Instructions to Authors-General Requirements to All Submissions

The ECIS2019 Committee invites submissions across 25 research tracks, including our theme track: Information Systems for a Sharing Society.

Paper submission deadline: 27 November, 2018, 24:00 CET (Central European Time).

Notification of acceptance: 28 February, 2019.

All papers need to be submitted to one – and only one – of the 25 research tracks that constitute the ECIS 2019.

The ECIS Standing Committee has established a maximum limit of 3 submissions per author (including co-authored papers) covering research and research-in-progress. Any submissions beyond this limit by a given author will be eliminated from the review process (fourth and further research or research-in-progress papers will be identified based on date and time of submission).

The submission policy, as formulated by the program committee, is that Track Chairs are not allowed to submit to their own track. Track chairs are responsible for the decisions in their track and therefore there is a conflict of interest. Associated editors can submit but can not be in charge of their own submission logically.

Two Types of Submissions


English (including American, British, Canadian, etc., dialects) is the language of the conference and of all submissions.


Submissions to ECIS 2019 must be original; submissions cannot have been published or accepted in a journal or conference proceedings, nor presented at another conference. Further, submissions must not be concurrently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere. If your paper has previously been published as a working paper or a pre-print, you will be asked to describe this as part of the submission process.

Anonymize Completed Research Papers and Research-in-progress Paper for Blind Review

Authors name(s) should not appear in the body of the paper (including the abstract). Please note that if your paper reveals author names anywhere, they will be desk rejected outright without any further review. Eliminate references to your institutions, your sponsors, your unpublished work and your published work if these references will identify any author. To aid in making your paper anonymous, leave Acknowledgement blank until the final version is prepared for the Proceedings. Remove author and institution information from document properties. To do this in MS-Word, click on Tools>>Options and then click on the Security tab. Under Privacy Options, select “Remove personal information from file properties on save.” Panel proposal submissions do not have to be made anonymous for blind review.

“Acknowledgements” section should be left blank until the final version is prepared for the proceedings.

Copyright Note

For all papers accepted into ECIS2019, authors of accepted papers will retain copyright. However, by submitting a paper, authors do agree that AIS can publish and reproduce any accepted papers in the ECIS2019 Proceedings in the format of AIS’ choosing (CDs, e-Library and printed proceedings) under an established ISBN number for ECIS2019.

Authors are encouraged to develop their papers for journal publication after the conference.


Papers should be submitted as a “.pdf” file.

All papers must be submitted through the “ECIS 2019 Electronic Submission System”.-PCS

Any submission that violates the above guidelines will be eliminated from the review process.