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** Extended Submission deadline: February 24, 2019
Decision to Authors:
 March 31, 2019
Camera Ready Copy Due: April 10, 2019

MWAIS 2019 seeks to expand the information frontiers of IS and we invite submissions reflecting a plurality of perspectives on the discipline. The conference theme will be “Inclusiveness in the IT Talent Management Pipeline”. We especially welcome submissions relevant to this theme.

While academics from around the world are invited to attend, we hope many academics from the Midwest states will submit papers. The Midwest United States Association for Information Systems (MWAIS) is a chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) serving Midwest US members of AIS. The states served by this Chapter include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The conference will include several presentation sessions workshops, invited keynote speakers, panel sessions, doctoral and undergraduate student sessions. There will be speakers from academia and industry from across the Midwest region and beyond.

Student Support

 MWAIS will waive the registration fee for students whose papers are accepted and who will be presenting at the conference (one student per paper).


Conference proceedings will be available through the Association for Information Systems Electronic Library (AISeL). At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference no later than April 22, 2019, for the paper to be included in the conference proceedings.

Best Paper Awards

The top three conference papers will be awarded best paper awards sponsored by the Midwest Association for Information Systems. Authors of these papers who choose to submit their papers to the JMWAIS will be awarded a monetary prize ($300, $200, and $100 respectively) and these papers will undergo an expedited review process by the journal.

Papers, tutorials, and panels on any theme appropriate to MWAIS are invited, but special welcome is extended this year to submissions that are related to the Inclusiveness in the IT Talent Management Pipeline.

Submission Instructions

Submissions may be in the form of one or more of the following: completed research papers, research-in-progress papers, industry case studies, or proposals for panel discussions or tutorials.

Submitted papers and proposals will undergo a double-blind review process by at least two reviewers. To facilitate the blind review, include the title of the paper, names, affiliations, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of all authors on a cover page submitted as a separate document from the body of the manuscript. If one or more of the co-authors are students, please clearly indicate so. Include only the title of the paper at the beginning of the manuscript. In the case of multiple-authorship, designate the corresponding author with a footnote on the cover page. Please do not include any author or affiliation identification on any page (except the separate cover page), in headings/footers, or in the properties of the submitted file. Previously published work or work under review elsewhere is not eligible for submission. All submissions should be posted electronically in either MS Word or PDF.

Submission Template

Submissions should be posted electronically in MS Word or PDF at no later than February 24th for Full Papers, Research-in-Progress, Panels, Workshops, and Tutorial Proposals.

The submission template is available from MWAIS 2019 Submission Template. For additional information about submission please contact conference program co-chairs by e-mail:

Full-Length Submissions

You may submit a full length (not to exceed six single-spaced pages with approximately 2,500 words, including all figures, tables, appendices, and references), original, and previously unpublished manuscript. The research may be conceptual, empirical or applied. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in their entirety. Select papers included in the MWAIS 2019 conference will be considered for an expedited review process and possible inclusion in the following journal:

Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS)


 You may submit research-in-progress proposals (abstracts) or a summary of tentative results of the study to date 500 – 1000 words. Authors of accepted proposals are asked to forward a 1500-2000-word paper with a maximum of 2 figures/tables for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

Panel, Workshop, and Tutorial Submissions: 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 500-1000-word proposal covering the objectives, issues to be covered, and the names/addresses of any other panel, workshop, or tutorial members. The method of presentation is at the submitter’s discretion.

However, the submitter has the responsibility for providing his/her own participants (such as panel members). All accepted proposals will appear in the conference proceedings. (Note: All panel, workshop, and tutorial members must register for the conference.)

Potential Topics

Full-length papers, research-in-progress proposals (abstracts or summaries), and panel, workshop, or tutorial proposals are invited in the following areas (but not limited to them):

• Accounting information systems
• Adoption and diffusion
• Artificial intelligence
• Business intelligence
• Business process
• Computer and information ethics
• Community, development, and social informatics
• Database management technologies
• Data curation and preservation
• Data warehousing
• Decision support systems
• Design science
• e-Business and e-­Commerce
• e-­Government
• Economics of IS/IT
• IS education, curriculum, and teaching cases
• Global IS/IT/outsourcing
• Green computing and sustainability
• History of IS/IT
• Healthcare informatics
• Human-computer interaction
• Information organization
• Information policy
• Information security, assurance, and privacy
• Interaction design
• IS philosophy
• IT service management
• Knowledge management
• Project management
• Research methods in IS/IT• Social computing
• Socio-technical issues and social inclusion
• Strategic IS/IT man