Track Descriptions

We invite the submission of mini-track proposals to AMCIS 2020, which will be held on August 12-16, 2020 in Salt Lake City, UT, USA!
If you are interested in submitting a mini-track proposal, please notice the following important information:

Mini-tracks will be managed under tracks. Visit the descriptions of AMCIS 2020 tracks ( and identify a related track for your submission.

Each mini-track should have 1-5 mini-track chairs (2-3 preferred).

An individual can chair at most two mini-tracks. An individual must hold only one role within a track. A person should not be both a track chair and mini-track chair within the same track.

Mini-track proposals are due by October 18, and will be submitted through the PCS systemClick here for instructions.

If accepted, mini-track chairs are expected to:

    • Promote their mini-track to generate manuscript submissions to the conference
    • Solicit and assign reviewers for manuscripts submitted to the mini-track
    • Provide a summary report to authors based on reviews
    • Make recommendations to track chairs about each manuscript submitted to the mini-track
    • Nominate best papers and reviewers

AMCIS 2020 Tentative Timeline:
September 19, 2019: PCS opens for mini-track proposals
October 18, 2019: Mini-track proposals due
October 24, 2019: Track chairs make recommendations on mini-tracks
October 29, 2019: Mini-track decisions announced
January 2020: System opens for general paper submissions
March 26 2020: Reviews due
April 7 2020: Mini-track chair recommendations are due

Accounting Information Systems (SIGASYS)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Professor Fiona Rohde, University of Queensland,

Track Description:
The Accounting Information Systems track highlights research that focuses on the link between
accounting and information systems, including topics that range from IT governance to
interorganizational information systems and draws from a variety of disciplines like accounting,
psychology, sociology, cognitive science, behavioral science, economics, politics, computer
science, and information technology. The track considers papers from all research methods,
including design science, behavioral, and archival.

Potential Mini-Tracks include but are not limited to:

  • General Accounting Information Systems:
  • IS Control, Audit, Reporting, Enterprise IT Governance and Security for
    Compliance Management:
  • Accounting Information Systems: Models, Designs, Implementation, and Big

Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology (SIGADIT)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Ryan Wright, Associate Professor, Virginia,
  2. Andreas Eckhardt, Professor, German Graduate School of Management & Law,
  3. Hamed Qahri-Saremi, Assistant Professor, DePaul University,

Track Description:
The extant diffusion and adoption literature has improved our understanding of how IT is utilized by
individual, group, and organizational. In turn, we now have keen insights into relevant topics such as
digital innovation, digital business models, and factors that affect IT implementation, to name a few.
With the digital economy now widespread there is still much work to be done in many exciting new
areas. We need to investigate the potential of new innovations, while also examining downsides of
diffusion and adoption. Issues such as IS misuse, obsessive addiction, technostress, information overload
all have become important areas to investigate. This track seeks to attract research that theoretically
and/or practically can provide valuable insights to the adoption and diffusion of innovation IT at the
individual, group, organizational, industry, or societal levels. This can include the use of all type of
methodologies to explore different types of IT innovations.

Advances in Information Systems Research

Track Chair:

  1. Thomas F. Stafford, J.E. Barnes Professor of Computer Information Systems, College of Business,
    Louisiana Tech,

Track Description:
This track serves as the nexus of converging interests for researchers in the field who might
have specific interests in topics not easily reconciled with existing mainstream SIG-based AMCIS
Tracks. We will be specifically interested in research that might not find good fit with
mainstream areas of information systems research, and we also welcome methodological
plurality, with explicit interests in innovative, provocative, and experimental approaches to
both topical and methodological coverage.
To that end, this track serves as the primary point of contribution and subsequent publication
of innovative research on information systems across a wide range of topic areas, particularly
those topics not addressed by other tracks. This track showcases unique and leading edge
regarding the state, practice, antecedents and consequences of management information
systems as a field of practice, as an artifact of business and its processes, and as a scholarly field
of endeavor.
We welcome minitracks within this general track structure, welcoming any forward-thinking
and unique views of information systems. We can also serve as a nexus for mini-tracks
affiliated with emergent AIS Special Interest Groups that have not yet found specific conference
affiliations for development and evolution.
As a thematic notion, our proposed track title of “Advances in Information Systems” is
consistent with the mission and focus of the IS journal to which we intend to provide journal
publication opportunities.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):
Our intent is to cross-affiliate with the Special Interest Groups that do not have tracks for
conference submissions and/or are would like to participate in AMCIS at as a mini-track rather than a track.
Examples of topics that might be characteristic of minitracks we would encourage

  • General Topics in IS (i.e., general track to specifically enable a means for other rack
    chairs and minitrack chairs on the conference program to submit their work for juried
    consideration without incurring conflicts of interest)
  • Gaming Design and Research on Gaming (e.g., potential partnership with SIGGame)
  • Entrepreneurship and Workforce issues in IS practice and research
  • Research Methods
  • Design Science Exemplars and Methods

AI and Semantic Technologies for Intelligent Information Systems (SIGODIS)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Vijayan Sugumaran, Professor of MIS, Oakland University,
  2. Don Heath, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh,

Track Description:
The purpose of this track is to provide a forum for academics and practitioners to identify and explore the
issues, opportunities, and solutions using Artificial Intelligence, computational ontologies, data driven IS,
and intelligence related to business and systems including the social web, intelligent systems design,
implementation, integration and deployment. An increasing number of artificial intelligence-based
systems are being developed in different application domains employing a variety of tools and
technologies. This track is intended to increase cross-fertilization of ideas from these areas, share lessons
learned and stimulate areas for further research.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Mini-track: Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems
  • Mini-track: Customer Experience and Organizational Intelligence
  • Mini-track: Semantics and Ontologies in Information Systems

