Call for Papers
The 33rd WORKSHOP ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS
December 13-15, 2023
supported by the
INFORMS Information Systems Society
The 33rd Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS’23) will be held primarily as an in-person meeting in Hyderabad, India [Venue TBD], with an option for remote participation reserved mainly for presenters who are unable to attend physically due to travel restrictions.
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 2023 is “Role of Technology in Shaping the Future of Work.”
Disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic accelerated the transformation of work, and information technology emerged as a key enabler of this transformation. Remote work capabilities enabled the continuity of daily operations for many organizations. The availability of remote work led to the creation of geographically diverse teams presenting new opportunities and challenges for the organizations. The WITS 2023 program is designed to discuss research in this new era when technology influences every aspect of how work gets done in organizations. Such changes in the work environments have the potential to cause upward mobility for disadvantaged sections of society that were previously unable to participate in the workforce. As a result, technology may shape a more inclusive work environment in terms of race, ethnicity, geography, etc., for the organizations. The WITS 2023 program seeks to inspire researchers to think about the role of technology in shaping the future of work that is smart, sustainable, diverse, equitable, and resilient. This theme is inclusive and engages research across a broad range of topics, including the following:
Knowledge Management Technologies
Deadline for Completed Research and Research-in-Progress Papers
August 15 2023 (end of day, Pacific time)
Deadline for Dissertation Proposal, Demo/Prototype and Industry Forum
October 1, 2023
Acceptance Notification (Completed Research and Research-in-Progress Papers)
October 1, 2023
Acceptance Notification (Dissertation Proposal, Demo/Prototype and Industry Forum)
October 10, 2023
Deadline for Camera-ready Copy of All Submissions
October 15, 2023
December 13–15, 2023
All types of submissions should follow the specified guideline on page length, font size and line spacing as specified below. You are recommended to format your paper according to the submission template. All submissions should be sent in electronic form through the WITS 2023 submission system at: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/WITS2023.
When submitting to WITS 2023, please select from one of the five categories below, and each paper or proposal can only be submitted to one category.
- Completed Full Research Paper (maximum 15 pages)
- Research-in-Progress Poster Paper (maximum 10 pages)
- Dissertation Proposal (maximum 10 pages)
- Demo/Prototype (maximum 10 pages)
- Industry Forum (maximum 10 pages)
Completed Full Research Paper
Submitted full 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 subjected to double-blind review. Selection for presentation at the workshop will be based on originality, contribution to the field, and alignment with the theme of the workshop. Authors of accepted full research papers will be required to present at the workshop. Accepted full research papers will also be considered for the Best Paper or the Best Workshop Theme Paper awards. When appropriate, the program chairs may accept early-stage full research papers as research-in-progress papers.
Research-in-Progress Poster Paper
We also encourage research-in-progress paper submissions for authors to gather feedback on early stage work. Submitted research-in-progress papers are limited to 10 double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font, 8.5″ by 11″ pages (including tables, figures, and references and 1″ margins on all sides). Accepted research-in-progress papers will be presented as posters, with a designated space being provided for poster displays during the poster session. Authors of accepted research-in-progress will also be accorded time to briefly present their work during the ignite session.
Dissertation proposal submissions are targeted at doctoral students who have NOT completed their dissertation but have successfully proposed it by July 1, 2023, and desired feedback on the research proposed for their dissertation. Dissertation proposals should not exceed 10 double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font, 8.5″ by 11″ pages (including tables, figures, and references and 1″ margins on all sides). Accepted dissertation proposals will be invited for presentation at the workshop and be considered for the Best Dissertation Proposal award.
Demo/Prototype submissions are intended for showcasing developed software or hardware prototypes and should not exceed 10 double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font, 8.5″ by 11″ pages (including tables, figures, and references and 1″ margins on all sides). Additionally, demo/prototype submissions should include, wherever feasible, links to the associated software or hardware demo (along with screenshots to provide audiences with an indication of its functionality).
WITS 2023 invites submissions from practitioners to share experiences and insights from industrial practices on information technology. We especially welcome submissions on topics related to digital asset disruption, the theme for this year’s workshop. Submissions for industry forum should not exceed 10 double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font, 8.5″ by 11″ pages (including tables, figures, and references and 1″ margins on all sides).
Best Paper Awards
In addition to the “Best Paper Award” and “Best Dissertation Award”, WITS 2023 will also debut two new awards: “Best Student Paper” that recognizes the most outstanding accepted completed research paper led by a student, and “Best Workshop Theme Paper” that recognizes an accepted full research or poster paper which best reflects the workshop theme of digital asset disruption.
Journal Publication Opportunity
Selected full papers on relevant topics will also be invited to submit the extended abstract to the Special Issue of Responsible AI and Data Science for Social Good at INFORMS Journal on Computing. Details of the special issue call for papers can be found at INFORMS Journal on Computing.
Abhijeet Ghoshal, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Gautam Pant, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Lina Bouayad (Florida International University)
Min Chen (George Mason University)
Nishtha Langer (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Pallab Sanyal (George Mason University)
Local Arrangement Chairs
Abhishek Kathuria, Indian School of Business
Vandith Pamuru, Indian School of Business
Sumanta Singha, Indian School of Business
Ignite (Short Talk) Session Chairs
Jorge Mejia, Indiana University
Ian Ho, Penn State University
Demo/Prototype Session Chairs
Konstantina Valogianni, IE Business School
Zhepeng Li, Hong Kong University Business School
Industry Session Chairs
To be announced at a later date.
Jay Shan, Miami University
Digital Communications Chair
Best Paper Award Chair
Sumit Sarkar, University of Texas Dallas
Best Thesis Award Chair
Maytal Saar-Tsechansky, University of Texas Austin
Tomer Geva, Tel Aviv University
Tobias Brandt, Erasmus University
Vaibhav Rajan, National University of Singapore
Zhiling Guo, Singapore Management University
Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Erasmus University
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