Call for Papers

We invite the submission of Full (completed) Research Papers, Emergent Research Forum (ERF) papers, Professional Development Symposia (PDS), Panels, and Technology Research, Education, and Opinion (TREO) Talk sessions to the 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2016), which will be held August 11-13, 2016 in San Diego, California. AMCIS 2016 brings together academics and industry professionals around the world to exchange knowledge related to the AMCIS 2016 theme, Surfing the IT Innovation Wave.

Let’s go surfing … at AMCIS 2016, where the ideas will be fresh, the research vibrant, and the academic skies sunny. We are looking for submissions that will create, identify, and leverage the awesome innovative potential of the digital economy and the networked society. With you, we will present an exciting program that draws upon the best of SIG-driven AMCIS traditions, continues successful recent initiatives such as the Emergent Research Forums and TREO Talks from AMCIS 2015, and adds new features such as the Professional Development Symposia (PDS) that will offer even more opportunities for participation, collaboration, and dialogue. AMCIS 2016 will be brighter than ever and we look forward to surfing together in San Diego with you.

The legendary surfer, Phil Edwards, once said that “The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.” As Program Chairs, we are committed to offering you a program that allows us all to experience what fun it can be to work in this incredible discipline of ours, as we create and catch the digital waves together.

Submission Instructions

All submissions (with the exception of TREO talks) are to be made via the AMCIS 2016 submission system at ScholarOne’s Manuscript Central. After creating an account and logging on to the ScholarOne site, the authors should go to “Author Center” to submit their full paper, Emergent Research Forum paper, professional development symposia, or panel proposal.

More specifically, to submit your full papers, Emergent Research Forum papers, professional development symposia, or panel proposals:

1. See the complete list of tracks here. Determine the proper mini track for your submission prior to submission.
2. Use the AMCIS 2016 paper or panel template posted online:
3. Read the author submission instructions for the submission type.
4. Submit your paper before March 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM PST (no extensions) via ScholarOne’s Manuscript Central at

Please note:

If you have any questions, contact track chairs directly or send an email to one of the addresses below. For questions about templates, formatting, and submission process, contact the Review Coordinators.

AMCIS 2016 Program Team

Merrill Warkentin, Andrew Burton-Jones, Alanah Mitchell – Program Co-Chairs

Dustin Ormond, Arif Perdana, Janek Richter, Zhongyn (Phil) Zhou, Syaiful Ali – Review Coordinators