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Paper Submissions

  • Announcement

    The ICIS 2011 submissions website (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/icis2011) is now closed.

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  • Overview

    Please read and follow all the instructions on this page to ensure your submission meets all requirements.  This page contains:

    A) Important dates for authors
    B) General submission requirements for all submission types
    C) Additional requirements specific to each type of submission

    C.1) Completed research papers
    C.2) Research-in-progress papers
    C.3) Teaching cases
    C.4) Panel proposals

    D) Invitation to upload video presentations

    Click here to download the ICIS 2011 Call for papers (in PDF)

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  • A. Important Dates for Authors

    Open for Online Submissions:

    The ICIS 2011 submissions website will be open from Monday, January 31, 2011 until Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 11:59 pm Pacific time at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/icis2011.   

    All submission types (completed research papers, research-in-progress papers, teaching cases, and panels) must adhere to the submission guidelines outlined in this webpage.  No submissions will be accepted after midnight Pacific time, May 3, 2011.

    Author Notification Date:

    Authors will be notified as to whether their submission was accepted, conditionally accepted, or rejected by Saturday, July 30, 2011.

    Author Revisions Due Date:

    Authors must have their final submissions submitted in the proper format to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/icis2011 by Thursday, September 8, 2011 by 11:59 pm Pacific time.

    Author Registration Due Date:

    At least one author of every accepted submission and all members of every accepted panel must register for the conference by October 31, 2011.

    Author Presentations at ICIS 2011:

    At least one author of every accepted submission and all members of every accepted panel must present at ICIS 2011 in Shanghai.  Authors should be prepared to present their papers or participate in panels at any time during the conference (Monday, December 5 to Wednesday, December 7).  Failure to comply with this requirement can result in removal of papers or panelists from the ICIS 2011 Proceedings.

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  • B. General Submission Requirements

    The ICIS 2011 Program Committee invites submissions across 21 tracks, including our theme track of "East Meets West: Connectivity and Collaboration through Effective Information Systems".
    There are four types of submissions:

    Language:

    English is the language of the conference and of all submissions.

    Originality:

    Submissions to ICIS 2011 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 currently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere.

    Template:

    All submissions must be in Microsoft® Word .DOC format or Microsoft ® Word .DOCX format and must use the submission template provided on the ICIS 2011 website. Instructions for using the template are provided in the ICIS 2011 instructions document. Files submitted in other word processing formats or that do not use this template will not be considered for review.

    Formatting Requirements:

    Authors enter the submission title, abstract, keywords, and author information in the menus prompted by ManuscriptCentral.  The body of the submission (text, figures, tables, and references) should be stored in one file in Microsoft® Word .DOC format or Microsoft ® Word .DOCX format and must use the submission template provided on the ICIS 2011 website. Instructions for using the template are provided in the ICIS 2011 instructions document. Any submission that deviates from the formatting requirements will be rejected without review.

    Richard Kiefer and Benedikt Martens from the University of Osnabrück have shared with us two Citation Style Language (CSL) (http://citationstyles.org/) files which can ease the creation of reference lists in papers:

    - For Zotero (http://www.zotero.org/): download
    - For Mendeley (http://www.mendeley.com/): download

    Length Requirements: 

    Each type of submission (completed research papers, research-in-progress papers, teaching cases, and panels) has specific page length requirements.  See Additional requirements specific to each type of submission.  Any submission that exceeds page length limits will be rejected without review.

    How to Submit:

    All submissions are to be made via the ICIS 2011 submission system at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/icis2011.  After creating an account and logging on to the ManuscriptCentral site, the authors should go to "Author Center" to submit their completed research paper, research-in-progress paper, teaching case, or panel proposal. For detailed instructions on how to submit in ManuscriptCentral, please see Author Submission Instructions for ManuscriptCentral.

    For Author Submission Instructions for ManuscriptCentral, please click here.

    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 a manuscript and then wait to actually submit it. Such manuscripts can be altered and re-uploaded until they are submitted. To be considered for ICIS 2011, manuscripts must be actually submitted by the deadline listed above.

    Track and Type:

    When submitting online, you must select a track and a paper type (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. Under no circumstances should the same paper be submitted to more than one track. See the list of tracks at http://icis2011.aisnet.org/Tracks.html.

    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. Panel proposers should be aware that Panel Track or Program Chairs may suggest changes in the slate of presenters for panels.

    Figures:

    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.

    Other Visual Media (e.g., video clips):

    Submissions that rely on the use of visual media such as video, animation, visual analytics, etc., should be submitted to the new Visual Media Track, regardless of their topic.  The visual media portion of the submission should be no more than 15 minutes (in total) for a complete research paper and 7 minutes for a research in progress paper.   Given the limitations of Manuscript Central, the visual media portion of the paper must be hosted outside the review system. We ask each author to create his/her own account with an open access provider of choice (e.g., linked video could be hosted in Vimeo or YouTube).  Please use a pseudo user name in order to maintain anonymity during the review process.  The visual media portion of the submission must be playable in a generic Internet browser. Please fine-tune for Firefox. Please verify that all links to visual media work as expected in the system-generated PDF prior to submitting the paper to Manuscript Central. Do not change your online media after submitting the paper for review with Manuscript Central.  We recommend using Creative Commons Licenses for the visual media portion of the submission.  If you have any other questions, please contact the Visual Media Track chairs.

