You are here: Home Call for nominations
For submission, please read and follow all the instructions below to ensure your submission meets all requirements:
ICIS invites nominations for its 2013 Doctoral Consortium in Milan, Italy.
Since the 1980s, the Consortium has provided students who are doing their doctoral dissertations with the chance to present and obtain comments on their research, to hear about the work of their peers at other universities, and to gain an understanding of what academic and research careers are all about. It also offers students opportunities to make new friendships with other students and leading faculty from around the globe.
The Doctoral Consortium of the International Conference on Information Systems will begin on Wednesday afternoon at 5:00pm, 11 December 2013, with a welcome event, and will end with a late evening farewell reception on Friday 13 December. The event will be held at the MBA Program building of Bocconi university. Doctoral Consortium student participants will be invited to stay for three nights, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
To view the Call for Nominations in PDF, click here.
Submission deadline: Midnight, Milan time (UTC/GMT +1 hour), May 31, 2013
Students nominated by their respective institutions must complete three separate documents and submit those three documents through the online submission system. Details on the document requirements and online submission process are below.
University of Californi, Irvine
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ritu Agarwal is Professor and the Robert H. Smith Dean’s Chair of Information Systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. She is also the founder and Director of the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the Smith School, and the NSF ADVANCE Professor for 2012-2013 at the Smith School. Dr. Agarwal has published over 90 papers on information technology management topics in journals such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Journal of Management Information Systems, Health Affairs, IEEE Transactions, and Decision Support Systems, and has made presentations at a variety of national and international conferences. Her current research is focused on the digital transformation of healthcare, use of IT in healthcare settings and its effect on clinical routines, health informatics, digital information privacy, and evidence-based decision making. Professor Agarwal is the Editor-in-Chief of Information Systems Research and a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems. In 2011 she was awarded the University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award. Professor Agarwal initiated and chaired the first annual Workshop on Health Information Technology and Economics (WHITE 2010), a multi-disciplinary research conference to engage the research, policy and practice communities in understanding the role of digital technologies in healthcare transformation. WHITE continues to attract scholars from across the world.
Chrisanthi Avgerou is Professor of Information Systems at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her main research interests concern the relationship of ICT to organizational change and the role of ICT in socio-economic development. She is Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), and she chaired the IFIP Technical Committee 9 on Social Implications of Information Technology from 2005 till 2010 and the IFIP WG 9.4 group on computers in developing countries from 1996 till 2003. Among her recent publications are Information Systems and Global Diversity, The Social Study of Information and Communication Technology: Innovation, Actors, and Contexts, and The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies all published by Oxford University Press.
Peter Seddon is a Professor in the Department of Computing and Information Systems in the Melbourne School of Engineering at The University of Melbourne.
Prof Seddon's teaching and research focus on helping people and organizations gain greater benefits from their use of information technology. His major publications have been in the areas of evaluating information systems success, packaged enterprise application software, IT outsourcing, IT management, and accounting information systems. His primary research area today is in the issues facing IT management.
Martin Bichler is full professor at the Department of Informatics of the TU München in Munich, and also a faculty member at the TUM School of Management. Martin received his MSc in Information Systems from the Technical University of Vienna, and his Ph.D. as well as his Habilitation from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, where he was an associate professor at the Department of Information Systems. He was working as a research fellow at UC Berkeley, and as research staff member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York. Martin has contributed to different areas in computer science, information systems, and operations research. In particular, he is interested in the design of multi-object markets and in computational methods to solve managerial decision and planning problems. Martin is excited about real-world problems and has been involved in the development of several software packages.
Chris Dellarocas is Professor and Chair of Information Systems at Boston University’s School of Management. He is one of the world’s most cited scholars in the fields of online reputation and social media. Dellarocas holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from MIT. Prior to Boston University he taught for eight years at MIT's Sloan School of Management and for five years at the University of Maryland’s R. H. Smith School of Business. Dellarocas is Senior Editor of Information Systems Research and Associate Editor of Management Science. He has received numerous teaching and funding awards including the National Science Foundation's CAREER award, as well as grants from DARPA, Google and Microsoft. He holds 9 patents and is co-founder and advisor of a number of companies in the technology space.
