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.