[AISWorld] Call for papers and reviewers – ‘Emerging Approaches for Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence’ track at the 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2015), Adelaide.

Shah Miah Shah.Miah at vu.edu.au
Wed May 20 23:47:46 EDT 2015

Call for papers and reviewers – ‘Emerging Approaches for Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence’ track at the 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2015), Adelaide.

Dear colleagues,

As the track chairs for ‘Emerging Approaches for Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence’ at the 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2015) to be held at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Nov 30th - Dec 4th 2015, we would like to invite you to submit a paper for this track. The current deadline for paper submissions is August 3rd.

More details about the track can be found at:


and the main conference web site is at:


Please contact us directly if you are interested in joining the track programme committee.

Dr Shah Miah, Victoria University, Melbourne
shah.miah at vu.edu.au<mailto:shah.miah at vu.edu.au>

Professor Judy McKay, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn
jmckay at swin.edu.au<mailto:jmckay at swin.edu.au>

Professor John Gammack, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi
john.gammack at zu.ac.ae<mailto:john.gammack at zu.ac.ae>

Track Description:
Organizations are increasingly involved in collaborative and virtual action-taking in a world where complexity and dynamism are now “business as usual”, with decision making often reliant on accurate analysis of big data. Emerging technologies involving mobility, business analytics and cloud computing are becoming mainstream in developing real-time decision support and intelligence, for instance in supply chain management, healthcare management, human workforce management and agricultural management. Many organizations have therefore invested in developing methods to better leverage their soft assets – day to day data, transaction logs, social media data, and information to achieve effective decision support to transform their business strategies, operational processes, optimization of production and customer value propositions. Data-driven discovery and analytics around demand-oriented technologies for effective information support services change traditional system development practices, and as a result, newer forms of decision-support or business intelligence development and acquisition practices are emerging to leverage new technologies.

Mobile technologies allow prompt data access through interactive interfacing to meet decision needs, while business analytics lies at the heart of decision-making in processing of very large volumes of internal and external business data. Cloud computing offers cost-effective collaboration, agility, and availability of business data according to the demands of decision makers. Recent system development studies have discussed issues, approaches and methodologies around the use of these technologies, but few have identified requirements for combining them to meet decision support demand in the era of big data. This presents a new challenge: to develop information systems practice and relevant design theory for decision support systems (DSS) or Business Intelligence (BI) applications development in dynamic digital ecosystems.

The proposed track will focus on the broader requirements for decision support provision through DSS, BI and Data Analytics (DA) applications development in this emerging context, and various relevant design approaches that are used to design and evaluate such decision support, intelligence and analytics processes targeted to specific organisational needs. The track therefore seeks to contribute to effective technique development, relevant design theory and practice in the field of IS research by identifying requirements for designing dynamic and evolving decision support and useful analytics and to guide future development of new data-driven DSS and intelligence and relevant strategies. Empirical papers considering these issues and theoretical contributions are welcome.

Suggested topics include, but are not restricted to:

·         Research on business intelligence and data analytics application development

·         Collaborative and virtual decision making and decision support technologies

·         Emerging technologies for decision support

·         Application of emerging technologies to agricultural management, healthcare management, supply chain, logistics and inter-organizational collaborations

·         Development and acquisition approaches for emerging decision support environments

·         Design theory and development of dynamic decision support systems

·         Challenges in harness big data and relevant analytics for effective, timely inputs to strategic decision making

·         Context sensitive decision support

·         Cultural, social and political dimensions of the adoption of emerging decision support technologies

For further information regarding the main conference and the call for papers, please refer to the main conference web site at: https://acis2015.unisa.edu.au/
The conference will include the following Tracks and though we encourage submissions that focus on one of these areas, we are open to submissions in other areas:

• Social Media and Social Technologies for Organisations and Individuals
• Health Informatics
• IS Security, Cyber Crime and Digital Investigations
• Information Systems and Future-focused Learning Environments
• Electronic/Mobile Commerce and IT-enabled Supply Chain Management
• Enterprise Systems Services and Management
• Information Ethics, Professionalism and Society
• Information Quality and Governance
• IS in Supply Chain Management
• Knowledge Management and IS
• Diversity and Inclusion in the IT Workforce
• Information Systems Development for a Connected World
• Emerging Approaches for Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence
• General Track

Submission Format

The language of the conference is English. All submissions must therefore be in English.

