The ECIS2020 Committee invites submissions across 28 research tracks, including our theme track: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity in a Digitizing World.
Paper submission deadline: 29 November, 2019, 24:00 CET (Central European Time). This is a hard deadline; no extension will be considered.
Notification of acceptance: 29 February, 2020.
Submission rules and guidelines
Submissions should be original, i.e., they should not have been previously published in a journal or conference proceedings nor presented at a conference. Moreover, they should not be currently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere.
All papers need to be submitted to one – and only one – of the 28 research tracks of ECIS 2020.
English is the language of the conference and of all submissions.
The ECIS Standing Committee has established a maximum limit of 3 submissions per author (including co-authored papers) covering research and research-in-progress. Any submissions beyond this limit by a given author will be eliminated from the review process (fourth and further research or research-in-progress papers will be identified based on date and time of submission).
The submission policy, as formulated by the program committee, is that Track Chairs are not allowed to submit to their own track. Track chairs are responsible for the decisions in their track and therefore there is a conflict of interest. Associated editors can submit but cannot be in charge of their own submission.
Two Types of Submissions
Completed research papers should have completed analyses and documentation of results. RP papers must not exceed Twelve (12) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ECIS2020 submission template for RP. The 12 pages must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.
Accepted RP will be scheduled for presentation in a session of the respective track and will be included in the conference proceedings provided that at least one author registers and attends the conference.
Research-in-Progress papers typically describe work that is as yet incomplete, but usual standards of academic rigor apply. RiP papers must not exceed seven (7) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ECIS2020 submission template for RiP. The 7 pages must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.
Accepted RiP papers will be presented as posters at the Conference provided that at least one author registers and attends the conference.
Anonymize Completed Research Papers and Research-in-progress Paper for Blind Review
Authors name(s) should not appear in the body of the paper (including the abstract). Please note that if your paper reveals author names anywhere, they will be desk rejected outright without any further review. Eliminate references to your institutions, your sponsors, your unpublished work and your published work if these references will identify any author. Leave the “Acknowledgements” section blank until the final version is prepared for the Proceedings. Remove author and institution information from document properties. To do this in MS-Word, click on Tools>>Options and then click on the Security tab. Under Privacy Options, select “Remove personal information from file properties on save.”
Papers should be submitted as a “.pdf” file.
All papers must be submitted through the “ECIS 2020 Electronic Submission System” (PCS). The submission system is open until November 29th 2019.
Any submission that violates the above guidelines will be eliminated from the review process.
For all papers accepted into ECIS2020, authors of accepted papers will retain copyright. However, by submitting a paper, authors do agree that AIS can publish and reproduce any accepted papers in the ECIS2020 Proceedings in the format of AIS’ choosing (CDs, e-Library and printed proceedings) under an established ISBN number for ECIS2020.
Further publication opportunities
Authors are encouraged to develop their papers for journal publication after the conference. Several tracks have agreements in place for fast tracking best papers from their track for publication in leading journals of the field. Please refer to the track descriptions for further details.