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  Submission Instructions
 

For submission, please read and follow all the instructions below to ensure your submission meets all requirements:

A. Eligibility
B. Selection Process
C. Documents Needed for Nomination Submission
D. Submission Process
E. Step-by-Step Instructions for Submitting to Manuscript Centralr
 

  Call for Nominations

 

ICIS invites nominations for its 2012 Doctoral Consortium in Orlando, Florida, USA.

The Doctoral Consortium of the International Conference on Information Systems will begin on Wednesday afternoon at 5:00pm, December 12, 2012, with a welcome event, and will end of Saturday morning at 9:30am on December 15, 2012, right after breakfast. The event will be held at the Mission Inn in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Doctoral Consortium student participants will be invited to stay for three nights, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, at the Mission Inn.

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. To view the Call for Nominations in PDF, click here.

Submission deadline:
Midnight U.S. Eastern
Daylight Time, May 31, 2012
Please note that incomplete
or late submission packages
will not be reviewed.
No exceptions will be made

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.

  Important Dates

Proposal submission deadline:
No later than midnight, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time, on
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Consortium days:
From Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 5pm, to
Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 9.30am.

  Consortium Venue

The event will be held at the Mission Inn
in Howey-­‐in-­‐the-­‐Hills, Florida. This resort is about 45
minutes ride from the main conference hotel.

 Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs
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London School of Economics

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Copenhagen Business School

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 Keynote Speakers
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Salter Professor and Department Head
Management Information Systems
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  Faculty Mentors

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Dr. Sandra Sieber is currently Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Information Systems at IESE Business School, where she is also the Academic Director of the IESE Global Executive MBA. Dr. Sieber has worked extensively on the impact of Information and Communication technologies on organizational and individual work practices, being especially interested in the most recent developments on the impact of social media on organizations. Dr. Sieber has published scholarly and general articles in national and international journals, magazines and newspapers, and contributed to several books. She has served on the organizing committees of a number of conferences. In 2012, she is the co-chair of ECIS in Barcelona and the co-chair of the Doctoral Consortium of ICIS in Orlando, Florida.

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Joe Valacich is an Eller Professor of MIS in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona and a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems. He received the Ph.D. degree from The University of Arizona (MIS) (1989), and the M.B.A. and B.S. (computer science) degrees from the University of Montana. His primary research interests include human-computer interaction, cyber security, deception detection, technology-mediated collaboration, individual and group decision making, and e-business.

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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.

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Michel Avital is Professor of IT Management in Copenhagen Business School. Design and innovation are the leitmotif of Michel's work. Building on positive modalities of inquiry, his research focuses on information and organization with an emphasis on the social aspects of information technologies. He has published articles on topics such as generative systems design, creativity, innovation, collaboration and competition, green IT and sustainable value. He is an editorial board member of seven leading IS journals and serves in various organizing capacities in ICIS, AOM, ECIS and other topical conferences. Michel is an advocate of openness and an avid proponent of cross-boundaries exchange and collaboration. Further information at http://avital.net.

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Geneviève Bassellier is Associate Professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She received her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. Her main stream of research explores the role of knowledge and emotions in IT projects, virtual teams, and IT-related decision making in adoption and post-adoption contexts. She also works on the role of top management in strategic initiatives as well as on the role of social media in the transformation of digital good industry. Her work has been published in Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and the Journal of Management Information Systems.

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Angelika Dimoka is an Assistant Professor in the Marketing and the Management of Information Systems Departments at the Fox School of Business at Temple University with a joint appointment at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is also the Director of the Center for Neural Decision Making. She holds a PhD from the Viterbi School of Engineering (major in Neuroscience) with a minor from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Her research interests lie in decision neuroscience with emphasis on functional neuroimaging in marketing (neuromarketing) and IS (NeuroIS), electronic commerce, and modeling of information pathways in the brain. Her research appeared in MIS Quarterly, NeuroImage, Information Systems Research, Neuroscience Methods, IEEE Transactions in Biomedical Engineering, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, and the Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Association of Consumer Research, and INFORMS Marketing Science Conferences.

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Michael G. Morris is the Murray Research Professor of Commerce and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Indiana University in 1996. Prior to joining the faculty at McIntire, he served on the faculty at the Air Force Institute of Technology. His research interests can broadly be classified as socio-cognitive aspects of human response to information technology, including user acceptance of information technology, human-computer interaction, and decision-making. He has served as a Senior Editor at MIS Quarterly and as an Associate Editor at both MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research. His research has been published in MIS Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, IEEE Transactions on Engineering and Management, and Decision Sciences, among others.

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Suprateek Sarker is currently Philip Kays Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at the Washington State University, Pullman. Suprateek’s past work has been published in numerous outlets including Information Systems Research, Journal of the MIS, Journal of the AIS, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Information Systems, and IEEE Transactions. Suprateek currently serves as a senior editor for MIS Quarterly, as editor-in-chief for Journal of IT Cases & Applications Research (JITCAR), and as an editorial board member for Journal of the AIS, Journal of the MIS, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and IT & People. He is a past recipient of the Stafford Beer Medal from the OR Society (United Kingdom), 2006, for European Journal of Information Systems publication on virtual teamwork that he coauthored with Sundeep Sahay.

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Peter B. Seddon is a Professor in the Department of Information Systems at The University of Melbourne, Australia. His 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.

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Christina Soh is a Professor and Associate Dean at the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She has previously served as Chair of the ITOM department, and Director of the Information Management Research Center. She is Senior Editor at the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and has also served on the editorial board of MIS Quarterly, MIS Quarterly Executive, JAIS, and Information and Organization. Her research interests include managing the IT organization in multinational corporations, complex enterprise-wide projects, IT and strategy, and technology innovation. She received her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Bachelors in Accounting (Hons) from the National University of Singapore.