Submissions to ACIS2015 should not have been published previously in a journal or conference proceedings, nor presented at another conference, nor currently under review or consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere.

Length and format
The maximum length for all submissions is 10 A4 pages (Times New Roman 10pt), including references and appendices. All submissions must be in .DOC format and must use the ACIS 2015 submission template <https://acis2015.unisa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/ACIS-template-2015.dotx>. An example can be found here <https://acis2015.unisa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/ACIS-example.pdf>. This document also contains the general guidelines for formatting of all submissions.

Anonymizing for Initial Review
As all submissions will be double-blind reviewed, the author’s names(s) and affiliation(s) should not be included anywhere in the document for the initial submission. If referring to articles or documents by the same author(s) these should be removed from the text and reference list, and replace with <removed for refereeing>. As it places a significant administrative burden on the conference organisers to ensure that your paper does not identify you as an author, and as this is central to the integrity of the double-blind review process, then failure to comply with these formatting requirements will result in rejection of your paper.

How to Submit
All submissions must be made via the ACIS2015 submission system. <https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi> Author information, abstract, keywords and the main body of the submission will be uploaded separately in the review system. Authors can upload a manuscript which that can be altered, re-uploaded or deleted. Once an author “submits” a manuscript to the system, however, it can no longer be changed, edited, or revised.
Please note: No duplicated submissions to different tracks will be accepted.

Review Process
All paper submissions will be pre-screened for conformity with the submission guidelines and overall appropriateness for the conference. Paper submissions that pass the initial screening will be evaluated in a double-blind peer review process. These include full research papers, research-in-progress papers, teaching cases, and practitioner reports. Each conference track is chaired by IS academics with research expertise in the respective area. The track chairs will supervise the review process, involving selected reviewers from the IS research community. Acceptance and rejection decisions are will be finalized by the Programme Committee. In general, the review criteria will be those typically used by major journals and conferences (e.g. relevance of the topic, quality of the research process, contribution etc). The results of the review process will be communicated to the author(s) by the specified date. The author(s) will be responsible for making the revisions recommended by the reviewers, and for submitting the final version of their paper by the appropriate deadline.

Commitment to participate in the conference
At least one author of each accepted paper and all the members of accepted panels must register for the conference.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the track,  please contact the track chairs Dr Shah Miah (shah.miah at vu.edu.au<mailto:shah.miah at vu.edu.au>) , Victoria University; or  Professor Judy McKay (jmckay at swin.edu.au<mailto:jmckay at swin.edu.au>) , Swinburne University of Technology,  or Professor John Gammack (john.gammack at zu.ac.ae<mailto:john.gammack at zu.ac.ae>), Zayed University.

If you have any questions about the overall programme and/or the paper submission process, please contact the Programme Chairs Professor Frada Burstein, Monash University (frada.burstein at monash.edu<mailto:frada.burstein at monash.edu>) or Dr Gaye Deegan, UniSA (gaye.deegan at unisa.edu.au<mailto:gaye.deegan at unisa.edu.au>) or Associate Professor Helana Scheepers (hscheepers at swin.edu.au<mailto:hscheepers at swin.edu.au>)

Important Dates:

3 August 2015
Paper Submission Deadline
17 August 2015
Deadline for Doctoral Consortium, Tutorials, Workshops & Panels Proposal Submission
14 September 2015
Notification of Acceptance of Papers
5 October 2015
Notification of acceptance/rejections for Doctoral Consortium, Tutorials, Workshops & Panels
12 October 2015
Revised Papers Due
30 Nov – 1 Dec 2015
ACIS Doctoral Consortium
2 – 4 December 2015
ACIS Conference


Dr. Shah J. Miah
BSc (Hons), MSc, MInfoTech, MInfTecCom, PhD in InfoTech (Griffith)
Senior Lecturer of Information Systems
College of Business
Footscray Park Campus
Office: G408, PO Box. 14428
Melbourne VIC 8001, Australia
Phone:+613 99199835
Email: shah.miah at vu.edu.au<mailto:shah.miah at vu.edu.au>
URL: http://www.vu.edu.au/contact-us/shah-jahan-miah
Online resource: http://vu.academia.edu/ShahJMiah

Editor of the Special Issue (Design Research on DSS Development) of the Australasian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS)
Editor, Journal of Information Sciences and Computer Technologies
Track Chair, Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) 2015

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