"Big Data in the Heartland" MWAIS 2013 May 24-25, 2013 in Normal, Illinois

Extended deadline for full papers is Monday, March 18, 2013, at 11:59 PM CST.

The 8th annual MWAIS conference will accept papers on state-of-the-art and current topics on pedagogy, research, and service in IT/IS. The conference will provide an intimate environment to facilitate sharing of ideas and findings. MWAIS 2013 will be held May 24-25, 2013 in Normal, Illinois.

MWAIS 2013 will have several presentation sessions, workshops, invited keynote speakers, panel sessions, doctoral & undergraduate student sessions. There will be speakers from Academia and Industry, representing Fortune 500 companies throughout the region. The academic keynote speaker is Iowa State?s Dr. Joey George and a tour of a local IT facility, including an emerging technologies lab, is planned. Manuscripts, research in progress, panel, and workshop proposals are invited from all regions, from both academia and practice. Submitted papers and proposals will undergo a double blind review.

Best Paper Awards:

The MWAIS program committee will nominate three papers for best paper awards, sponsored by the Drake Management Review ( The three best papers will be recognized at the conference. The first best paper award is $300, second best paper award is $200, third best paper award is $100. The awards are given to the authors conditionally upon submission of their work to the Drake Management Review for an anticipated publishing in the October 2013 issue.

Important Dates:

- - Submission Deadline for Panels, Workshops, and Tutorial Proposals: Monday March 11, 2013 (11:59 PM CST)

- - Submission Deadline for Full-Length Papers, and Research-in-Progress: Monday March 18, 2013 (11:59 PM CST)

- - Notification of Acceptance/Rejection around: Monday April 8, 2013 (11:59 PM CST)

- - Author Registration Deadline around: Monday April 22, 2013 (11:59 PM CST)

- - Camera-Ready Copy Deadline: Friday April 26, 2013 (11:59 PM CST)

Submission Guidelines:

A paper template for MWAIS 2013 submissions and camera-ready copy can be found at the conference website ( Please do not include any author or affiliation identification on any page of the paper, in headings/footers, or in the properties of the submitted file. Author and affiliation information should be added in the camera ready version of the paper only. Previously published work or work under review elsewhere is not eligible for submission. All submissions should be submitted electronically in MS Word Document format via Easy Chair

Types of Submissions:

(i) Full Length Submissions You may submit a full length paper that is not to exceed six single-spaced pages (approximately up to 2,500 words) including all figures, tables, appendices, and references. The paper should be original and previously unpublished. The research may be conceptual, empirical or applied.

(ii) Research-in-Progress Submissions You may submit research-in-progress proposals (extended abstracts), preferably including a summary of tentative results of the study to date, in 1,000-1,500 words with a maximum of 2 figures/tables for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

(iii) Panels, Workshops, and Tutorials Individuals interested in conducting a panel, workshop, or tutorial dealing with technological, managerial, professional, teaching, societal, national or international issues of information technology management are invited to submit a 500-1,000 word proposal covering the objectives, issues to be covered, and the names/addresses of any and all other members of the panel, workshop, or tutorial. Computer laboratories are also available during the workshop if needed for tutorials or other types of presentations.

All accepted proposals will appear in the conference proceedings. (Note: All panel, workshop, and tutorial members must register and pay for the conference.)

Research Topics:

We are interested in a variety of topics that include, but are not limited to:

* Topics related to the conference theme of "Big Data in the Heartland"
* Accounting Information Systems
* Business Process Management
* Database Management Technologies
* e-Collaboration in Organizations
* Human Computer Interaction
* Information Security Management
* Information Technology Education
* IT Management in Healthcare
* IT Teaching Cases
* Strategic IT Management

Conference Chair: Bryan Hosack, Illinois State University (

Conference Co-Chair: Gabriel Giordano, Ohio University (

Program Chair: Glen Sagers, Illinois State University (

Program Co-Chair: Rosie Hauck, Illinois State University (

Panel Chair: Matt Nelson, Illinois State University (

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