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[CFP] SIGOPEN Pre-ICIS 2017 Workshop on Open Phenomena

Dear Colleagues,

We are extremely excited to announce the SIGOPEN 2017 Developmental Workshop for Research on Open Phenomena, collocated with ICIS 2017 (http://icis2017.aisnet.org/) in Seoul, Korea, on December 9th, 2017.

Building on the success of previous workshops at ECIS in 2013 and 2015,  and ICIS in 2013, 2015, and 2016, AIS SIGOPEN invites researchers to submit extended abstracts to the SIGOPEN 2017 Developmental Workshop for Research on Open Phenomena in the following broad areas:

  • The Peer Production of Knowledge Goods, e.g.:
    • Open source software, hardware, content and design,
    • The Sharing Economy,
    • Collaborative Consumption,
    • Openness as a driver of innovation, creator of economic activity, and agent for social well-being.
  • Collective Intelligence, Action and Resources, e.g.:
    • Open innovation and co-creation,
    • The wisdom, wealth, and power of crowds,
    • Social media in extreme events and social innovation,
    • Volunteer computing,
    • Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding.
  • Open Science and Education, e.g.:
    • Open data and data management challenges,
    • Open publishing, micro-scholarship, and open peer-review,
    • Open teaching, learning, and educational resources,
    • Citizen Science and Responsible Research and Innovation,
    • Barriers and enablers for shared and collaborative scientific research,
    • Progressing shared, open science across disciplines.

The focus of the workshop is on research project design and paper development. We invite you to present your research-in-progress. The SIGOPEN workshop is amenable to new ideas, and is open to all interested scholars and professionals who are researching in the area of openness as broadly conceived above. The unique and collegial character of the workshop will help ensure constructive, helpful, and high-quality feedback. This is a great opportunity for you to mature your ideas, meet other researchers in related areas, and learn about emerging research in a relaxed and supportive setting.

Papers will be presented, and then workshopped in small group discussions in a round-table format. Participants will be expected to read papers beforehand and comment on other papers in their group. The goal is to help move the work forward to research execution and/or publication in other venues.

Workshop Submissions:

Those interested in sharing and discussing their research-in-progress should submit an extended abstract of seven (7) single-spaced pages using the submission template. All text, figures, tables, and appendices must be included within the page limit. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count. Submissions should be emailed to Matt Levy (mlevy@hpu.edu).

Workshop papers will be hosted on the workshop page at http://sigopen.org. Copyright remains with authors.

Workshop Dates:
Submission Date: October 4th
Notification of Acceptance to the Workshop: October 20th
Workshop: December 9th

Workshop Organizing Committee:
Joseph Feller – University College Cork
Matt Germonprez – University of Nebraska at Omaha
Georg Link – University of Nebraska at Omaha
Matt Levy – Hawaii Pacific University
Lorraine Morgan – LERO, NUI Galway
Daniel Schlagwein – UNSW Business School

Local Organizing Chair:
Matt Levy – Hawaii Pacific University

5th European Conference on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems (ECBS 2017): Call for Participation

5th European Conference on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems

ECBS 2017

Lordos Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus

31 August – 1 September, 2017

http://cyprusconferences.org/ecbs2017/

In Cooperation with ACM SIGAPP, SIGOPS and SIGSOFT

*** Early Registration Deadline: 19 August, 2017 ***

(collocated with the 8th International Conference on Information
Inteligence Systems and Applications, http://iisa2017.unipi.gr)

 

ECBS 2017 is a formal meeting dedicated to formulating and advancing methods, techniques, and tools for engineering of computer-based systems. The conference is devoted to the design, development, deployment, and analysis of the complex systems whose behavior is largely determined or controlled by computers. Such systems are characterized by functional, performance, and reliability requirements that mandate the tight integration of information processing and physical processes.

ECBS integrates software, hardware, and communication perspective of system engineering through its many facets that include system modeling, requirements specification, simulation, architectures, safety, security, reliability, human–computer interaction, system integration, verification and validation, high performance/parallel computing, cloud-based technologies, and project management. The conference provides a bridge between industry and academia, blending academic research and industrial development.

The 5th edition of the conference will be held in Larnaca, Cyprus. Larnaca is known for its palm-tree seafront, the Church of Saint Lazarus, the Hala Sultan Tekke, the Kamares Aqueduct and its medieval fort. It is built on the ruins of ancient Citium, which was the birthplace of Stoic philosopher Zeno. Larnaca is home to the country’s primary airport, Larnaca International Airport. It also has a seaport and a marina. Larnaca is a highly touristic city and close to some of the best beaches of Cyprus in Ayia Napa and Protaras.

