One of the hallmarks of ISECON throughout its long history is the involvement of IS researchers from a wide variety of
institutions, including authors from community colleges, regional universities, private schools, industry, and flagship universities. ISECON also
attracts participants from computer information systems (CIS), computer science (CS), and management information systems (MIS) programs. All who are interested
in gathering together to discuss information systems, IS education, and the future of information technology are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Conference papers may be "traditional" research on a particular aspect of information systems, papers that explore new approaches to classroom
instruction, proposals for workshops, proposals for panel discussions, IS teaching cases, or research that is in its formative stages ("in progress").
The ISECON proceedings will include all accepted papers and abstracts. Upon notification of acceptance, authors will be provided with final
Papers are invited on the following topics and other issues related to expected changes in IS education between now and 2031:
- Crowd Funding, Development, and Behavior in an Instantly-Connected World
- Teleworking and the Modern Team Environment
- Mobile Applications
- HTML5 and Web Application Development
- Cloud-based Systems
- Scalable Architectures
- Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
- Data Warehouse Systems
- Big Data and Analytical Systems
- NoSQL and Other Emerging Database Technologies
- Classical and In-Memory Database Systems
- Networking Concepts
- Agile Development
- Online Learning
- Teaching Tools
- IS Cases and Case-Based Teaching
- Effective Pedagogy for IS Education
- Research in Progress
- Student Papers
- On-Demand Training, Education, and Learning
- Accreditation, Assessment, and Curriculum for IS Education
- Ethics, Privacy, and Intellectual Property in a Connected World
- Globalization and Information Systems
- Intelligent Systems
- Knowledge Management Systems
- Internet of Things
- Electronic Commerce
- IT Security and Digital Forensics
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
- Emerging Technologies
Submission Policy: By submitting a paper to ISECON, the author certifies that the paper has not been copyrighted or published elsewhere. The copyright
to the entire proceedings, as a collection, is retained by the Foundation for IT Education; however, the copyright to an individual paper is retained by its author(s).
Concurrent submission of the same paper at another conference is considered a breach of professional ethics. However, subsequent publication
of an improved version of an ISECON paper in a journal or other appropriate outlet to reach a broader audience is encouraged.
Abstracts and Research-in-Progress: ISECON welcomes the submission of interesting works that are in earlier stages of development. The suggested length is 500 - 1,000 words.
Participation Policy: By submitting a paper to ISECON, the author(s) agree that at least one author will register for ISECON, attend, and present the paper if
it is accepted for the conference.
Paper Awards: Each year, the conference celebrates exceptional papers through a set of awards. The Program Chair accepts input from the review team in order
to identify papers that deserve consideration for these awards. The "Distinguished Paper Review Committee" works with the Program Chair to determine which paper(s) should
receive "Distinguished Paper Award" recognition each year. Furthermore, one paper is selected to receive the "Best Paper Award" each year.
Formatting Directions: Submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Special note: once your paper has been accepted, the first page of the paper should list the author and institution information as shown in
this example page. However, during the review process, it is important that no such identifying information appear in the version of the paper
submitted for review.
- When submitting the initial paper for review, the following information will be provided via the submission page (see button below) in the conference's paper management system:
- Email address(es)
- Institutional or company affiliation(s)
- Corresponding Author
- Paper title
- Paper abstract
- Paper keywords. The paper type should also be indicated at the beginning of the keywords blank on the submission form. Use one of
the following paper types: research paper, instructional innovation, teaching case, student paper, abstract, research-in-progress, workshop proposal, or panel proposal
- The paper that is being submitted for review (as a computer file) should include the paper's title at its beginning (first page), but should not identify the author(s) in order
to protect the integrity of the blind review process. Please also ensure that no identifying information will be disclosed via the document's file properties.
- Full papers should not exceed twenty (20) pages, including all appendices. Most papers are ten (10) pages or less, using the font and margin settings specified in these submission guidelines.
- All text contained in the paper should be in Verdana type with the paper title in 18-point font and the body of the text in 10-point Verdana. Page margins are in
inches: 1.2" top and bottom, 1.0" left and right margins. Text should appear in two columns that are 3.1 inches wide (each) with a gap of 0.3 inches between the columns.
Paragraphs should be set to alignment justified and single-spaced.
- All pages are to be U.S. letter-size (8.5" x 11").
- Any tables or figures that exceed the width of the columns should be included in an appendix.
- Appendices may be formatted in any way the author(s) deem necessary, with the exception that all pages must adhere to the standard page margins on an 8.5" x 11" page as listed above.
Any rotated pages in landscape orientation in the appendices should be rotated ninety (90) degrees to the left (commonly referred to as "counter-clockwise" or "anti-clockwise" rotation).
- References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper according to APA style guidelines. Parentheses should be used within the body of the paper to offset citations.
- All submissions must be provided in one single file (e.g., no multi-file submissions will be accepted). The file must be in one of the
following file formats: Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word .DOC, or Microsoft Word .DOCX. All figures that are contained within Microsoft Word files
must allow the file to be easily converted to PDF format from within Word. Authors are advised to limit figures to either JPG or GIF format
for this purpose when embedding the image within the document's pages.
Paper Submission Deadline:
ISECON uses the EasyChair system for managing paper submissions.
When you click on the submit button (below), a new window will open with the EasyChair site
for ISECON 2021.
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