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7th AnnualMidwest Association for Information Systems 2012

Call for Papers & Participation

Conference Theme: Privacy, Security, Sustainability, Innovation and Collaboration

The seventh annual MWAIS conference, hosted by the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, will accept papers on state-of-the-art and current topics on pedagogy, research, and service in IT/IS. The conference will provide an intimate environment to facilitate the sharing of ideas and findings.

The conference will have several presentation sessions, workshops, invited keynote speakers, panel sessions, doctoral & undergraduate student sessions. There will be speakers from academia, industry, and government including federal government agencies such as Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

We are excited to have attracted a number of distinguished speakers for the conference. Among these are Dov Teíeni, AIS President and Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly, and Alan Hevner, Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly and former NSF Program Manager, as well as other notable individuals. Here is a complete list.

Manuscripts, research in progress, panel, and workshop proposals are invited from both academe and practice. Submitted papers and proposals will undergo a double blind review.

Submission Guidelines

Here is a paper template for MWAIS 2012 submissions and camera-ready copy. Please do not include any author or affiliation identification on any page of the paper, in headings/footers, or in the properties of the submitted file. Author and affiliation information should be added in the camera ready version of the paper only. Previously published work or work under review elsewhere is not eligible for submission.

All submissions should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word at

Types of Submissions

  1. Full Length Submissions

    You may submit a full length paper that is not to exceed six single-spaced pages (approximately up to 2,500 words) including all figures, tables, appendices, and references. The paper should be original and previously unpublished. The research may be conceptual, empirical, or applied.
  2. Research-in-Progress Submissions

    You may submit research-in-progress proposals (extended abstracts), preferably including a summary of tentative results of the study to date, in 1,000-1,500 words with a maximum of two figures/tables for inclusion in the conference proceedings.
  3. Panels, Workshops, and Tutorials

    Individuals interested in conducting a panel, workshop, or tutorial dealing with technological, managerial, professional, teaching, societal, national or international issues of information technology management are invited to submit a 500-1,000 word proposal covering the objectives, issues to be covered, and the names/addresses of any and all other members of the panel, workshop, or tutorial. Computer laboratories are also available during the workshop if needed for tutorials or other types of presentations.
  4. Doctoral Symposium

    The symposium will provide an opportunity for the MIS doctoral students to receive feedback on their research from senior MIS faculty. In order to apply please submit a three page (double space) abstract of your dissertation proposal along with your research interests, actual / expected dissertation proposal defense date, expected graduation date, CV and a recommendation letter of your dissertation adviser. Please email your entire application as one pdf file to Alan Brandyberry <> by the deadline specified below.

All accepted proposals will appear in the conference proceedings. (Note: All panel, workshop, symposium and tutorial members must register and pay for the conference.)

Best Paper Awards

The MWAIS program committee will nominate three papers for best paper awards, sponsored by American Journal of Business. The three best papers will be recognized at the conference. The first best paper award is $300, second best paper award is $200, third best paper award is $100. The awards are given to the authors conditionally upon submission of their work to the American Journal of Business.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline for Panels, Workshops, and Tutorial Proposals: Monday, March 5, 2012 (11:59 PM CST)
  • Submission Deadline for Full-Length Papers, and Research-in-Progress: Monday, March 5, 2012 (11:59 PM CST)
  • Submission Deadline for Doctoral Symposium Proposals:  Monday, April 30, 2012 (11:59 PM CST)
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorial Proposals: Monday, April 2, 2012 (11:59 PM CST)
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of Doctoral Symposium Proposals: Monday, May 7, 2012 (11:59 PM CST)
  • Author Registration Deadline : Monday, April 9, 2012 (11:59 PM CST)
  • Camera-Ready Copy Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2012 (11:59 PM CST)

We are interested in a variety of topics that include, but are not limited to

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business Process Management
  • Database Management Technologies
  • e-Collaboration in Organizations
  • Green and Sustainable IT
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Privacy & Security Management
  • Information Technology Education
  • IT Management in Healthcare
  • IT Teaching Cases
  • Strategic IT Management
  • Any Other IT/IS related topic, especially those related to the conference theme of √¨Privacy, Security, Sustainability, Innovation and Collaboration