We welcome both established and emerging topics that draw significant attention within IS research. A conference theme has already been set up. We aim at having 20-21 tracks.
Topics for which we look for track proposals are below. Further topics are welcome.
We cordially invite fellow researchers to propose tracks on their particular field of interest. Each track is to be organised by a minimum of two and a maximum of three chairs. The track chairs should be based in different countries. The co-chairs team for each track should possess sufficient level of academic seniority, in terms of being recognized in the field (of the track), e.g. through publications, as well as having editorial experience. Furthermore, we seek a gender-balanced composition of the track chair team.
The responsibilities as a track chair will be to:
Please note that track chairs cannot submit to their own track. They can submit to the General Track of the conference.
We provide a template for the structure of the track proposal – please use the template:
Track chairs are encouraged to make fast track or special issue arrangements with leading journals that fit the topic of the track.
Each proposal will be evaluated by the ECIS 2021 program chairs in cooperation with the conference chairs. Decisions will be based on (a) the overall merit of the proposal, (b) the significance of the subject, (c) the profile and diversity of the track team (including seniority, location, and gender); and the (d) fit with the conference theme.
Tracks will be selected with the objective of balancing traditional IS topics with emerging topics, while supporting diversity of chairs. If needed, proposals might be merged for best possible coverage of topics and the best mix of track chairs.
Please note that to ensure diversity of track topis, the ECIS 2021 program chairs might approach you with suggestions to modify the proposal. In case there are proposals for similar topics, the committee might ask you to consider joining forces (but the maximum of three chairs remains). The committee reserves the right to invite scholars to become track chairs on topics that have not been proposed through the open call.
Track proposals should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible but no later than March 1, 2020. Notifications of acceptance or rejection of proposed tracks will be sent out by June 2, 2020.