Breakthrough Ideas in IS

The Breakthrough Ideas track provides a forum for discussing topics in IS research that are novel, cutting-edge, unusual, and potentially transformative. We want ICIS attendees to this track to say, "Wow, that's an interesting idea, I would never have thought of that!" We encourage papers that involve radically different approaches, apply new expertise, or engage fresh disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives. Breakthrough ideas should have the potential to open up new streams of scientific inquiry for the IS field or challenge existing ones. They may involve the development of innovative theory, the discovery of new findings, or the exploration of novel topics of scientific or societal interest. Papers in this track often feature less frequently applied paradigms, uncommon methods, or unusual findings. This track also welcomes papers that revisit familiar topics in a completely new way - for example, re-examining a topic from an alternative research paradigm, presenting alternative interpretations of the meaning and significance of prevailing thought, or questioning the fundamental assumptions of established theories and frameworks. This track is a natural home for quality research that the authors would like to submit to ICIS, but assume, due to its unusual nature, would have little chance of acceptance in more conventional tracks. In evaluating submissions to the Breakthrough Ideas track we will emphasize the novelty of the ideas and the submission's potential to inspire further research in new or unusual domains. The concepts presented must be described clearly, logically, and in sufficient depth for peers to appreciate their significance and potential ground-breaking impact. Authors should make explicit arguments in their paper for the breakthrough nature of their ideas, their importance, and potential value as a future stream of research.

Track Chairs

Sue Brown (Univerrsity of Arizona)
Helmut Krcmar (Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen)
Nancy Pouloudi (Athens University of Economics and Business)

Associate Editors

  • Tina Blegind, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Dick Boland, Case Western University, USA
  • Tung Bui, University of Hawaii, USA
  • Andrea Carugati, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Alan Dennis, Indiana University, USA
  • Angelika Dimoka, Temple University, USA
  • Walter Fernandez, Australian National University, Australia
  • Rob Fichman, Boston College, USA
  • Laurence Habib, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
  • Jannis Kallinkos, London School of Economics, UK
  • Karlheinz Kautz, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Allen Lee, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  • Peter Loos, Universitat Saarbrucken, Germany
  • Ann Marjchak, University of Southern Califonia, USA
  • Anne Massey, Indiana University, USA
  • Lilian Mitrou, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Piet Ribbers, University of Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University, USA
  • Carsten Sorensen, London School of Economics, UK
  • Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen, Aalto University, Finland
  • Wietske van Osch, Michigan State University, USA
  • Phil Yetton, Universtiy of New South Wales, UK
  • Zhu Zhang, The University of Arizona, USA
  • Hans-Dieter Zimmermann, FHS St. Gallen, University of Applied Sciences, Germany