Cognitive Research in IS (SIGCORE)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Emre Yetgin, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Rider University,
  2. Cindy Riemenschneider, Professor, Holder of Helen Ligon Professorship in Information Systems,
    Baylor University,
  3. Bob Otondo, Associate Professor, Mississippi State University,

Track Description:
Human cognition deals with how we know and make decisions, through processes including reasoning,
perception, and judgment. The future of the Information Systems discipline will continue to involve
human cognition as systems are increasingly used to meet social and business needs in innovative
settings. Understanding human cognition is a critical component to the successful design,
implementation, and use of information systems. The questions of interest relevant to this track focus
on IS problems in terms of the processes of knowing and making decisions. This track solicits research
investigating the widest variety of cognition, including but not limited to: situated, shared, social,
distributed, and team cognition; group and individual decision support systems; cognitive aspects of
business analytics and intelligence; problem-solving; knowledge-sharing & -management; cognitive
perspectives on IS design, use, and development; human-computer interaction or human factors; and
research methods to investigate cognitive issues in IS. We welcome qualitative, quantitative,
experimental, and case study research and research-in-progress.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Exploring human cognitions surrounding emerging technologies
  • Our changing world – the impact of smart devices
  • Team Cognitions – past, present, and future
  • Human-Robot Interactions in Information Systems
  • Creativity and Problem Solving in Information Systems

Culture in Information Systems (SIG Culture)

Track Chairs:

  1. Emmanuel Monod, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics,
  2. Katia Passerini, St. John’s University, New York, USA

Description of Track:
This track intends to gather researchers and doctoral students who conduct research related to the role
of culture in IS. “Culture in IS” refers to at least 4 meanings: national cultures, corporate and
organizational culture, Internet culture, and cultural industries. National culture;
refers to the effect that national, regional or ethnic cultures may have on the
use of information systems, especially online behavior on social media or buying behavior on
e-commerce sites. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have provided the
infrastructure for multinational businesses, created new cultural connections irrespective of
geographic boundaries and distances, and allowed an increasingly mobile global population to
be connected and interconnected.

“Corporate or organizational culture” refers to the values and beliefs within organizations and
how they impact adoption and use of information systems. Turning this around, studies in this
area could explore how the adoption of new enterprise systems changes organizational culture.
In a less normative meaning, it may also refer to the social capital or the symbolic human capital
issues that impact use and investments on technology within companies.

Internet culture; is both represented and embodied by the Millennials and Digital Natives
generations and how they leverage and interact with Internet and mobile resources differently
from other generations, and what impacts this may bring to organizations that wish to attract
the digital workforce.

Finally, “cultural industries” refers to the study of new industries that are enabled by
information systems and technology to promote the diffusion of cultural artefacts and digital
products worldwide, pop culture musing being an example.

Potential mini-tracks could include (but are not limited to):

  • Impacts of cultural values on systems use, adoption or development
  • National Cultures and Social Media
  • Culture, Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Culture in Online Communities

Data Science and Analytics for Decision Support (SIGDSA)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Haya Ajjan, Associate Professor, Elon University, USA,
  2. Ciara Heavin, Senior Lecturer, University College Cork, Ireland,
  3. Sagnika Sen, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University, USA,

Track Description:
The unprecedented increase in the amount of data available for processing has created novel
opportunities for individuals, organizations, and society. For instance, the field of cognitive
analytics mimics the human brain to draw inference from unstructured data. This is creating a
huge impact in fields like healthcare, finance, energy, and sports by assisting in complex
analytical tasks. The ability to manage big data and glean insightful knowledge is also leading
towards process-centric transformations in organizations. At a higher level, big data and
analytics applications are able to drive positive impact on society in the areas of poverty
mitigation, health and well-being, food safety, energy, and sustainability.
Organizations are allocating greater resources to enhance and develop new innovative
applications of advanced analytics. As organizations transform into data and analytics centric
enterprises (e.g. health insurance companies, automobile companies), more research is needed on
both the technical and organizational aspects. On one hand, research focused on the creation and
application of new data science approaches like deep learning, cognitive computing can inform
us about the different ways to improve decision making and outcomes. On the other hand,
research on organizational issues in the analytics context can inform industry leaders on handling
various organizational and technical opportunities along with various challenges associated with
building and executing big data driven organization. Examples may include, data and process
governance and ethical issues, leadership, and driving innovation.
This track in Data Science and Analytics seeks original research that promotes technical,
theoretical, design science, pedagogical, and behavioral research as well as emerging
applications in analytics and big data. Topics include but are not limited to: data analytics &
visualization from varied data sources such as sensors or IoT data, text, multimedia,
clickstreams, user-generated content involving issues dealing with curation; management and
infrastructure for (big) data; standards, semantics, privacy, security, legal and ethical issues in
big data, analytics and KM (knowledge management); intelligence and scientific discovery using
big data; analytics applications in various domains such as smart cities, smart grids, financial
fraud detection, digital learning, healthcare, criminal justice, energy, environmental and
scientific domains, sustainability and the like; business process management applications such
as process discovery, performance analysis, process conformance and mining using analytics and
KM, cost-sensitive, value-oriented, and data-driven decision analysis, and optimization.
Visionary research on new and emerging topics that make innovative contributions to the field
are also welcome.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):
We will have mini-tracks describing innovative research on all aspects of data science, big data,
and data analytics, ranging from theoretical foundations to novel models for data science
problems in business, sports, supply chain, and health among others.

