Call for Nominations


Nomination Deadline:             March 11, 2016
Notification of Acceptance:    April 22, 2016

We invite you to make nominations for the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2016 Doctoral Consortium. The Consortium will be held on June 27-28, immediately prior to the PACIS 2016 Conference, Chiayi, Taiwan.
Universities are invited to nominate candidates for the consortium. Eligible candidates are Ph.D. students in Information Systems (IS), who have developed a plan for pursuing their dissertation, and would benefit from constructive feedback from senior faculty in the field. The consortium aims to provide doctoral students with an opportunity to share their research ideas and network with peers and experienced scholars serving as faculty advisors. Participating students will receive high quality feedback from faculty advisors, who are eminent researchers in the field, associated with leading institutions around the globe, serving in senior editorial positions in the field's top journals. This consortium will be a significant event for emerging IS researchers in the Asia Pacific region.
Ph.D. students who are currently working on a doctoral dissertation in Information Systems, and whose research has progressed to the point where a clear plan of investigation has been laid out, but there is sufficient scope for changes to this plan based on feedback from the consortium. The ideal consortium candidate should have chosen a theoretical approach and initiated planning or implementation of empirical work, but should have at least six months of work remaining at the time of the consortium. The nominated candidates must be sufficiently proficient in English to participate in the consortium, since the language of the consortium will be English. While some priority will be given to students from institutions in the Asia-Pacific region (AIS Region 3), strong nominations from other AIS regions will be seriously considered.
In the interests of diversity and equity, though more than one nomination is allowed from a single institution, we require that multiple nominees be ranked by the nominating institution in advance of nomination. Note that the first-ranked nominees will have equal chance against other first-ranked or sole nominees. The 2nd ranked nominees would only be considered after all 1st ranked/sole nominees. Students must be nominated by an IS faculty member. The nomination should follow the guidelines below:
A submitted proposal should outline the research topic, research question(s), theoretical foundations, proposed methodology, current stage of the research, and plans for completion.
A nomination letter from either the director of the IS doctoral program, the IS department's chairperson, or the candidate's thesis/dissertation advisor should certify that that the candidate is the nominee from the university/institution, and that the candidate meets the eligibility criteria mentioned above.
The proposal should meet the requirements of research-in-progress (RIP) submissions for PACIS, since accepted proposals will have the option of being published in the conference proceedings as RIP papers (and possibly presented as posters). Submit your proposal to the "Doctoral Consortium Track" at the PACIS 2016 official website at before the deadline (you should copy your proposal and nomination details by email to the Consortium Co-Chairs and ). It must not exceed seven (7) single-spaced pages and must confirm to the PACIS 2016 word template (a link to which is in the PACIS paper submission web pages). The 7 pages must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. In other words, the cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count. Please note that the length restriction is strict; proposals that do not follow the requirements will not be considered. A cover page should show the candidate's full name, affiliation (university and school/department), and all contact details including name, mailing and e-mail addresses, and telephone and fax numbers. The candidate should also indicate the name(s) and contact details of his or her principal faculty supervisors.
The publication of student reports in the conference proceedings as research-in-progress papers (and any related poster session) is optional. It is recognised that in exceptional cases, exposure of early research work may be a concern. Note that student reports received by the co- Chairs are circulated only to the stream scholars and student peers within a stream, all of whom are counselled to keep the reports and related discussions confidential to the stream.
Consortium activities will commence with Registration and a Panel in the afternoon on Monday, 27 June, followed by a welcome dinner. A full day event is scheduled 28 June, which will focus on providing constructive feedback to students on their research. The Consortium will include a balanced mix of students representing diverse research topics, methods, schools and cultures. Each student will present his or her research in a designated stream led by 2-3 faculty advisors, who will have carefully reviewed the student submissions.
Participants are required to have carefully reviewed all proposals in their stream prior to the Consortium so that they are prepared to contribute to the discussion on each student's research.
Accepted consortium students are required to register for the main conference by the early- bird date (student rate), and may receive further feedback on their research at a poster session (if included in proceedings). There is no charge for the consortium, but home institutions are encouraged to provide financial assistance to successful nominees in the form of conference registration, travel and accommodation aid. More detailed information about the consortium will be provided on acceptance.
Please contact Guy Gable ( with questions.
You should copy your proposal and nomination details by email to the Consortium Co-Chairs ( and ).

Wai Fong Boh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Patrick Chau, The University of Hong Kong, HK
Ming-Hui Huang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
●Wayne Huang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

James Jiang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Elena Karahanna, University of Georgia, USA
Ji-Ye Mao, Renmin University of China, China
Arun Rai, Georgia State University, USA
James Thong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK
Youngjin Yoo, Temple University, USA
   ... Others TBA

Eric Wang, National Central University, Taiwan
Guy Gable, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Hosted By
College of Management,
National Chung Cheng University
Supported By
Association for Information Systems
Co-organized By
Chinese Society of
Information Management