Digital Platforms for Emerging Societies

We are excited to announce the Call for Papers for the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2024. This year’s conference, set against the backdrop of the dynamic and rapidly evolving AIS Region 3, is themed “Digital Platforms for Emerging Societies.” We invite scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to contribute to a wide-ranging discourse on information systems, under the overarching theme of “Digital Platforms for Emerging Societies.” While this theme emphasizes the transformative role of digital platforms in emerging economies, particularly in AIS Region 3, we also welcome a rich tapestry of research that explores the multifaceted world of information systems in various contexts.

Our conference seeks to examine the expansive role of information systems in driving economic and societal transformation across the globe. This includes exploring how digital platforms foster new business models and entrepreneurship, and how they reshape traditional industries not just in emerging economies, but also in established markets. We are interested in how these systems influence social dynamics, community structures, and global economic trends.

We encourage submissions that delve into the phenomenon of technological advancement and adoption across different regions and sectors. This includes an analysis of technological leapfrogging, the impact of emerging technologies on societal norms and business practices, and how these technologies are integrated into different cultural and economic landscapes.

The cultural dimensions of information systems present a rich area for exploration. We invite research that investigates how information systems and digital platforms adapt to, reflect, and shape cultural practices and expressions in diverse contexts. Studies that look at the interaction between technology, culture, and identity across different societies are highly valued.

Recognizing the global nature of information systems, we are keen to understand the lessons that can be learned from various regions, including but not limited to AIS Region 3. Insights into user behavior, innovation strategies, and the creation of inclusive and sustainable digital ecosystems in different parts of the world are of particular interest.

Furthermore, we seek contributions that address broader challenges and future trends in the field of information systems. This encompasses a wide array of topics such as the digital divide, data privacy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and the balance between global trends and local needs in technology adoption and policy-making.

In summary, while our primary focus is on the transformative power of digital platforms in emerging societies, ICIS 2024 is a platform for a diverse and comprehensive exploration of the role of information systems in various contexts. We invite rigorous research, innovative insights, and thought-provoking analyses that contribute to the rich and evolving discourse in the field of information systems.

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Key Dates

  • Submission Open: February 14 (Wed)
  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 23:59 (ICT Bangkok – UTC/GMT +7 hours) (Wed)
  • Acceptance Notification: July 29 (Mon)
  • Final Paper Deadline: September 3 (Tues)
  • Final Acceptance Notification: September 27 (Fri)
  • Doctoral Consortium: December 11-14
  • Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops: December 14-15 & 18
  • Main Conference: December 15 – 18

Program Co-Chairs

Christy Cheung
Hong Kong Baptist University


Sven Laumer


Jason Thatcher
University of Colorado Boulder



The discussion on these various topics in organized in 25 tracks:

    1. Theme Track “Digital Platforms for Emerging Societies”
    2. General IS Topics
    3. Digital Learning and IS Curricula
    4. Digital Technologies and the Future of Work
    5. Societal Impact of IS
    6. Cybersecurity and Privacy
    7. Blockchain, DLT, and Fintech
    8. Sharing Economy, Platforms, and Crowds
    9. Human Technology Interaction
    10. AI in Business and Society
    11. IS Design, Development and Project Management
    12. IT Implementation and Adoption
    13. Data Analytics for Business and Societal Challenges
    14. Digital Innovation, Transformation, and Entrepreneurship
    15. Social Media and Digital Collaboration
    16. Information Systems in Healthcare
    17. IoT, Smart Cities, Services, and Government
    18. Governance, Digital Strategy, and Value
    19. Organizing Business Processes in the Digital Age
    20. Advances in Methods, Theories, and Philosophy
    21. User Behaviors, User Engagement, and Consequences
    22. Digital and Mobile Commerce
    23. Enterprise Systems
    24. Practitioner-Oriented Research
    25. Literature Reviews on Information Systems Research

In addition to our diverse range of topics at ICIS 2024, we are excited to introduce a new and unique track: the Literature Review Track. This track is dedicated to offering a platform for research that focuses on an introspective view of Information Systems (IS) research, encapsulated in the theme: “Learning from the Past to Prepare for the Future.”

The Literature Review Track is designed to spotlight research that employs literature reviews or meta-analyses as its primary methodologies. Recognizing the immense value in synthesizing and analyzing existing research, this track aims to provide insights that are foundational for future explorations and innovations in the field of Information Systems. It offers researchers an opportunity to delve into the vast expanse of IS research, drawing connections, identifying trends, and critically examining the trajectory of the field.

The Literature Review Track complements our other tracks, which invite regular and short research papers. While these tracks focus on presenting new empirical findings, theoretical insights, and practical applications, the Literature Review Track is dedicated to understanding and learning from the body of work that IS researchers have accumulated over the years.

Panels, Professional Development Workshops and Paper-A-Thon

ICIS 2024 will also include great Panels, a CIO Symposium, and Professional Development Workshops for research and teaching.

Submit your best work and join us in Bangkok, Thailand in December 2024 for a great conference experience!

Best Paper Awards

Best Paper in Track Award
  • Completed Research Paper
  • Could be conceptual, design, method, or empirical paper
  • Associate Editors (AEs) and/or Track Chairs (TCs) nominate papers
  • TCs select one paper from their track
Best Overall Conference Paper Award – in Honor of TP Liang
  • Completed Research Paper
  • Could be conceptual, design, method, or empirical paper
  • PCs or their delegates select from among Best Paper in Track award recipients
Best Design Science Award – in Recognition of Nunamaker-Chen Award
  • Completed Research Paper
  • Research employing IS design science methods or techniques.
  • To Be Determined
Best Short Paper Award – in Honor of TP Liang
  • Short Paper
  • Innovative
  • AEs and/or TCs nominate papers
  • TCs select one paper from their track
  • PCs or their delegates select from among track nominations
Best Student Paper Award – in Honor of TP Liang
  • Completed Research Paper
  • First author is a student
  • Could be conceptual, design, method, or empirical paper
  • AEs and/or TCs nominate papers
  • TCs select one paper from their track
  • PCs or their delegates select from among track nominations
Best Paper Award on Information Systems, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship sponsored by Kauffman Foundation.
Best Student Paper Award on Information Systems, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship sponsored by Kauffman Foundation.

Journal Publication Policy

The AIS Policy on Conference and Journal Publication encourages conference papers to be published in journals. This policy applies to AIS conferences (there are no copyright issues to prevent your AIS conference paper from being published in any journal (AIS or not)), and to AIS journals (there are no restrictions preventing you from submitting your conference paper to an AIS journal). Many non-AIS journals have similar policies, so you can submit your AIS conference paper to them. The policy and list of non-AIS journals with similar policies, is available at the Policy page.