Call for Papers

Submission Instructions

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018


Notification of Acceptance: August 24, 2018

INFORMS Early Registration date: October 8, 2018

CIST Speaker Registration Deadline:October 8, 2018

Submissions will be accepted through Conferency at:

Submit Here Via Conferency

Papers should follow the specific guidelines below:

  • Maximum of 15 pages (excluding abstract, references, tables and figures), printable on 8.5 x 11-inch paper
  • 12-point font with one-inch margins on four sides
  • Double-spaced
  • Indicate on the front cover whether the bulk of the work was done by a student
  • Blind submissions are encouraged but not required.

Please note that CIST and INFORMS do not take ownership of paper copyrights.

We look forward to receiving many outstanding submissions and putting together a high-quality program for this event. For more information, please contact the organizing committee chairs via email at

Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) 2018 Call for Papers

TAKE IS/ML for Business and Society: Transparent, Accountable, Kind, and Efficient IS/ML for Business and Society

The recent advancement of information technology has enabled artificial intelligence to rival and, in some cases, surpass human intelligence.   Our daily life becomes increasingly empowered while threatened at the same time by artificial intelligence and machine learning; new economic and social paradigm also began to emerge.  As we approach this critical junction, CIST 2018 calls for innovative ideas on the transformational power of information technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning on individual behavior, business strategies, economic relationships, and social changes.  We also call for innovative ideas on new interplay between machine and human as well as new ways to address challenges and threats brought by the new machine age.

We invite original research in all areas of Information Systems and related fields that seek to address issues related to the conference theme. The CIST 2018 co-chairs are Vibhanshu Abhishek, Pei-yu Chen, Bin Gu, Kevin Hong, Dokyun Lee, Xinxin Li, and John Zhang. The submission process will open on May 21st, 2018 and will close on June 30th, 2018. All submissions will be accepted electronically via Conferency.  Submission instructions and other conference related information will be posted on the conference website at

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Interpretable AI/ML
  • Unintended consequence of algorithms in business
  • Bias in algorithms: detection, impact, and alleviation
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain Technologies
  • Mobile and digital environments
  • IT and productivity
  • IT and labor market
  • Content Engineering
  • Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision for Business
  • Digital Advertising
  • E-Commerce
  • Information security and privacy
  • Sharing Economy
  • Entrepreneurship & New Business models
  • Healthcare IT
  • Personalization technologies and recommendation systems
  • Social networks and social media
  • Software engineering, procurement, open source software, and open standards
  • The economics of digital goods

CIST 2018 Organizing Committee

Vibhanshu Abhishek, Pei-yu Chen, Bin Gu, Kevin Hong, Dokyun Lee, Xinxin Li, and John Zhang