The conference venue is the well known 4* hotel, Lordos Beach Hotel. The Lordos Beach Hotel is one of the leading 4 star hotels in Cyprus. Standing directly on the sandy beach of the Larnaca Bay it is ideally located yet close to both the Larnaca International Airport and the city centre. Set in its own gardens the Lordos Beach boasts a comfortable and stylish environment with professional service from caring staff. Extensively refurbished during 2002 and 2006, the guest rooms on all floors are equipped with all the facilities a discerning traveller expects and are luxuriously decorated in a natural pastel tones.

The program of ECBS 2017 includes a keynote by Avgoustinos Constantinides, the Solutions Director of IBSCY Ltd. on the business value of the Cloud, and research papers. The conference attracted 42 paper submissions from 25 countries from many continents. After rigorous reviewing by at least three members of the Program Committee per paper, 16 full papers, 3 short papers and 3 posters were selected to form the technical program and be included in the conference proceedings to be published by ACM ICPS. Papers cover topics of interest in ECBS in areas of software engineering, parallel and distributed systems, embedded systems and networking.

We cordially invite you to attend ECBS 2017 in Larnaca, Cyprus!

 

Organization

General Chair
· George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Chair
· Ondrej Rysavy, Brno University of Technology , Czech Republic

Program Co-Chair
· Valentino Vranic, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

Steering Committee
· Hassan Charaf, ECBS-EERC 2013 General Chair
· George Angelos Papadopoulos, General Chair
· Miroslav Popovic, ECBS-EERC 2009 General Chair
· Ondrej Rysavy, ECBS-EERC 2015 General Chair
· Valentino Vranic, ECBS-EERC 2011 General Chair

Program Committee
http://www.cyprusconferences.org/ecbs2017/organizers.html

[CFP] MIKE 2017: MINING INTELLIGENCE AND KNOWLEDGE EXPLORATION

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  MIKE 2017 – First Call for Papers
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The Fifth International Conference on
MINING INTELLIGENCE AND KNOWLEDGE EXPLORATION (MIKE 2017)
will be organised by IDRBT, Hyderabad, India during December 13 – 15, 2017
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   Full Paper submission deadline: 07 August, 2017
   (Contact us for Late Submissions)
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Deadline is a firm deadline and we would like to invite you to submit your research paper(s) to MIKE 2017.
You could browse MIKE 2017 Call for papers from the following links:
Also kindly encourage your students and researchers in your circle to submit their papers to MIKE 2017.
Springer supports MIKE series and publishes MIKE 2017 as a post-proceeding in their popular LNCS/LNAI series.
The accepted papers will be indexed by various Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases like DBLP, Scopus and ArnetMiner; SCI Compendex; and others.
You could browse through the earlier MIKE editions via its DBLP page at:
Patron
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A.S. Ramasastri, Director, IDRBT, Hyderabad
General Chairs
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B. Yegnanarayana, INSA Senior Scientist, IIIT Hyderabad
Chaman Lal Sabharwal, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA
Program Chairs
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Ashish Ghosh, Indian Statitstical Instititute, Kolkata, India
Byung-Gyu Kim, Sookmyung Womens University, Seoul, Korea
Organizing Chairs
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Rajarshi Pal, IDRBT, Hyderabad, India
Rajendra Prasath, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Track Chairs
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Susmita Ghosh, Jadavpur University, India
Alexander Gelbukh, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico
Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politecnica de Valancia, Spain
V. Ravi, IDRBT, Hyderabad, India
Yannis Stylianou, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
Anil Vuppala, IIIT Hyderabad, India
N. Subba Reddy, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea
Debi Prosad Dogra, Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, India
Adrian Groza, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania
Maunendra Sankar Desarkar, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Manish Shrivastava, IIIT Hyderabad, India
Hrishikesh Venkataraman, IIIT Chittoor, Sricity, India
Amit A Nanavati, IBM India Research Labs, New Delhi, India
Kumaran Raju, Geoscience S&T Consulting, Singapore
Aidan Duane, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland
T.Kathirvalavakumar, VHNSN College (Autonomous), Virudhunagar, India
Odelu Vanga, IIIT Chittoor, Sri City, India
P.V. Rajkumar, Texas Southern University, Houston, USA
Tanmoy Chakraborty, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Advisory Members
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Sudeshna Sarkar, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Agnar Admodt, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Tapio Saramäki, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Vasudeva Verma, IIIT Hyderabad, India
Pinar Ozturk, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Ildar Batyrshin, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico
Grigori Sidorov, NLTP Laboratory, CIC – IPN, Mexico
Genoveva Vargas-Solar, CNRS, France
Philip O’Reilly, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Mandar Mitra, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Ramon Lopez de Mantaras, IIIA – CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
Bjorn Gamback, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Nirmalie Wiratunga, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
Niloy Ganguly, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Krishnaiyya Jallu, Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited, Thiruchirappalli, India