  • Health Analytics
  • Business Analytics for Managing Organizational Performance
  • Spatial Business Intelligence, Location Analytics
  • Big Data Analytics and smart technologies for Digital Disruption
  • Social Media and Network Analytics
  • Analytics and Big Data for Supply Chain Management, Blockchain
  • Sports Analytics
  • Behavioural Data Analytics
  • Emerging and novel topics in Analytics (e.g. Deep Learning)
  • Text Analytics
  • AI and FinTech
  • Cognitive Analytics
  • Mobile Analytics
  • Big Data driven Process mining and Innovation
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics cases
  • Social & Ethical Issues in Big Data
  • Design Science for Big Data & Analytics
  • Internet of Things integrated Big Data & analytics
  • IoT, Big Data, Analytics & the Circular Economy

Digital Agility

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Jongwoo (Jonathan) Kim, University of Massachusetts Boston,
  2. Lan Cao, Old Dominion University,
  3. Kannan Mohan, Baruch College, City University of New York,

Track Description:
Organizational agility is a leading success factor in the digital era. Organizations have recognized the
importance of the need to swiftly sense and respond to changes in the marketplace. Agility can span from
operational to strategic in that organizations can focus specifically on streamlining their operations or
consider agility at the strategic level focusing on game-changing opportunities. Depending on their focus,
organizations need to adapt their approach to agility. This track explores relationship between IT and
organizational agility. How does IT play an instrumental role in enabling organizational agility by
delivering new products and services, and sensing and responding quickly to shifting customer attitudes
and market place opportunities and risks? On the other hand, how does organizational agility facilitate
digital transformation and enable the business to unleash its full potential?
This track is open for various types of research including those that use quantitative, qualitative, and
theoretical approaches to examining IT-enabled organizational agility. Topics for this track include, but
are not limited to the following:

  • Organizational agility and digital transformation
  • Agile software development methods
  • Agility and new technologies such as mobile, social, cloud and big data analytics
  • Theoretical lenses for examining digital agility
  • Complexity and digital agility
  • Digital agility and competition
  • Business intelligence and organizational agility
  • Digital agility in addressing sustainability issues
  • Digital agility and sourcing strategies
  • Digital agility and business performance/capabilities

Potential mini-tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Innovative Technology and Organizational Agility
  • Digital Agility and Security
  • Strategic Agility and Digital Transformation

Digital Government (SIGEGOV)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Rony Medaglia, Copenhagen Business School,
  2. Lemuria Carter, UNSW Business School,
  3. Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Swansea University,
  4. Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology,
  5. Vishanth Weerakkody, University of Bradford,

Track Description:
Digital transformations are radically affecting the activities of governments across the globe in a wide
variety of ways, including the digitalization of public agency organizations, government service
provision, and citizen engagement. New and disruptive digital phenomena are beginning to challenge
well-established assumptions on the role of the public sector, and on how it provides societal value.
These phenomena include, for example, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence applications, algorithmic
governance, big and open data analytics, blockchain, and the Internet of Things. Yet, the age old
problems of implementation, adoption and diffusion continue to plague digital government initiatives
across the world.
This track welcomes research on the multiple dimensions of transformations in digital government, or e-
government. We invite studies on the design, management, and implementation of Information Systems
in the unique public sector setting that can help unearth the novel challenges that e-government
research is facing. Papers that can combine methodological rigour with practical relevance are
particularly welcome.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Smart Cities development
  • IoT and Artificial Intelligence in the public sector
  • Blockchain technology and the public sector
  • Digitalization and Public-Private Partnerships
  • Open, linked and big data in the public sector
  • Cloud computing in the public sector
  • Citizen digital identity
  • Digital transformation and innovation in the public sector
  • E-government policy, design, implementation and practice
  • Co-creation of digital innovation and public services
  • Digitally-enabled citizen engagement and participation

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Digital Government: Challenges to Implementation, Transformation and Diffusion
  • The evolution of E-Government: Past, Present, and Future
  • Trends in Smart City Initiatives: Opportunities and Challenges
  • New frontiers of digital government: IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and blockchain in the public sector
  • Open Government, Big Data and policy-making

eBusiness and eCommerce Digital Commerce (SIGeBIZ)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Matt Nelson, Illinois State University,
  2. Michael Shaw, University of Illinois,
  3. Troy Strader, Drake University,
  4. Chandra Subramaniam, University of North Carolina – Charlotte,

Track Description:
SIG eBusiness (SIG eBIZ) is proposing a Digital Commerce track at AMCIS2020 that focuses on technical,
behavioural, design and strategic research issues associated with e-Business. This encompasses studies
of Internet-enabled transactions between consumers, businesses, e-Business Models, as well as the use
of Internet technologies within organizations. The studies may utilize any research methodology.
Related online business topics such as legal, ethical, and societal issues would also fit in this track.
The eBusiness and eCommerce Special Interest Group (SIG) has assisted with coordinating research
tracks at the America’s Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) for more than 17 years. Over the
course of this timeframe, the eBIZ SIG has greatly benefited from a stable, responsive and reliable group
of mini-track chairs, SIG leaders, contributing authors, reviewers and panelists. On average, the eBIZ SIG
tracks receive approximately 50 paper submissions per year.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • E-Business Models for the Digital Economy
  • Information Technology (IT)-enabled Supply Chain Management: Co-Creating and Capturing
    Business Value from IT
  • E-Commerce Design and Management
  • Social Media and Social Commerce
  • Online Collaborative Consumption

Global Development (SIG GlobDev)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Sajda Qureshi, Professor, University of Nebraska Omaha,
  2. Maung Sein, Professor, University of Adger.
  3. Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson, Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA.

