Types of Submissions

AMCIS 2016 offers a wide variety submission opportunities. See a basic description of each type below. Click the links below for additional information on submitting your proposal.

Submission Instructions and Deadlines

Submission Types

Full papers must describe completed research. Completed research papers will be submitted to a conference mini track where they will be peer-reviewed using a double blind system and presented in a session format. Each session will consist of three or four competitive papers accepted through the review process. Sessions employ a standard format of presentation by an author and general audience discussion. Each session room is set up with presentation equipment (i.e., projectors and screens, bring your own tablet or laptop PC). Full papers must not exceed 10 pages all inclusive (approx. 5,000 words, including figures, tables, references, and appendices) and must conform to the AMCIS 2016 submission template. Full papers that are accepted will be published in their entirety in the conference proceedings.

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Emergent Research Forum (ERF) papers are a research in progress option that was introduced at AMCIS 2015. Like completed research, ERF papers will be submitted to a mini track for double blind review. Upon acceptance, ERF papers will be presented by authors while interested participants gather to share ideas and discuss topics of mutual interest. All ERF papers will be judged on the merit of the research idea and will be presented in an ERF presentation format that includes a slam presentation session during the program as well as a poster. Each slam presentation is limited to 3 minutes. ERF papers must not exceed 5 pages all inclusive (approx. 2,500 words, including figures, tables, references, and appendices) and must conform to the AMCIS 2016 submission template. Authors of accepted ERF papers may submit an abstract for the proceedings OR a revised paper.

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Note that every author (co-author) is limited to a maximum of three papers in the Full papers and ERF categories together. You must use the templates provided on the website for formatting your submissions.

Panels provide an opportunity for a group of researchers to explore a topic or focus of interest in a panel format, typically involving a panel moderator (who poses several questions related to the topic) and three to four expert contributors with alternative views or perspectives on the topic. Depending upon the topic, the experts can be drawn from the academy and/or from industry. Of particular interest are panel submissions that are related to the conference theme, although panel proposals on other relevant topics are also welcome. The panel chair can work with panel submitters to help them develop provocative ideas into strong proposals.

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Professional Development Symposia (PDS) offer the opportunity for creative, multi-way conversations, and have the potential to offer a positive impact on the professional development of participants from different regions, SIGs, chapters, career stages, or demographic backgrounds. The PDS chairs encourage anyone interested in organizing a PDS to submit a proposal to the closest relevant track. Proposals involving cross-SIG dialog or collaboration may be submitted to the “General Topics” track. Please be aware, each track is limited to only one PDS. Proposals can be quite brief, but should provide an outline sufficient for the track reviewer to be able to make a recommendation on its applicability, likelihood of drawing an audience, and suitability. Some indication of likely authors and presenters would be helpful. See the website for more details.

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Technology Research, Education, and Opinion (TREO) sessions will provide attendees a platform to present their research ideas, education papers, or opinion papers that cover any area of information systems (IS) or information technology (IT) and get feedback from session attendees. The TREO Talk sessions will provide the opportunity to submit a 1-page abstract of a research paper or research idea, an education paper or an idea related to IS education, or an opinion paper on any area of information technology. TREO Talks submissions will be editorially reviewed to ensure that they are IS related and appropriate in nature. Accepted TREO Talks abstracts will be presented at a TREO Talk session. Each TREO Talk author will present their topic, followed by a question and answer and discussion session with the audience. TREO Talk submissions will be in the format of a 1-page abstract and should be submitted via email to: Al Harris at: TREOTalk@appstate.edu.

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Workshops and tutorials are typically half- or full-day sessions that facilitate discussion and exploration of ideas, techniques, and methodologies that advance research, teaching knowledge of IS-related concepts, or products from industry and their application to academia, educational curricula, or industry practice.

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