21st Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2015)

AMCIS is a preeminent research conference in the information systems discipline conducted under the auspices of AIS. Each year, AMCIS attracts up to a thousand or more attendees principally from North America but increasingly from other regions of the world as well. The conference program includes research paper presentations, research panels, keynotes, CIO panels, doctoral consortiums, and camps for junior IS faculty.
When Aug 13, 2015 09:00 AM to
Aug 15, 2015 06:00 PM
Where Puerto Rico
Contact Name Laurence Brooks, Brunel University // Natalie Helbig, Center for Technology in Government, SUNY, USA // Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology
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The theme of AMCIS 2015 is Blue Ocean Research. Blue Ocean IS Research means research that is different – because it tackles a new and Emergent technology, adopts a novel trans-disciplinary perspective, or distinguishes itself in methodology, theoretical perspective, novel application, or adopts some other creative perspective that differentiates itself from existing IS research. This means creating and exploring new and uncontested areas, rather than competing fiercely with others in existing areas. The conference will maintain the traditional tracks and mini-tracks that have made AMCIS a great home for many Special Interest Groups, but the goal is to spur the attendees to venture out into the unknown – to explore unconventional areas that offer new vistas.

We invite submissions to the mini-track "E-Government / Policy Informatics". This mini-track welcomes relevant theoretical, empirical, and intervention research, in either full paper or research-in-progress format. Contributed papers may deal with, but are not limited to:

  • The development and implementation of e-policy-making
  • Theories and frameworks for e-policy-making
  • Institutions in policy-making
  • Policy-modelling and decision-making
  • Open policy-making, engagement and crowdsourcing
  • Cross-country comparisons
  • Enablers and inhibitors of e-policy-making adoption and success
  • E-Governance and government-citizens relationships
  • Open data and open government
  • Data science, policy informatics, big data, open data
  • Agent-based simulation, gaming, visualization
  • Deliberation platforms
  • Citizens engagement


Important dates

February 25, 2015: AMCIS manuscript submissions closes for authors
Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Authors notified about the disposition of their papers
Tuesday, April 28, 2015:  Authors submit camera-ready revision of the papers
May 5, 2015: Final decisions on AMCIS 2015 program are made

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