Track Description:
Scholars in Information Systems are investigating societal impacts of ICTs on people, data and
things, research in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT4D) is becoming
increasingly diverse. Current innovative uses of blockchain technologies to track refugees, offer
new identification mechanisms, healthcare tracking for epidemics and the use of
cryptocurrencies to offer payment systems are offering new ways for people to bring about
improvements in their lives. Digital innovations are offering financial inclusion, health and
wellbeing to those who were previously left out of opportunities to improve their lives from the
global economy.
While drawing upon theories that help understand these emerging phenomena, research in
ICT4D and IS also requires attention to the contextual challenges facing practitioners in the
field. There have been attempts to develop theories that enable these challenges to be
understood. An interesting and significant issue is whether ICTs can play a sustaining, value-
adding role that enables societies to move beyond the conditions that cause mass discontent to
beneficial development for all. Such a role may include supporting social groups in: identifying
and defining achievable goals, acquirable resources, and constraints to be acknowledged and if
possible overcome; supporting sustainable & secure collaboration, offering health and
wellbeing; and financial inclusion.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Blockchain for Development
  • Digital Innovations for Development
  • Health Equity for Development
  • Information Communication Technologies in Asia: Information Communication
    Technologies in Asia
  • Localization of ICTs for Socioeconomic Development
  • ICT for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Nations
  • ICTs in Africa: Research on Success Stories and Failures
  • ICT4D Issues, challenges and opportunities
  • ICT Collaboration in Cross-Organizational, International, and Global Settings
  • ICT Innovation & Socioeconomic Development in the Caribbean

Global, International, and Cross Cultural Research in Information Systems (SIGCCRIS)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Barbara Krumay, Assistant Professor, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria,
  2. Pnina Fichman, Professor of Information Science, Indiana University,

Track Description:
Globalization has historically been tied to technological innovation, and the present era of a networked
information society is no different. Information systems (IS) have provided the infrastructure for
multinational businesses, created new cultural connections irrespective of geographic boundaries and
distances, and allowed an increasingly mobile global population to be connected to their friends,
families, and cultures no matter where they are. The track welcomes submissions that relate to all
aspects of global IS, or IS research situated in a global, international or cross-cultural context. The track
is open to all methodological approaches and perspectives.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Innovation in Global Sourcing
  • Issues in Global Systems Implementation
  • International and Cross-Cultural Data & Privacy Issues
  • Knowledge Management in Global Information Systems
  • Cultural and Value Related Aspects in Information Systems

Green IS and Sustainability (SIGGreen)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Nui Vatanasakdakul, Carnegie Mellon University,
  2. Chadi Aoun, Carnegie Mellon University,
  3. Pratyush Bharati, University of Massachusetts, Boston,

Track Description:
Sustainability and climate change are global issues, with many cultural, organizational, technical, social,
regulatory, economic, and individual dimensions. Just as computer-based information systems have
been a driving force for societal progress, Green IS can be a driving force for strategic sustainable
solutions in organizations and communities.
Green IS enables the transformative power of information systems to support the multiple dimensions
of sustainability. It addresses the world’s greatest challenges including shrinking access to non-
renewable resources, decreased energy and food security, and environmental degradation due to
climate change. IS can play a pivotal role in enabling sustainable solutions, which greatly increase the
effectiveness and efficiency of modern communities and enterprises. Consequently, IS research can
contribute in such transformation towards a multidimensional perspective to sustainability.
This track is open to any type of research within scope of Green IS and Sustainability as well as those
that adapt research and industry experiences into teaching cases and modules.
Potential track topics include:

  • Managing Green IT/IS systems
  • Green IS as a digital disruptor
  • Governance and strategy in Green IS and Sustainability
  • Green Business Process Management
  • Decision support for logistics and supply chain processes
  • IS-enabled collaborative processes for mobilization towards sustainability
  • IS-enabled multidisciplinary collaborations for sustainability
  • IS-enabled smart cities and sustainable communities
  • Designing and implementing systems for the Smart Grid
  • End user acceptance and adoption of smart grid technologies
  • Green HCI – Changing human attitudes and behaviors through information
  • Energy informatics – analyzing, designing, and implementing processes to increase the efficiency of
    energy demand and supply systems
  • Resource informatics – designing and implementing systems to manage metals, minerals, water,
    forests, etc.
  • Designing and implementing systems that measure and validate the impact of sustainable business
    practices and policies
  • Critical competencies and curricula for Green IS graduates and professionals
  • IS-enabled sustainability of educational campuses and institutions
  • IS to support carbon management, accounting and reporting
  • Sustainable development in transitional and developing countries
  • Global and cultural issues in Green IS and Sustainability
  • Green IS education, curriculum, and training
  • Data Science and Sustainability
  • Sustainability and blockchain technologies

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):
Mini-Tracks that were in AMCIS 2019 include:

  • Sustainable Transformation
  • Maritime Informatics
  • Information Systems for Sustainable and Resilient Businesses and Supply Chains
  • Data Analytics for Designing and Managing Sustainable Practices
  • Artificial Intelligence for Sustainability
  • IS Design for Sustainable Transportation Services

Healthcare Informatics and Health Information Technology (SIGHealth)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Richard Klein, Professor, Florida International University,

Track Description:
The Healthcare Informatics and Health Information Technology (HIT) track seeks to promote research
into ground breaking technology innovations and applications within the healthcare sector, while
incorporating interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches beyond the
traditional information systems (IS) and health information technology (HIT) disciplines. Information
systems and technology (IT) innovations offer significant potential to transform the delivery of care, to
improve the quality and efficiency of the healthcare system, to enhance interactions between
patients/caregivers and providers, and to enable greater access to the latest advancements in
treatments, among other accomplishments and outcomes. Academic efforts within the Healthcare
Technology and Systems track should demonstrate novel work within the IS discipline as well as
reference perspectives including computer science, economics, organizational behaviour, public policy,
public health, software/electrical engineering, management, and strategy, among others. Completed
research and research-in-progress topics might include, opportunities and challenges faced within the
current healthcare sector; advances in healthcare information technologies (HIT), electronic health (e-
health), telemedicine, and mobile health (m-health), among other innovative technological applications;
as well as healthcare industry-specific issues related to traditional IS research concerns, including
adoption and diffusion, systems design and implementation, and IS success.
Opportunities in Leading Journals (if any):
Health Policy and Technology (HPT)
Health Systems

