[AISWorld] CFP: WISE 2012 in Orlando, FL, December 15-16, 2012

Kannan, Karthik N kkarthik at purdue.edu
Wed Apr 25 14:40:18 EDT 2012

Dear colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce that the 23rd annual Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE '12), will be held in Orlando, FL, and will be held on Dec 15-16, 2012.  Please see the call for papers below.


Workshop on Information Systems and Economics, 2012 
December 15-16, 2012 


Submissions accepted: Wednesday August 1, 2012 
Submission deadline: Monday September 17, 2012 
Notice of acceptance: Monday October 15, 2012 
Drafts due for discussion: Friday November 23, 2012

In today's economy, information technology (IT) has enabled firms to gather and share extremely detailed information from suppliers, consumers, partners as well as competitors. As a consequence "big data" has emerged as the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity in a wide range of industries. There are numerous aspects of big data such as data driven decision-making, the use of extremely detailed information and IT innovations in business and society that are sufficiently unique to warrant new research that improves our understanding of their economics. Accordingly, the theme for 23rd annual WISE is "Big 
Data: Information Technology and Economics."


Specific Areas of Interest 
WISE focuses on the economic consequences of IT advances and innovations. We welcome new research on how information and IT transform business and society that is supported by economic theories and methodologies.
Specific areas of interest include: 
* The effects of IT on industrial organization and firm boundaries 
* Productivity and performance effects of IT 
* The economics of digital products and information goods 
* Electronic commerce and electronic markets 
* Network effects in products and industries 
* The economics of standards, compatibility and interoperability 
* Social network analysis and the economics of social media 
* The economic consequences of IT-enabled outsourcing and IT services 
* Digital piracy and IT-related intellectual property issues 
* The economics of software development and related methodology innovations 
* Data-based marketing and pricing 
* Macroeconomic effects of progress in information technologies 
* Implications of IT for differentiation and competitive outcomes 
* The unique antitrust and regulatory challenges presented by IT industries 
* The social impact of the information systems academic community


WISE 2012 will accept submissions in two formats: Extended abstracts for research-in-progress and full papers for completed unpublished research. When submitting your work, designate clearly below the title whether the submission is an extended abstract or full paper and include the word count for everything.

Submitting research-in-progress: Authors should submit extended abstracts of their work in progress that are no more than 6 pages in length (single-spaced, 12 pt font, 1 inch margins) including figures, tables and references. These submissions will be evaluated based on the potential research contribution and the ability to stimulate interest and discussion at the conference. Proposed work should be sufficiently complete by the time of the conference. 

Submitting completed but unpublished research: Authors should submit a current draft of a completed working paper. The paper should not have been accepted for publication at the time of submission.  We recommend that submissions do not exceed 32 pages (plus up to an additional two title and abstract pages) of 
12-point, doubled spaced text. WISE does not assume copyright over work accepted for presentation and does not publish conference proceedings.

The preferred format is PDF, but any format readable by Microsoft Word is also acceptable. Please indicate if the submitted work is part of a doctoral student's dissertation. Coauthored works should be submitted under the name of the author that will be presenting if accepted, and submissions are limited to one per person. 

WISE will accept submission through the Easychair System, beginning August 1, 2012: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wise12.   


Karthik Kannan, Purdue University
Tridas Mukhopadhyay, Carnegie Mellon University
Param Vir Singh, Carnegie Mellon University
Mike Smith, Carnegie Mellon University
Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Karthik Kannan
Associate Professor of Management
Purdue University
Phone: 765-494-3414

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