WITS2020 CallForPapers

Welcome to


(WITS 2020)

DECEMBER 16-18, 2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, WITS 2020 will be held entirely online.

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supported by the
INFORMS Information Systems Society

“In the longer run and for wide-reaching issues, more creative solutions tend to come from imaginative interdisciplinary collaboration”
                                                                                                      – Robert J. Shiller, Nobel Laureate in Economics

The 30th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS’20), originally scheduled in Hyderabad, India, will be held virtually this year due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. WITS will be held online 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. The theme of WITS’20 is “Multi-method Design of Intelligent Systems for Social Good.”

Designing Information Systems for the future need multi-method approaches that combine the power of analytics, machine learning, algorithms, economic modeling, design science, systems, human-computer interaction, and other branches of IS. Such systems with augmented intelligence will make analysis, decision-making, and execution much more efficient, automated, and economical. While applications of augmented intelligence are slowly emerging in the domains of fraud detection, counter-terrorism, and self-driving cars, IS researchers can work together to bring its benefits to address grand social challenges, particularly in the areas of healthcare, security, privacy, equitable community development, and sustainable growth. This year’s conference theme should inspire IS researchers to explore multi-disciplinary approaches for designing technologies and systems that will promote social good.

This theme is inclusive and engages research in a broad range of topics, including the following:

Agent-based Systems
Agile System Development
Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Computational Ontology
Conceptual Modeling
Data, Text and Web Mining
Data Warehousing & OLAP
E-Business and E-Commerce
Energy Informatics
Enterprise Systems and Resource Planning
Ethics of AI
Green IT
Grid Computing
Healthcare IT
Human-Computer Interface
Information Personalization Technology
Information Quality, Privacy, and Security
Intelligent Systems and Technologies
Knowledge Management Technologies
Market Design
Mobile Commerce and Wireless Technologies
Network Economics
Peer-to-peer Technologies
Process Management and Mining
Recommender Systems
Resource and Organizational Modeling
Search Engines
Security Techniques for Information Systems
Social Networks
Smart City & Sustainable IT
Supply Chains and IT
Systems Analysis and Design
Systems for Collaboration & Negotiation Support


Deadline for paper submissions:Deadline extended to September 25 (11:59 pm US Pacific Time)
Demo/Prototype/Poster/Teaching Innovation:October 5, 2020
Dissertation ProposalDeadline extended to October 10
Notification of paper acceptance:November 13, 2020
Final copy due:November 25, 2020

For detailed information about the submission, please check Submissions page.

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.

General Chairs
Soumya Sen, University of Minnesota
Rema Padman, Carnegie Mellon University

Review Chairs
Pallab Sanyal, George Mason University
Sharon Tan, National University of Singapore
Jingjing Zhang, Indiana University

Demo/Prototype Session Chairs
Nargis Pervin, IIT Madras
Konstantina Valogianni, IE Madrid