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Electronic Health/Medical Records (EHR/EMR)
  • Global Health
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Healthcare Delivery
  • Healthcare Information Exchanges (HIE)
  • Mobile Applications (m-Health)
  • Smart Health & Wellbeing
  • General Healthcare

Human-Computer Interaction (SIGHCI)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Miguel I. Aguirre-Urreta (Visiting Associate Professor, Florida International University,
  2. Dezhi Wu (Associate Professor, University of South Carolina,
  3. Jeff Jenkins (Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University,

Track Description: 
The AMCIS 2020 HCI Track will provide a forum for AIS members to present, discuss and explore a wide
range of issues related to Human-Computer Interaction and Information Systems. Human Computer
Interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary area that has attracted researchers, educators, and practitioners
from several disciplines. It essentially deals with the design, evaluation, adoption, and use of information
technology, with a common focus on improved user performance and experience. New and exciting
research opportunities are emerging, including issues and challenges concerning people’s interactions
with various information technologies that can be examined from an organizational, managerial,
psychological, social, or cultural perspective. This track welcomes papers that aim at advancing our
understanding of human‐computer interaction at the individual, work group, organization, or society
levels. Submissions may use any type of research method.
Opportunities in Leading Journals (if any):
AIS Transactions in Human-Computer Interaction (THCI) has agreed to fast-track the ‘best-in-track’
papers as well as any other that the track-chairs deem ready.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Interface Design, Evaluation and Impact
  • Understanding and Fostering Trust in Information System
  • Cognitive and Affective HCI

Information Security and Privacy (SIGSEC)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Robert E. Crossler, Washington State University,
  2. Herbert J. Mattord, Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University,

Track Description:
Cybersecurity remains a key challenge for organizations despite massive investments over the last
two decades. While technological advancements have been made to improve cybersecurity, human
vulnerabilities have become the weakest link in security. High profile events such as defections,
espionage, and massive data breaches have led the public to question their own expectations of
privacy. While there is an abundance of practices and techniques for employing cybersecurity, many
hard problems remain unanswered.
The purpose of this track is to provide a forum for theoretical developments, empirical research
findings, case studies, methodologies, artifacts, and other high-quality manuscripts. Sponsored by
SIGSEC, we seek to address important questions arising from emerging developments in
information security, such as security analytics, financial crimes, security analytics, and digital
forensics? How do system defenders share information to mitigate vulnerabilities and exploits? Does
pervasive data collection deter privacy-conscious individuals? Do regulations and policies influence
employee security behaviors and organizational security postures?

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Behavioral Issues in Information Security
  • Security Analytics, Digital Forensics & Incident Response
  • Detecting and mitigating insider Threats
  • Emerging Trends in Financial Security, e.g. BlockChain / FinTech
  • Privacy Issues in Social Media
  • Risk Assessment and Security Policy Compliance
  • Digital Responsibility — Legal, Societal, & Ethical Issues
  • Security Education, Training, & Awareness (SETA) and skills
  • Cyber Crime, Cyber Terrorism, & Hacker Culture
  • Security in Domain Areas such as health care

IS in Education, IS Curriculum, Education and Teaching Cases (SIGED)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Dr. Asli Akbulut, Grand Valley State University,
  2. Dr. Rhonda Syler, University of Arkansas,
  3. Dr. Craig Van Slyke, Louisiana Tech University,

Description of Proposed Track:
Information systems (IS) educators face a number of challenges in the current
environment, including dealing with declining enrollments, preparing students for the
changes in the profession and updating curriculum to integrate new ideas and
technologies. These challenges make sharing IS education-related knowledge and
practices especially critical. Therefore, it is critical that leading conferences, such as
AMCIS, include a strong IS education track. As the official AIS special interest group on
education, SIGED is uniquely positioned to organize an IS education track.
This track provides an opportunity for IS educators and researchers to exchange ideas,
techniques, and applications through a combination of workshops, panels, and paper
presentations. In constantly changing times full of technological disruption, much of our
focus is on innovation, disruptive technologies, and quality advances in IS and MIS
instruction and curriculum. Different submission topics are welcome, ranging from
papers aimed at improving the teaching of specific courses to “big picture” papers
intended to address broad topics. Submissions using information systems technology to
advance education in other disciplines are also welcome.

Potential Mini-Tracks:

  • Technology Enhanced Collaborative Learning
  • Quality Programs through Assessment and Accreditation
  • Online Education: Issues and Opportunities
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics and Connection to IS Education
  • Uses of Simulations, Educational Games and Gamification in Education
  • Innovation in IS Education: Creative Approaches to Today’s Opportunities and Challenges
  • Dealing with Disruption: Integrating Emerging Trends into the Curriculum
  • General SIGED

IS Leadership and the IT Profession (SIGLEAD)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Jim Denford, Royal Military College of Canada,
  2. Jennifer Gerow, Virginia Military Institute,

Track Description:
The IS Leadership and the IT Profession track is aimed at fostering a forum for IS scholars engaging in a
range of issues surrounding the practice of IT related research including IS leadership, the IT workforce,
career development/training and issues surrounding the IT profession. Specific objectives of the track
are to allow members to share their research, develop the discourse between academia and practice,
engage in exchange of perspectives, and encourage future collaborations. The track is sponsored by the
AIS Special Interest Group on IS Leadership (SIGLEAD) in collaboration with the Society for Information
Management (SIM). This track has been led by SIGLEAD and hosted at AMCIS since 2003. The proposed
track title is an evolution of the previous Human Capital in Information Systems title as the new title was
determined to be more reflective of the SIGLEAD sponsorship, more reflective of growing coordination
with SIM and more inclusive of the research interests of both groups.
Though articles on IS leadership and the IT profession abound in the practitioner press, much less
attention has been devoted to the topic from an academic perspective. IT professionals – whether
leaders at the CIO level, IS project and line staff or external professional service providers – are the
human dimension of the discipline and therefore issues surrounding IT practice are of enduring concern
to academics and practitioners alike. Mini-tracks will be sought to cover the range of the track interest
and authors will be encouraged to submit both conceptual and empirical papers contributing to both
research and practice that employ a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Opportunities in Leading Journals (if any): The topic is publishable in all top IS journals and
opportunities for special issues with several IS journals are being sought.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • IS Leadership
  • IT Career Development
  • Issues in the IT Profession

