The WITS community seeks to encourage dissertations that subscribe to its general philosophy. The workshop invites research focused on addressing complex business problems or societal issues using current and emerging information technologies. The research that can change the way information technology functions (e.g., by designing, modifying, or constructing systems) so that it can better solve real-world problems is of particular interest to the WITS community. All problem-solving paradigms – including empirical, analytical, behavioral, experimental, and computational – are invited. Integrative approaches, whether methodological or functional, are welcome. WITS research is often prescriptive (toward providing a solution to a problem), rather than descriptive (explaining a phenomenon), unless the explanation clearly helps in developing a solution. We encourage doctoral students, whose dissertation research conforms to this general philosophy in any way, to submit extended abstracts of their dissertation proposals. A committee of senior scholars will evaluate the submissions and select several best dissertation proposals for presentation at the workshop or to be exhibited as posters. The best proposal and runner up may receive awards at the Workshop.