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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:

  1. 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 community.

  2. What theories, research methods, and data gathering strategies are likely to dominate the repertoire of the IS academic discipline?
    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 (smurthy@msu.edu).

 
Key Dates
Submission of Statement of Intent: July 1, 2004
Submission of Manuscript: October 1, 2004
Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2005
Symposium Manuscript Due: March 1, 2005
Post-Symposium Publication Copy Due: July 1, 2005
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