WITS2021 Call For Papers

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(WITS 2021)

Austin, Texas

DECEMBER 15-17, 2021

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supported by the
INFORMS Information Systems Society

Update: the ignite session videos are now available on WITS YouTube channel

The 31st Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS’21) will be held in a hybrid mode that has an in person meeting in Austin, TX and allows for remote participation for presenters and attendees who are unable to travel. WITS will be held 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’21 is “Fair and Inclusive Information Systems by Design”

Fairness and inclusiveness are widely perceived as important values by societies worldwide. Because information systems are integral to a broad array of activities — from finance, health care, to one’s social life — it is important to consider how these constructs can and should be integrated in the design of systems, and what approaches can productively promote such socially desirable values. This edition of the workshop seeks to promote research that meaningfully and creatively consider different aspects of fairness and inclusion issues in information systems. We are particularly seeking papers that rigorously study fairness and inclusiveness of systems for their diverse stakeholders through careful theoretical analysis or that include sound and meaningful empirical evaluations.

This theme seeks to engage 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:

August 15, 2021 extended to September 19, 2021

Demo/Prototype/Poster/Teaching Innovation:August 31, 2021 extended to September 21, 2021
Dissertation Proposal:October 1, 2021 extended to October 8, 2021
Notification of paper acceptance:October 1, 2021 extended to October 24, 2021
Final copy due:November 25, 2021
Workshop Date:DECEMBER 15-17

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 and/or INFORMS Journal on Data Science.

General Chairs
Maytal Saar-Tsechansky, University of Texas, Austin
Nachiketa Sahoo, Boston University
Review Coordination Chairs
Wenjun Zhou, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Junming Yin, University of Arizona
Kunpeng Zhang, University of Maryland, College Park
Local Arrangement Chairs
Maria De-Arteaga, University of Texas, Austin
Yan Leng, University of Texas, Austin
Ignite (Short Talk) Session Chairs
Ed McFowland, University of Minnesota 
Yingjie Zhang, University of Texas Dallas
Web Chair
Yicheng Song, University of Minnesota 
Tong Wang, University of Iowa
Publicity Co-chairs
Konstantine Bauman, Temple University
Konstantina Valogianni, IE Madrid
Best Paper Award Chair
Daniel Zeng, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Best Thesis Award Chair 
Balaji Padmanabhan, University of South Florida