The Gordon B. Davis Symposium
The Future of the Information
Systems Academic Discipline: Opportunities and Directions
Call for Papers
The program committee invites original submissions addressing either
of the following issues:
- What phenomena are likely to dominate the intellectual
space of the IS academic discipline?
Submissions based on anticipated externalities such as technical
developments, economic, national, international and societal trends,
business transformations, political events, and new approaches
to management education are particularly welcome. Such submissions
should provide a good descriptive analysis of the emerging phenomenon,
its importance for the IS discipline, and its implications for
research, teaching, and knowledge development by the IS academic
- What theories, research methods, and data gathering
strategies are likely to dominate the repertoire of the IS academic
Submissions could examine the above question from the economic,
technical, organizational, social, institutional, network, strategic
or individual behavior perspectives of the information systems
community. Such submissions should provide an overview of the
proposed theory or research method, how it could enhance understanding
about an appropriate IS phenomenon beyond what is known, and what
are its implications for research, teaching, and knowledge development
by the IS academic community.
Interested contributors are invited to first submit a brief statement
of intent (maximum 2 pages, double spaced) explaining the core idea,
its novelty, significance, and appropriateness for the symposium.
These initial submissions will be reviewed by the program committee.
Authors whose submissions are accepted will be invited to develop
full-length versions (maximum 5000 words) of their ideas for further
review and evaluation by the program committee. Accepted papers
will not only be presented at the symposium, but will also be included
for publication in a book to be released after the symposium.
Statements of intent and submissions must be sent electronically
to the Program Chair (email@example.com).
Statement of Intent:
||July 1, 2004
||October 1, 2004
||January 15, 2005
||March 1, 2005
Publication Copy Due:
||July 1, 2005