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17th Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Information Systems

Omaha, Nebraska
Organization: University of Nebraska at Omaha
Categories: Science
Event Date: 2022-05-16 to 2022-05-17 Abstract Due: 2022-03-04

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS DETAILS
On behalf of the MWAIS 2022 Conference Committee and the MWAIS Executive Committee, we take great pleasure in inviting you to plan on submitting a paper, panel, extended abstract, big idea (lightning talks), or a doctoral pre-proposal for workshopping in the 2022 17th annual MWAIS conference to be held in Omaha, NE. We would like to urge you to encourage your colleagues and doctoral students to participate in this opportunity to showcase their work to a small, focused group of researchers while enjoying Omaha hospitality.

About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Within the College of Information Science & Technology (IS&T) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), there are currently 1,100 IT students across five majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The college offers a number of dual enrollment programs at local high schools and has articulated pathways for community college students to move from associate's to bachelor’s degrees.

Additionally, the college has a unique computer science teacher education graduate degree and certificate in partnership with the UNO College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and a myriad of other initiatives that closely connect the university to the K-12 and business community.

Conference Theme
The theme of the 17th MWAIS Annual Conference will be "Translational IS/T Research". The emergence of AI/ML, Robotics, Robotic Process Automation, Internet of Things (IoT), human-centered computing, cloud/grid/ubiquitous computing, big data, and smart communities, coupled with the maturing of online education, code schools, and disruptive stackable education models, has introduced opportunities and new challenges for researchers and educators.

IS researchers have no choice but to pay attention to the convergence of theory and practice that enhances IT practice and education resulting in greater relevance of our work. Hence, the aim of this conference is to highlight how information systems and information technology research and education in all its forms are being impacted and transformed for the future. Consequently, all topics relating to these thematic areas are welcome. For submissions identified under the conference theme, we particularly invite authors who reflect upon the impact of automation and the potential central role of human-centered ethical computing and information systems in education, research, and practice.

Submissions
All submissions will be made electronically and should use the ACM template. A PDF or Word document should be submitted for all types of submissions. All submissions can be electronically uploaded here to the EasyChair service.

Panel and doctoral workshop proposals should include author information, while all other submissions (papers, extended abstracts, and big ideas) should be anonymous, with all author information removed. Submissions must adhere to the page limits described below, and submissions that exceed the limits will be rejected without review. Authors must register for and attend the conference as specified below in order for their work to appear in the conference proceedings.

Papers
Submissions will be no longer than six double-column pages and will undergo a blind peer reviewing process. Authors will have approximately 30 minutes for their presentation, including the question and answer period. Accepted papers must be presented by at least one author and will be published in the conference proceedings.

Panels
Panels allow experts to discuss a current topic of interest in IS/IT research and education areas. Panel organizers are responsible for selecting appropriate panelists to participate. A panel will normally have at most four panelists including the organizer. Panel submissions should include a list of panelists, their affiliations, a description of the topics, and a brief position statement from each panelist. All panelists are expected to attend the conference and participate in the panel. Panel proposals are limited to two pages and will be published in the conference proceedings.

Doctoral Workshop
This is a new feature for MWAIS. We invite doctoral students to submit their doctoral proposals for critical feedback from senior colleagues in the Midwest region. This session is targeted towards students who are in the early stages of their dissertation work. The student is required to attend the conference. A one-page abstract of the accepted doctoral proposals that are accepted for the workshop will be published in the conference proceedings.

Big Ideas in IS Research and Education
Participants are invited to prepare big idea talks that present works that attempt to challenge traditional thinking and/or wherein authors are actively seeking feedback from the MWAIS community. Accepted talks will be presented in a session where each author is given 10 minutes to present their big idea including feedback. Big idea talk proposals are limited to one page. One-page descriptions of accepted talks will be published in the conference proceedings.

Extended Abstracts
Extended abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee for inclusion in the conference proceedings and will be presented as posters during the conference itself. We especially encourage submissions from graduate and doctoral students who would like feedback on their research efforts. Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to present their ideas in the form of a poster using the following guidelines.

Poster size should be 48” x 36” or less.
Author(s) name(s), institution(s) and funding source(s) should appear on the poster.
The title should be properly capitalized with a minimum font size of 80 points.
The text should be written with a minimum font size of 18 points.
Authors are encouraged to use a poster template. We recommend the template found at the following URL: https://osf.io/6ua4k/.

Boards and easels will be provided during the conference.

Contact information
For questions about submissions, please contact one of the program chairs: Dr. Tenace Setor (tsetor@unomaha.edu) or Dr. Zhuoli Axelton (axeltonz@uwgb.edu).

For general questions about the conference location, sponsorships or logistics, please contact the conference general chair: Dr. Deepak Khazanchi (khazanchi@unomaha.edu)

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Mousumi Munmun