WITS2019 Submissions

WITS 2019: December 18-20, 2019, Munich, Germany


All submissions must be sent in electronic form using the WITS 2019 submission system.

The 29th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS’19) will be held in Munich, Germany, on December 18-20, 2019, 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. Teaching Innovation
  5. 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.


Deadline for paper submissions:August 20, 2019 11:59 pm
(US Pacific Time/PST)
Notification of paper acceptance:October 10, 2019
Demo/Prototype/Poster/Dissertation Proposal/Teaching InnovationOctober 22, 2019
Final copy due:October 31, 2019

Demo/Prototype/Poster Submissions

Showcasing IT artifacts aimed at solving 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’19  theme “Markets for Policy Making and Sustainability” 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. If available, authors are welcome to present, during interactive sessions, their demos, prototypes, images, or webpages that showcase the described artifacts.

The participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback on the prototype design during interactive sessions and slam presentations.

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.”


Deadline for submissionsOctober 22, 2019

Teaching Innovation

A collection of quality materials and best practices for teaching technology today

In 2019 we re-introduce the teaching innovation part of WITS. The goals are twofold:

  1. We invite participants of WITS to help us collect, curate and distribute an up to date collection of high-quality teaching materials for courses on technology and systems, broadly defined. We seek materials for courses that fit the general scope of WITS and ICIS 2019 and address current topics. This is a bold request – here is the general idea: we will collect the documents, organize them, keep them in a safe place, and we will make the entire collection available to all contributors.
  2. Furthermore, as parts of the teaching innovation sessions we will discuss the most common challenges that arise when teaching technology courses today. We collect best practices, tools and tactics for dealing with these issues effectively.

We invite all participants of WITS to join the discussion (2). If you are interested in course materials (1), please submit real materials that worked for you, for example a slide deck, assignments with solutions, datasets, case studies, teaching notes, or any other materials that you found useful in the classroom. Thank you for considering a contribution to your/our collection!


Deadline for submissionsOctober 08, 2019

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, 2019. 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 2019 submission system.


Deadline for submissionsOctober 08, 2019


REVIEW  CO-CHAIRS                                                   LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR
Yixin Lu, Assistant Professor, George Washington University.

Gautam Pant, Associate Professor, University of Iowa.

Paul Karaenke, Tech. University of Munich.
Joern Grahl, Professor, University of Cologne.Konstantina Valogianni, Assistant Professor, IE Business School, Madrid.

Soumya Sen, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota.