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MWAIS 2007 CONFERENCE
Information Technology: Transforming the Heartland

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Full-Length Papers, Research-in-Progress (Abstracts or Summaries), Panels, Workshops, or Tutorial Proposals

Submission Deadline for Full-Length Papers: February 13, 2007

Research-in-Progress, Panels, Workshops, and Tutorial Proposals: February 26, 2007

Midwest United States Association for Information Systems
2nd Annual Conference
May 18-19, 2007
College of Business and Management
University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield, Illinois

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadlines

Full-length papers: February 13, 2007; Others February 26, 2007

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: March 28, 2007
Final Submission Deadline for Camera-Ready Copy and
Author(s) Registration Deadline: April 10, 2007


Inquiries and Submissions

Submissions should be sent by e-mail to both program co-chairs at prasad@uic.edu and mlnelso@ilstu.edu no later than February 13 or 26, 2007. All communication with the authors of submitted papers will be via e-mail. Submission acknowledgement, the review process, and acceptance notification will be managed via e-mail. Instructions for camera-ready copy will be provided via e-mail to the corresponding authors of accepted papers.


Submission Guidelines

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. Submitted papers and proposals will undergo a blind review 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. 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 of the (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 submitted electronically in either MS Word, rich text format (RTF) or PDF.

A style sheet for heading formats & citations can be found here: http://mis.uis.edu/MWAIS2007/guidelines.htm.

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, 2007, 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 2,500 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, as recommended by the reviewers. Select papers included in the MWAIS 2007 conference will be considered for an expedited review process and possible inclusion in the following journals:

Mid-American Journal of Business
http://www.bsu.edu/web/majb/
E-Service Journal
http://www.e-sj.org/
International Journal of E-Business Research
http://www.idea-group.com/ijebr

In addition, the top three conference papers will be awarded best paper awards sponsored by the Mid-American Journal of Business. Authors of these papers who choose to submit their papers to the Mid-American Journal of Business will be awarded a monetary prize and these papers will undergo an expedited review process by the journal.


Research-in-Progress

Submissions You may submit research-in-progress proposals (abstracts) or a summary of tentative results of the study to date in 500-1000 words. Authors of accepted proposals are asked to forward a 1500-2000 word paper with a maximum of 2 figures/tables for inclusion in the conference proceedings.


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. 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 and pay for the conference.)


Topics

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
Computer Aided Software Engineering
Computing History
Data Warehousing and Mining
Database Management Technologies
Decision Support Technologies
Distance Learning Technologies
e-Collaboration in Organizations
Electronic Commerce Technologies Mgmt
End User Computing,
Enterprise Resource Planning,
Global IT Management
Human Computer Interaction,
The Human Side of IT
Information Ethics Issues
Information Security Management
IT and Small Businesses
IT Business Value
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
Open Source Technologies and Systems
Project Management & Information Technologies
Software Engineering
Software Process Improvement
Strategic IT Management
Telecommunications and Networking Technologies
Unified Modeling Language and Unified Process
Vertical Standards Consortia
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 Arkalgud Ramaprasad prasad@uic.edu and Matthew Nelson mlnelso@ilstu.edu. For additional information about the conference please contact conference co-chairs Rassule Hadidi rhadi1@uis.edu and In Lee I-Lee@wiu.edu.