WITS 2022 Call For Papers

Welcome to

The 32nd WORKSHOP ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS

(WITS 2022)


 Copenhagen, Denmark

December 14-16, 2022

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supported by the
INFORMS Information Systems Society

 

The 32nd Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS’22) will be held in person meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark with an option of hybrid mode to allow 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) and start from the noon (with lunch) of December 13, 2022. 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’22 is “Embracing Digital Asset Disruption in the Digital Economy.

A historical migration, known as the metaverse, is coming whereby the physical and virtual worlds will be unified. Faciliated by information technology, value will be allowed to flow freely within the metaverse through tokenization of tangible and intangible assets. Digital currencies, cryptos, and Non-Fungible Token (NFTs) will fuel the growth of the digital economy by giving birth to a novel class of digital assets that offer seamless on-ramp and off-ramp bridges to conventional asset classes. In turn, innovations will stem from the disintermediation and reintermediation of conventional businesses to deliver distinctive and/or greater value at higher efficiency. These new forms of value creation will be founded on the bedrock of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, and Internet of Things (IoT). They will also disrupt existing modes of data acquisition, generation, processing, and monetization. To thrive in the digital economy, there is a fundamental need for organizations to rethink contemporary business paradigms governed by geopolitical boundaries, especially in terms of how one could create, own, protect, and transact digital assets in this space. This year’s conference theme is deliberately provocative to inspire information systems researchers to explore and design pioneering technological solutions for embracing digital asset disruption. This theme is inclusive and engages research across a broad range of topics, including the following:

Agent-Based Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Blockchain Technologies
Cloud Computing
Computational Algorithms
Conceptual Modeling
Data, Text and Web Mining
Digital Asset Technologies
E-Business and E-Commerce
Energy Informatics
Enterprise Systems and Resource Planning
Fairness and Ethics of AI
Green Computing
Grid Computing
Healthcare Technologies
Human-Computer Interface
Information Quality, Privacy, and Security
Intelligent Systems and Technologies
Knowledge Management Technologies
Mobile Commerce and IoT Technologies
Network Economics
Non-Fungible Token (NFTs)
Peer-to-Peer Technologies
Personalization Technologies
Persuasive Technologies
Process Management and Mining
Recommender Systems
Resource and Organizational Modeling
Security and Cryptography Techniques
Sharing Economy and Platform techniques
Social Networks
Smart City & Sustainable IT
Supply Chains and IT
Systems Analysis and Design
Systems for Collaboration & Negotiation Support
Token Economics

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for All Types of Submissions:August 15, 2022
Notification of Paper Acceptance:October 1, 2022
Final Copy Due:November 20, 2022
Workshop Date:December 13-15,2022

Submissions

All submissions must be sent in electronic form using the WITS 2022 submission system at: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/WITS2022

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

  • Completed Research Paper (maximum 15 pages)
  • Dissertation Proposal (maximum 10 pages)
  • Demo/Prototype (maximum 10 pages)

 Regular Paper Submissions

Submitted regular research papers are limited to 15 double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font, 8.5″ by 11″ pages (including tables, figures, and references and 1″ margins on all sides). All submissions will be subject to double blind review. Selection for presentation at the workshop and publication in the proceedings will be based on originality, contribution to the field, and alignment with the theme of the workshop. As WITS is a workshop, WITS particularly encourages early stage research papers. The submission template can be used to prepare the paper.

Dissertation Proposal Submissions

The applicant must not have completed the dissertation, but must have successfully proposed it, by July 1, 2021. Dissertation proposals should follow the same formatting requirements as regular papers, and should not exceed 10 pages. Accepted dissertation proposals will be invited to present at the workshop and will be considered for a best dissertation proposal award.

Demo/Prototype Submissions

Demos, prototypes submissions should follow the same formatting requirements as regular papers, and should not exceed 10 pages. Further, they should include, wherever feasible, links to the associated software or demo (along with screenshots to provide the audience an indication of the functionality).

For more 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 ACM Distributed Ledger Technologies: Research and Practice (DLT), ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS), Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Informs Journal on Data Science (JDS), Information Technology and Management (ITM), and Journal of Management Analytics (JMA).

 
General Chairs
Chee-Wee Tan, Copenhagen Business School
Zhiqiang (Eric) Zheng, University of Texas at Dallas
 
Review Coordination Chairs
Panagiotis Adamopoulos, Emory University
Gene Moo Lee, University of British Columia
Jingjing Zhang, Indiana University
 
Local Arrangement Chairs
Qiqi Jiang, Copenhagen Business School
Erol Kazan, IT University of Copenhagen
 
Ignite (Short Talk) Session Chairs
Abayomi Baiyere, Copenhagen Business School
Yan Leng, University of Texas at Austin

 

 
Demo/Prototype Session Chairs
Mads Bødker, Copenhagen Business School
Yijing Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
 
Industry Presentation Chairs
Jonas Valbjørn Andersen, IT University of Copenhagen
Michael Chau, University of Hong Kong
 
Web Chair
Zhao Cai, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Cheng Nie, Iowa State University
 
Best Paper Award Chair
Balaji Padmanabhan, University of South Florida
 
Best Thesis Award Chair 
Ram Gopal, University of Warwick
 
Publicity Chair
Alain Chong, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
John Dong, Trinity College Dublin
Satish Krishnan, Indian Institute of Management
Cheng Suang Heng, National University of Singapore
Fei Liu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Christian Libaque, Universidad del Pacifico
Eric T. K. Lim, UNSW Sydney
Hefu Liu, University of Science and Technology of China
Alexander Mädche, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology