Opening of Paper Submission System : October 5, 2015 - 00.00 CET
Paper Submission Deadline : November 27, 2015 - 23.59 CET
Notification of Paper Decision : March 5, 2016
Final Version of Accepted Papers : April 5, 2016


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the ECIS 2016 team, we are kindly inviting you to submit research-in-progess papers for the following tracks of the 2016 European Conference on Information Systems on the theme "Information Systems as a Global Gateway” that will take place in İstanbul, Turkey on the campus of Boğaziçi University and be hosted by its Department of Management Information Systems on June 12-15 June 2016.

Research-in-progress papers, accepted and presented in a poster session, will be published in the ECIS conference proceedings and made available in the AIS Electronic Library.

We thank you for your interest in bringing together a successful conference of ECIS 2016.

Sincerely yours
Meltem Özturan - Matti Rossi - Daniel Veit
Program Chairs for ECIS 2016


Conference Tracks

T01 Advancing Theories and Theorizing in IS Research
T02 Big Data, Business Analytics and Decision Support
T03 Business Models in a Digitized World
T04 Business Process Management
T05 Cloud Computing and Servitization of IT
T06 Designing Innovative Digital Services
T07 Digital Health Initiatives
T08 Digital Media at the Intersection between Information Technology and Media Management
T09 Diversity and Inclusion in the IT Workforce
T10 Economics and Value of IS
T11 General IS Topics
T12 Human - Computer Interaction
T13 Information Systems and Positive Organizational Scholarship
T14 Information Systems as a Global Gateway
T15 Information Systems Development
T16 Information Systems in Developing Countries: Making a World of a Difference
T17 IS Adoption and Diffusion
T18 IS Governance and Control
T19 IT Governance and Business-IT Alignment
T20 Knowledge Management
T21 Managing Organizational and IS/IT Competencies in the Enterprise Systems Environment
T22 Maritime Informatics
T23 Methods, Tools and Human Factors in IS/IT Management
T24 Openness and IT
T25 Persuasive Systems Design
T26 Philosophy and Methods
T27 Service Innovation, Engineering, and Management
T28 Social Media - The New Global Normal?
T29 Social Media in Business and Society
T30 Sociotechnical Approaches to Organizational Transformation
T31 Sustainably Digital
T32 Value-Based ICT Innovation and Design


Research-in-Progress Paper Submission Requirements

  • Research-in-progress papers to be submitted typically describe work that is as yet incomplete, but usual standards of academic rigour apply.
  • All papers need to be submitted to one - and only one - of the 32 tracks that constitute the ECIS 2016.
  • The ECIS Standing Committee has established a maximum limit of 3 submissions per author (including coauthored papers) covering research, research-in-progress and prototype papers. Any submissions beyond this limit by a given author, will be eliminated from the review process (fourth and further research, research-in-progess or prototype papers will be identified based on date and time of submission).
  • English is the language of the conference and of all submissions.
  • Submissions should be original (i.e. have not been previously published in a journal or conference proceedings nor presented at a conference and moreover, should not be currently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere).


Research-in-Progress Paper Submission Guidelines

  • Papers must not exceed seven (7) single-spaced pages and must conform to the "ECIS 2016 Submission Template”. The 7 pages must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.
  • Author(s)' name(s) should not appear in the body of the paper and the abstract. References to institutions, sponsors, unpublished/published  works should be eliminated if these references will identify any author. To aid in making the paper anonymous, "Acknowledgements” section should be left blank until the final version is prepared for the proceedings.
  • Papers should be submitted as a ".pdf” file.
  • All papers must be submitted through the "ECIS 2016 Electronic Submission System”. Instructions on how to access this system will be available by October 5, 2015.
  • Any submission that violates the above guidelines will be eliminated from the review process.



  • Copyright is retained by the authors. By submitting the final paper to the conference organizers, the authors agree to allow the conference organizers to have non-exclusive use of the material for publication in the various modalities of the conference proceedings.
  • Authors are encouraged to develop their papers for journal publication after the conference.