IT Project Management (SIG ITProjMgmt)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Dawn Owens, Clinical Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas,
  2. Alanah Mitchell, Associate Professor, Drake University,

Track Description:
In today’s highly competitive marketplace, organizations continue to look for ways to make the most of
their projects. Information technology (IT) projects specifically continue to face challenges related to
uncertainty and changing technology. IT projects have become notorious for high failure rates,
significant cost and/or budget overruns. Both research and anecdotal evidence suggests that many IT
projects struggle to meet functionality and quality targets. Research has identified multiple reasons for
these challenges in IT projects, such as: project escalation, poor risk management, failure to manage user
expectations, poor software development or project management processes, or inability to learn from
past mistakes and successes. The insights gained from research in this area are often highly relevant to
practice and can offer new contributions to existing theory. As a research community, there is still much
to be learned and discussed about improving success rates for IT projects. This track welcomes papers
that address a diverse range of topics related to IT project management.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Agile Project Management
  • General Topics in IT Project Management
  • Innovation and Project Management
  • IT Project Management Education
  • IT Project Success

Meta-Research in Information Systems

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Associate Professor Michael Cuellar, Georgia Southern University,
  2.  Assistant Professor Hirotoshi Takeda, University of Southern Maine,
  3. Research Scholar Eleanor Wynn, Ronin Institute,
  4. Associate Professor Duane Truex, Georgia State University,

Track Description:

Following the successful Meta-Research in Information Systems track at AMCIS 2018 and 2019, in terms
of submissions and participant feedback, we propose to continue the track as a primary outlet for
publication of innovative articles in this area. Meta-research (research on research) is a reflection among
Information Systems (IS) scholars on issues surrounding the production of IS research. As such, it is a
valuable venue for scholarly discussion within IS. It includes topics like the structure and development of
the field, the core and boundaries of the field, field legitimacy, scholar/department/journal/country
ranking methods, discussions of research culture and practices, methods for evaluating scholarship,
literature reviews, IS methods guideline reviews, as well as novel methods, theories, and debate.
The overall goal of the track is to showcase unique leading edge empirical, theoretical commentary that
comprises what we call meta-research. A proper venue for reflexive work has been lacking within the
structure of usual tracks at AMCIS. This kind of overview allows the discipline to assess and choose core
premises. It is especially important because of the diversity of topic domains that fit into the overall IS
scope, which is essentially multidisciplinary in terms of source foundations. The track provides a
coherent framing for papers that might be rejected in other tracks for lack of fit, and a place for
theoretically diverse and reflexive scholars to share perspectives. It also looks at the discipline as a scholarly culture.
The Meta-Research in Information Systems track was first offered in 2018, receiving 15 submissions.
In 2019, this grew to 28 submissions. If the track continues to grow in success, we
anticipate the formation of a stable research stream, possible workshops, and potentially a new SIG.
For these reasons, we look forward to continuing this exciting exploration in 2020.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • General Mini-Track–Meta-research submissions that may not fit within more specific mini-
  • A Meta-Researched Vision for the Future–Conference theme minitrack
  • Evaluation of Scholarship
  • Scope, Boundary, and Structure of the IS Field
  • Research Methods (Methodological Guidelines/Methodological Improvements)
  • Research commentaries/Literature Reviews
  • IS Theory Development

Openness in Research and Practice

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Lorraine Morgan, LERO/NUI Galway, IRELAND.
  2. Michael Cahalane, University of New South Wales, AUSTRALIA,

Track Description:
The track seeks research papers in all things related to “openness” and the sharing of information in
organizations and society. Papers in this track will be those that share new ideas about theoretical and
empirical research on the wide range of phenomena emerging at the intersection of Information
Systems and various forms of legal, technological, organizational, and societal openness.
Relevant topics for papers include: New modes of knowledge creation embedded in open source and
open content licensing, radical inclusivity of the crowd to share knowledge, effort and value, the tearing
down of traditional organizational boundaries to enable new forms of innovation, or the reinvention of
commons or open spaces to share information related to education, science, and democratic
participation. Openness continues to be a transformative force that demands the rigorous and
considered investigation of the Information Systems community. This track provides a forum to further
our understanding of these dynamic and complex ideas.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Breakthroughs in Openness in Science, Research and Pedagogy
  • Breakthroughs in Openness in Organizations and Society
  • Open Community Health: Measuring and Understanding Open Communities
  • Open Source Software: Past, Present, and Future
  • Beyond Software: Peer Production of Hardware, Design, and Content
  • Wisdom of Crowds: Open Innovation and Collective Intelligence
  • Wealth of Crowds: Crowdfunding and Collective Resources
  • Power of Crowds: Crowdsourcing and Collective Action
  • The Citizen Crowd: Cyberdemocracy and Global Social Action
  • Open Research: Open Data and Citizen Science
  • Open Scholarship: Open Access Publications and Open Courseware
  • Open Business Models/Ecosystems

Organizational Transformation and Information Systems (SIGOSRA)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Paul Drews, Leuphana University of Lüneburg,
  2. Elaine Mosconi, Université de Sherbrooke,
  3. Frank Ulbrich, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts,
  4. Lauri Wessel, University of Bremen,

