing activities. These events cover three categories: Industry & Tech, Culture & Sport, and Startups.

Surplus that is generated from MUCx will be used to fund travel grants for doctoral and academic members through the ICIS TUM/Bentley Travel Grant Program.

Visit https://icis2019.aisconferences.org/mucx/ to learn more. More events will be added to the current offering, so check back often!

The AIS/ICIS Genealogy Project

As part of ICIS 2019 and the AIS 25th Anniversary, we are excited to announce an interactive family tree of members of the information systems field. This family tree will show how we are connected through our dissertation committees. You will be able to see your academic grandparents and grandchildren, academic aunts, and uncles, and academic cousins. It will enable members to view the web of connections in our field.

The Genealogy project will be debuted at ICIS 2019 in Munich. To make this possible, we need input from all PhD graduates. Please take 3 minutes to complete the form listing your Doctoral Chair name as well as the names and emails of your committee members. We will email each person you list to ask their permission to be included. Participation is voluntary.

Celebrate our 25th anniversary by helping us build a genealogy of our field. Complete the form here. 

ICIS 2019 Features Paper-a-thon

The Paper-a-thon was piloted at ICIS 2017 and—based on positive feedback from participants, mentors, and journal editors—has been refined and repeated at every ICIS since. The goal of this “paper hack-a-thon” is to facilitate new research collaborations, help scholars develop their research ideas while making new professional connections, and—for the most promising projects—to accelerate a publication review process.

The Paper-a-thon begins with an intense two-day working session where researchers are organized into interest-related project teams to collaborate under the mentorship of prominent IS scholars. This initial two-day workshop phase concludes with each group pitching their research projects to a panel of journal editors, who will select up to three papers to be presented on the last day of ICIS. After ICIS concludes, one or more of the presented papers may be invited for a fast-tracked review process for possible publication in Journal of AIS. For an exceptional project, the resulting paper could appear in publication as quickly as six months.

Pre-ICIS: Applying — If the event is appealing to you and you can commit to attending in full, you are highly encouraged to apply—there are no restrictions on who can apply to the Paper-a-thon. The application process consistent of completing a survey (at https://semtsinghua.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bBialUYlD1o0at7) in order to identify what interests, abilities, and resources you can contribute to a project team (e.g., data, methods, perspectives, and domain expertise). We encourage participants to arrive with ideas about potential projects, yet we also ask that you remain open-minded to project ideas that emerge through collaboration with your project team and the mentor.

The application deadline is September 15th, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Munich time (UTC +2). The agenda for the Paper-a-thon is described at https://icis2019.aisconferences.org/submissions/track-descriptions/#toggle-id-25. You should only apply to participate in the Paper-a-thon if you can commit to attending both days.

ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition 2019 – Call for Nominations

The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) invites nominations for the ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition 2019. We are seeking outstanding doctoral dissertations from around the globe in the field of Information Systems that have been completed in the time period from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019 The competition is sponsored by SIGMIS, the ACM Special Interest Group on MIS.

Nominations should be submitted no earlier than midnight San Francisco time (UTC -7), July 10, 2019, and no later than 5pm (UTC -7), July 31, 2019. The candidate’s Ph.D. advisor or department chair should submit the nomination. Only one nomination can be made from an institution.

The ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Competition is chaired by H. Raghav Rao and Heng Xu and the judges include the faculty members who participated at the ICIS 2018 doctoral consortium and other faculty members from the discipline who would be appropriate given the content of the submissions.

Questions about this competition may be addressed to the co-chairs.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the 2019 competition, dissertations must have been completed in the time period from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Authors must have successfully defended their dissertations and should have received the final approval and all required sign-offs on their dissertation document by the June 30, 2019. The author should have earned their PhD in Information Systems, and the dissertation needs to address an important issue in the field of IS. Dissertations that are not related to information systems phenomena will not be considered.

Works under consideration for publication may be submitted if they otherwise meet the submission criteria. Authors will retain full copyright of the submitted papers and dissertations.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Submissions must be received by 5pm (UTC -7), July 31, 2019. Documents received after that date, and/or submissions without all of the appropriate documentation, will not be reviewed.

