We welcome both established and emerging topics that draw significant attention within IS research. A conference theme has already been set up. We aim at having 18-20 tracks. In particular, we are looking for track proposals on the established topics listed below. Proposals on other emerging topics are most welcome as well.
1. Business Analytics and Big Data
2. Blockchain and FinTech
3. Business Process Management
4. Health Information Technology and IS for Healthcare
5. IS Research Methods & Philosophy
6. IS Development and Project Management
7. Social Media
8. IS Strategy and Governance
9. Design Research in IS
10. Service Science and IS
11. IS Security, IS Privacy and IS Ethics IS Curriculum and Education
12. IS Cognition, IS Behavior and IS Use Consequences at the Individual Level
13. Human Behaviour and IS in Organizational Contexts
14. Business Models and Digital Innovation and Transformation
15. Digital Innovation and Transformation of Industries and Public Institutions
16. Digitalization of the Public Sector and the Larger Society
We cordially invite fellow researchers to propose tracks on their particular field of interest and expertise. Each track is to be organised by at least two but no more than three chairs. A special justification is to be provided when a track chair team consists of four (or more) track chairs. The track chairs cannot come from the same institution and should be based in different countries (at least 2 countries). A potential track chair must have had a PhD degree for at least 3 years. Also, the track chair team must possess a high level of academic excellence, in terms of being recognized in the research field of the track (e.g., through publications and/or editorial experience in the IS discipline). We seek a gender-balanced composition among the track chairs.
The responsibilities as a track chair will be to:
Please note that track chairs cannot submit to their own track. They can submit to the General Track of the conference.
ECIS 2022 provides a template regarding the structure of track proposals – please use the template:
Track chairs are encouraged to make fast-track or special issue arrangements with leading journals that fit the topic of the track.
Please note that track chairs must not submit to their own track. They can submit to other tracks and/or the general track of the conference.
The program chairs will assess each track proposal and confer with the conference chairs. Decisions will be based on (a) the overall merit of the proposal, (b) the significance of the topic, (c) the profile and diversity of the track team (including PhD title, research excellence, location, and gender); and (d) fit with the conference theme.
Tracks will be selected with the objective of balancing established IS topics with emerging topics, while supporting diversity of chairs. To ensure the best possible coverage of track topics and the best mix of track chairs, the ECIS 2022 program chairs might approach you with suggestions to modify your proposal. If there are multiple proposals for the same or similar topics, the committee might ask you to consider joining forces (while the maximum of three chairs remains intact). The committee reserves the right to invite scholars to chair tracks on topics that have not been proposed through the open call.
Track proposals should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, and not later than March 5, 2021. This is a firm deadline – late submissions cannot be accepted. Notifications of acceptance or rejection of proposed tracks will be sent out in early June 2021.