Call for Papers

The Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) is the premier conference in Australasia for Information Systems academics and professionals, covering technical, organisational, business, and social issues in the application of Information Technology. Its status has been recognized as an ERA-ranked A-conference. In 2011, the ACIS Conference will be hosted by the Discipline of Business Information Systems at The University of Sydney Business School. The event will take place at the University of Sydney Law School Building, in its state-of-the-art facilities. The campus is located adjacent to the Central Business District of Sydney, the cosmopolitan social and business gateway to Australia.

Conference Theme - "Identifying the Information Systems Discipline"

The conference theme for 2011 is "Identifying the Information Systems Discipline". Our disciplinary area within business and ICT is still relatively immature when compared to others. Over the years we have had many scholarly debates about what constitutes the IS discipline and what is acceptable methodologically to advance core knowledge and theory in the area. With the drive to bring focus, relevance and rigor we have also, however, accommodated a broad range of ideas and interests. In spite of all of the excellent scholarly work conducted globally and locally within Australasia in IS, practitioners and students still often argue exhaustively about the articulation and recognition of what the IS discipline is about. Our colleagues in other disciplines often fail to see where our scholarly contributions lie and our universities continually restructure our position within them. Could it be that the accommodating nature of the discipline and our inter-disciplinary appeal may also be contributing to our difficulty in identifying, defining, and positioning what it is that we do?

Conference Tracks

The conference will be organised into the following Tracks and we encourage submissions that focus on one of these areas:

Submission Types & Format

We seek to engage the Australasian IS academic community by encouraging the following submissions:

ACIS 2011 calls for original, unpublished submissions in English and these must be made via the ACIS 2011 submission system. Information on paper submission format and the review processes are available on the submission details page.

All papers will be initially checked and those that that fail to comply with the submission format will be automatically rejected. All submissions that are compliant will then undergo a double-blind peer review process.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 18th July 2011 extended to 25th July (5pm AEST) CLOSED
Notification of paper acceptance: 19th September 2011 extended to 28th September 2011
ACIS Conference: 30th November - 2nd December 2011
ACIS Doctoral Consortium: 28th & 29th November 2011