    Track Changes Feature must be Off:

    Be certain to accept all changes and turn track changes “off” before uploading your paper to the ICIS 2011 Review System.

    Anonymize Completed Research Papers, Research-in-Progress Papers, and Teaching Cases 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 these references will identify any author. To aid in making your paper anonymous, leave Acknowledgements blank until the final version is prepared for the Proceedings. 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 do not have to be made anonymous for blind review.

    Review Process:

    Completed Research Papers, Research-in-Progress Papers and Teaching Cases 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.  Panel submissions will not be blind reviewed.

    Copyright Note:

    For all papers accepted into ICIS 2011, 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 2011 Proceedings in the format of AIS' choosing (CDs, e-Library and printed proceedings) under an established ISBN number for ICIS 2011.

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  • C. Additional Requirements

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

    C.1. Additional Requirements: Completed Research Papers

    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:

    • 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 (if relevant).
    • Analyses are appropriate (if relevant).
    • Evidence supports authors’ arguments (if relevant).
    • Paper makes a useful contribution

    Completed Research Paper Page Limit Requirements:

    Completed research papers must not exceed fourteen (14) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2011 submission template as per the instructions document. The 14 pages must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.

    C.2. Additional Requirements: Research-in-Progress Papers

    Research-in-progress papers typically describe work that is as yet incomplete, but promising.
    Accepted research-in-progress papers will be presented in an interactive format, as posters, during ICIS 2011, and will appear in the ICIS 2011 Proceedings. Authors of accepted research-in-progress papers will be required to bring poster-size presentations (in LARGE TYPE format of roughly 36”x48”, or 91cm x 122cm) for display at their poster session.  Additional information on poster preparation and presentation will be provided later.

    Review Criteria for Research-in-Progress Papers:

    • 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—many RIP papers may not yet have data to analyze).
    • Evidence supports authors’ arguments (if relevant).
    • Paper makes a useful contribution or has the potential to make a contribution.

    Research-in-Progress Page Limit Requirements:

    Research-in-progress papers must not exceed 7 single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2011 submission template as per the instructions document. The 7 pages must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.

    C.3. Additional Requirements: Teaching Cases

    We invite the submission of teaching cases that would be useful to the field as pedagogical materials that students would find exciting and thoughtful. Teaching cases must include teaching notes when originally submitted, and the teaching notes will be reviewed. Teaching notes will not be included in the ICIS Proceedings, but rather will be provided directly to instructors on request by case authors.

    Teaching cases may only be submitted to the IS Curriculum and Education track.

    Review Criteria for Teaching Cases:

    • 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.

    Teaching Case Page Limit Requirements:

    The teaching case must not exceed fourteen (14) single-spaced pages and the teaching note must not exceed five (5) single-spaced pages.  Both the teaching case and teaching note must conform to the ICIS 2011 submission template as per the instructions document. The page limits must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices for the teaching case and teaching note.  The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from these page limits.

    C.4. 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.

    Required Elements of Panel Proposals:

    Please note that your panel proposal should include six main sections. The six required sections are:

    1. Introduction: General description of the panel or issues to be discussed or debated.
    2. Controversial Issues and Panelists' Positions: 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.
    3. Panel Structure: Description of timing of the session and the format of interaction among participants and with the audience.
    4. Participation Statement: A statement that all participants have made a commitment to attend the conference and serve on the panel if the panel is accepted.
    5. Biographies: A brief description of each participant’s background, including expertise related to the topic and views of the issues.
    6. References, as appropriate.

    Review Criteria:

    • Panel Topic: Topic is controversial and invites debate.
    • Panel Topic: Topic is leading edge.
    • Panel Format: Panel focuses on discussion and not the presentation of research results.
    • Panel Format: Panel format is innovative and involves the audience.
    • Panelists: Panelists are leaders and/or well-published in the panel topic area.
    • Panelists: Panelists represent a diversity of opinions and will present opposing viewpoints.
    • Panelists: Panelists are from at least two geographic regions.
    • Panel Interest: It is likely the panel will draw a wide audience.

    Panel Proposal Page Limit Requirements:

    The panel proposal must not exceed five (5) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2011 submission template as per the instructions document.. The 5 page count must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. Abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.

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  • D. Invitation to Upload Presentation Videos

    Authors of accepted papers or panels are welcome to load a 10 minute video of their presentation to the AIS website, http://network.aisnet.org.

    Step 1:  Create a video:
    • The file must be smaller than 100 Mb.
    • Video should not be longer than 10 minutes.
    • Only the following format is supported: mpg, mpeg, avi, divx, mp4, flv, wmv, mov, asf

    Step 2:  Create an account:
    Go to http://network.aisnet.org. After a user authenticates through the AIS site, please create an account on the social network in order to use it and upload videos. 

    Step 3: Upload the video:
    Authors of accepted papers or panels may either create a LINK to a video or they may directly upload a video from their hard drive.  The site can provide links to the following video providers: YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, MySpace Video, Flickr, Vimeo, Metacafe, Blip.tv, Dailymotion, Break, Live Leak, and Viddler.

    For technical assistance, please contact Andrew Schwarz, Vice President of Technology for AIS, at aschwarz@lsu.edu.

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