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ECIS 2022 - New Horizons in Digitally United Societies

Doctoral Consortium


January 17, 2022

While our global human family is facing difficult challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now clearer than ever that social relationships is the core of humanity. With this in mind, we are planning and hoping for a face-to-face ECIS 2022 Doctoral Consortium in Sasca Montana, 130 km south of Timișoara, in the beautiful natural area of the Banat Mountains. The Doctoral Consortium will take place from Saturday June 18th 2022, to Tuesday June 21st 2022. In practical terms, it means that you should only apply to the Doctoral Consortium only if you currently plan to participate in person. At the same time, we don’t know what the pandemic situation will be like in June 2022, so we are also making contingency plans for alternate formats.

Our commitment is to deliver an ECIS Doctoral Consortium with a collegial and affirmative environment to enable doctoral students currently working on dissertations in the area of Information Systems to share their work, receive constructive feedback, and build lifelong friendships.

The Doctoral Consortium Committee invites nominations to the consortium. Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled in a University within AIS Region 2 (the continents of Europe and Africa and specified countries in the Middle East that come under Region 2). Each University can nominate only one candidate and must guarantee proper funding for the student to attend the doctoral consortium as well as the main conference. The room and board at the consortium, as well as the travel costs from Timișoara to the destination and return are provided courtesy of ECIS 2022 and the conference sponsors. Importantly, admitted PhD students must register for ECIS 2022.

Consortium Faculty

Chairs:

  • Hanna Krasnova

    University of Potsdam, Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society

  • Monideepa Tarafdar

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

Faculty Mentors:
  • TBA

Consortium Location

The DC will take place at Sasca Montana, 130 km south of Timișoara, in the beautiful natural area of the Banat Mountains. The accommodation place is also the event venue: Rocker’s Inn in Sasca Montana village.

The venue was chosen so participants may explore the beautiful and wild nature in “Cheile Nerei-Beușnița” National Park.

Rocker’s Inn

The Map Below Shows the Location of the Doctoral Consortium

Important Dates

  • Nomination deadline: March 15th, 2022

  • Notification of acceptance: April 10th, 2022

  • Consortium: June 18-21, 2022

Nomination Requirements

The consortium is designed for students who are engaged in developing their dissertation research. Students who will have completed their dissertations by June 2022 or are close to completion will not be accepted. The following requirements should be fulfilled:

  • A student must be nominated by a representative of his or her respective institution. Self-nominations will not be considered.
  • An institution (i.e., university, school) can nominate only one student.
  • The nomination letter can be written by one of the following: the student’s supervisor, director of the IS doctoral program, the Dean of the College or Faculty, or the IS department’s chairperson.
  • The nomination letter should build on the provided template and the nominating faculty should attest that the student is the only nominee of the institution.

Nomination and Submission Procedure

English is the language of the doctoral consortium and all submitted materials.

The nomination package should include the following:

The submitted materials must be uploaded in ONE FILE using the ECIS 2022 conference paper submission system and directed to the “Doctoral Consortium Track.”

All submissions must be in Microsoft Word DOC/ DOCX format or Adobe’s PDF format and must follow the submission format and instructions.

The nomination package must be received no later than midnight Central European Standard Time (CET) on March 15th, 2022.

Nomination packages that are incomplete, in other file formats, received after the deadline, or composed of multiple files will be declined.

Dissertation Proposal Abstract: Format and Instructions

The Dissertation Proposal Abstract should outline the candidate’s research. It must include a cover page with the following information:

  • Title of the proposal
  • A short abstract
  • Information about the candidate, including name, university affiliation, name of dissertation supervisor, website address, and contact information: email address, mailing address, and phone numbers.

The proposal abstract should provide a motivation for the relevance of the research, the research question(s), a presentation of the theoretical basis and context for the research, a description of research approach and methodology, preliminary findings and expected contributions to knowledge. The document should also include a progress report as an appendix, indicating the estimated completion date and the work that remains to be done as of the date of submission of the proposal.

The proposal abstract may not exceed 3,000 words all inclusive.

Selection Process and Related Information

Selection to the ECIS doctoral consortium is based on merit. Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the consortium faculty. Participants will be selected based on the quality of the proposed research, its potential significance and contribution to the IS discipline, the potential contribution the student is likely to make to the consortium, and the potential benefit of the consortium to the student’s research.

Participation is limited to 20 students and the doctoral consortium committee will seek to include the best proposals as well as to balance the background and interests of the candidates.

The language for the Consortium is English, and all submitted materials must be in English. Nominating a student to the doctoral consortium implies that the student has sufficient proficiency in English and will be able to participate effectively in the presentations, discussions, and other activities.

Nominating a student to the doctoral consortium obliges the institution to fund the student’s travel to Timișoara and conference attendance for the entire duration of the event.

Notifications of acceptance or otherwise will be sent via e-mail to all applicants by 10th of April 2022. Further instructions will be sent to the participants ahead of the event.

There is no registration fee for the Doctoral Consortium, and room and board at the consortium are provided courtesy of ECIS 2022 and the conference sponsors. Furthermore, the DC budget includes all travel costs from Timișoara to the destination and return. However, all participants are required to register for the main conference and advised to take advantage of the early-bird students’ rate.

Travel and Visa

We will provide transportation to the consortium location from Timișoara and from the consortium location to the main conference site in Timișoara. Further travel instructions will follow. 

Participants from some countries may need to obtain a visa to visit Romania. For visa information, please contact the respective embassies or consulates in your home country. You can also check information on https://www.mae.ro/en/node/2040. Please plan ahead.

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