WITS2020 Submissions

Submissions

All submissions must be sent in electronic form using the WITS 2020 submission system: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/WITS2020/.

The 30th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS’20) will be held virtually, on December 16-18, 2020, 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) – Must be submitted with a 5 minute pre-recorded video of the demo/prototype
  4. Dissertation Proposal (maximum 10 pages) – Must be submitted with a 5 minute pre-recorded video about the dissertation

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.

Deadline for paper submission:Deadline extended to September 25 (11:59 pm US Pacific Time)
Notification of paper acceptance:November 10, 2020
Final copy due:November 25, 2020

Demo/Prototype/Poster Submissions

Developing IT artifacts to solve real-world problems

We invite submissions of demos, prototypes, and industry reports showcasing the development and implementation of innovative IT artifacts (i.e., constructs, models, and methods), applied to real-world problems. The presented IT artifacts and results 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. Topics related – but not limited – to the WITS’20  theme “Multi-method Design of Intelligent Systems for Social Good” are encouraged.

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. Upon acceptance, the authors need to submit a pre-recorded video presentation in .mp4 format (~ 5 minutes long) of their demos/prototypes/images/dashboard that showcase the described artifacts. These recorded demo presentations will be made available for WITS attendees and presenters can join a live session to interact with the audience at a specified time slot.

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.

Demo/Prototype/Poster Submission Deadline:October 5, 2020

Demo/Prototype Session Chairs

Nargis Pervin, IIT Madras
Konstantina Valogianni, IE Madrid

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 that will be made available to WITS attendees. The best dissertation proposal will receive award 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, 2020. 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 2020 submission system. Upon acceptance, the authors need to submit a pre-recorded video presentation (~ 5 minute long) of their dissertation proposal that provides an overview of the body of work. These recorded presentations will be made available for WITS attendees and presenters can join a live session to interact with the audience at a specified time slot.

Dissertation Proposal Submission Deadline:October 5, 2020

Journal Publication Opportunity

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit complete versions of their research for fast track review in the Journal of Business Analytics by its editorial board.