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Breakwater Lodge, The Waterfront - Cape Town , South Africa
May 18-20, 2016

Call for Papers

Theme: Digital Emancipation in a Networked Society

In a globalised, interconnected world, information and communication technology (ICT) provides the tools that have the potential to contribute to create a prosperous, inclusive society. By facilitating the exchange of information, ICT can expand opportunities for transacting goods, improve access to health and education services, provide a platform for civic engagement and open an alternative channel for cultural production. In contrast to this promising outlook, ICT tools have embedded logic which may intrude into the private space of the individual, deteriorate work conditions, exacerbate political control of oppressive regimes or erode traditional (typically, non-western) values. These contrasting consequences pose a formidable intellectual challenge to the information systems community. Our conference theme “Digital emancipation in a networked society” asks how the design and use of ICT can contribute to liberating the individual from economic, political and social structures, which may not have played in their favor. We invite our colleagues to participate in and share their perspectives on this debate.

Important Dates

Extended Submission deadline: January 20, 2016
Notification of submission decision: February 21, 2016
Final submission due date for accepted papers: March 16, 2016
Early registration deadline: April 10, 2016
Submission website:

The organizing committee invites you to submit your research, teaching cases and proposals for panels and tutorials to Conf-IRM 2016. All conference submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed. The review process will be handled by the track chairs and co-chairs.

Full Length Submissions

Submissions must be no more than 12 pages, including references, appendices and title page. All submissions must follow the submission template specifications. Submissions must be original and previously unpublished, conceptual or empirical research manuscripts. Papers that are highly rated by the reviewers will be considered for publications in selected journals. The paper that best represents, in terms of quality and suitability, the theme and ideals of the conference will be awarded the "Best Paper Award" during the conference.

Research-in-Progress Submissions

Submissions must be no more than 7 pages. All research-in-progress submissions will be published in the proceedings as short papers.

Teaching Cases

Submissions must be no more than 7 pages. All research-in-progress submissions will be published in the proceedings as short papers.We welcome submissions of teaching cases. The cases should be based on real situations and targeted at specific learning objectives. Cases should be no more than 12 pages and must be accompanied by instructor teaching notes (not included in the 12 pages). The teaching notes will not be published.

Panel and Tutorial Submissions

Submissions must be no more than 3 pages. Proposals should include the objectives, topics to be covered and the full details of all presenters. Method of presentation is at the submitter's discretion; however, the submitter has the responsibility for providing his/her own panel members. All accepted proposals will appear in the conference proceedings.

Important Announcements
  • Submissions must be anonymous for the blind review process
  • The number of submissions by an author (including joint authorship) is strictly limited to a maximum of two.
  • Authors of accepted papers (at least one person per submission) and all panel members and tutorial presenters MUST register AND attend the conference.
  • Submissions of ALL TYPES must be received by the above deadlines.
  • While the primary language of the conferences is English, papers in French will also be accepted. The ICT in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the ICT initiatives in the African context tracks will accept papers in French, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as English.
  • Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in their entirety upon payment of registration fees. Papers accepted and presented at the conference will also be placed in the AIS e-Library. Papers not presented at the conference, for any reason, will not be included in the AIS e-Library.

  1. Track 01 – Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Data Analytics [Download Track info]
  2. Track 02 – Enterprise Systems and Knowledge Management [Download Track info]
  3. Track 03 – ICT Design, Development, and Service Management[Download Track info]
  4. Track 04 – Green IS Strategies and Technologies [Download Track info]
  5. Track 05 – ICT for Development[Download Track info]
  6. Track 06 – Information Security, Privacy, and Risk Management[Download Track info]
  7. Track 07 – ICT in Government, Healthcare, and Education [Download Track info]
  8. Track 08 – Impacts of ICT on People, Organizations, and Society [Download Track info]
  9. Track 09 – Management and Governance of IT [Download Track info]
  10. Track 10 – E-Business, and Social and Mobile Apps [Download Track info]
  11. Track 11 – ICT in Latin America and the Caribbean [Download Track info]
  12. Track 12 – Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation [Download Track info]
  13. Track 13 – Workshops, Panels, and Tutorials [Download Track info]
  14. Track 14 – Practice-based Perspectives on ICT [Download Track info]
Conference Co-Chairs Program Co-Chairs Publications and Proceedings Chair Conf-IRM Executive Committee
  • Gerald Grant, Carleton University, Canada (co-chair)
  • Jairo Gutierrez, AUT University, New Zealand
  • G. Harindranath, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • Lech Janczewski, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • Felix B. Tan, AUT University, New Zealand (co-chair)