Sanjeev Dewan is professor of information systems at The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. He previously served on the faculties of George Mason University and University of Washington, Seattle. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of the economics of information technology, electronic commerce, and impacts of social media. A common theme that cuts across his research is the Value of Information Technology - understanding the mechanisms by which information technology creates value in organizations and markets. He has published his research in top journals, such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, Management Information Systems Quarterly, the Journal of Industrial Economics and Communications of the ACM. He is currently a senior editor at Information Systems Research and has served as an associate editor at Management Science. Professor Dewan received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Simon School at the University of Rochester.
Rob Fichman is a Professor and Chair of the Information Systems Department at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. His main research interests concern digital innovation, including the factors affecting the diffusion and assimilation of new IT, and the transformative effects that digital innovations have on individuals, organizations, markets, and society. He has published broadly in CACM, California Management Review, Decision Sciences Journal, Harvard Business Review, Information Systems Research, Journal of AIS, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Sloan Management Review and other scholarly journals. Dr. Fichman currently serves as Senior Editor at ISR. He was previously Senior Editor at JAIS, and Associate Editor at ISR, Management Science, and MISQ. Dr. Fichman holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and BS and MS degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Guy Fitzgerald is Professor of Information Systems in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University, UK. He has also worked at Brunel University, Birkbeck College, University of London, Oxford University and Warwick. He has been a practitioner in the computer industry with companies such as British Telecom, Mitsubishi and CACI Inc, International. His research interests are concerned with the effective management and development of information systems and he has published widely in these areas. He has also undertaken research in relation to strategy, executive information systems, outsourcing, and flexibility. He is founder and co-editor of the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) from Blackwell/Wiley, he is the author (with David Avison) of a major text from McGraw-Hill entitled Information Systems Development: Methodologies, Techniques and Tools, now in its Fourth Edition. He was recently President of UKAIS and Vice-President of AIS (the Association for Information Systems).
Dr. Atreyi Kankanhalli is Associate Professor of Information Systems and serves as the Coordinator of the Service Systems Innovation Research Laboratory at the National University of Singapore. Her research interests are in knowledge management and IT enabled innovation in services, particularly Government and Healthcare. Her work has appeared in MIS Quarterly, ISR, JMIS, ACM Transactions on MIS, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, CACM, and proceedings of ICIS and AOM, among others. She has served or is serving on the editorial boards of MIS Quarterly, ISR, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Information and Management. Dr. Kankanhalli has considerable work experience in industrial R&D and has consulted for a number of organizations. She is winner of the ACM-SIGMIS 2003 Best Doctoral Dissertation award and her work is listed among the top 40 MISQ most cited papers. She recently received the IBM Faculty Award and the IBM Smarter Planet Industry Skills Innovation Award.
Ola Henfridsson is a Professor of Information Systems and Management at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK. He is also a Visiting Professor at Department of Applied Information Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. His research interests include digital innovation, digital infrastructure, platforms, and technology management, as well as process and design research. The outcome of this research has been published in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Information and Organization, Information Systems Journal, Information Technology and People, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and other journals in the information systems discipline. He is a Senior Editor of Journal of Information Technology and a Senior Editor emeritus of the MIS Quarterly. Ola also serves on the editorial boards of Information Technology and People and Journal of the Association for Information Systems. Website: www.olahenfridsson.com
Elena Karahanna is the L. Edmund Rast Professor of Business in the MIS Department, Terry College of Business, at the University of Georgia. She holds a Ph.D. in MIS from the University of Minnesota. Elena has served as Senior Editor at the MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and serves or has served as Associate Editor at Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and the European Journal of Information Systems. Elena’s research focuses on the implementation and use of information systems, e-health, IS leadership, and cross-cultural issues and her research has been published in leading scholarly journals in Information Systems (e.g., Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research). She has received the Terry College of Business Outstanding Research Award, several teaching awards, and was named an AIS Fellow in 2012.
