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CIST 2016 Conference on Information Systems & Technology

From Elvis to Taylor (Swift):  Digital Transformation in Music and Entertainment

Omni Nashville  Hotel
250 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

Important Dates

  • May 1, 2016: Submissions Open
  • June 19, 2016: Submission Deadline
  • August 15, 2016: Notification of Acceptance
  • October 16, 2016: INFORMS Early Registration Deadline

Registration Rates- Late fees apply after Oct. 16

Regular (member of non-member) EARLY       $190 US

Regular (member of non-member) LATE         $250 US

Student- EARLY                                                      $105 US

Student- LATE                                                        $125 US

Call For Papers

Theme:  From Elvis to Taylor (Swift):  Digital Transformation in Music and Entertainment

From Elvis to Taylor (Swift): Digital Transformation in Music, Entertainment, and Beyond

Information systems are integral to how we work, play, and consume information. New technologies, platforms, and media provide firms new ways to interact with consumers and other stakeholders. Not only do these technologies pervade our daily routines, they also provide valuable data for analyzing individual and organizational behavior and affording us valuable insights into key functions such as marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and operations and logistics. These technologies connect us to others via social networks, enabling the growth of the sharing economy. They present unprecedented opportunities to voice our opinions, scrutinize our healthcare, and be part of smarter ecosystems.

Yet, these technologies also leave us open to opportunism, privacy invasion, potential unemployment, and security threats. The recent Apple vs. FBI controversy further underscores the perils of ubiquitous technology. CIST 2016 will feature research papers and keynote speakers that examine strategic, economic, and policy implications of the opportunities and threats of the digital transformation of our worlds.

We invite original research in all areas of Information Systems and related fields that seek to address issues related to the conference theme. The CIST 2016 co-chairs are Hilal Atasoy, Nishtha Langer, Min-Seok Pang, Jui Ramaprasad, Anjana Susarla, and Sunil Wattal. The submission process will open on May 1st, 2016 and will close on June 19th, 2016. All submissions will be made electronically via EasyChair system. Submission instructions and other conference related information will be posted on the conference website at

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Music and Entertainment
  • Digital Transformation
  • Entrepreneurship & New Business models
  • IT adoption, use, and assimilation in various contexts
  • IT and business strategy
  • IT and co-creation of value; value ecosystems
  • Business and data analytics
  • Cloud computing, high availability systems
  • Consumer behavior in mobile and digital environments
  • IT and productivity
  • IT and human capital
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Machine Learning
  • IT and the transformation of labor markets
  • Digital intermediaries and sponsored search advertising
  • Electronic commerce and electronic markets
  • Information security and privacy
  • Intellectual property, copyrights, and DRM
  • Healthcare IT
  • IT in emerging economies and non-governmental organizations
  • Knowledge management, collaboration and boundary spanning
  • IT-driven network effects
  • Online communities and computer-mediated collaboration
  • Outsourcing and application service contracting
  • Personalization technologies and recommendation systems
  • Productivity and performance effects of IT
  • Social networks and social media
  • Enterprise 2.0
  • Software engineering, procurement, open source software, and open standards
  • The economics of digital goods
  • The effects of IT on industrial organization and firm boundaries
  • The role of IT in shaping societies, cultures, and nations

Please note that CIST and INFORMS do not take ownership of paper copyrights.

We look forward to receiving many outstanding submissions and putting together a high-quality program for this event. For more information, please contact the organizing committee chairs via email at

CIST 2016 Organizing Committee

Hilal, Nishtha, Min-Seok, Jui, Anjana, and Sunil

CIST Conference Website