Call for Papers and Participation

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 formatting instructions.

Here is a link to the "Conference Ranks" website's entry about ISECON.

Papers are invited on the following topics and other issues related to expected changes in IS education between now and 2032:

  • AI, Very Deep Learning (LLMs), and More
  • 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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:
    • Author(s)
    • 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. All pages are to be U.S. letter-size (8.5" x 11").
  7. Any tables or figures that exceed the width of the columns should be included in an appendix.
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. 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:
  • August 26, 2024

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 2024.

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Other Opportunities Available Through the Foundation for IT Education:

Scholarships for IS/IT/CS Students: The Foundation currently provides thousands of dollars in scholarship funds for several scholarships each year to students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in IS/CS/IT in the United States. Applications are accepted on a nationwide basis for the John W. Council Scholarship, the Betty Stevens-Frecknall Scholarship, the Kevin Jetton Service Scholarship, the William R. Reaugh Scholarship and the Dave Sanders Memorial Scholarship between January 1st and May 31st each year (for the following academic year).
Click on this link to learn more and to apply.

US IT Collegiate Conference (USITCC) for IS/IT/CS Students: This conference is intended to provide students who are studying information systems, information technology, and/or computer science (or closely-related disciplines) with an opportunity to showcase their skills, engage in IT-related competitions, and explore career opportunities. The event organizers have more than two decades of experience in delivering superb collegiate conferences for IT students. It is held in late March or early April each year.
Click on this link to learn more about this exciting student conference!


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