16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2017): Last Call for Papers

*** Last Call for Papers ***

16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning

mLearn 2017

Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus

30 October – 1 November, 2017

http://iamlearn.org/mlearn/

In Cooperation with ACM SIGAPP (proceedings in ACM ICPS)

*** Submission Deadline: 20th July 2017 (extended and final) ***

The International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn)
(www.iamlearn.org) is the custodian of the mLearn conference series.
mLearn is the leading annual international conference for researchers,
policy makers, educators, developers and solutions providers in the fields
of mobile, ubiquitous and contextual learning, as well as learning with
emerging ambient and wearable technologies. mLearn attracts a large
number of participants from more than 60 countries representing all
continents, and is, therefore, the world’s largest international conference
on mLearning and emerging ambient technologies.

Conference Themes

The overarching conference theme is ‘mLearning and Design for Social
Change and Innovation
‘. Higher education institutions are called upon to
provide for the competencies and skills that foster design for social
change and innovation. In addition, knowledge and skills alliances are
encouraged by funding bodies to cultivate, share and disseminate
competencies that foster social entrepreneurship and innovation. However,
little is known on how mlearning can facilitate this process, how it can
contribute towards social change, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The topics of interest can go beyond the conference theme, and can
include any of the following:

· The development, deployment and implementation of mlearning in the
context of social entrepreneurship, innovation and social change
· mLearning as a tool that fosters social change and social entrepreneurship
· Innovations in mlearning theory and pedagogy
· From pilot projects to mainstream implementation: strategies for the
deployment of mLearning
· Mobile technology to support open and distance learning
· Mobile technology for teaching and learning support
· Assessment techniques and practices in mLearning
· Design and development of learning material for mLearning
· Learning objects and metadata for mLearning
· Informal and lifelong learning with the aid of mobile technologies
· Challenges for mLearning in developing countries
· Building and implementing mLearning strategies in educational
institutions, companies and public sector organisations
· mLearning management systems (mLMSs)
· Computer tablets
· Creating interactive and collaborative mLearning environments
· Future trends in mLearning technology, including the impact of emerging
technologies
· Emerging hardware and software for mLearning including wearable
technologies
· Location-aware technologies
· Contextual and situated learning
· Augmented reality
· Serious gaming and simulations
· Ambient intelligence and ubiquitous learning

Submission Information

The conference solicits regular papers (no more than 8 pages), short papers
(no more than 4 pages), as well as posters (no more than 2 pages). The
Program Committee may require an accepted paper to be adapted into a
short paper or poster. All papers must be prepared according to the
ACM SIG Proceedings Template format (see the conference web site for
further information). The papers must be original contributions not submitted
or accepted for publication elsewhere. A submitted contribution should
clearly indicate the conference topics it targets. For an accepted contribution
to be included in the proceedings, at least one author must register and
present the paper at the conference. For further information, see the
submission guidelines on the conference web site. The conference
proceedings will be published by ACM ICPS and archived in the ACM
Digital Library.

Important Dates

· Submission Deadline for Conference Papers: 20 July 2017 (firm)
· Accept/Reject Notification for Conference Papers: 28 August 2017
· Camera-Ready Submission of all Papers: 11 September 2017

Information on registration categories and registration fees for the mLearn
2017 is available online at: http://iamlearn.org/mlearn/.

Organization

General Chair
· George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Chairs
· Fernando Loizides, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
· Nicos Souleles, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Program Committee
http://iamlearn.org/mlearn/committees.php

16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2017): Fifth Call for Papers

*** Fifth Call for Papers ***

16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning

mLearn 2017

Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus

30 October – 1 November, 2017

http://iamlearn.org/mlearn/

In Cooperation with ACM SIGAPP (proceedings in ACM ICPS)

*** Submission Deadline: 20th July 2017 (extended and final) ***

 

The International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn)
(www.iamlearn.org) is the custodian of the mLearn conference series.
mLearn is the leading annual international conference for researchers,
policy makers, educators, developers and solutions providers in the fields
of mobile, ubiquitous and contextual learning, as well as learning with
emerging ambient and wearable technologies. mLearn attracts a large
number of participants from more than 60 countries representing all
continents, and is, therefore, the world’s largest international conference
on mLearning and emerging ambient technologies.

