Call for papers & Important Dates

Building Sustainability and Resilience with IS: A Call for Action

The challenges of modern organizations have changed dramatically over the course of the COVID pandemic. Our academy of IS academics has also pivoted substantially since our last in-person ICIS conference in Munich. Our discipline and our association now face grand challenges, but we do this together and collectively. ICIS 2021 aims to bring together our committee both in-person and online in a meaningful way to enable a sharing of our best research, ideas on the most important challenges, and a fight for the future of our planet.

To this end, we want to highlight two tracks we developed to address our conference theme:

  1. Conference Theme Track A: IS for Sustainability
  2. Conference Theme Track B: IS for Resilience

We invite you to submit completed research papers or short papers to ICIS 2021. The conference will also include Panels, a redeveloped CIO Symposium, Professional Development Workshops, and a Paper-a-thon, in addition to 22 tracks covering all areas of IS research. Please refer to more information about tracks at https://icis2021.aisconferences.org/submissions/track-descriptions/.

Benefits of the Conference to Journal Paper Submission Cycle

There are numerous benefits to authors of leveraging the conference to journal submission cycle of a paper. Click here to learn more.

Important Dates

Submission Open: February 17 (Wed)

Submission Deadline: May 4 (Tue) 11:59PM EST

Acceptance Notification: July 31 (Sat)

Final Paper Deadline: September 6 (Mon) 11:59PM EST

Doctoral Consortium: December 10-11

Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops: December 11 & 16

Main Conference: December 12-15

Program Chairs

Atreyi Kankanhalli

National University of Singapore
atreyi@comp.nus.edu.sg

Xitong Li

HEC Paris
lix@hec.fr

Shaila Miranda

University of Oklahoma
shailamiranda@ou.edu

Best Paper Awards

AwardCriteriaProcess
Best Paper in Track Award• Completed Research Paper
• Could be conceptual, method, or empirical paper
• AEs and/or TCs nominate papers
• TCs select one paper from their track for award
Best Overall Conference Paper Award• Completed Research Paper
• Could be conceptual, method, or empirical paper
• PCs or their delegates select from among Best Paper in Track award recipients
Best Theory Development Paper Award• Completed Research Paper
• Displays insightful abstraction from data and/or prior literature, advancing the state of knowledge on an existing theory or offering a new theoretical perspective
• AEs and/or TCs nominate papers
• TCs select one paper from their track for each award
• PCs or their delegates select from among track nominations
Best Short Paper Award• Short paper
• Innovative
• AEs and/or TCs nominate papers
• TCs select one paper from their track for each award
• PCs or their delegates select from among track nominations
Best Student Paper Award• First author is a student
• Completed Research Paper
• Could be conceptual, method, or empirical paper
• AEs and/or TCs nominate papers
• TCs select one paper from their track for each award
• PCs or their delegates select from among track nominations
Kauffman Best Paper Award on Information Systems, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Please see Kauffman Best Paper Award
Kauffman Best Student Paper Award on Information Systems, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Please see Kauffman Best Student Paper Award

Journal Publication

The AIS Policy on Conference and Journal Publication encourages conference papers to be published in journals. This policy applies to AIS conferences (there are no copyright issues to prevent your AIS conference paper from being published in any journal (AIS or not)), and to AIS journals (there are no restrictions preventing you from submitting your conference paper to an AIS journal). Many non-AIS journals have similar policies, so you can submit your AIS conference paper to them. The policy and list of non-AIS journals with similar policies, is available at the Policy page.