Track Description:
By adopting, adapting, or developing Information Systems (IS), organizations and their IS continually
undergo a considerable transformation often referred to as “digital transformation”.
As a result, information systems, business models, business processes, and end-user workplaces are
perpetually analyzed, rethought, and changed. Nowadays, many systems in organizations are already
interconnected to form inter-organizational IS, contributing to a complex IS landscape in current
organizations. This renews the importance of analyzing the interplay between IS and organizations from
socio-technical and end-user perspectives and the implications of changing IS on end-users and
customers, who are increasingly technologically savvy and immersed in this digital transformation.
This year, we invite research papers and real-life teaching cases to be submitted on topics related to
organizational transformation and IS, business process management, changing workplaces and IS
integration, knowledge management and training, end-user computing, agile methods, IT consulting,
and inter-organizational information systems.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Organizational Transformation & Information Systems (General track)
  • Business Process Management & Change
  • New Perspectives on End-User Computing: Consumerization, BYOD and Shadow IT
  • Knowledge Management & Knowledge Workers
  • Business Ecosystems and Inter-organizational Information Systems
  • End-user Development and Engagement
  • Crowdsourcing & Open Innovation
  • End-user Analytics & Data-driven Organizational Transformation
  • Organizational Implications of Digital Entrepreneurship and Service Innovation
  • Implications of the “Coding for Everyone” and “Data Literacy” trends
  • The Role of IT-Consulting in Organizational Transformation
  • Socio-technical Approaches to IT-driven Organizational Transformation
  • IT Competencies and the Use of Information Systems
  • Organizational Transformation by Scaling and Extending the Use of Agile Methods
  • Digital Transformation with Smart Services

Philosophy in Information Systems (SIGPHIL)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Elisabeth Joyce, Professor, Edinboro University,
  2. Flávia Maria Santoro, Professor, University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

Track Description:
This track proposes to continue and extend the past tracks on philosophical approaches to Information
Systems. Interest in this field appears to be growing, as shown by the filled workshop and the two
panels at this year’s AMCIS. In addition to the mini-tracks proposed for this year, we would like to
organize a panel to consider how social media influences people’s beliefs and behaviors.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Philosophical Foundations of subfields of Information Systems
  • Social Media, Psychology and Innovation
  • Philosophical Approaches for Digital Life
  • Social and Ethical Implications of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Social Computing

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Nanda Kumar, Associate Professor, Baruch College, City University of New York,
  2. Sara Moussawi, Assistant Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University,

Track Description:
As the quantity of data captured about and shared by individuals has exploded over the last decade,
there has been a resurgence of interest in information technologies – such as social networking
platforms, collaborative filtering and reputation management systems – that facilitate social interaction
among individuals. With the recognition that Social Computing straddles research at the intersection of
social behavior and computing technologies, we would like to encourage papers that approach this topic
from a plurality of research methods and perspectives. This track welcomes submissions that explore
how these Social Computing technologies have transformed how people work, communicate, and play

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):
Over the past 7 years, this track had a compilation of three or four of the following mini-tracks:

  • Social Media Analytics
  • Social Media within the Organization
  • The Dark Side of Social Media
  • Decision Making in Online Social Networks
  • Social Shopping: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Social Inclusion and Socio-Technical Issues (SIGSI)

Track Chairs:

  1. Mike Gallivan, Kennesaw State University,

Track Description: 

The Social Inclusion track welcomes relevant theoretical, empirical, and intervention research, in either
completed research or emergent research format, that relates to the mission of SIG Social Inclusion
(SIGSI). The purpose of SIGSI is to promote research, pedagogy, and outreach on all aspects of social
inclusion in the field of Information Systems (IS). The goal of such efforts is to stimulate greater diversity
of thought and personnel in AIS and the IS field overall, and participation of all AIS members in a more
socially-aware and inclusive discipline.
Social inclusion research investigates the part IT plays in enabling or inhibiting individuals and social
groups’ participation in the social structures in which they exist and the needs of under-represented
producers or consumers of information systems and technology within the IT field. Topics include: the
underrepresentation of gender minorities, race, ethnicities, neurodiversity, and abilities in the IS field,
intersectionality of identities (such as ethnicity, gender and socio-economic class), socioeconomic
divisions that impact access to or use of technology, designing for the differently-abled, the digital
divide, underserved groups in the information society, and a range of topics related to human diversity,
and the “haves” and “have nots” in the information society.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Social Inclusion
  • Gender Issues in IS
  • Social Inclusion for IT Workers
  • Social Theory in Information Systems Research
  • IT-Enabled Social Inclusion of Differently Abled People

Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin America (LACAIS Chapter)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Aurora Sanchez, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile,
  2. Valter Moreno, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
  3. Indira Guzman, Trident University, USA,

Track Description:
The AMCIS 2019 Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin America track promotes IS/IT/MIS research in
and about Latin America. Latin America makes up a large part of the Americas and its
population speaks primarily Spanish or Portuguese. This track opens a space for rigorous and
high-quality research that is written in Spanish or Portuguese while also accepting papers in
English that bring together IS/IT/MIS research and Latin America.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • MIS/IT/IS in Latin America
  • MIS/IT/IS Research in Spanish
  • MIS/IT/IS Research in Portuguese

Strategic and Competitive Uses of IT

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Jack D. Becker, Professor IT/IS, ITDS Department, G. Brint College of Business, University of North Texas,
  2. Daniel Peak, Professor IT/IS, ITDS Department, G. Brint College of Business, University of North Texas,

Track Description:
With the increasing success of strategic and competitive information systems in generating business
value and gaining competitive advantage, businesses are more and more interested in the successful
design, development, deployment, and use of these systems. Submissions to the Strategic and
Competitive Use of Information Technology (SCUIT) track may include complete papers and research-in-
progress (ERF), and can be conceptual, theoretical, design, empirical, or case studies. Any research that
focuses on the strategic and competitive use of IT/IS will find a home in this track.