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Professor Van Alstyne received a BA from Yale, and MS & PhD degrees from MIT. He is an Associate Professor at Boston University and a Visiting Professor at MIT. His work concerns information economics. In designing information goods, this research concerns competitive strategy and network effects. In control over information, it concerns who has access to what information, when, and at what price. Work also balances open source principles against those that generate profits and stimulate innovation. Professor Van Alstyne was among the first to document productivity effects of IT and communications at the individual desktop level. His work has received an NSF Career Award, two best paper awards, and has appeared in Science, Management Science, Harvard Business Review, and the popular press.

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Edgar Whitley is a Reader in Information Systems at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has a BSc (Econ) and a PhD in Information Systems both from the LSE. Edgar is the co– editor for the journal Information Technology & People and was previously an associate editor for MIS Quarterly. Edgar has edited special issues for The Information Society, Information Technology and People and the European Journal of Information Systems. He was recently involved in an interdisciplinary research project EnCoRe (www.encore-project.info) that addressed the role of consent in providing control over the use of personal data by commercial and public–sector organizations. Further information about Edgar can be found at http://personal.lse.ac.uk/whitley/.

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Christoph Schneider is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems at City University of Hong. He earned a BA (hotel and restaurant administration) and a Ph.D. (information systems) at Washington State University. His primary research interests include human-computer interaction, electronic commerce, and computer-mediated collaboration. His research has appeared in peer reviewed journals such as Information Systems Research, Management Information Systems Quarterly, and Management Science; further, he has presented his research at various national and international conferences.

 A. Consortium Eligibility

Participation in the Consortium is by invitation only based on competitive selection at the student’s university. If different units of a university hold separate AIS memberships, then each unit is permitted to submit a nominee. Each student selected for the Consortium is expected to attend all Consortium meetings and activities, from the opening on Wednesday to the closing on Saturday. Candidates who are not able to make this commitment should not apply.

Ph.D. students currently working on IS dissertations are eligible for nomination. Candidates should intend to pursue an academic career in IS following the completion of their Ph.D. studies. Selected candidates must successfully defend their dissertation proposals before the end of 2012, although they need not have done so prior to the submission deadline. Students who plan to defend their dissertations prior to mid-­‐December 2012 should not apply, and those who end up completing their dissertations before the Consortium will not be permitted to attend.

Students who will have defended their final dissertations prior to December 1, 2012 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.

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  B. Selection Process

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:

  • the quality of their proposed research and its potential significance and contribution to the IS discipline,
  • the potential contribution the student can make to the Consortium, and
  • the potential benefit of the Consortium to the student's research and professional development.

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, 2012.

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 2012 conference in Orlando, which immediately follows the Consortium.

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  C. Documents Needed for Nomination Submission

(1) Nominee Information Sheet. Students complete the information on this sheet and submit it along with the other two documents mentioned below. CLick here to download the Information sheet .

(2) Nomination Letter. Students must be nominated by an IS faculty member or academic.

  • There can only be one nominee per university or institution, unless different units of the institution each hold their own AIS membership. In that case, each unit of the university may nominate one student. Multiple nominations received from the same unit of a university or institution will be rejected.
  • The nomination should be in the form of a nomination letter from the nominating faculty member and should certify that:
    • the candidate is the sole nominee from the university or institution, or from that unit, if the university has more than one unit with an AIS membership;
    • the candidate meets the eligibility criteria mentioned above; and
    • the nominating institution guarantees to provide the consortium participation fee and travel funds to the nominee in the event that she or he is admitted to the consortium.
  • Ideally, the nominating faculty member should be the Director of the IS Doctoral Program or the IS Department’s Chairperson. If these individuals are not available, then the nominee’s Dissertation Advisor may nominate the student. However, if this is the case, then dissertation advisor must be a faculty member at the nominee’s university or institution.
  • Students must submit the completed nomination letter during the online submission process, not the nominating faculty member.

(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, 2012. The second appendix is an estimate of what still needs to be done to complete the dissertation as of May 31, 2012. We are requesting this information in order to gauge how far the nominee is in the dissertation process.

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  D. Submission Process

Document Submission

All three documents – the Nomination Information Sheet, the Nomination Letter, and the Candidate’s Research Paper – must be submitted through the online submission system. This is Manuscript Central at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/icis2012 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, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time, Tuesday, May 31, 2012. 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:

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  E. Step-by-Step Instructions for Submitting to Manuscript Central
 

Here are several step-by-step instructions on how to upload your Nominee Information Sheet, Nomination Letter, and Proposal using the submission website:

  • Create a login for yourself via the manuscript submission system at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/icis2012
  • Log in using your login and password.
  • On the main menu, click on the Author Center to submit your application packet and follow Step 4 onwards.
  • Click on the link to submit a new manuscript (on the right side of the page).
  • Under Track select "Doctoral Consortium."
  • Add Title and click "Save & Continue."
  • Add Keywords then click "Save & Continue."
  • You will not have any co-authors, so to move to the next page click '"Save & Continue."
  • Now you need to upload all 3 files in the following order:
    • Nominee Information Sheet
    • Letter of Nomination
    • Proposal file
    • Acceptable file types are .DOC, .RTF, and .PDF. When you are done click "Save & Continue." Note that .DOCX files are not permitted.
  • View your uploaded files by clicking on PDF. When you are finished, click "Save & Continue."
  • If you are satisfied with the PDF, then click "Submit."

To get to the online submission system, click http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/icis2012. Please note that once you submit your packet you cannot make any further changes.

You are done. Good luck!