Call for Papers: MWAIS 2021 Conference: May 20-21, 2021 at Bradley University

Submission Deadline: Feb 26, 2021 Check

The 16th Annual Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference seeks to provide an intimate environment to facilitate the sharing of ideas and findings in the area of information systems. We invite submissions of completed manuscripts, research-in-progress papers, panel proposals, workshop, and tutorial proposals addressing behavioral, organizational, and technical aspects of information systems.

***Manuscript Submission Deadlines***

Full-length and Research-in-progress papers: February 26, 2021
Panels, Workshops, and Tutorial Proposals: March 5, 2021
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: April 2, 2021
Final Submission Deadline for Camera-Ready Copy: April 16, 2021
Author(s) Registration Deadline: April 16, 2021

***Submission Guidelines***

Submissions should be posted electronically in MS Word or PDF at by the submission deadline. The initial blinded submission template is available: The camera-ready submission template is available

Completed and research-in-progress submissions will undergo a double-blind review process by at least two reviewers. To facilitate the blind review, please do not include any author or affiliation identification on any page (except the separate cover page), in headings/footers, or in the properties of the submitted file. Previously published work or work under review elsewhere is not eligible for submission. All submissions should be posted electronically in either MS Word or PDF using the submission templates.

For accepted research, the MWAIS 2021 proceedings will be available through the Association for Information Systems Electronic Library (AISeL). At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference no later than April 16, 2021, for the paper to be included in the conference proceedings.

***Full Length Submissions***

You may submit a full length (not to exceed six single-spaced pages with approximately 2,500 words, including all figures, tables, appendices, and references), original, and previously unpublished manuscript. The research may be conceptual, empirical or applied. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in their entirety. Select papers included in the MWAIS 2021 conference will be considered for an expedited review process and possible inclusion in the Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS) (

In addition, the top three conference papers will be awarded best paper awards sponsored by the Midwest Association for Information Systems. Authors of these papers who choose to submit their papers to the JMWAIS will be awarded a monetary prize and these papers will undergo an expedited review process by the journal.


You may submit research-in-progress proposals (abstracts) or a summary of tentative results of the study to date in a 1,500-2,000 word paper with a maximum of two figures/tables.

***Panel, Workshop, and Tutorial Submissions***

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 other panel, workshop, or tutorial members. The method of presentation is at the submitter's discretion. A computer lab will be available if needed. However, the submitter has the responsibility for providing his/her own participants (such as panel members). All accepted proposals will appear in the conference proceedings. (Note: All panel, workshop, and tutorial members must register for the conference.)

***Potential Topics***

Full-length papers, research-in-progress proposals, and panel, workshop, or tutorial proposals are invited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

* Accounting Information Systems
* Adoption and Diffusion of IS/T
* Big Data Analytics
* Business Intelligence
* Business Process Management
* Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and its Implications
* Cloud Computing and Services
* Computing and Ethics
* Database Management Technologies
* Decision Support Technologies
* Design Science
* Distance Learning Technologies
* e-Collaboration in Organizations
* Economic Value of IS/T
* Electronic Business Technologies and Management
* Energy Informatics
* Enterprise Resource Planning
* FinTech
* Global IT Management
* Green Computing and Sustainability
* Health Care Informatics
* Human Computer Interaction
* Information Security Management
* InsurTech
* IT and Small Businesses
* IT Business Value
* Information Systems and Sustainability (Green IS)
* IS and Grand Societal Challenges (Inequality, Climate Change, Cyber
Security, etc.)
* Information Technology Education
* Information Technology Standards
* Intelligent Information Systems
* IT Evaluation Methods and Management
* IT Management in Healthcare
* IT Teaching Cases
* Knowledge Management
* Medical Information Technology
* Mobile Computing & Commerce
* Multimedia Information Management
* Object Oriented Technology
* Online and Blended Teaching and Learning
* Open Source Technologies and Systems
* Project Management
* Software Engineering
* Software Process Improvement
* Strategic IT Management
* Telecommunications and Networking Technologies
* Virtualization Technologies and Management
* Virtual Organizations and Society

***Student Support***

MWAIS will waive the registration fee for students whose papers are accepted and who will be presenting at the conference (one student per paper).

***Submission or Volunteer Inquiries***

For additional information about submissions or helping out as a reviewer or session chair, please contact the conference chair by e-mail: Jake Young (

*Jacob A. Young, D.B.A.*
Director, Center for Cybersecurity
Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems
Department of Entrepreneurship, Technology and Law
Foster College of Business
Bradley University

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