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MWAIS 2018 : 13th Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Information Systems - Theme Cyber Security


When May 17, 2018 - May 18, 2018
Where Saint Louis, Missouri
Submission Deadline Mar 2, 2018
Notification Due Apr 6, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 17, 2018
Categories    computing   technology   information systems   cyber security

Call For Papers

Midwest Association for Information Systems

13th Annual Conference
May 17 – 18, 2018

College of Business Administration
University of Missouri – Saint Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri

Conference Site:

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 for a workshop or panel. 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.

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 10, 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with approximately 2500 words, including all figures, tables, appendices, and references), original, and previously unpublished manuscript.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 word 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 (

Inquiries and Submissions

Submissions should be posted electronically in MS Word or PDF at no later than March 2, 2018 for full-length papers (or March 9 for a research-in-progress, panel, workshop, or tutorial). 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).

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