INFORMS CIST 2020 will take place in our nation’s capital, Washington DC, and we call for meaningful ideas related to the theme “Impacting Society through Technology, Analytics, and Policies”. We invite original research in all areas of Information Systems and related fields that seek to address issues related to the conference theme. We are especially interested in papers with clear and significant policy implications for businesses and government organizations. We strive to develop a conference program that honors the diverse set of ideas and researchers in our field.
All papers will be accepted electronically, and we plan to open the online submission system on June 8th. We will send out another announcement in the near future with the submission link and details. Please see submission instructions, submission restrictions, and important dates below.
Notice regarding COVID-19: Since CIST is part of INFORMS 2020 Annual Meeting, CIST depends on decisions made by INFORMS regarding the 2020 meeting. As of the time of writing (May 12, 2020), we are following the instructions from INFORMS to continue the planning process assuming that INFORMS 2020 will take place as an in-person meeting. If this changes, we will provide notification as soon as we can. Given the current uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, we will coordinate with INFORMS Annual Meeting in terms of contingency plans. If the conference cannot take place in-person, we will consider alternative formats, and registration fees will be revised accordingly. During your submission process, we will ask you regarding your conference preference (whether you would only like to present if the conference is an in-person event, or if you are also open to the idea of an online virtual conference).
Areas of interest for submitted papers include (but not limited to):
Artificial and Augmented Intelligence Impacts on the Economy
Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications in Business
Bias and Ethical issues in Data Science Practices
Blockchain Technologies, Cryptocurrencies and FinTech
COVID-19 and IT processes
COVID-19 and online communication/learning
Digital Entrepreneurship & New Business Models
Digital Transformation and IT Innovation
Economics of Digital Goods and IT
Explainable AI and Predictive Modeling
IT and Productivity
IT and Labor Market
IT and societal problems
Information and Cyber Security
Internet of Things
Machine Learning Algorithms and Applications in Business
Mobile and Digital Environments
Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision for Business
Personalization Technologies and Recommendation Systems
Predictive Analytics and Data Science
Privacy and Ethics of IS
Social Networks and Social Media
Software Engineering, Open Source Software, and Open Standards
DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 11:59PM PDT JULY 8th.
Submissions will be accepted online at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cist2020
Only papers that follow the specific guidelines below will be considered for acceptance:
Submissions must be blind, i.e., author names, contact, and affiliation information should NOT appear anywhere in the paper (NOTE: This is a change from prior years).
Papers are limited to a maximum of 15 pages of body text with at most 5 additional pages for abstract, references, tables and figures. Papers that exceed the page limit will be desk rejected.
Papers must be printable on 8.5 x 11-inch paper.
Papers must use 12-point, Times New Roman font with one-inch margins on all four sides.
Papers must be double-spaced.
Student papers must indicate on the first page whether the bulk of the work was done by a student to be considered for the Best Student Paper Award.
Papers submitted to EasyChair must be in PDF format and no larger than 50 mb.
Please note that CIST and INFORMS do not take ownership of paper copyrights. However, accepted papers will be made available on the conference website prior to and during the conference. After the conference, if the authors wish, the papers can be removed from the website upon request.
To promote diversity, we strongly recommend that no individual should appear as an author on more than three papers submitted to CIST 2020.
We recommend that no author present more than two papers on CIST 2020.
If your paper has already been accepted for publication, or conditionally accepted, please refrain from submitting it to the conference.
In the spirit of promoting original work, we ask that authors not submit work that has recently been presented at major IS conferences and workshops. We also discourage the submission of accepted CIST 2020 papers to future conferences and workshops, and plan to share a list of accepted papers with the conference organizers of WITS 2020 and WISE 2020.
Submissions that violate these restrictions will be given lower priority in acceptance decisions.
CIST 2020 Conference Dates: November 7-8, 2020 (Virtual Event)
Online submissions open: June 8, 2020
Submission Deadline: DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 11:59 PM PDT JULY 8th
Notification of Acceptance: September 14, 2020
INFORMS Early Registration Deadline: There is no early registration deadline this year.
CIST Speaker Registration Deadline: TBD
Jesse Bockstedt, Emory University
Wenjing (Wendy) Duan, George Washington University
Rajiv Garg, University of Texas at Austin
Peng Huang, University of Maryland
Mingfeng Lin, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lauren Rhue, University of Maryland