[AISWorld] Submission Deadline Extended: INFORMS ISS 2017 Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award

Subodha Kumar tuh48280 at temple.edu
Mon Aug 14 18:20:07 EDT 2017

INFORMS ISS 2017 Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award


*	Please note that the submission deadline has been extended to August
22, 2017 (from August 15, 2017) in view of many recent requests for


Call for Submission

The INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS) invites submissions for the
2017 Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award (NCDA). The NCDA is named in honor of
two University of Arizona professors, Jay Nunamaker
<http://mis.eller.arizona.edu/faculty/jnunamaker.asp>  and Hsinchun Chen
<http://mis.eller.arizona.edu/faculty/hchen.asp> , who have made significant
contributions to the field of Information Systems over the past several
decades. The NCDA has been created to recognize and reward outstanding
dissertation research by scholars in the field of Information Systems.  The
winner of the 2017 Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award will receive a US$1000


Questions about the competition can be addressed to the ISS President, Prof.
Ramnath K. Chellappa <mailto:ramnath.chellappa at emory.edu>  (Emory
University, ramnath.chellappa at emory.edu <mailto:ramnath.chellappa at emory.edu>
) or to the general NCDA email address: ncda2017 at easychair.org
<mailto:ncda2017 at easychair.org> . 



To be eligible for the 2017 competition, dissertations must be in the field
of information systems and must have been completed in the period from June
1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. Candidates must have successfully defended their
dissertations and should have received the final approval and all required
sign-offs on their dissertation documents by May 31, 2017. Dissertations
that do not meet these criteria will not be considered eligible for the


Submission Instructions

All applications materials must be received no later than 5:00 PM US EDT on
Aug 22, 2017. Any documents received after that date, and submissions
without all of the appropriate documentation, will not be reviewed. INFORMS
ISS encourages submissions from any country; however, all submitted
materials must be in English. 


Materials should be submitted to the Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award
EasyChair website at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ncda2017 


The following three documents are required.  All three files must be
submitted as a single pdf file on the NCDA EasyChair website.  Submissions
that do not meet these requirements will not be reviewed.

1.      An extended abstract of the dissertation that highlights the
significance of the problem, the methodological approach, and the key
results and their potential applications.  The extended abstract should be
no more than 10 pages (1" margins, single-spaced, 12 point normal font, not
including references, tables, or figures). 

2.      A copy of the entrant's current curriculum vitae.

3.      A letter of recommendation from the entrant's dissertation advisor
that describes the significance of the research and comments on the
originality of the work. 

Optional: If there are working papers or publications based on the
dissertation, these can be cited in the extended abstract, and submitted as
additional materials.  All additional materials should be included in the
same pdf file that contains the three required documents. 


Please note that in addition to uploading your pdf file on the EasyChair
submission page, you will be required to provide contact information (in
fields for Author 1), the title of the dissertation, a short abstract, and

Reviewing Process and Winner Announcement

A panel of judges composed of senior faculty members from top IS academic
departments will review the submissions. Dissertations will be evaluated
based on the following criteria: creativity and novelty, scope and magnitude
of contribution to IS research, relevance to practice, technical quality,
and richness of methodological approach. 


Finalists will be notified by September 15, 2017 and the winner will be
announced during the INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and
Technology (CIST) in Houston, Texas on October 21-22, 2017. 


Best regards,



Subodha Kumar

Vice President, Informs ISS

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