Please note: For all papers accepted into ICIS 2009, 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 2009 proceedings in the format of AIS' choosing (CDs, e-Library and printed proceedings) under an established ISBN number for ICIS 2009.
ONLINE PAPER SUBMISSION
Online submission for new papers is now closed. Authors of accepted papers must format their final paper using the ICIS 2009 template following the length and other requirements. Formatted final papers have to be uploaded to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/icis2009. After logging on to the ManuscriptCentral site, the authors should go to "Author Center," locate the accepted paper, and then click on "create a revision." The authors should then follow a multi-step process to complete the final paper submission.
Please note the deadline for final paper submission is September 11, 2009. This is a firm deadline.
Please note that once a manuscript has been submitted to the online submission system it CANNOT be altered, amended, changed, corrected, edited, or revised. Once a submission has been made it is final. One can, however, upload the manuscript and not submit it within the constraints of the deadlines. Manuscripts that are only uploaded, not submitted, can be altered and re-uploaded.
General Submission Guidelines
The ICIS 2009 Program Committee invites submissions across 23 tracks, including our theme track of "Doing IT Research that Matters."
There are four types of submission possible:
- Regular (complete) research papers
- Research-in-progress papers, and
- Teaching cases.
All panel proposals must be submitted to the Panels track. All other tracks will accept both completed research papers and research-in-progress papers. In addition to these two types of research paper submissions, the IS Curriculum and Education track invites IS teaching cases with their accompanying teaching notes.
Track and Type: When submitting, you must select a track, and when appropriate, the type of submission (completed research paper, research-in-progress paper, teaching case, or panel proposal). If your paper seems suitable for more than one track, please submit it to the one track where you deem the paper would make the most important contribution. See the list of tracks on the Theme and Tracks web page.
Content Guidelines and Review Criteria by Submission Type
General - All Submissions
- Types: Submissions may take the form of completed research papers, research-in-progress papers, proposals for panels, or teaching cases.
Completed Research and Research-in-Progress Paper Submissions
- Genres: The conference welcomes theoretical essays, formal analyses, technical discussions, and reports of quantitative or qualitative empirical research.
- Completed research papers should have completed analyses and documentation of results. They should be similar to journal submissions, but shorter.
- Research-in-progress papers typically represent work that is incomplete, yet promising. Research-in-progress papers will be presented in an interactive format as posters on Monday, and will appear in the Proceedings. Authors of accepted research-in-progress papers will be required to bring poster-size presentations (in LARGE TYPE format, with a maximum overall size of 36”x48” (91cm x 122cm) for display at their interactive session.
- Review Process Papers will be prescreened for conformity with submission guidelines and for overall appropriateness for the conference. Papers that pass the initial screening processes will be double-blind reviewed. The Program Co-Chairs reserve the right to shift a submission from one track to another as they deem appropriate.
- Review Criteria
- 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 complete.
- Methodology is appropriate (if relevant).
- Analyses are appropriate (if relevant).
- Evidence supports authors’ arguments (if relevant).
- Paper makes a useful contribution.
Teaching Case Submissions
- Genres: We invite teaching cases that would be useful to the field as pedagogical materials that students would find exciting and thoughtful.
- Submission: Teaching cases should be submitted to the IS Curriculum and Education track.
- Review Process: Cases will be prescreened for conformity with submission guidelines and for overall appropriateness for the conference. Cases that pass the initial screening processes will be double-blind reviewed.
- Review Criteria:
- Case clarity: The case is clearly written and readable for a student audience.
- Issue identification and development: The key issues in the case are well-developed and identifiable by a student reader.
- Completeness: The case includes the information necessary for conducting an appropriate analysis of the issue(s) raised.
- Relevance: The case addresses a topic of importance to IS practice. The students will learn something important from studying it. The case has “substance.”
- Interest: The case is presented in an interesting way. It addresses a topic likely to sustain a student’s interest. The instructor will find it interesting to teach.
- Effectiveness of exhibits: The case exhibits are helpful to the student and useful for teaching the case.
- Teaching note -- Literature integration: The authors have effectively utilized existing literature (concepts, models, frameworks, news reports, etc.) for teaching the case.
- Teaching note -- Overall utility: The information provided is developed well enough to help an instructor in preparing to teach the case.
Panel Proposal Submissions
- General: Panel sessions bring together researchers with complementary or conflicting perspectives on a research topic or another issue of importance to the IS field.
- Required Elements of Panel Proposals:
- A general description of the panel or issues to be discussed or debated.
- Names and affiliations of all panel or debate participants.
- A statement that, if accepted, all participants have made a commitment to attend the conference and serve on the panel or debate.
- A brief description of each participant’s background, including expertise related to the topic and views of the issues.
- A statement of any controversial issues that will be discussed and the names of those who will take opposing viewpoints (identification of proponents and opponents is required for all debates).
- A description of the format of interaction among participants and with the audience.
- References, as appropriate.
- Review Process:
- Panel submissions will not be blind reviewed.
- The program committee reserves the right to modify panel and debate proposals to meet conference participation guidelines and to complement the overall program.
- Review Criteria:
- Quality of panel topic (e.g., leading edge, controversial, interesting etc.).
- Quality of panelists (e.g., stature, published in the topic area, diversity - of opinions, practice/research, geographical).
- Quality of panel format (e.g., innovative, audience involvement, uses time well, etc.).
- Likelihood of drawing and keeping an audience.
Formatting and Page Length by Submission Type
General - All Submissions
- Formatting: All submissions for accepted papers must be in Microsoft® Word .DOC format and must use the ICIS 2009 submission template and follow the instructions document. Files submitted in other word processing formats or which do not use this template will not be considered or included!
- Number and Order of Authors: After initial submission, authors cannot be added to or deleted from completed research papers, research-in-progress papers, or teaching cases. Track and Program Chairs may suggest changes in the slate of presenters for panels.
- Figures: All figures and illustrations must be inserted into your Word .DOC file as either JPG or GIF format (other formats or embedded graphic objects will not convert to PDF correctly).
- Track changes: If you use “Track changes” be certain to accept all changes and turn track changes “off” before initially uploading your paper to the ICIS 2009 Review System.
Completed Research Paper, Research-in-Progress, and Teaching Case Submissions
- General: Author information, Abstract and Keywords, and the main Body of the submission – including all references, figures, tables, etc. – will be submitted separately in the Review System.
- Maximum Length:
- Completed research papers must not exceed fourteen (14) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2009 submission template and follow the instructions document. The 14 pages must include all text, figures, and tables. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.
- Teaching cases must not exceed fourteen (14) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2009 submission template and follow the instructions document. The 14 pages must include all text, figures, and tables for both the Case and its Teaching Note. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.
- Research-in-progress papers must not exceed 7 single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2009 submission template and follow the instructions document. The 7 pages must include all text, figures, and tables. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.
- Anonymized for Blind Review:
- Author name(s) should not appear in the Body of the paper (including the abstract). Eliminate references to your institutions, your sponsors, your unpublished work, and your published work if done in a way that identifies you as author. To aid in making your paper anonymous, leave Acknowledgements blank until the final version prepared for the Proceedings.
- All author names must be included on the online submission form.
- Delete 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 Proposal Submissions
- Must not exceed five (5) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2009 submission template and follow the instructions document. The 5 page count must include all text, figures, and tables. Abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.
- Panel proposal submissions do not have to be made anonymous for blind review.