[AISWorld] SIM 2012 Paper Awards Competition--Abstracts due June 15

Mary Sumner msumner at siue.edu
Wed May 30 19:31:24 EDT 2012

SIM 2012 Paper Awards Competition

Each year the Society for Information Management recognizes innovative
business initiatives that use IT to drive measurable results

If you have researched an important and successful IT-related business
initiative, the SIM 2012 Paper Awards Committee invites you to submit an
abstract describing this initiative. The work described must be implemented
and it must have had a significant impact on the organization involved.
Winning papers will be a collaboration between academics and practitioners.
Since SIM's focus is toward executive management, the work should describe
an initiative of interest to senior IS executives.

This is an excellent way to gain widespread recognition and visibility for
exemplary IT leadership and to highlight the impacts of IT in firms applying
IT strategically. Recognition will be given to up to three papers at
SIMposium 2012 in Dallas and all winning papers will be featured on SIMnet.
In addition, the authors of the first place paper will be asked to present
the paper at SIMposium. All winning papers will also be considered for
publication in MISQ Executive, although some reformulation may be required
to meet academic journal guidelines.

Deadline: Friday, June 15 
All abstracts should be submitted electronically to SIM VP for Academic
Affairs, Mary Sumner (msumner at siue.edu) and to SIM coordinator Veronica
Noble (vnoble at simnet.org)..  Abstracts will be reviewed by the Paper Awards
Committee and a subset of the submissions will be selected as finalists.
Each author will be electronically notified of the outcome of their abstract
submission by late June.  All finalists will be asked to submit a full
version of the paper.

Deadline:  Friday, August 3 
All finalists selected from the initial review will be invited to submit a
full version of the paper by the above deadline. Your paper could describe
the system, approach, or method used. The work described should be presented
in a case study format and clearly describe the problem or opportunity, the
environment where the situation existed, what was done, why it was
significant, the measurable results and what others can learn from the
presented material. Topic tutorials or new technology descriptions alone are
NOT being sought for this competition.    
Please note: SIM reserves the right to distribute your paper upon


Innovation: Are any new strategies and/or approaches described? Do they add
to leading practices?


Impact: Does the paper address the real problem? Is the problem solved or
diminished? Is it a managerial (not technical) issue? Is a significant part
of the organization impacted? What performance measures reflect success? Do
principles exist that could enhance that body of information management


Implementation: Is the innovation operational? What is the breadth of the
implementation? Does the organization plan to extend the innovation?


Re-applicability: Is the approach applicable to others? Can knowledge be
transferred to others?        


Appeal and Readability: Is there broad interest in the problem across
industries and cultures? Will the paper appeal to SIM membership? Is the
paper brief, clear, and to the point? Is the paper written with empathy for
the reader?

The SIM 2012 Paper Award winners will be announced in August.    

If you have any questions regarding the SIM Paper Awards Competition, please
contact SIM VP for Academic Affairs, Mary Sumner (msumner at siue.edu) and to
SIM coordinator, Veronica Noble (vnoble at simnet.org).



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