March 9, 2019
Notification of Acceptance
April 1, 2019
We invite you to make nominations for the 23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2019 Doctoral Consortium. The Consortium will be held on July 8-9, immediately prior to the PACIS 2019 Conference at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.
Call for Nominations
Universities are invited to nominate candidates for the consortium. Eligible candidates are Ph.D. students in Information Systems (IS), who have developed a plan for pursuing their dissertation, and would benefit from constructive feedback from senior faculty in the field. The consortium aims to provide doctoral students with an opportunity to share their research ideas and network with peers and experienced scholars serving as faculty advisors. Participating students will receive high quality feedback from faculty advisors, who are eminent researchers in the field, associated with leading institutions around the globe, serving in senior editorial positions in the field's top journals. This consortium will be a significant event for emerging IS researchers in the Asia Pacific region.
1. Ph.D. students who are currently working on a doctoral dissertation in Information Systems, and whose research has progressed to the point where a clear plan of investigation has been laid out, but there is sufficient scope for changes to this plan based on feedback from the consortium.
2. The ideal consortium candidate should have chosen a theoretical approach and initiated planning or implementation of empirical work, but should have at least six months of work remaining at the time of the consortium.
3. The nominated candidates must be sufficiently proficient in English to participate in the consortium, since the language of the consortium will be English.
4. While some priority will be given to students from institutions in the Asia-Pacific region (AIS Region 3), strong nominations from other AIS regions will be seriously considered.
1. In the interests of diversity and equity, more than one nomination is allowed from any single institution, but we require that the nominees be ranked. To provide this ranking, we request that the IS Department Chair (or equivalent position) send the Doctoral Consortium chairs a separate mail providing the ranking of the students being nominated from his/her institution.
2. Students must be nominated by an IS faculty member. The nomination should follow the guidelines below:
----2.1. A submitted proposal should outline the research topic, research question(s), theoretical foundations, proposed methodology, current stage of the research, and plans for completion.
----2.2. The proposal should meet the requirements of research-in-progress (RIP) submissions for PACIS.
----2.3. The proposal must not exceed 8 single-spaced A4 pages (11-point Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins on all sides) and must conform to the PACIS2019-Author-Initial-Submission-Template (following the RIP requirement) (Click here to download). The 8 pages must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices, the cover page, abstract, keywords, and references. Please note that the length restriction is strict; proposals that do not follow the requirements will not be considered.
----2.4. A cover page should show the candidate's full name, affiliation (university and school/department), and all contact details including name, mailing and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers. The candidate should also indicate the name(s) of his or her principal faculty supervisor(s).
----2.5. A nomination form (Click here to download) from either the director of the IS doctoral program, the IS department's chairperson, or the candidate's thesis/dissertation advisor should certify that the candidate is the nominee from the university/institution, and that the candidate meets the eligibility criteria mentioned above.
Consortium activities (subject to changes) will include a welcome dinner, keynote speech(es), panel(s) and student presentations on July 8-9. The program will be announced in due course.
The Consortium will include a balanced mix of students representing diverse research topics, methods, schools and cultures. Each student will present his or her research in a designated stream led by 2-3 faculty advisors, who will have carefully reviewed the student submissions. Participants are required to have carefully reviewed all proposals in their stream prior to the Consortium so that they are prepared to contribute to the discussion on other participants' research.
Registration and Cost
Accepted consortium students are required to register for the main conference by the early-bird date (student rate). There is no charge for the consortium. Meals and one night accommodation on 9 July 2019, as well as transportation to the Conference Welcome Dinner on the evening of 9 July 2019 will be provided. Participants will need to arrange their own transportation to the Doctoral Consortium site, as well as expenses outside of (not covered in) the Doctoral Consortium.
More detailed information about the consortium will be provided on acceptance.
Submission Contact Information
Please contact with the Consortium Co-Chairs with questions. You should submit your proposal and nomination form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs:
Wai Fong Boh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Andrew Burton-Jones, University of Queensland, Australia
Choon Ling Sia, City University of Hong Kong, China
Associate Professor Gordon Gao, University of Maryland College Park
Professor Anand Gopal, University of Maryland
Associate Professor Jungpil Hahn, National University of Singapore
Professor Shuk Ying (Susanna) Ho, Australian National University
Professor Sunil Mithas, University of Maryland College Park
Professor Michael Myers, University of Auckland
Professor Wonseok Oh, KAIST
Professor Yong Tan, University of Washington
Professor Jason Thatcher, The University of Alabama
Professor Elena Karahanna, Distinguished Research Professor & L. Edmund Rast Professor of Business, University of Georgia