CIST Conference

CIST 2015 Conference on Information Systems & Technology

Conference Theme: The Keystone Role of Information Systems in Business and Societal Transformation

Important Dates

  • May 1, 2015: Submissions Open
  • June 22, 2015: Submission Deadline
  • August 15, 2015: Notification of Acceptance
  • October 5, 2015: INFORMS Early Registration Deadline

Registration Rates- Late fees apply after Oct. 5

Regular (member of non-member) EARLY       $170 US

Regular (member of non-member) LATE         $220 US

Student- EARLY                                                      $85 US

Student- LATE                                                        $110 US

Call For Papers

The Keystone Role of Information Systems in Business and Societal Transformation

Information systems are becoming an ever more integral part of how we live and work.  As new information technologies become increasingly embedded in our daily routines, the information being collected and analyzed has begun to have a profound impact on many aspects of market, organizational, and individual behavior.  Within organizations, IT-enabled decisions now play a key role not only in Marketing and Finance, but also in Human Resources, Operations Management, and Accounting. Outside of the work context, exponential growth in the use of consumer devices and cheap sensors has changed how we interact with information and with each other, enabling new applications like those related to the sharing economy and mobile health analytics. Several decades into the technological revolution, there are now few aspects of modern life and work that remain untouched by information systems.

The potential for information systems to provide value by enhancing our lives, work, and environments is undeniable. On the other hand, the increasingly central nature of these systems also introduces some important questions about the harmful aspects of these systems, such as those related to privacy, inequality, or unemployment. CIST 2015 will feature research papers and keynote speakers that explore research on the benefits and dangers related to the conference theme of the “Keystone” role being played by many of the Information Systems in business and societal transformation.

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 2015 co-chairs are Shawndra Hill, Marius Florin Niculescu, Paul Pavlou, Shivendu Shivendu, and Prasanna Tambe. The submission process will open on May 1st, 2015 and will close on June 22nd, 2015. Submissions will be accepted electronically via Easychair system at Submission instructions and other conference related information will be posted on the conference website at

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

  • 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
  • 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

The CIST 2015 Organizing Committee
Shawndra, Marius, Paul, Shivendu and Sonny