Call For Papers

Full-Length Papers, Research-in-Progress (Abstracts or Summaries), Panels, Workshops, or Tutorial Proposals

Submission Deadline for Full-Length Papers: April 17, 2018

Research-in-Progress, Panels, Workshops, and Tutorial Proposals:April 17, 2018

Midwest United States Association for Information Systems

13th Annual Conference

May 17 – 18, 2018

College of Business Administration

University of Missouri – Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadlines

Full-length papers: March 2, 2018; Others March 9, 2018

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: April 6, 2018

Final Submission Deadline for Camera-Ready Copy and

Author(s) Registration Deadline: April 17, 2018

Inquiries and Submissions

Submissions should be posted electronically in MS Word or PDF at no later than February 20 or 27, 2018. The submission template is available from here. For additional information about submission please contact conference program co-chairs by e-mail:Maurice Dawson (, Dinesh Mirchandani (, and Joshi Kailash (

To increase access to the conference, a small number of participants from outside the United States will be able to present their papers remotely and interact with the audience. The keynote sessions and several other sessions will be live streamed for individuals who attend the conference remotely.

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).

Submission Guidelines

We invite submissions of completed manuscripts, research-in-progress papers, panel proposals, and workshop proposals addressing behavioral, organizational, and technical aspects of information systems. Two to three parallel sessions are planned. A computer lab will be available if needed. 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. A style sheet for heading formats & citations can be found here at mwais2018_paper_template.

The 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 17, 2018, in order for the paper to be included in the conference proceedings.

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 2018 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)

In addition, 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 and these papers will undergo an expedited review process by the journal.


You may submit research-in-progress proposals (abstracts) or a summary of tentative results of the study to date in a 1500-2000 paper with a maximum of 2 figures/tables.

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.)


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 of IS/T
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Process Management
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and its Implications
  • Cloud Computing and Services
  • Computing and Ethics
  • Cyber Security
  • Database Management Technologies
  • Decision Support Technologies
  • Design Science
  • Distance Learning Technologies
  • e-Collaboration in Organizations
  • Economic Value of IS/T
  • Electronic Business Technologies and Management
  • Energy Informatics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Global IT Management
  • Green Computing and Sustainability
  • Health Care Informatics
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Security Management
  • Information Warfare
  • IT and Small Businesses
  • IT Business Value
  • Information Systems and Sustainability (Green IS)
  • IS and Grand Societal Challenges (Inequality, Climate Change, Cyber Security, etc.)
  • Information Technology Education
  • Information Technology Standards
  • Intelligent Information Systems
  • IT Evaluation Methods and Management
  • IT Management in Healthcare
  • IT Teaching Cases
  • Knowledge Management
  • Medical Information Technology
  • Mobile Computing & Commerce
  • Multimedia Information Management
  • Object Oriented Technology
  • Online and Blended Teaching and Learning
  • Open Source Technologies and Systems
  • Project Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Process Improvement
  • Strategic IT Management
  • Telecommunications and Networking Technologies
  • Virtualization Technologies and Management
  • Virtual Organizations and Society

Want to Help

If you are willing to serve as a reviewer or session chair or would like additional information about the program, please contact the program co-chairs by email: Maurice Dawson (, Dinesh Mirchandani (, Joshi Kailash ( For additional information about the conference, please contact conference chair Maurice Dawson (