-End of Electronic Submission Deadline:
January 4, 2010
'Full Papers Submit via
-Notification of Acceptance to Authors (Papers):
February 22, 2010
Submission & Registration: March 7, 2010
Doctoral Consortium Submission:
January 27, 2010
of Acceptance (Doctoral Consortium): February 4, 2010
You are hereby invited to submit full papers
are able to present.
All papers will be reviewed for suitability by the conference
chairs, and if suitable, will be sent to two referees for peer
Full papers should be
between 6000 and 8000 words long
progress should be between 2000 and 3000 words
(excluding references) and
must be formatted according to the EMCIS
If your paper
has been accepted, you are advised to follow this 3-STEP
Format your paper according to the EMCIS guidelines
Download EMCIS Camera-Ready
Word Template (*.DOC)
Submit your camera-ready paper to
February 21 2010 in both WORD and PDF formats.
again be running a PhD consortium for the research students
present at the conference. The purpose of the consortium, which
will be on the afternoon of Monday 12 April 2010,
is to give you the chance to meet other research students and to
discuss your work. Rather than thinking of it as another place
to present papers think of it as a Master-class in research
methods and planning.
To give some
structure to the session several research students will be asked
to present a brief resume of their research plan - focusing in
particular how you are setting about the research.
If you wish to
offer your project as one of the ones to be presented for
discussion you need to submit a brief outline and supporting
letter for review by 27 January
2010 (see below). The
deadline is close to the conference to ensure that the
discussion is relevant to the current stage you have reached
within your research. Project selection will be based on the
clarity of the outline and the ability to stimulate a good
discussion during the consortium. You will be informed of the
projects selected for presentation by email on
Thursday the 4th
I look forward to
meeting you all in Abu Dhabi.
should focus on research design - how you plan to carryout the
research - rather than the value or results of research that has
already been done. If you are using multiple methods for data
triangulation then it may be best to focus on just one of the
methods you plan to uses. The outline should make clear the
research hypothesis being investigated, and then set out the
specific method of investigation and the data analysis
techniques you plan to use. The more specific you are in setting
out the plan the more useful any discussion can be in helping
you develop your work.
Eligibility and Submission
wishing to participate and present work in the Doctoral
Consortium must meet the following criteria:
- Students must be studying Information Systems (or a
closely related discipline) and plan to address an
Information Systems-related topic for their thesis.
- Students should have established their area of research
and they should be making satisfactory progress towards the
submission of a thesis.
- Students should not be currently employed in a faculty
- Students must be registered for the conference or PhD
Outline AND a Supporting Letter should be
submitted by email to
on or before Wednesday
Outlines should be prepared as MS Word or PDF files. The
outline should consist of a single page (not more than 600
words) describing the project and the research activities
planned. The text should be in Times 10pt with 2cm margins.
You may add a
page showing a flowchart of the research activities and up to
two pages containing a survey design, interview agenda or
observation or visit schedule if you would like to get feedback
on the details.
Letters from a senior faculty member (Professor, Reader or
equivalent) are required to confirm that the student is enrolled
in the institution and meets the eligibility criteria above. It
must state clearly the student's area of research and confirm
that they have reached a stage in their programme where they
have a good knowledge of the relevant background. It should also
include an assessment of the student's likely completion date.
If you are
invited to present your work in the colloquium you will need to
register for the conference (or consortium) and prepare some
slides to support your presentation. The presentation should be
short, 8 to 10 minutes at most, so that there is ample time for
discussion. Think in terms of the following slides:
Prepare your slides a PowerPoint file using the Microsoft
PowerPoint slide layout style Notebook.pot and bring it on CD or
flash memory to the conference registration desk. For those students with
confirmed registrations all their slides will be available on
one computer so we don't have to keep changing computers around
during the colloquium.
- A title slide - Name, Title and what the project is
- One slide with the hypothesis you want to investigate
- 2 to 5 slides covering your current research plan and
should provide sufficient detail to indicate clearly the
industry or research context and objectives, selected
methodology or case studies, and the final outcome/lessons for
enterprises and policy developers.
Potential contributors should note that the conference will
attract a mixture of industry practitioners, academics and
public sector representatives and should address the style and
content of their paper accordingly. Presentations will focus on
addressing the interests and needs of this diverse audience.
Practical applications guided by good theory, success stories,
‘learning experiences’ and integrative approaches will be
delivered in plenary sessions and specialized themes.
The full contact details (postal address, telephone, fax and
e-mail) of the corresponding author and the individual(s) who
will present the paper if accepted, should appear on the first
page of the paper. All submissions must comply with the
following schedule and must indicate the appropriate track;
as stated on the Conference programme.
Papers will be
included in the appropriate tracks, we are able to confirm the
following tracks (below) and when appropriate will create new
tracks based on submissions.
Organisational Issues of Technology Management:
Information systems require considerable contribution,
commitment and care to achieve their full potential. Effective
and efficient technological transfer often requires constant
alteration of working practices and organisational change far
beyond initial expectation. Participants are encouraged to
present their research on theories, concepts, methodologies and
tools from both management and IS to identify cases of success,
or impact of Technology Management on organisations and
Issues of Technology Management:
The ever expanding range of information and communication
technologies has a major role in the development of business systems that manage to achieve business objectives.
Researchers are invited to critique prevailing technologies and
discuss their application theories of organisations and
organisational change development and transformation, and the
role of Technology Management within them.
of Technology Management:
The vision for an internet-worked information society and
24x7X365 commerce has sprung a plethora of attempts for
electronic service delivery systems that give direct access to
information, services and knowledge; Therefore increasing the
associated complexity both for implementation and integration of
these components. Management information systems are developed
within organisational environments where there are heavily
influenced by a plethora of socio-technical factors that are
often indirect in nature. EMCIS welcomes multi-disciplinary
research on MIS that contributes to the greater understanding of
the human domain.
^topNotes for Presenters:
Presentation slots are 20 minutes
(including 5 minutes for questions and answers).
Digital projectors and laptops equipped
with Windows Vista and Office 2007 will be made available
Presenters are expected to arrive with a
backup copy of their presentation on CD ROM or
USB Key in Microsoft PowerPoint format .
for Track Chairs:
Track chairs are responsible for
introducing each presenter and make sure they keep within
the 15+5 time limit.
Track chairs should facilitate discussion
and prompt for feedback where possible.
Please assist all presenters to load
their presentations at the beginning of track.
Please introduce all presenters.