Cairo conference on digitalisation calls for papers

The 2024 International Conference on Information Resources Management, CONF-IRM, which will be held from 26-28 May next year in Egypt, has put out a call for papers

Hosted by the School of Business at The American University in Cairo (AUC – pictured above), the event is an AIS (Association for Information Systems)-affiliated conference. The submission deadline is 15 January 2024; the notification of submission decisions is 12 March; the final submission due date for accepted papers is 16 March; and the early registration deadline is 10 April.

The organising committee invites interested parties to submit their research (both completed and in progress), teaching cases and proposals for panels and tutorials. All conference submissions will be double-blind, peer-reviewed and handled by track chairs and programme co-chairs.

The various tracks are categorised as follows:

  • Track 01 – Humanising the Digital Age – technology, sustainability and development
  • Track 02 – Artificial Intelligence applications 
  • Track 03 – Digital transformation, entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Track 04 – Digital business platforms, blockchain, social networking and the internet of things
  • Track 05 – Cybersecurity applications/ issues and architectures
  • Track 06 – Digital applications in health, education and government
  • Track 07 – Designing and implementing digital systems – an industry perspective
  • Track 08 – Digitalisation in the Middle East and Africa
  • Track 09 – Workshops, tutorials and panels

Students from AIS regions writing their PhD/doctoral thesis in IS research or related fields are invited to apply for the Doctoral Consortium, which will take place on 26 May. Detailed information will be provided soon in a specific call for applications.

Submission types and guidelines

Full-length submissions

Submissions must be no more than 12 pages, including references, appendices and a title page. Submissions must follow the submission template specifications. They must be original, previously unpublished, conceptual, or empirical research manuscripts. Papers that the reviewers highly rate will be workshopped for submission to a supporting journal. The paper that best represents, in terms of quality and suitability, the theme and ideals of the conference will receive the Best Paper Award during the conference.

Research-in-progress submissions

Submissions must be no more than seven pages long and must follow the submission template specifications.

Teaching cases

We welcome submissions of teaching cases; they should be based on real situations and targeted at specific learning objectives. Cases should be no more than 12 pages long and must be accompanied by instructor teaching notes (not included in the 12 pages). The teaching notes will not be published.

Workshop, panel and tutorial submissions

These submissions must be no more than three pages long. Proposals should include the objectives, topics to be covered and full details of all presenters. The method of presentation is at the submitter’s discretion; however, the submitter is responsible for providing their panel members.

Important notes

The language of the conference is English. The number of submissions by an author (including joint authorship) is strictly limited to a maximum of two. The number of authors is limited to four per paper. Authors of accepted papers (at least one person per submission) and all panel members and tutorial presenters must register and attend the conference.

Submissions of all types must be received by the above deadlines. Papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be ISBN and ISSN registered. They will also be placed in the AIS e-library. Those papers not following the formatting rules will be rejected.

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