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):
2019 Minitracks (nearly 40 submissions):

  • IT Governance and Enterprise Architecture
  • IT Governance and Business-IT Alignment
  • Strategic Uses of IT/IS in Social Sector
  • Renewed Focus on IT Deliverables: Strategic IT Service Management
    (ITSM) Metrics
  • IT-Enabled Information Management Capability (IMC)
  • Impact of IT on Strategic Innovation and Competitive Advantage
  • Strategic Impact of Digitized Products
  • Strategic Impact of IT Operations Management
  • Strategic IT Risk Management in Organizations
  • Strategic Implications of Blockchain, Bitcoin, and the Internet of Things
  • Impact of IT Productivity on Firm Value
  • Strategic Implications of Autonomous Mobility & AI (2020)
  • General: All Other Strategic Uses of IT/IS Topics

Systems Analysis and Design (SIGSAND)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Padmal Vitharana (Syracuse University)
  2. Arturo Castellanos (Baruch College)
  3. Jon W. Beard (Iowa State University)

Track Description:
Systems analysis involves examining business problems (opportunities) and identifying possible
solutions, whereas systems design includes the identification, specification, and implementation of an
information technology solution. The combined field of Systems Analysis and Design (SAND) deals with
all issues related to the development of systems and, as such, is of central importance to the
Information Systems discipline, including understanding how businesses can create value with new
digital technologies. The SIGSAND track provides a forum for discussing research related to systems
development tools, methodologies and other activities throughout the systems development life cycle
(SDLC). This includes requirements determination, modeling techniques and languages, agile systems
development practices, empirical evaluation of analysis and design methods, user involvement in
systems development, open source development, design of systems architecture, and other technical
and organizational issues in systems development.
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Systems Analysis and Design: Methodologies and Processes
• Systems Analysis and Design: Modeling Methods, Techniques, and Languages
• Systems Analysis and Design: Requirements Elicitation, Modeling, and Validation
• Analysis and Design for Service-Oriented Enterprises
• Microservice-based Development
• Contemporary Issues in Agile Development
• Strategic Software Management: Issues, Experiences, and Theory
• Technical and Managerial Issues in Open Source Development
• User Participation in Information Systems Development
• Impact of Systems Analysis and Design on IS use (e.g., adoption, information quality)
• Application of SAND concepts and principles beyond IS development (e.g., in data analytics)
• New and Emerging SAND Tools and Approaches

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):
• Systems Analysis and Design Processes
• Contemporary Issues in Agile Systems Development
• Analysis and Design Methodologies
• Empirical Evaluations of Systems Analysis and Design Methods and Techniques
• User Involvement in Systems Analysis and Design
• Organizational Issues in Systems Analysis and Design
• General Systems Analysis and Design
• Modelling Methods, Techniques, and Languages

Virtual Communities and Collaboration (VCC)

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Shu Schiller, Professor, Wright State University,
  2. Gert-Jan de Vreede, Professor, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee,
  3. Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology,

Track Description:
The goal of the Virtual Communities and Collaboration track is to disseminate research and extend our
knowledge and understanding of virtual communities and collaboration. Collaboration is a fundamental
part of organizations and organizational partnerships. Following a continuing trend toward globalization,
virtual communities and collaboration are an increasingly important part of organizations. Virtual
communities are collective groups of individuals who utilize computer-mediated environments to
interact and pursue mutual goals. They can be found in virtual worlds, social media and crowdsourcing
sites, among others. Organizations and teams can use computer-mediated environments to improve
their processes and outcomes, yet collaboration technologies do not foster value-creation by
themselves. Researchers and practitioners need to address behavioral, social, cognitive, and technical
issues. Research areas range from design issues in collaboration systems, sense of community and
engagement in virtual communities, to impact of virtual communities and collaboration in domains as
diverse as business, education, and government. This track aims to solicit contributions from a range of
epistemological and methodological perspectives to extend our understanding of virtual communities
and collaboration to enhance the theoretical foundation for research, share important empirical findings
related to these venues, and provide guidance to practitioners.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The design, development, deployment, use, and evaluation of virtual communities in business and
    educational settings
  • Individual and group behaviors in virtual communities and collaboration
  • Collaboration among and interplay between virtual communities, and the impact of these
    environments on participants and communities
  • Individual and group behaviors, processes, and governance mechanisms in virtual communities and
  • The role of individual attitudes and characteristics on behaviors, processes and outcomes in virtual
    communities and collaboration
  • Ethics, privacy, security, and trust issues in virtual communities and collaboration
  • Intra- and inter-organizational communication and collaboration and cultural issues in virtual communities
    associated with social media, crowdsourcing and virtual worlds
  • Business and economic models of virtual communities associated with crowdsourcing, social media, and
    virtual worlds
  • Power and political issues related to individual, group, organizational, and societal behaviors in virtual
    communities and collaborations
  • Organizational and societal impacts of social networking in virtual communities and collaboration
  • Applications of virtual communities and collaboration in different social/cultural settings and
    business domains
  • Novel and innovative applications of virtual communities and collaboration
  • Social analytics and big data analytics of virtual communities and collaboration
  • Business implications of virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Methodological and measurement advances in virtual communities and collaboration

Potential Mini-Tracks include (but are not limited to):

  • Social and Business Value of Virtual Communities
  • Behavioral and Design Issues in Virtual Communities
  • Issues and Challenges in Virtual Collaboration and Distributed Decision Making
  • Virtual Communities and Social Media in Health Care
  • Fake News, Rumors and Other Unintended Consequences of Engagement in Virtual Communities
  • Analytics in Virtual Communities and Open Innovation
  • Advances in Education through Virtual Communities and Technology-Mediated Collaborative Learning
  • Sharing Economy
  • Virtual Crowdsourcing Communities
  • Social Shopping: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly