Types of Submissions

ICIS 2019 will offer a wide variety of submission opportunities. Review the information provided below to find out about the different submissions types and deadlines.

For any important queries that could not be answered by our guidelines, please reach out to icis2019queries@gmail.com.

Due Dates of Submissions

Submission TypeDeadline
Completed Research Papers1 May 2019 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, same as New York, excluding US holidays)
Short Papers1 May 2019 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, same as New York, excluding US holidays)
Panel Discussions1 May 2019 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, same as New York, excluding US holidays)
Teaching Cases1 May 2019 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, same as New York, excluding US holidays)
PDW1 May 2019 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, same as New York, excluding US holidays)
TREO Talks15 October 2019 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, same as New York, excluding US holidays)
Paper-a-thon1 September 2019 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, same as New York, excluding US holidays)

Description of Submission Types and Review Criteria

Completed Research Papers

Completed Research Papers

Completed research papers should be no more than 16 pages. For empirical work, completed research papers should have completed analyses and documentation of results. Completed research papers should be similar to journal submissions, but shorter.

Review Criteria for Completed Research Papers

(For submissions to the Practice Oriented Research Track, please click here)

  • Topic is relevant to a track theme.
  • Objectives are clear and well-described.
  • Paper is written clearly.
  • Paper will draw an audience.
  • Paper is well organized and flows logically.
  • Literature review is appropriate.
  • Methodology is appropriate (if relevant).
  • Analyses are appropriate (if relevant).
  • Evidence supports authors’ arguments (if relevant).
  • Paper makes a useful contribution.

Short Papers

Short papers should be no more than 8 pages. Short papers typically describe ongoing work that is yet to be completed, but promising. Short papers could take various forms. For example, they can be theoretical (presenting promising frameworks), empirical (with some preliminary results), or present a design of novel and useful concepts, artefacts (testing need not to be done). Short papers should include a paragraph describing what work remains to complete the paper, and how the authors plan to continue working on the paper prior to ICIS2019 in December 2019. Please note that the progress described is expected to be substantive in nature. Accepted short papers will be presented in regular sessions as short presentations (~10 min) during ICIS 2019, and will appear in the ICIS 2019 Proceedings. Authors of accepted short papers will be required to prepare a presentation. In case of acceptance, authors should specifically report the progress made to the study between acceptance and delivery of presentation. Additional information on how to prepare for presentations in ICIS 2019 will be made available after paper acceptances.

Review Criteria for Short Papers

(For submissions to the Practice Oriented Research Track, please click here)

  • Topic is relevant to a track’s theme.
  • Objectives are clear and well-described.
  • Paper is written clearly.
  • Paper will draw an audience.
  • Paper is well organized and flows logically.
  • Literature review is appropriate.
  • Methodology is appropriate (only if relevant).
  • Analyses are appropriate (only if relevant—short papers are expected to provide preliminary results).
  • Evidence supports authors’ arguments (if relevant).
  • Whether the paper has the potential to deliver on the promised contribution.
  • Substantive progress is expected between ICIS submission to December 2019.
  • Completed papers should not be submitted to the short paper track. Short papers will be primarily evaluated on the basis of their potential contribution to the field. Priority is given to those which expand the boundaries of the field.

Other submission types (Teaching Case, Panel, PDW, Paper-a-thon)

Please see the relevant track descriptions for further details.

Submission Requirements and Instructions

GENERAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SUBMISSION TYPES

The ICIS 2019 Program Committee invites submissions across 26 tracks, including our theme track: Information Systems – The Heart of Innovation Ecosystems.

Six Types of Submissions

  • Completed research papers. Can be submitted to any track except “Panels”,”PDW” or “Paper-a-thon”.
  • Short Papers. Can be submitted to any track except “Panels”,”PDW” or “Paper-a-thon”.
  • Paper-a-thon. Shall be submitted to “Paper-a-thon” track only.
  • Teaching cases. Shall be submitted to the Digital Learning Environments and Future IS Curriculum track only.
  • Panel proposals. Shall be submitted to the Panels track only.
  • PDW proposals. Shall be submitted to the PDW track only.

Language

English (including American, British, Canadian, etc., dialects) is the language of the conference and of all submissions.

Originality

Submissions to ICIS 2019 must be original; submissions cannot have been published or accepted in a journal or conference proceedings, nor presented at another conference. Further, submissions must not be concurrently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere. If your paper has previously been published as a working paper or a pre-print, you will be asked to describe this as part of the submission process.

Template and Formatting Requirements

All submissions must be in Adobe PDF format only. Files submitted in other formats or that do not use the submission template will not be considered for review. You can download the submission template here: ICIS2019_Submission_Template

An EndNote reference style file can be downloaded here (if you use the EndNote reference manager).

The body of the submission (text, figures, tables, references, and appendices) should be stored in one single file and must use the submission template provided on the ICIS 2019 website. All figures and illustrations must be inserted into your Word .doc or Word .docx file as either JPG or GIF format (other formats or embedded graphic objects will not convert to PDF correctly). For more instructions regarding figures, please see submission template. Any submission that does not use this template or deviates from the formatting requirements will be rejected without review.

Authors enter the submission title, abstract, keywords, and author information in the menus prompted by Precision Conference Solutions (PCS).

Be certain to do the following before uploading your paper to the ICIS 2019 review system:

  • accept all changes and turn Track Changes “off”
  • save document to PDF
  • delete or remove all meta-data that can be traced to personal information in the PDF

Length Requirements

Each type of submission has specific page length requirements. See additional requirements specific to each type of submission below. Any submission that exceeds page length limits will be rejected without review.

Anonymize Completed Research Papers, Short Papers, and Teaching Cases for Blind Review

Authors name(s) should not appear in the body of the paper (including the abstract). Please note that if your paper reveals author names anywhere, they will be desk rejected outright without any further review. Eliminate references to your institutions, your sponsors, your unpublished work and your published work if these references will identify any author. To aid in making your paper anonymous, leave Acknowledgement blank until the final version is prepared for the Proceedings. Remove author and institution information from document properties. To do this in MS-Word, click on Tools>>Options and then click on the Security tab. Under Privacy Options, select “Remove personal information from file properties on save.” Panel and PDW proposal submissions do not have to be made anonymous for blind review.

How to Submit a Paper

All submissions are to be made via the ICIS 2019 submission system at Precision Conference. After creating an account and logging on to the Precision Conference site, the authors should go to “New Submissions” to submit their completed research paper, short paper, teaching case, panel proposal, or PDW.

Please note that TREO and Paper-a-Thon submissions will only be possible after late May 2019.

A manual for the submission process is available here.

Number and Order of Authors

After initial submission, authors cannot be added to or deleted from completed research papers, short papers, or teaching cases. Panel proposers should be aware that Panel Track or Program Chairs may suggest changes in the slate of presenters for panels.

Copyright Note

For all papers accepted into ICIS 2019, authors of accepted papers will retain copyright. However, by submitting a paper, authors do agree that AIS can publish and reproduce any accepted papers in the ICIS 2019 Proceedings in the format of AIS’ choosing (CDs, e-Library and printed proceedings) under an established ISBN number for ICIS 2019.

ADDITIONAL FORMAT REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIC TO EACH TYPE OF SUBMISSION

In addition to the general submission requirements, there are additional requirements for each submission type. These are identified below:

Completed Research Paper Page Limit Requirements

Completed research papers must not exceed Sixteen (16) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2019 submission template. The page limit covers everything in the submission, including title, text, tables, figures, appendices, and references. Submissions that exceed this limit will be automatically rejected.

Short Paper Page Limit Requirements

Short papers must not exceed eight (8) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2018 submission template. The page limit covers everything in the submission, including title, text, tables, figures, appendices, and references. Submissions that exceed this limit will be automatically rejected.

Additional Requirements: Teaching Cases

A teaching case must not exceed fourteen (14) single-spaced pages, and the required teaching note must not exceed five (5) single-spaced pages. Both the teaching case and teaching note must conform to the ICIS 2019 submission template. All text, figures, tables, and appendices must be included within the page limit. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from these page limits. Please compile teaching case and teaching note in a single PDF file for the initial submission.

Additional Requirements: Paper-a-thon

Paper-a-thon submissions must be 1-3 single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2019 submission template. There is no abstract page. The page limit covers everything in the submission, including title, text, tables, figures, appendices, and references. Submissions that exceed this limit will be automatically rejected. Submission details can be found here.

Additional Requirements: Panel Proposals

Panel sessions bring together researchers and/or practitioners with complementary or conflicting perspectives on a research topic or another issue of importance to the IS field. The panel proposal must not exceed five (5) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2019 submission template. The 5 page count must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. Abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count. Proposers may attach a video clip or similar to their submission to illustrate the intended format. Panel proposals may only be submitted to the Panels track. Please see the track description for further details and elements of a panel proposal.

Additional Requirements: PDW

The PDW proposal must not exceed ten pages and must conform to the ICIS 2019 submission template. The ten-page count must include all information (i.e. topic, organizers, abstract, keywords, text, figures, tables, references and appendices). Proposers may attach a video clip or similar to their submission to illustrate the intended format. PDWs may only be submitted to the PDW track. Please see the track description for further details and elements of a PDW proposal.

Additional Requirements: TREO Talks

TREO Talk submissions will be one (1) page abstracts that will be editorially reviewed to ensure that they are related to IS and appropriate in nature. A template for TREO Talk submissions is here. Accepted TREO Talks abstracts will be presented at a TREO Talk session. TREO Talks (including any material that the presenter would like to share) will be published as a GitHub repository. This will allow engagement with the material beyond the presentation at the conference. Submission details can be found here.