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UKAIS 2012 : UKAIS 2012 International Conference


When Mar 26, 2012 - Mar 28, 2012
Where New College, Oxford, UK
Submission Deadline Feb 27, 2012
Notification Due Mar 5, 2012
Final Version Due Mar 23, 2012
Categories    information systems   innovation   technology   teaching

Call For Papers


The United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) arose from a meeting in 1993 of leading UK academics in Information Systems. Concerns were expressed at the meeting about the way IS teaching and research were funded. The concerns stemmed from a lack of recognition of IS as a growing and important academic discipline. UKAIS was established in 1994 to remedy this situation. It is a charity, whose aims are to provide a better knowledge of IS within the UK and to provide a forum for discussing issues in IS teaching and research. Since this first meeting in 1993, UKAIS has recognised the importance of including practitioners into its remit.

The UKAIS conference is the premiere academic event in the Information Systems calendar within the UK and attracts leading academics and researchers from the UK and overseas.
This year's conference will once again be held in the beautiful city of Oxford, and will be situated in New College, one of Oxford’s oldest and most beautiful colleges. New College was given exposure from the filming of Harry Potter and has since become one of Oxford’s most famous colleges.

This conference will bring together academics, researchers and practitioners of information systems for an exchange of ideas and experience around the subject of ‘Innovating Information Systems’. In times of economic difficulty, innovative thinking is often the precursor of successful change. The adaption through IS to enable and encourage such innovation is well documented. We are offering a forum for this year’s conference to debate the contribution to change that may be heralded by IS and of how IS may be innovatively used. In terms of our own innovation this year’s conference will see the first opportunity to engage in a ‘Pecha Kucha’ session hosted by edutainer and societal innovator David Roberts.

This year UKAIS instigates a new conference theme regarding IS teaching cases. We invite you to submit your best teaching cases to the conference. The IS discipline is well known for its use of cases in teaching and we seek to support this by providing a stream for the best cases to be presented, discussed, and ideas exchanged. The focus is on the development, management and use of information technologies in business, government and non-profit contexts. We anticipate that cases will include the wider organisational, strategic and management issues, as well as technical issues. The best cases will be considered for publication in the new Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases (JITTC), edited by Professor Leslie Willcocks, from the London School of Economics. Cases should be a maximum of 5,000 words and should include the case objectives, comments on its use, guidance for teachers, etc. as well as a summary of the case itself.

We are seeking to widen the community of engagement and would like to hear from systems thinkers, software engineers, as well as those already committed to the disciplinary area of Information Systems. To further encourage engagement with wider disciplines, we have secured the opportunity for the best conference papers submitted to be considered for a number of high quality journals which includes the European Journal of Information Systems.

Conference Topics

Contributions should address the range of topics in IS, either current developments in the field or how to create positive improvements in those areas.

Topics of interest may include, but not be limited to, the following:

IS Strategy and Management:
o IT Governance and IT Management
o Strategic IS Planning
o Organisation Context
o Organisational change using IS
o Leadership in MIS
o IS versus Business Operations
o Maintenance and evolution of information systems
o Effective ERP (Plan and Implementation)
o What next for the CIO?

IS and Practice
o IS and Innovation in the Public Services
o E-Government
o IS education: Software Engineering or Design?
o Technology, venturing and entrepreneurship
o IS in Health
o IS in SME’
o Information Systems: The Discipline

IS and Creative Technology
o Search and Social Media Marketing
o The next wave – web 2, web 3, next generation mobility
o Mobile Information Systems
o Cloud computing
o Computer Games and the cyber criminal

IS Learning and Teaching
o Pedagogic practice in Teaching IS
o E-Learning in IS
o Instructional Design for IS
o National and International Cultures and Approaches to Pedagogy
o Multiculturality and Diversity Issues in IS Learning and Teaching

IS and Research
o Information Systems Education Research
o IS versus Computer Science Research
o IS versus Business Studies
o Quantitative versus Qualitative Methods
o New and alternative approaches to IS research

Information for Authors

Full papers should be of 5000-8000 words.

Short papers including concept papers, position papers and research-in-progress will also be considered and should be between 1500-2000 words. UKAIS actively encourages submissions from early researchers and early researcher group submissions.

All papers should be formatted using the UKAIS 2012 conference template which can be downloaded from the UKAIS website

Submissions should be through the EasyChair system which can be accessed at

The paper title and authors’ names and contact details should appear on a cover sheet as should a clear indication of the topic areas for which the presenter is aiming. To facilitate the blind referring process the body of the paper should be presented anonymously, with the title at the head of each page. Each paper will receive a double peer review.

All accepted papers will appear in the published proceedings of the conference which will be ISBN registered.

Contact Information

If you have any queries regarding the conference or the submission process, please contact Abi Redmond in Conference Office on 01902 323992 or by email to or Details are available on the UKAIS 2012 Conference website.

If you would like to receive regular updates about the conference, please email with your contact details and you will be added to the mailing list. Please be assured that you will only be contacted with reference to the UKAIS 2012 conference.

If you would like to sponsor the UKAIS 2012 Conference, please contact Abi Redmond in the first instance. There are some sponsorship packages still available.

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