 

Conference Themes

The overarching conference theme is ‘mLearning and Design for Social
Change and Innovation’. Higher education institutions are called upon to
provide for the competencies and skills that foster design for social
change and innovation. In addition, knowledge and skills alliances are
encouraged by funding bodies to cultivate, share and disseminate
competencies that foster social entrepreneurship and innovation. However,
little is known on how mlearning can facilitate this process, how it can
contribute towards social change, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The topics of interest can go beyond the conference theme, and can
include any of the following:

  • The development, deployment and implementation of mlearning in the context of social entrepreneurship, innovation and social change
  • mLearning as a tool that fosters social change and social entrepreneurship
  • Innovations in mlearning theory and pedagogy
  • From pilot projects to mainstream implementation: strategies for the deployment of mLearning
  • Mobile technology to support open and distance learning
  • Mobile technology for teaching and learning support
  • Assessment techniques and practices in mLearning
  • Design and development of learning material for mLearning
  • Learning objects and metadata for mLearning
  • Informal and lifelong learning with the aid of mobile technologies
  • Challenges for mLearning in developing countries
  • Building and implementing mLearning strategies in educational institutions, companies and public sector organisations
  • mLearning management systems (mLMSs)
  • Computer tablets
  • Creating interactive and collaborative mLearning environments
  • Future trends in mLearning technology, including the impact of emerging technologies
  • Emerging hardware and software for mLearning including wearable technologies
  • Location-aware technologies
  • Contextual and situated learning
  • Augmented reality
  • Serious gaming and simulations
  • Ambient intelligence and ubiquitous learning

Submission Information

The conference solicits regular papers (no more than 8 pages), short papers
(no more than 4 pages), as well as posters (no more than 2 pages). The
Program Committee may require an accepted paper to be adapted into a
short paper or poster. All papers must be prepared according to the
ACM SIG Proceedings Template format (see the conference web site for
further information). The papers must be original contributions not submitted
or accepted for publication elsewhere. A submitted contribution should
clearly indicate the conference topics it targets. For an accepted contribution
to be included in the proceedings, at least one author must register and
present the paper at the conference. For further information, see the
submission guidelines on the conference web site. The conference
proceedings will be published by ACM ICPS and archived in the ACM
Digital Library.

 

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline for Conference Papers: 20 July 2017 (firm)
  • Accept/Reject Notification for Conference Papers: 28 August 2017
  • Camera-Ready Submission of all Papers: 11 September 2017

Information on registration categories and registration fees for the mLearn
2017 is available online at: http://iamlearn.org/mlearn/.

 

Organization

General Chair
· George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Chairs
· Fernando Loizides, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
· Nicos Souleles, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Program Committee
http://iamlearn.org/mlearn/committees.php

2nd CFP: Collective Intelligence and Crowds [HICSS, Big Island January 3-6; Deadline June 15]

Collective Intelligence and Crowds

Minitrack
January 3-6, 2018
Big Island, Hawaii, USA

We are looking for papers that analyze collective intelligence, knowledge
creation, and crowdsourcing. We also encourage the submission of papers
that design and implement technologies that create new kinds of
collectives. For example, papers that consider how machine learning and
human learning interact in crowds and communities. In sum, we are open to a
wide range of research that addresses relations between people,
collectives, and machines, as well as the artifacts produced as a result.

The deadline is June 15, 2017. Feel free to communicate with any of the
three minitrack chairs, Jeff Nickerson (jnickerson@stevens.edu), Pnina
Fichman (fichman@indiana.edu), or Don Steiny (steiny@steiny.com).

CFP: SIGOPEN Mini-Tracks at AMCIS 2017

AIS SIGOPEN is proud to host it’s second AMCIS track on Openness and Research and Practice and invite you to submit your papers, panels, workshops, tutorials, and other proposals.

Track Chairs
Joe Feller, University College Cork, jfeller@afis.ucc.ie
Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska at Omaha, mgermonprez@unomaha.edu
Matt Levy, San Francisco State University, mlevy@hpu.edu
Lorraine Morgan, National University of Ireland, Galway, lorraine.morgan@nuigalway.ie

Track Description
The track seeks research papers in all things related to “openness” and the sharing of information in organizations and society. Papers in this track will be those that share new ideas about theoretical and empirical research on the wide range of phenomena emerging at the intersection of Information Systems on the one hand, and various forms of legal, technological, organizational, and societal openness, on the other.

Relevant topics for papers include: New modes of knowledge creation embedded in open source and open content licensing, radical inclusivity of the crowd to share knowledge, effort and value, the tearing down of traditional organizational boundaries to enable new forms of innovation, or the reinvention of commons or open spaces to share information related to education, science, and democratic participation. Openness continues to be a disruptive and transformative force that demands the rigorous and considered investigation of the Information Systems community. This track provides a forum to further our understanding of these disruptive ideas.

