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The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) invites nominations for the ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition 2013. We look for outstanding doctoral dissertations around the globe in the field of information systems that have been completed in the time period from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013. The competition is sponsored by SIGMIS, the ACM Special Interest Group on MIS.
Nominations should be submitted no earlier than midnight US EDT, July 7, 2013, and no later than 5:00 PM US EDT, July 27, 2013. The candidate’s Ph.D. advisor or department chair should submit the nomination. Only one nomination can be made from an institution.
The ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Competition 2013 is chaired by Sandra Sieber and Joe Valacich. The judges include the faculty who participated at the ICIS 2012 doctoral consortium and possibly other faculty members from the discipline, as will be appropriate to judge the contents of submissions.
Questions about this competition may be addressed to the co-chairs.
To be eligible for the 2013 competition, dissertations must have been completed in the time period from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Authors must have successfully defended their dissertations and should have received the final approval and all required sign-offs on their dissertation document by the June 30, 2013 date. The author should be an Information Systems major, and the dissertation needs to address an important issue in the Information Systems field. Inappropriate works will be returned to the authors.
Works under consideration for publication may be submitted if they otherwise meet the submission criteria. Authors will retain full copyright of the submitted papers and dissertations.
All papers and supporting documents must be received by 5:00 PM US EDT on July 27, 2013. Any documents received after that date, and/or submissions without all of the appropriate documentation, will not be reviewed.
ICIS encourages submissions from different countries. However, the language of all submitted materials must be English. The following 3 items of documentation are required and they must be submitted as a single "zip" file:
A panel of judges, consisting of the ICIS 2012 doctoral consortium faculty and possibly some other IS faculty, will review each submitted paper. Their evaluations will be used to select those papers that merit more detailed assessment as final candidates for the award. The papers and dissertations of the finalists will be reviewed by a few members of the review panel, who will make the ultimate selection. As this is an award competition, no reviews will be provided to the candidates or the nominators.
The winner of the dissertation award competition will be announced in December 2013 at ICIS in Milano, Italy. There will be no individual notification of the status of any candidate until the official announcement in December.