Sue Newell is the Cammarata Professor of Management, Bentley University, US and a part-time Professor of Information Management at Warwick University, UK. She has a BSc and PhD from Cardiff University, UK. Sue is currently the PhD Director at Bentley. Sue's research focuses on understanding the relationships between innovation, knowledge and organisational networking (ikon) - primarily from an organisational theory perspective. She was one of the founding members of ikon, a research centre based at Warwick University (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wbs/research/ikon/). She has been involved in many of the ikon projects and has recently completed a project titled ‘The evolution of biomedical knowledge: interactive innovation in the UK and US’ and is currently working on a project exploring health service redesign initiatives in the UK, Canada and the US. This research focuses on understanding knowledge translation processes through examining how such initiatives are managed and governed and how the social networks are evolving in these settings. Sue is also involved in research which focuses on exploring the implementation and use of packaged information systems, for example to support distributed project work or health records. Her research emphasises a critical, practice-based understanding of the social aspects of innovation, change, knowledge management and inter-firm networked relations. Sue has published over 90 journal articles in the areas of information systems, organization studies and management, as well as numerous books and book chapters. For more information please visit - https://faculty.bentley.edu/details.asp?uname=snewell
James Y. L. Thong is a Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management (ISOM), at the School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the National University of Singapore. His research on technology adoption, human–computer interaction, computer ethics, and IT in small business has appeared in Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, Journal of the AIS, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Information Systems Journal, among others. He has served or is serving as an associate editor for Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly. In 2011, he received the “ISR Best Associate Editor Award” from INFORMS Information Systems Society.
Lucas D. Introna lectures in Technology, Organisation and Ethics at the Centre for the Study of Technology and Organisation, Lancaster University. Previously he lectured in Information Systems at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interest is the social study of technology and its consequences for society. In particular he is concerned with the ethics and politics of technology. He is co-editor Ethics and Information Technology and acted as associate editor for Management Information Systems Quarterly and Information Systems Research. He is also a founding member of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT) and an active member of IFIP WG 8.2. The Society for Philosophy in Contemporary World (SPCW), and a number of other academic and professional societies. His most recent work includes a book Management, Information and Power published by Macmillan, and various academic papers in journals and conference proceedings on a variety of topics such as: sociomateriality, phenomenology of technology, information and power, privacy, surveillance, information technology and post-modern ethics, and virtual organisations. He holds degrees in Management, Information Systems and Philosophy.
Natalia Levina is an Associate Professor in the Information, Operations, and Management Sciences department at the Stern School of Business, New York University and a Visiting Full Professor of Information Systems at the Warwick Business School. Prof. Levina uses organizational theories to understand strategic and operational complexities involved in managing multi-party collaborative relationships focused on innovation. She investigates how diverse professional, organizational, and cultural backgrounds of project participants influence collaboration effectiveness and innovation on projects. Her current research focuses on open innovation, global sourcing, and crowdsourcing. She has been awarded an NSF grant for studying open innovation and crowdsourcing as well as Alfred P. Sloan Industry Studies Fellowship and IBM faculty fellowship for studying innovation management practices in global sourcing. Prof. Levina’s work has been published in numerous academic journals including among others Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, Decision Sciences, Organization Science, and Academy of Management Journal and received a number of awards from academic societies. She serves as a senior editor at Information Systems Research and as invited Senior Editor on a special issue of the European Journal of IS as well as invited Associate Editor at MIS Quarterly (2 special issues). She is an editorial board member of Information and Organizations and has been an editorial board member at Organization Science. She has served as an Associated Editor in ICIS conferences throughout the past ten years and is the incoming program co-chair for ICIS 2016 Dublin. She is the founding vice chair for the AIS Special Interest Group (SIG) on Grounded Theory Methods (GTM). She is also an executive board member of OCIS division of the Academy of Management. Prof. Levina’s teaching portfolio includes such courses as “Globalization, Open Innovation, and Crowdsourding,” (MBA and Exec MBA), “IT in Business and Society” (undergraduate), and “IT in Organizations” (PhD seminar). She has received her B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Boston University, M.A. in Mathematics from Boston University, and Ph.D. in Information Technologies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.
Participation in the Consortium is by invitation only. Each university may submit only one nominee. If two units of a university hold separate memberships in AIS, they each may submit one nominee from their respective unit. Each student selected for the Consortium is expected to attend all Consortium meetings and activities, from the opening on Wednesday evening to the closing on Friday evening (i.e., participants will not be able to participate in any pre-ICIS activities that conflict with the Consortium schedule). Candidates who are not able to make this commitment to the Consortium should not apply.
Ph.D. students currently working on Information Systems dissertations are eligible for nomination submission. Candidates should have successfully defended their thesis proposals prior to December 1, 2013, although they need not have defended their proposals before the submission deadline.
Students who will have defended their final dissertations prior to December 1, 2013 will not be accepted. Nominated candidates should intend to pursue an academic career in Information Systems following the completion of their Ph.D. studies.
Prospective candidates should also note that the Consortium is designed as an intensive personal development experience and, therefore, participants should not bring guests to the Consortium. In addition, they should plan to stay at the hotel that offers Consortium participants housing.
Students who are selected to participate in the Consortium will be given instructions on how to prepare their research papers for presentation during the Consortium, following their selection.
Selection to the ICIS Doctoral Consortium is very competitive. Over 80 nominations typically are received each year. Participants will be selected based on three things:
This assessment will be based on a review of the dissertation proposal paper prepared by the doctoral student. Previous attendance by other students from the nominating school is not a criterion for selecting Consortium participants.
Final Consortium selection will include a balance of students representing diverse research topics, methods, schools, and cultures. Participation is limited to 40 students.
The language of the Consortium is English, and all submitted materials must be in English. Students must have sufficient proficiency in English to participate in the presentations, discussions, and other activities.
Notification of Acceptance: Acceptance and rejection notifications will be sent on or around August 31, 2013.
Cost: All accepted students to the Consortium will be required to pay a registration fee to help defray part of the cost of their attendance at the Consortium. Students attending the Consortium will receive free registration to the ICIS 2013 conference in Milan, which immediately follows the Consortium.
(1) Nominee Information Sheet. Students complete the information on this sheet and submit it along with the other two documents mentioned below. Please click here to download the nominee information sheet.
(2) Nomination Letter. Students must be nominated by an IS faculty member or academic.
(3) Candidate’s Dissertation Proposal Paper. The paper outlining the candidate's research should be in the form of a short report summarizing the student’s dissertation/thesis proposal. This part of the paper should not exceed 12 double-spaced pages, formatted as follows: Times New Roman or equivalent font, 11-point or 12-point font, double-spaced only (not 1.5), 1 inch margins all around 8.5 x 11 inch paper (or A4), and the pages must be numbered. This paper should include the research question, a justification for why and to whom the research is important. It also should include a brief literature review, a presentation of the theoretical basis for the work, a research model and hypotheses (if applicable), and a description of the research design.
This 12-page limit does not include tables, figures, or references. Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but must be included separately, to immediately follow the text. References should appear last. The complete document, including the main text, tables, figures, and references, should not exceed 20 pages. This page limit will be strictly enforced and the consortium co-chairs reserve the right to reject any candidates whose research paper exceeds these page limits.
Two appendices of no more than one page each should be included. (These appendices must also follow the formatting guidelines outlined above.) The first appendix is a summary of any findings the student has as of May 31, 2013. The second appendix is an estimate of what still needs to be done to complete the dissertation as of May 31, 2013. We are requesting this information in order to gauge how far the nominee is in the dissertation process.
All three documents – the Nomination Information Sheet, the Nomination Letter, and the Candidate’s Research Paper – must be submitted through the online submission system by the nominated doctoral student, not the nominating faculty member. The system will automatically combine the three items into one document.
The student should register with this system. Upon registration and email notification of the system-generated password, the student will be able to proceed with the submission by uploading the documents.
After registering and logging into Manuscript Central, select "Doctoral Consortium" as the "Track" and follow the directions. The system is very friendly and most of our major journals use it. If you have any trouble following the prompts, please let us know.
Due Date and Time
All submissions must be received by the system no later than midnight, Milan time (UTC/GMT +1 hour), Friday, May 31, 2013. Any previously submitted documents can also be modified until this time. Incomplete or late submissions will be rejected. Multiple submissions received from the same university (or the same person) will be rejected. If the university’s different units hold separate AIS memberships, submissions from each of the units will be considered.
In case of problems or for further clarification about the submission process, please contact one of the consortium co-chairs noted below via email:
Here are several step-by-step instructions on how to upload your Nominee Information Sheet, Nomination Letter, and Proposal using the submission website:
To get to the online submission system, click http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/icis2013.
Please note that once you submit your packet you cannot make any further changes.
You are done. Good luck!