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Topics for Track Proposals

We welcome both established and emerging topics that draw significant attention within IS research. A conference theme track “Information Systems for a Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive World” has already been set up.

Topics of interests include (but are not limited to):

• Business Intelligence and Decision Support
• Business Process Management
• IS Diversity and Diversity in IS
• E-Business and Competitive Strategy
• Economics and the Value of IS
• Enterprise Systems
• European and Cultural Issues in IS
• Healthcare Information Systems
• Human-Computer Interaction
• Information and Enterprise Content Management
• Inter-Organizational Systems
• IS Artifacts and IS Artifact Design
• IS Governance and Sourcing
• IS Innovation, Adoption and Diffusion
• Project Management and IS Development
• Research Methods and Philosophy
• Security and Privacy of Information and IS
• Service Engineering and Service Management
• Social Media
• Ubiquitous and Mobile Information Systems

Track Chair Responsibilities

We cordially invite fellow researchers to propose tracks on their particular field of interest. Your responsibilities as a track chair will be to:

1. Liaise with the program chairs on all matters that concern ECIS 2017;
2. Promote the track and take sufficient measures to ensure an adequate number of submissions;
3. Organise a peer review cycle for the papers submitted to your track, assisted by a set of associate editors (AEs). Track chairs will nominate associate editors for the reviewing process, and they will assure that each paper will receive three high quality reviews;
4. Propose to the program committee the papers that will eventually be accepted for inclusion into the conference program; nominate papers for the award for best paper;
5. Create an attractive track program;
6. At least one of the track co-chairs should attend ECIS 2017 and serve as session chair in your track.

Structure of Track proposals

Track proposals should include:

1. A title for the track.
2. Names, e-mail and mailing addresses, affiliations, phone numbers, urls of website of each of the three to four track co-chairs. Please designate one of the co-chairs as the primary contact person.
3. A short description of the track and its focus (maximum length: 500 words and about 10 to 15 potential suggested topics): define the proposed area of research; discuss the topics the track will address and how these align with the ECIS 2017 conference theme.
4. A discussion on how these topics have recently been covered in other conferences and publications, substantiating that ECIS 2017 will be an appropriate and timely forum for the topics.
5. A tentative list of associate editors for the proposed track (between 10 and 15). Please provide names and affiliations, and indicate if they may already have committed themselves to serve as AEs for your track.
6. Short bios of each co-track chair including your track record (if any) in organising tracks, or in other academic services in the IS community.

Track chairs are encouraged to make fast track or special issue arrangements with leading journals that fit the topic of the track.


Each proposal will be evaluated by the conference chairs in cooperation with the program chairs. Decisions will be based on (a) the overall merit of the proposal, (b) the significance of the subject covered, (c) the profile and diversity of the track team, and the (d) fit with the conference theme.

The conference chairs will select tracks with the objective being to (a) balance the more traditional IS topics with emerging topics, and (b) to support diversity of chairs and AEs in gender, experience, and geographical background. If needed, track proposals might be merged in order to obtain the best possible coverage of topics and the best mix of track chairs.

Evaluations will be carried out by the conference chairs in cooperation with both program chairs.

Program Chairs

• Jan Pries-Heje, Roskilde University, Denmark

• Jörg Becker, University of Münster, Germany

• João Álvaro Carvalho, University of Minho, Portugal

Contact: prchairs@ecis2017.eu


Track proposals should be e-mailed to track-proposals@ecis2017.eu as soon as possible but no later than March 5th, 2016, 12pm CET. Notifications of acceptance or rejection of proposed tracks will be sent out in May 15th, 2016.

Please once again note that in order to ensure interesting and a sufficiently extensive range of tracks, the ECIS 2017 Conference Chairs might approach you with a suggestion to modify your track proposal. In case there are proposals for identical or similar topics, the committee might ask you to consider joining forces with another group. Track proposals that do not meet the criteria can be directly rejected by the organizers.

On behalf of the ECIS 2017 team,

• Helmut Krcmar (TU München Technical University of Munich, Germany), conference co-chair

• Virpi Tuunainen (Aalto University, Finland), conference co-chair

• Isabel Ramos (University of Minho, Portugal), conference co-chair

Contact: conference-chairs@ecis2017.eu