WITS 2024 Call For Papers

Call for Papers


(WITS 2024)

 Bangkok, Thailand

December 18-20, 2024

supported by the
INFORMS Information Systems Society

The 34rd Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS’24) will be held as an in-person meeting in Bangkok, Thailand at the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort on December 18-20, 2024, 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 2024 is “Navigating the Next: The Transformative Impact of Generative AI on Business and Society.”

As we enter a new era shaped by the transformative power of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI), businesses and societies are on the brink of significant shifts that will redefine their operations, strategies, and ethical landscapes. Generative AI, with its unparalleled ability to create content, simulate human interactions, and predict outcomes, is redefining the boundaries of creativity and innovation. Positioned at the forefront of technological advancement, the impact of Generative AI spans a broad spectrum of sectors, including creative industries, labor markets, healthcare, education, and customer engagement, among others. Furthermore, as AI-generated content becomes increasingly indistinguishable from human-produced work, issues surrounding authenticity, intellectual property, and ethical implications are gaining prominence. The WITS 2024 workshop is designed to inspire researchers to delve into the expansive impacts of generative AI. It aims to foster a vibrant environment for thorough analysis, robust debate, and insightful discussion on how generative AI is being integrated into, transforming, and challenging the conventional frameworks of business practices and societal norms. 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 Tokens (NFTs)
  • Peer-to-Peer Technologies
  • Personalization Technologies
  • Persuasive Technologies
  • Process Management and Mining
  • Recommender Systems
  • Resource and Organizational Modeling Techniques
  • Sharing Economy and Platform
  • Social Networks
  • Smart City & Sustainable IT
  • Supply Chains and IT
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Systems for Collaboration & Negotiation Support
  • Token Economics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Generative AI
  • Large Language Model
  • Algorithm Design for GenAI
  • Societal Impact of GenAI
  • Responsibility and Ethical Issues in GenAI



Deadline for Completed Research and Research-in-Progress Papers

August 8, 2024

(end of day, Pacific time)

Deadline for Dissertation Proposal, Demo/Prototype and Industry Forum

September 1, 2024

Acceptance Notification (Completed Research and Research-in-Progress Papers)

September 15, 2024

Acceptance Notification (Dissertation Proposal, Demo/Prototype, and Industry Forum)

September 15, 2024

Deadline for Camera-ready Copy of All Submissions

October 15, 2024

Workshop Dates

December 18–20, 2024


All types of submissions should follow the specified guidelines 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 2024 submission system, https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/WITS2024/.

When submitting to WITS 2024, please select from one of the five categories below. 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 a 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 Prabuddha De Best Paper Award or the Best Workshop Theme Paper Award. 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

Dissertation proposal submissions are targeted at doctoral students who have NOT completed their dissertation but have successfully proposed it by July 1, 2024, 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 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).

Industry Forum

WITS 2024 invites submissions from practitioners to share experiences and insights from industrial practices on information technology. We especially welcome submissions on topics related to the transformative impact of generative AI, 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).

Committee Members

Conference Chairs
Ahmed Abbasi, University of Notre Dame
Jingjing Li, University of Virginia

Program Chairs
Sagar Samtani, Indiana University
Jing Wang, HKUST
Mochen Yang, University of Minnesota

Local Arrangement Chairs
Warut Khern-Am-Nuai, McGill
Pimmanee Rattanawicha, Chulalongkorn Business School
Wattana Viriyasitavat, Chulalongkorn Business School

Doctoral Student Corner Chair
Xiao Liu, Arizona State University

Editorial Session Chair
Yingfei Wang, University of Washington

Ignite (Short Talk) Session Chairs
Yan Leng, University of Texas at Austin
Reza Mousavi, University of Virginia

Demo/Prototype Session Chairs
Harry Wang, University of Delaware
Wenli Zhang, Iowa State University

Industry Session Chairs
Puwadol Dusadeerungsikul, Chulalongkorn University
Dongwon Lee, HKUST
Cheng Zhang, Fudan University

Web Chair
Yicheng Song, University of Minnesota

Prabuddha De Best Paper Award Chair
Olivia Sheng, Arizona State University

Best Thesis Award Chair
Balaji Padmanabhan, University of Maryland

Publicity Chair
Waifong Boh, Nanyang Technological University
Ray Chen, Iowa State University
Keng Siau, City University of Hong Kong
Monica Tremblay, College of William & Mary
Konstantina Valogianni, IE Business School
Sean Xin Xu, Tsinghua University
Inbal Yahav, Tel Aviv University

For any questions, please contact the Program Chairs, Sagar Samtani (ssamtani@iu.edu), Jing Wang (jwang@ust.hk), or Mochen Yang (yang3653@umn.edu)