ICIS encourages submissions from different countries. However, the language of all submitted materials must be English. The following 3 items of documentation are required and they must be submitted as a single “zip” file:

  • A paper derived from the dissertation. The initial screening of submissions will be based on a purposefully written paper designed to highlight the significance and contribution of the research. If the dissertation consists of several essays, the paper should tie the essays in a coherent manner. The paper is expected to cover the whole dissertation research and should address: (i) the rationale for the dissertation, (ii) the research objective / questions, (iii) theoretical development and hypotheses, as appropriate, (iv) overview and justification of the research design and methodology, (v) key findings, and (vi) discussion of the contribution and implications of the research. Submissions where the paper only covers part of the dissertation research or is one of several essays from the dissertation will not be considered. The paper should be:
    • Single-authored (i.e., the paper must be written by the student);
    • Absolutely no more than 4,000 words in length, excluding the cover page, tables, graphs, references, and an abstract of no more than 200 words in length;
    • Written in English;
    • Preceded by a cover page that includes a title and the student’s name, institution, and email address.
  • The complete dissertation.
  • A letter from the student’s dissertation advisor or department chair. The letter should attest that: the paper is based on the student’s dissertation; the dissertation has met all requirements for graduation with a doctoral degree and has been successfully completed during the time period from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019; the paper and the dissertation are regarded by the dissertation committee as being representative of the best level of their department’s doctoral work; the paper derived from the dissertation meets the following criteria: the paper is the work of the student under the guidance of the thesis supervisor (s) (name (s)); it represents high research standards, in terms of theory and methodology; it makes an original and substantive contribution to the understanding, development, or use of information systems.

Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • The candidate’s Ph.D. advisor or department chair should submit the nomination.
  • All three items must be submitted as a single package in the form of a zip (compressed) file. Name the zip file “Candidate’sFirstName_LastName“. Email the zip file to the following address: icis2019dissertationaward@gmail.com (Please note that this has a limit of 10MB as the maximum attachment size per email. Only in the case your zip file is larger than 10MB, you may break the submission package in two separate zip files and send two emails). If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt by August 5, 2019, please send a query to xu@american.edu (with cc to mgmtrao@gmail.com). Please put in the subject line “Candidate’sFirstName_LastName DISSERTATION AWARD SUBMISSION”.
  • The package should be received before 5pm (UTC -7), July 31, 2019. Late arrivals will not be considered.
  • Receipt of electronic materials will be acknowledged by email by the co-chairs.

REVIEWING PROCESS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

A panel of judges, consisting of the ICIS 2018 doctoral consortium Faculty and possibly some other IS Faculty, will review each submitted application. The initial evaluation of the dissertation will be based on the paper derived from the work (as detailed above). The key evaluation criteria will be the significance of the issue being investigated and the contribution of the research undertaken. This evaluation will be used to select those submissions that merit more detailed assessment as finalists for the award.

The overall winner of the award will be selected by the competition co-chairs and the panel members. As this is an award competition, no reviews will be provided to the candidates or the nominators.

The winner of the dissertation award competition will be announced in December 2019 at ICIS in Munich, Germany.

Panel of judges:

  • Martin Bichler, Technical University of Munich
  • Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, University of New South Wales
  • Wynne Chin, The University of Houston
  • Kai-Lung Hui, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Mark Keil, Georgia State University
  • Natalia Levina, New York University
  • Deepa Mani, The Indian School of Business
  • Fred Niederman, Saint Louis University
  • H. Raghav Rao, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Olivia Sheng, The University of Utah
  • Sunil Wattal, Temple University
  • Heng Xu, American University
  • Nan Zhang, American University

Best Student Paper Award on Information Systems, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation

Thanks to a sponsorship from the Kauffman Foundation the Association for Information Systems is pleased to announce two new annual awards for promising research by emerging scholars studying information systems, innovation and entrepreneurship. The purpose of the award program is to identify innovative research about information systems that are relevant to the context of entrepreneurship. Student research that has direct practical implications and that addresses pressing economic and/or social problems are especially appropriate for this award. The best student paper award is chosen from those papers accepted for the annual ICIS conference. Submissions can come from any track. No nominations are solicited for these awards, but you must self-identify in your submission if you are eligible for the student award.

This award is given to the student who is the sole or primary author on a paper accepted by the Program Committee for the annual conference. To be eligible for this award, an individual must still be a student (i.e., still enrolled at the institution where the student pursues graduate work) at the time the paper will be presented at the conference, and this status should be made clear in the conference submission and conference registration.