Mini-Track 1: Breakthroughs in Openness in Science, Research, and Pedagogy

Openness has the potential to disrupt and transform academic work in many known and unknown ways. Open approaches to scholarship have taken many new forms, including open data sets, publishing, peer review, evaluation of scholarly research, and the all-encompassing idea of Open Science. However, what we do not know are the effects, positive or negative, of such ideas. For an academic field to advance, there must be a free and open exchange of ideas in order to foster ‘democratic discourse (Mingers and Walsham, 2010), and a ‘deliberative democracy’ which include the characteristics of openness, participation, truthfulness, and non-privilege (Apel, 2001; Habermas, 1996). This mini-track invites research papers, research-in-progress, and panel proposals on all topics related to openness in scientific discovery, the practice and evaluation of research and pedagogical practice. We are interested in the production, use, evaluation and impacts of openness in scholarship in its many forms – quantitative, qualitative, theoretical, literature review, case study, scientometric and other research approaches are welcome.

Lorraine Morgan, NUI Galway, lorraine.morgan@nuigalway.ie
Jim Love, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, james.love@ololcollege.edu
Michael Cuellar, Georgia Southern University, mcuellar@georgiasouthern.edu

Mini-Track 2: Breakthroughs in Openness in Organizations and Society

Contemporary discourse has fostered new forms of openness spanning the technological, legal, socio-cultural, and economic systems in modern organizations and across society. This includes advances in open source software, open source hardware, open content, open data, and open design, and even the ‘industrialization’ of the maker’s movement and how openness has shaped the funding of new innovation. These phenomena have crossed the boundaries of the specialist communities from which they emerged and have expanded into a wide number of communities and sub-cultures (makers, gamers, virtual world builders, social media prosumers, etc.). This mini-track invites conceptual and empirical research that will contribute to our understanding of openness in these contexts as it relates to the systems and technology that the individual, collaborative, and collective production and sharing of complex knowledge goods and creative works.

Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska Omaha, mgermonprez@unomaha.edu
Joe Feller, Cork University Business School, University College Cork, jfeller@ucc.ie

The AMCIS 2017 Conference is accepting the following types of submissions. Please click here for more information.

  • Completed Research, due 01-March-2017 1:00 PM EST (13:00)
  • Emergent Research Form (ERF), due 01-March-2017 1:00 PM EST (13:00)
  • Workshops and Tutorials, due 03-April-2017
  • Panels, due 03-April-2017
  • Technology Research, Education, and Opinion (TREO) Talk Sessions, due 25-April-2017
  • Professional Development Symposia (PDS), due 25-April-2017

CFP: 2016 AMCIS Mini-Track – IT, Making, and Sharing: The Contemporary Peer Production Landscape

Part of the IS and Open Research and Practice (SIGOPEN) track of the 2016 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in San Diego, CA – August 11-13, 2016.

Mini-Track Chairs:

Mini-Track Description:

The interplay between technological, legal, socio-cultural, and economic systems has enabled the emergence and growth of a variety of peer production phenomena, including open source software, open source hardware, open content and open design. These phenomena have crossed the boundaries of the specialist communities from which they emerged and have expanded into a wide number of communities and sub-cultures (e.g. makers, gamers, virtual world builders, and social media prosumers). This mini-track invites conceptual and empirical research that will contribute to our understanding of how the IT enables the individual, collaborative, and collective production and sharing of complex knowledge goods and creative works.

This mini-track invites research papers, research-in-progress, and panel proposals on all topics related to the contemporary Peer Production Landscape. We are interested in work extending our understanding of the impact of open systems on the production and distribution of a wide variety of economic, cultural, and knowledge goods.

The potential list of topics for the mini-track includes, but is not limited to:

  • Open Source Software
  • Open Hardware
  • Open Design
  • Open Content
  • 3-D Printing
  • “Maker” and “Hacker” Cultures
  • Gamers and Virtual World builders
  • Augmented and Blended Realities
  • Collaborative Creativity

Important Dates:

  • January 4, 2016: Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2016 open.
  • March 2, 2016: Deadline for paper submissions.

Instructions for Authors:

  • Completed research papers (< 5000 words, excluding references, tables, and figures)
  • Research-in-progress papers (< 3500 words, excluding references, tables, and figures)
  • All conference submissions will be double-blind, peer reviewed, and must be submitted using the online submission system at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amcis2016. For complete instructions for authors and information about the conference, visit the AMCIS 2016 website at http://amcis2016.aisnet.org.