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Deadline: 25/02/2009

UK Academy for Information Systems 14th Annual Conference 2009

*** NEW - Extended Deadline for Papers - Wednesday 25th February 2009 ***

*** Call for Papers ***
UK Academy for Information Systems 14th Annual Conference 2009
St Anne's College, University of Oxford
31 March - 01 April 2009
Positive Information Systems
PhD Supervisor's Workshop: 30th - 31st March 2009
An International Event co-organised with the Association for Information Systems
(AIS) www.aisnet.org
Important Dates:
February 03 2009: full papers due;
March 02 2009: notification of provisional acceptance and comments from referees;
March 16 2009: final camera-ready copy due;
March 31- April 01 2009: UKAIS conference.
Keynote Speakers:
Professor Michael Earl, University of Oxford
Dr Paul Stevens, former Vice President for IT, GlaxoSmithKline
Conference Objectives:
Over the past few years the academic IS discipline has been in something of a crisis with practitioners questioning its relevance and falling student enrolments. Nevertheless, there can be no doubt that the discipline has made important contributions to our understanding of the IS phenomena and the design, development and implementation of IS systems. The theme of 2009 UKAIS conference is to underline the positive contribution IS is making and will continue to make in the future.  Papers are invited which stress what is and what can be achieved in terms of design methods, understanding and improving practice, as well as in teaching good practice and sound research.
This conference, to be held in the beautiful University City of Oxford, will bring together researchers and practitioners of information systems for an exchange of ideas and experience. The program will consist of invited talks, paper presentations, panels, and exhibitions.
Conference Structure:
We recognise that the UKAIS and its conference serve people at different stages in their careers and with different perspectives on their research and practice. In order to ensure optimal rapport between audience and speaker, we will structure the conference to reflect these different categories. Areas of interest will include the following:
* IS in Business and Organisations - for those taking an applied approach;
* Current research - research in established and emerging topic areas;
* Research outcomes - orientated towards design and the production of valid outcomes/results;
* Teaching and Learning - experiences of teaching in the information systems field, especially the use of IT in IS education.
New presenters - presenters with all levels of experience are encouraged to submit papers; in particular the conference aims to encourage and support the current and next generation of people who are presenting at a national conference for the first or second time.
Conference Topics:
Contributions should address the range of topics in IS, either current developments in the field or how to create positive improvements in those areas. Topics of interest will include, but not be limited to, the following:
* Complexity and IS
* Data-warehousing, Data-mining
* Diffusion of Innovation
* Electronic Commerce/Business
* Emerging Forms of Organisations and IT
* Games and Gaming & Sport and IT
* Information and Communication Economics
* IS Design and Requirements Engineering
* IS Development and Project Management
* IS Evaluation and Benefits Management
* IS Methods
* IS Modelling
* IS Strategy
* IT tools in teaching
* Knowledge Based Systems
* Knowledge Management
* Records Management and IS
* National and International Information Policies
* Organisational and Business Intelligence
* Robotics applications and IS
* Social Networking Applications, Society and Business
* Social Responsibility
* Strategic Information Systems
* Sustainability and IS
* Virtual Organisations
* Virtual Reality
* WWW development
Information for Authors:
Standard Papers should be of 5-8000 words. Short Papers, including concept papers, position papers, and research-in-progress will also be considered, and should be of 11/2 -2000 words. Panel Proposals, please supply a 500 word outline of the topic and prospective members.
All papers should be formatted using the UKAIS 2009 conference template and one copy supplied in Word as an email attachment to ukais2009@ukais.org.
The paper title and authors' names and contact details should appear on a cover sheet as should a clear indication of the topic areas for which the presenter is aiming. To facilitate the blind refereeing process the body of the paper should be presented anonymously, with the title at the head of each page.
All accepted papers will appear in the published proceedings of the conference. For further details see: http://www.ukais.org