Paper Submission Details

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Submissions

Language

The language of the conference is English. All submissions must therefore be in English.

Originality

Submissions to ACIS2012 should not have been published previously in a journal or conference proceedings, nor presented at another conference, nor currently under review or consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere.

Length and format

The maximum length for all submissions is 10 A4 pages (Times Roman 10pt), including references and appendices. All submissions must be in .DOC format and must use the ACIS 2012 submission template. This document also contains the general guidelines for formatting of all submissions. Additional guidelines are also provided for:

  1. RESEARCH PAPERS
  2. RESEARCH-IN-PROGRESS PAPERS
  3. TEACHING CASES
  4. EDUCATION PAPERS
  5. POSITION PAPERS
  6. PRACTITIONER REPORTS

How to Submit

All submissions must be made via the ACIS2012 submission system SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Uploading and Submitting files

Author information, abstract, keywords and the main body of the submission will be uploaded separately in the review system. Authors can upload a manuscript which that can be altered, re-uploaded or deleted. Once an author "submits" a manuscript to the system, however, it can no longer be changed, edited, or revised.

Anonymizing for Initial Review

As all submissions will be double-blind reviewed, the author's names(s) and affiliation(s) should not be included anywhere in the document for the initial submission. If referring to articles or documents by the same author(s) these should be removed from the text and reference list, and replace with <removed for refereeing>.

When using this template prior to the review process, you must also ensure that the remainder of the document contains no author information at all - not in the author/affiliation section above the abstract, the header, the copyright statement or in the document properties associated with the file. To remove personal information from the Microsoft Word document properties, see the following links for the version of that is being used to edit the file:

As it places a significant administrative burden on the conference organisers to ensure that your paper does not identify you as an author, and as this is central to the integrity of the double-blind review process, then failure to comply with these formatting requirements will result in rejection of your paper.

Review Process

All paper submissions will be pre-screened for conformity with the submission guidelines and overall appropriateness for the conference. Paper submissions that pass the initial screening will be evaluated in a double-blind peer review process. These include research papers, research-in-progress papers, teaching cases, education papers, position papers and practitioner reports. Each conference track is chaired by IS academics with research expertise in the respective area. The track chairs will supervise the review process, involving selected reviewers from the IS research community. Acceptance and rejection decisions are will be finalized by the Program Committee.

Review Criteria

In general, the review criteria will be those typically used by major journals and conferences (e.g. relevance of the topic, quality of the research process, contribution etc). The results of the review process will be communicated to the author(s) by the specified date. The author(s) will be responsible for making the revisions recommended by the reviewers, and for submitting the final version of their paper by the appropriate deadline.

Commitment to participate in the conference

At least one author of each accepted paper and all the members of accepted panels must register for the conference by 31 October 2012.

Further information about research papers, research-in-progress papers, teaching cases, education papers, position papers and practitioner reports are provided below. If you have any questions about the program and/or the paper submission process, please contact the Program Chairs (acis2012@deakin.edu.au)


RESEARCH & RESEARCH-IN-PROGRESS PAPERS

ACIS 2012 welcomes completed research and research-in-progress submissions on any topic that is relevant to the IS community. These may take the form of theoretical essays, formal analyses, technical discussions, and/or papers reporting on quantitative or qualitative empirical research. It is expected that completed papers in these categories will include final (or in-progress) data analyses and documentation of results. Completed research should be similar to journal submissions, but shorter (i.e. 10 A4 pages). Research-in-progress papers are the same as above but typically represent work that is incomplete, yet promising.

Submission. Completed research and research-in-progress papers must be submitted to the conference track that best fits the topic area. ACIS 2012 recognises that the list of tracks is not an exhaustive one - nonetheless, ACIS 2012 asks that authors select the track that best fits the topic area. The Program Co-Chairs may then shift a submission from one track to another, as they deem appropriate.

Review Process. All research paper submissions will be pre-screened for conformity with the submission guidelines and overall appropriateness for the conference. Submissions that pass the initial screening processes will be evaluated in a double-blind peer review process.


TEACHING CASES & EDUCATION PAPERS

ACIS 2012 invites teaching cases and education papers that would be useful to the field as pedagogical materials that students would find exciting and thoughtful.

Submission. Teaching cases and education papers should be submitted to the IS Education track. A good quality IS teaching case is one that describes an interesting and challenging IS issue or set of issues, that is based on a real organizational setting and features real individuals (often disguised for anonymity).

Submissions should include two distinct components:

  1. the teaching case itself and,
  2. the teaching note with an accompanying case analysis.

Education papers are research papers (i.e. 10 A4 pages) with main focus on curriculum, cutting edge, innovative and future focussed approaches to teaching, and the use of technology to leverage learning that emphasize collaboration and cross-disciplinary approaches to IS education.

Review Process. All teaching case and education paper submissions will be pre-screened for conformity with the submission guidelines and overall appropriateness for the conference. Submissions that pass the initial screening processes will be evaluated in a double-blind peer review process.


POSITION PAPERS

A position paper is a short submission (5 -7 pages) that argues for a particular issue or area of interest from a particular viewpoint. It generally focuses on a current topic from a "thought provoking" line of argument and should be written to generate discussion and feedback from the audience. Position papers are often used to test ideas and arguments as a pre-cursor to a research project or a research paper submission at a later date. The ACIS 2012 Program Committee would like to specifically encourage position papers that target critical issues which focus on the conference theme.

Submission. Completed position papers must be submitted to the conference track that best fits the topic area.

Review Process. All position paper submissions will be pre-screened for conformity with the submission guidelines and overall appropriateness for the conference. Submissions that pass the initial screening processes will be evaluated in a double-blind peer review process.


PRACTITIONER REPORTS

A practitioner report is a short submission (5-7 pages) that provides an opportunity for industry practitioners and researchers to overview and report on IS related methods and practices in the real environment. The practitioner reports provide a view as to what's working (or not!) in leading-edge systems, applications, methodologies, frameworks, patterns, or management techniques. These reports discuss both benefits and drawbacks of IS approaches and technologies used in practice. Reports may focus on a particular aspect of technology and/or methods, or describe broad project experiences. Some reports focus on people, processes, or challenges of IS practices. Practitioner reports will be organised into sessions where several presenters discuss their experiences and answer questions from the audience and the session moderator. The ACIS 2012 Program Committee would like to specifically encourage practitioner reports that target critical issues which focus on the conference theme.

Submission. Completed practitioner reports must be submitted to the conference track that best fits the topic area.

Review Process. All position paper submissions will be pre-screened for conformity with the submission guidelines and overall appropriateness for the conference. Submissions that pass the initial screening processes will be evaluated in a double-blind peer review process.