The best student paper award recipient receives a $1,500 award and recognition at the ICIS annual conference in December.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Health IT/healthcare ecosystem
  • Information/digital infrastructure and innovation ecosystems
  • Innovation platform and ecosystem
  • Internet of things ecosystem
  • IS-enabled innovation ecosystems in the public sector
  • IT/IS and entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Participation in innovation ecosystems
  • Product innovation ecosystem
  • Social innovation ecosystem
  • Theory of digital innovation ecosystem
  • Artificial intelligence ecosystem
  • Community innovation, cloud computing, blockchain ecosystem
  • Digital business, digital innovation, drone, ecosystem
  • Automation and augmentation of work
  • Meaning of work in digital workplaces
  • Management of work and workers in a digitized work environment
  • New forms of technology-enabled work arrangements
  • Emerging new careers and patterns of careers
  • Digitalization and job mobility
  • Digitalization and the future of occupations
  • New practices and forms of leadership in digital workplaces
  • Digital innovation
  • Digital entrepreneurship
  • New ventures creation
  • Digitizing of Innovation Processes
  • Digital innovation management
  • Data-driven business models
  • Platform innovation
  • Entrepreneurial activity in digital ecosystems
  • Societal implications of digital innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Mass-Scale Innovation Collaboration

Eligibility:

  1. Papers must be accepted ICIS 2019 submissions
  2. First authors of eligible papers must be a student at the time of the ICIS 2019 conference (Dec 2019).
  3. Topic areas must be connected to the domain of entrepreneurship
  4. Applicants must indicate in their submissions form that their paper submission is a student paper eligible for consideration for the Kauffman Award.
  5. Applicants must have no current existing financial relationship (i.e., grants, contracts) with the Kauffman Foundation.

Criteria:

For this award, the awards committee will evaluate a set of papers that are nominated by program track chairs and program chairs. The best student paper will be selected based on importance of the topic to the:

  • Relevance and importance of the topic to the study of information systems and innovation topics related to entrepreneurship
  • Scholarly contribution to the state of existing knowledge
  • Relevance to practice

New Best Paper Award on Information Systems, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship from the Kauffman Foundation

Thanks to a sponsorship from the Kauffman Foundation the Association for Information Systems is pleased to announce two new annual awards for promising research by emerging scholars studying information systems, innovation and entrepreneurship. The purpose of the award program is to identify innovative research about information systems that are relevant to the context of entrepreneurship. Research that has direct practical implications and that addresses pressing economic and/or social problems are especially appropriate for this award. Submissions can come from any track. All relevant papers accepted for ICIS 2019 will be considered for this recognition (no separate application is required).

The best paper award recipient receives a $1,500 award and recognition at the ICIS annual conference in December.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Health IT/healthcare ecosystem
  • Information/digital infrastructure and innovation ecosystems
  • Innovation platform and ecosystem
  • Internet of things ecosystem
  • IS-enabled innovation ecosystems in the public sector
  • IT/IS and entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Participation in innovation ecosystems
  • Product innovation ecosystem
  • Social innovation ecosystem
  • Theory of digital innovation ecosystem
  • Artificial intelligence ecosystem
  • Community innovation, cloud computing, blockchain ecosystem
  • Digital business, digital innovation, drone, ecosystem
  • Automation and augmentation of work
  • Meaning of work in digital workplaces
  • Management of work and workers in a digitized work environment
  • New forms of technology-enabled work arrangements
  • Emerging new careers and patterns of careers
  • Digitalization and job mobility
  • Digitalization and the future of occupations
  • New practices and forms of leadership in digital workplaces
  • Digital innovation
  • Digital entrepreneurship
  • New ventures creation
  • Digitizing of Innovation Processes
  • Digital innovation management
  • Data-driven business models
  • Platform innovation
  • Entrepreneurial activity in digital ecosystems
  • Societal implications of digital innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Mass-Scale Innovation Collaboration

Eligibility:

  1. Papers must be accepted ICIS 2019 submissions
  2. Topic areas must be connected to the domain of entrepreneurship
  3. Applicants must indicate in their submissions form that their paper submission is eligible for consideration for the Kauffman Award.
  4. Applicants must have no current existing financial relationship (i.e., grants, contracts) with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Criteria:

The awards committee will evaluate a set of papers that are nominated by program track chairs and program chairs. The best paper will be selected based on importance of the topic to the:

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  • Relevance and importance of the topic to the study of information systems and innovation topics related to entrepreneurship
  • Scholarly contribution to the state of existing knowledge
  • Relevance to practice