WITS2018_Submissions

WITS 2018: December 16-18, 2018, Santa Clara, CA, USA

Submissions

All submissions must be sent in electronic form using the WITS 2018 submission system.

The 28th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS’18) will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on December 16-18, 2018, just after the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum for discussion and interaction among scholars with research interests in the cutting-edge issues of information technologies and systems. WITS invites research focused on addressing complex business problems or societal issues using current and emerging information technologies. We solicit papers that utilize any problem-solving paradigm, such as empirical, analytical, behavioral, experimental, or computational. WITS focuses on papers that motivate better design of technologies and systems.

Please select your submission category from one of the followings in the process of submission:

  1. Completed Research Paper (maximum 15 pages)
  2. Research-In-Progress (maximum 6 pages)
  3. Demo/Prototype (maximum 10 pages)
  4. Dissertation Proposal (maximum 10 pages)

Submission Instructions

Completed Research/Research-In-Progress Paper Submissions

WITS encourages submissions of papers for research that are in progress as well as completed research. All papers should use Times New Roman, 12-point font, single-spaced, 8.5″ by 11″ pages, and 1″ margins on all sides. Completed research papers are limited to 15 pages and research-in-progress are limited to 6 pages (including tables, figures, and references). All submissions will be subject to double-blind review.

NOTE: By submitting to WITS, authors are acknowledging that the manuscript (or a closely related manuscript) is currently not under review in another Workshop/Conference. Any manuscript found to be in violation of this policy will be removed from the review process.

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for paper submissions: ……………………………………. August 13, 2018 11:59 PM (Closed)

Notification of paper acceptance: ………………………………….. September 30, 2018

Prototype and Industry Submission: ………………………………..October 01, 2018

Final copy due: …………………………………………………………… October 15, 2018

Demo/Prototype/Poster Submissions

We invite submissions of demos, prototypes, and industry reports showcasing the development and implementation of innovative IT artifacts (i.e., constructs, models, and methods). The reported research should focus on solving or advancing the understanding of issues related to using information technologies and systems to solve business and societal problems in the real world. The submissions may describe the problem, the tradeoffs made when making design choices for the artifacts, the evaluation of the artifacts, and the significance of the artifacts to research and practice. If available, authors are welcome to present their demos, prototypes, images, or webpages that describe the artifacts.

Demos, prototypes and industry reports should use Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced, 8.5″ by 11″ pages (including tables, figures, and references and 1″ margins on all sides), and should be 5-10 pages.

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for submissions: ……………………………………. October 08, 2018

Dissertation Proposal

We invite doctoral students, whose dissertation research conforms to the general philosophy of WITS, as specified above, 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 dissertation proposal and runner up will receive awards at the workshop. The registration fee will be waived for all participants whose proposals are accepted.

The applicant must not have completed the dissertation, but must have successfully proposed it, by October 1, 2018. Dissertation proposals should use Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced, 8.5″ by 11″ pages (including tables, figures, and references and 1″ margins on all sides), and should not exceed 10 pages. Please submit your proposal using the WITS 2018 submission system.

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for submissions: ……………………………………. October 08, 2018

WORKSHOP & PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS 

Kaushik Dutta (duttak@usf.edu), University of South Florida
Zhengrui (Jeffrey) Jiang (zjiang@iastate.edu), Iowa State University

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR

Yasin Ceran (yceran@scu.edu), Santa Clara University
Haibing Lu (hlu@scu.edu), Santa Clara University

REVIEW COORDINATORS

Xiao Fang (xfang@udel.edu), University of Delaware
Abhijeet Ghoshal (abhi@uwm.edu), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

PROTOTYPE AND INDUSTRY CHAIR

Jingjing Li (jl9rf@comm.virginia.edu), University of Virginia