ICIS 2020 Communications Library

We don’t want you to miss out on any of the ICIS 2020 news, updates and details!  For your convenience, we have compiled all ICIS 2020 communications onto one page. This page will be updated frequently so make sure to check back to review all communications that have been distributed to AIS members, the IS community and throughout the ICIS 2020 Conference.

Dear Members of the IS Community,
ICIS 2020 is quickly approaching, and we are pleased to offer many distinctive experiences to take advantage of the virtual nature of the conference. In particular, ICIS 2020 will be using a unique scheduling model that meets the needs of all attendees regardless of geographic location.
The conference schedule will rotate timing each day to provide convenient session times for each of the three AIS Regions. The timing on day one will be focused toward Region 3 attendees, day two toward Region 2 attendees, and day three toward Region 1 attendees. While each day will be more suitable for one particular region, there are times throughout the schedule that are inclusive of other regions as well.
Of course, all attendees are encouraged to attend sessions throughout all three days of the conference. A tentative schedule can be found at https://icis2020.aisconferences.org/schedule-program/. Make sure to check the website on a regular basis as it will be continually updated with more information on the virtual conference platforms, registration fees and when registration is available. Additionally, during the conference, the ICIS 2020 Conference App will provide timing listed in either Indian Standard Time (IST) or the attendee’s device time, based on preference.
ICIS 2020 committee members also understand the unique challenges researchers face with the inability to meet face-to-face and have impromptu conversations. Dedicated networking times will be held throughout the conference to allow attendees to interact with each other and engage in an informal setting via the ICIS Café.
Finally, while we all will miss experiencing India in person, we hope to engage attendees with the lively culture of the country throughout the conference during networking breaks and social hours. We hope experiencing India in a virtual setting will build excitement to join in person in 2023.
Thank you to all members of the IS community as we plan to gather for ICIS 2020! We look forward to seeing you online.
Joey George, ICIS 2020 Conference Co-Chair
Souren Paul, ICIS 2020 Conference Co-Chair

Dear members of the IS community,

For the first time in its 40 year history, the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) will be a virtual conference in 2020. Concerns for the health, safety and budgets of our members and all stakeholders are paramount and led to the decision by the ICIS Executive Committee and AIS Council.

The ICIS 2020 Conference Committee, ICIS Executive Committee, and AIS staff and volunteers are excited to put forth a great program, with workshops, ancillary events, research presentations, keynotes, panels, networking opportunities and much more.

The dates of ICIS 2020 will remain the same—December 13-16, 2020, with pre-ICIS events beginning on December 12 and post-conference events immediately following.

As the premier academic conference on information systems in the world, ICIS will include the top tier research that attendees have come to expect through paper presentations and keynote speakers, as well as the Doctoral Consortium for students to present research, work with peers, and gain an understanding of the IS academic community. For more information, please visit https://icis2020.aisconferences.org/.

The opportunity for AIS Communities to gather virtually will be possible through ancillary meetings and events. Please visit the ICIS 2020 Ancillary Meeting website for more information at https://icis2020.aisconferences.org/events/ancillary-meetings/.

We truly appreciate the patience our colleagues have provided as we worked toward a conference that best serves our community. The ICIS 2020 committee will be presenting the conference as a full program and exceptional participation by the SIG community is expected. We are excited to welcome the entire Information Systems community to experience this unique virtual event.

Thank you,

ICIS 2020 Conference Committee
AIS Council
AIS Staff

Dear Members of the IS Community,

As the world continues to react to COVID-19, the response from the IS community has been phenomenal. We have witnessed our members pivot quickly to online learning, adapt to new research models, and continue to build community through unique solutions. We are very proud of the way our community has handled this unique experience and look forward to celebrating your successes when the time is right.

In the meantime, we are still highly encouraging you to submit your research to the ICIS 2020 program. The ICIS 2020 program will be held no matter what, whether in person, virtually, or as a hybrid model. Submissions for ICIS 2020 are due May 3. The review process is scheduled to continue its normal trajectory as planned.

The theme of ICIS 2020, Making Digital Inclusive: Blending the Local and the Global, could not have come at a more necessary time in our global response to COVID-19. Digital inclusion is the idea that all stakeholders should have equal opportunities to participate in and benefit from digitization initiatives and related innovations.  Grassroots digital innovations can potentially lead to the development of global solutions, and mass global technology solutions can be creatively localized.  Now is the time to highlight these solutions and allow the IS community to lead the charge in adapting to global solutions.

As a reminder, all papers accepted to the ICIS 2020 program will be published in full in the AIS eLibrary and authors. By continuing to publish, despite the format of program delivery, we hope to showcase just how inclusive our community can be.

Thank you for all you continue to do for our community and we look forward to bringing you an outstanding ICIS 2020.

Conference Chairs,
Joey George and Souren Paul