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Doctoral Consortium
 

Important Dates

Nomination Deadline

March 23, 2018

Notification of Acceptance

April 20, 2018

  Nominations are invited for the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2018 Doctoral Consortium. The Consortium will be held on June 26-27 at Yokohama Royal Park Hotel, immediately prior to the PACIS 2018 Conference.
     
Call for Nominations
  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.
       
Nomination Eligibility
  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 priority will be given to students from institutions in the Asia-Pacific region (AIS Region 3), applicants from other AIS regions will be considered subject to spare seats.
       
Nomination Process
  In the interests of diversity and equity, more than one nomination is allowed from any single institution, but we require that the nominees be ranked. Note that the first-ranked nominees will have equal chance against other top 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.
    The proposal should meet the requirements of research-in-progress (RIP) submissions for PACIS, since accepted proposals will be published in the conference proceedings as RIP papers.
    The proposals must not exceed eight (8) single-spaced A4 pages (11-point Times New Roman font, 1 inch spacing on all sides) and must conform to the Research-In-Progress word template (available for download here). The 8 page count must includes all the text, figures, tables and appendices. Note that this page count includes the cover page, abstract, keywords, and references. 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) of his or her principal faculty supervisors.
    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 the candidate is the nominee from the university/institution, and that the candidate meets the eligibility criteria mentioned above.
       
Consortium Schedule
  Consortium activities will commerce with Registration and Panel in the afternoon on Tuesday, 26th June, followed by a D.C. welcome dinner. Full day event is scheduled all day on the 27th 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. The number of attendees will be limited to 20, organized into 4 streams of 5 students. Each student will present his or her research in a designated stream led by 2 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.
 
Registration and Cost
  Accepted consortium students are required to register for the main PACIS conference by the early-bird date, up till May 9, 2018. The students will receive further feedback by presenting their research during a poster session.

There is no registration fee for the doctoral consortium and lodging will be provided during the consortium (i.e., 1-night stay at a hotel in Yokohama on the 26th June, 2018). However, the students are responsible for their own travel (e.g., airfare, transport to Yokohama Royal Park Hotel) and accommodations during the main PACIS conference. Nominating institutions are encouraged to provide financial assistance to successful nominees in the form of travel and accommodation aid. More detailed information about the consortium will be provided on acceptance.
   
Submission Contact Information
  Please contact the Doctoral Consortium Co-chairs, Ho Geun Lee or Eldon Li if you have any question about the consortium.
  You should submit your proposals and nomination letter by email to both co-chairs (Ho Geun Lee: h.lee@yonsei.ac.kr, and Eldon Li: eldonyli@gmail.com).
     
Faculty Mentors:
  Suprateek Sarker (University of Virginia, USA)
  Darshana Sedera (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
  Junichi Iijima (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  Choon Ling Sia (City University of Hong Kong)
  Wai Fong Boh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  James Thong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  Ping Zhang (Syracuse University, USA)
       
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs:
  Ho Geun Lee, Yonsei University, Korea
  Eldon Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan